TOTAL, in collaboration with BKM Express, launches a first in Turkey with “Mobile Payment” app. The only requirement to benefit from easy, fast and secure payment without leaving the car is to subscribe to the digital wallet BKM Express, to become a Club Total member and download the TOTAL Mobile Application to smart phones.
Total in collaboration with BKM Express, introduces another first in Turkey. TOTAL and BKM Express, launch the “Mobile Payment” system in TOTAL petrol stations that will allow customers to pay without having to leave their cars. Setting up this convenient mobile payment method only requires the customer to subscribe to the BKM Express mobile wallet, to get the free Club Total Card and to download TOTAL’s mobile app to their smartphone.
EASE AND SPEED IN FUEL PAYMENTS
BKM Express and TOTAL collaboration will enable the user’s vehicle licence plate numbers, that are previously defined in Total mobile app,, to be recognized when they arrive at contracted TOTAL petrol stations to buy fuel.
When the customers fill their tanks they will receive a message on their mobile phones informing that they can pay using the Total mobile app “Mobile Payment” option. If the customer confirms to use this payment option, the TOTAL mobile app will direct them to BKM Express to complete the transaction. At this stage the customers can choose one of their bank or credit cards defined in the system and complete the payment securely. This solution enables the customers to pay for the fuel in a short time ‘without leaving the car’. For security reasons, mobile devices can only be used inside the vehicle for the mobile payment system.
BENEFITS OF MOBILE PAYMENT
The in car ‘Mobile Payment’ solution introduced for the first time in Turkey with the collaboration of BKM Express and TOTAL also offers numerous advantages. In addition to being able to choose any card defined in the system, the users of BKM Express mobile wallet can also benefit from various deals and campaigns offered by their banks. The TOTAL Mobile Application is currently ready for the Android and IOS users.
Antoine Tournand, Managing Director of TOTAL Oil Turkey, said: ‘With TOTAL Mobile Payment we are introducing a first in the fuel industry in terms of digital innovation.
TOTAL Mobil Odeme allows you to pay online, without getting out of your car. Regardless of your bank or phone operator, the only thing you have to do, to use this convinient payment method, is to register and download the free TOTAL and BKM Express applications. Since the whole experience takes place within TOTAL and BKM Express environments, you are ensured of the highest level of transaction security. Through this partnership with BKM we are achieving a world wide première within the TOTAL group and this technological breakthrough that puts TOTAL on the first ranks of the global mobile payment players.
By the end of 2014 the system will be enabled in all our Istanbul stations and then throughout the country.’
FACE-TO-FACE PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE WITH BKM EXPRESS
Dr. Soner Canko, CEO of BKM (Interbank Card Center) said that BKM Express offers the possibility of shopping anywhere, anytime and continues to introduce innovations that will make users’ lives easier, and continued: “The digital wallet BKM Express that we introduced two years ago continues its strong growth. We currently have over 650 merchants and some 350,000 users, and we work with 16 banks to make card users’ shopping easier. With the BKM Express Mobile App. we already gave our users the opportunity to send money at anytime of the day. With the launch of the ‘Mobile Payment’ app in collaboration with TOTAL, we have also started face-to-face transactions that are very important to us. We will continue to offer BKM Express users similar solutions in the near future with our partners in other consumer facing industries.”
TOTAL is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry —exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining, chemicals, marketing and new energies. TOTAL is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
About TOTAL Oil Turkiye
TOTAL Oil Turkiye, a subsidiary of TOTAL (100%), is one of the 5 largest oil distributors in Turkey. With its 371 employees, it is running a network of around 450 service stations all over the country with a fuel market share of 6% and it is also operating in specialty products such as lubricants with a market share of 11%. TOTAL is a leading brand in Turkey with both quality and high performance products.