You can now use PayPal at Shell’s UK petrol stations

You can now use PayPal at Shell’s UK petrol stations

PayPal users nationwide can now pay for fuel at Shell petrol stations using their mobile phones, after the companies’ Fill Up and Go service was rolled out across the country.

Fill up and Go is available through the Shell Motorist app. After installing the app on any Android or iOS device, users must link it to their PayPal account and generate a five-digit PIN, which is required to log in and out of the app.

When they arrive at a Shell’s outlet, the user chooses a petrol pump, scans the QR code on the pump using the app, and then chooses the maximum amount they wish to pre-authorise (starting at £5).

When the message “start refuelling” appears, the customer gets out of the car and refuels as normal. The app will activate the pump, and stop dispensing before reaching the maximum fuel spend limit. The customer will only be charged for the amount of fuel dispensed.

A transaction history and receipt are then sent to the app, and Shell Drivers’ Club loyalty points are awarded and visible in the app too.


Shell and PayPal have been testing the app since 2013, and began offering the service to Shell Drivers Club members in April. Now it can will be offered at hundreds of Shell petrol stations across the country to buy all types of fuel. Customers can check which stations have the service available using the app or on the Shell website.

The PayPal app is already accepted in more than 8,000 UK shops and restaurants, and is used through some 19 million active British accounts. Last year the company, which recently split off from parent company eBay, announced it would allow users to order and pay for food or services ahead and then collect them at a set time. Takeaways were offered at popular chains including Wagamama, burger chain GBK and Italian restaurant Prezzo.


Article from Telegraph 

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