This is another one of my entrepreneur-type ideas i’ve come up with..
Firstly, i don’t know if this has been created as it’s fairly simple, but we don’t see them anywhere and i certainly haven’t heard about them, plus google hasn’t helped me.
Why don’t we have 24/7 automated petrol pumps?
You put in your credit card/cash, choose the amount you want and that then starts the pump. Once you reach the given amount, the pump is shut off. You then get a receipt and you’re on your way. No timewasted, no dealing with people… all automated.
Perhaps you could pre-pay online and get a few cent off. Put in your credit card to verify the prepayment and again the pump is activated. The advantage of pre-paying online is that the station could, to an extent, predict sales, plus use the website to sell larger amounts of fuel than your would normally buy.
Eg.. i might buy €20 worth of petrol if the price was at say €1.10 per litre. If they cut it down for online buyers to say €1.05, i’d be tempted to buy €50 worth of petrol. Thus they could do more business. Plus they’d save all those cents they lose out on from the “accidental” €20.01, €20.02 purchases 😉
No wages for staff, but 24/7 service. In this day and age, surely that’s not too much to be expected.
The technology is there plus the demand is there (imo). Anyone agree?