The petroleum convenience store business is different from other retail operations, requiring equipment, pricing and payment processing solutions that are different than those used by other retailers. TransFirst®’s petroleum/c-store options deliver the products and services you need in this highly-competitive industry.
Petroleum vs. Standard Retail Processing
A major advantage of using a specific petroleum/c-store processing program over a standard retail program is that it allows you to accept fleet cards. Industry studies show that more than 15 percent of gas station sales are from fleet cards, which represent a valuable market segment in which transaction amounts are generally higher than non-fleet card consumers. And fleet drivers tend to also purchase higher-margin products such as maintenance items, food and drinks along with gas on these cards.
Businesses that can accept fleet cards include service stations, service station/c-store combos, automated fuel dispensers, auto and truck dealers (sales, service, repairs, parts), auto tire stores, auto parts and accessories stores, auto service shops and car washes. If your business falls into this category, TransFirst’s petroleum/c-store processing program may work well for you.
The TransFirst Advantage
When you choose full-service processing with TransFirst, you get the following benefits:
- Petro/c-store pricing that’s set by TransFirst
- 24/7, live, U.S.-based merchant support
- Next-day funding where available
- Data breach financial coverage and PCI compliance support
Additionally, TransFirst offers money-saving, growth-focused options just for petroleum/ c-store operators.* Options include:
- Pricing programs that can help you save money on processing
- Point-of-sale, mobile and pay-at-the-pump payment options from multiple vendors
- Acceptance of Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover® and PayPal™ at the point of sale
- Expanded acceptance of fleet cards like Voyager and Wright Express
And, as an added plus, merchants that process less than $1,000,000 in American Express annual charge volume may be eligible to accept American Express Card transactions at the same rate as other payment cards. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. American Express Cards can potentially bring in new business and help boost your bottom line. With TransFirst, get all your processing information with one statement**, one point of contact and one great price!
Potential Savings with TransFirst
At TransFirst, we are committed to finding payment processing savings wherever possible for our merchants. Our full-service infrastructure allows us to handle every transaction from start to finish, so we can set pricing ourselves and customize programs for each individual business.
To learn more about our processing program for petroleum/c-store businesses, complete the form on this page to receive a personal response from a TransFirst representative.
*All accounts subject to credit approval; some restrictions and exclusions apply.
**Voyager and WEX customers will receive separate statements.
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