ATLANTA–Sionic Mobile is proud to announce it is making mobile payments at gas pumps possible without requiring a mobile app. Sionic Mobile, a leading provider of cloud-based connected commerce services, is integrating its secure, zero-friction ULink™ service with Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Passport® Point-of-Sale solution at fuel dispensers.
The integration of ULink into Passport enables fast and convenient payment at all Point-of-Sale manufactured by Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a highly-regarded supplier of fuel dispensers, PoS systems, payment systems, forecourt merchandising, and support services to fuel retailers. ULink, a universal linking service connecting mobile consumers and brick-and-mortar merchants, uses digital wallets and cutting-edge payment card security and payment processing through CyberSource®, a Visa company, to submit card payment authorizations to fuel retailers.
Consumers will receive a message on their mobile device upon arriving at participating gas stations, tap the message, and select a pump to turn on. If the consumer is not enrolled in the fuel retailer’s loyalty program, joining is also as simple as a single tap. No plastic cards, key fobs, or mobile apps are required.
“Consumers crave fast, simple, secure forms of payment. Integrating Sionic Mobile’s ULink service into Passport eliminates steps in the payment process to create a seamless fueling experience. Our products and solutions are designed to help people do business better. With Sionic Mobile, we’re excited to break down technological barriers to simplify and enhance the retail fueling process for all,” said Matthew Packer, Marketing Manager for Passport Partnerships at Gilbarco Veeder-Root.
“We are thrilled to be working with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to bring zero-friction mobile pay at the pump to gas stations large and small,” said Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile. “Consumers can turn on the pump with a tap or two on their mobile device without having to download and use yet another app.”
This partnership will empower fuel retailers to enhance the customer experience at the pump and improve their store’s bottom line by helping drive more fuel sales and reduce fraud. It may also positively impact fuel retailers’ marketing and operations by increasing enrollment and participation in loyalty programs while eliminating the expense of offering a mobile app.
About Sionic Mobile
Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile is a leading provider of connected commerce services, leveraging retail clients’ investments in online ordering, payment and reservation technologies and partners’ substantial base of consumers. The Company’s ULink™ universal account linking delivers convenience services to consumers without the need to download multiple apps: buy food for skip-the-line takeout or delivery; buy fuel; pay for parking; and, book hotel rooms. ULink operates in Google Cloud, uses CyberSource®, a Visa payment management platform, to provide its payment security solution and digital card payment services and the services work with the Waze® mobile app and Google® business messaging chatbot agents. Retailers pay a small marketing fee when customers pay using their ULink profile. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations offering the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For over 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support, and proven reliability. Major product lines include fuel dispensers, pump media, point-of-sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges and fleet management systems.