Drivers Get New Level of Convenience and Security With Gasoline Industry's
First Pay At The Pump Biometric Payment Service
CHICAGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, drivers can pay for their gasoline with just the touch of a finger thanks to a new payment method Shell Oil Products US is piloting in Chicagoland starting this week. Shell is the first gasoline retailer in the world to adopt Pay By Touch's convenient and secure biometric payment technology. Shell is piloting Pay By Touch at 10 Chicagoland retail locations.*
"What's easier than paying at the pump with your finger? Pay By Touch will help Shell customers refill faster and easier, which is why we are so excited to be the first gasoline retailer in the world to offer it to consumers," said Chris Suess, manager of global refueling innovations. "We are always striving to make our customers' experiences more convenient and Pay By Touch is free, fast, secure and easy."
Biometrics is a means of verifying personal identity by measuring and analyzing unique physical or behavioral characteristics like fingerprints or voice patterns, and is already popular with Chicagoland shoppers. They have been paying for groceries with just the touch of a finger at Jewel and Cub Foods stores for more than a year, and now they can use Pay By Touch at Shell without having to sign up again. The Pay By Touch system at Shell uses a simple finger scan to debit an individual's checking account or charge their Shell Card or Shell MasterCard. This is one of the most secure payment methods at the pump or in the Shell retail store.
"We are honored to be working with Shell -- a technology leader and our first gasoline industry partner," said John Rogers, Pay By Touch founder and executive chairman. "When its time to get gasoline at Shell, all drivers will need is a finger, making the task more convenient and the transaction more secure. Pay By Touch helps Shell provide better customer service, which is good for their customers and their bottom line."
Signing up and using Pay By Touch at Shell is easy. All you need is a government issued photo ID, a payment method (paper check, Shell Card or Shell MasterCard) and your finger to enroll! Get started online anytime at http://www.shell.com/paybytouch or visit a participating Shell location. New and existing Pay By Touch members will be awarded a $10 Shell Gift Card after their fourth purchase at Shell as a thank you for participating in the pilot. Once enrolled, Shell customers can immediately make purchases with the touch of a finger at any of the participating Shell stations and at all other Pay By Touch participating grocers across the nation.
* Participating pilot locations are:
255 North Weber Road
801 West Addison Street
2455 South Street
7600 West Route 30 (W Lincoln Highway)
164 South Randall Road
100 W Geneva
19100 Lagrange Rd
12810 West 143rd Street
398 South Bolingbrook
8401 West 159th Street
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About Shell Oil Products US
Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of approximately 6,100 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group (NYSE: RDS.A) and (NYSE: RDS.B). For more information, please visit http://www.shell.com. Motiva Enterprises LLC refines and markets branded products through approximately 8,100 Shell-branded stations in the Eastern and Southern United States. Shell Oil Company is a 50 percent owner of Motiva Enterprises LLC, along with Saudi Refining, Inc.
About Pay By Touch
Pay By Touch (http://www.paybytouch.com) is the global leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions. Already, more than 4 million consumers are using Pay By Touch services to identify themselves, make purchases, cash checks and get personalized savings with the touch of a finger. Pay By Touch services are free for consumers to use and available in more than 2,600 retail locations across 44 states, the UK and Singapore. Pay By Touch also provides robust data management and payment processing solutions for ACH (electronic checking), card-present and card-not-present debit and credit transactions for retail clients. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in San Francisco, Pay By Touch employs 800 professionals and holds more than 60 patents worldwide on secure, convenient and cost-effective transaction solutions.
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