Caltex partners with VISA, introduces payWave technology
In the age of modern technology, instant transactions are becoming a fad. Food shops, convenience stores and daily commute have started using seamless and cashless technology to slash valuable time on waiting and queueing, making our daily lives much faster and easier.
Recently, Caltex, through its local marketing arm Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), unveiled its partnership with Visa Inc. with the introduction of the Visa payWave–a contactless payment technology–to add more time to the things that matter.
Through the latest technology launched by Visa, motorists that used Visa payWave cards can literally gas-up and go with just a wave of their cards–no swiping nor signing of PIN needed.
During the launch, Chevron Philippines General Manager Peter Morris said that Visa card-using motorists may enhance their gas-up experience on Caltex stations with the Visa payWave, technology, which reduces the need for cash or the time eaten up during swiping and PIN sign up.
“Motorists gassing up using Visa payWave will definitely be able to experience quicker service in our forecourts. Motorists can transact securely and with ease, knowing that they remain in control of their card at all times,” Morris said.
For his part, Visa Country Manager for Philippines and Guam Stuart Tomlinson said that they are excited with the new partnership with Chevron.
“As the global payments leader, Visa always wants to reduce friction in the payment process. We are excited to partner with Chevron Philippines once again to bring seamless customer experience to motorists. Visa payWave is much quicker, more secure and more convenient than cash,” he said.
In an interview with Carmudi Philippines, Joel Gaviola, Chevron’s Assistant manager for policy, government, and public affairs revealed that CPI is “the first in the industry to utilize the Visa Paywave in the country.” According to him, 50 percent of the more than 700 Caltex stations locally will have the Visa payWave option.
“It (payWave) will be rolled out to half of our stations nationwide. And subsequently, the technology will be rolled out to all of our stations,” Gaviola aded.
He also said that majority of the station’s population will be available at strategic areas around the country, particularly in Metro Manila, Cebu city and Davao City. Further, he vowed that Chevron would continue to new ways to provide the best for motorists.
“Not only new ways, we will try to find the best and hassle-free way service to our motorists,” Gaviola noted.
To up the ante, Morris announced that apart from the speedy transaction option, they also opened a promo to add value to their purchase.
Kickstarting the partnership for the two giants names in their respective businesses is the “Drive Away a Millionaire” promo starting April 21, 2017 to July 31, 2017.
Visa cardholders using Visa payWave to purchase any Caltex fuel (Platinum with Techron, Silver with Techron and Diesel with Techron D) at participating stations will get the chance to win Visa card credit worth P1 million on the Grand Raffle Draw. Meanwhile, three lucky winners will receive of a 1-year Starcash worth P100, 000.
Each Caltex fuel-up using Visa payWave will entitle motorists to three raffle entries for every P500 payment increment. Meanwhile, each Visa contact transaction is equivalent to one raffle entry.
Motorists gassing up at Caltex can also get an instant prize of P50 discount to be deducted outright from their fuel purchase.
The first raffle draw will be made on May 26 for the first winner, the second on June 30 while the third and the grand draw is on August 11.
Story and photos by Ruben Manahan IV