What is a Smart Gas Station? How will it change the fuel and retail industry? What modern technologies should it have to exceed the expectations of modern customers?
Imagine a gas station that automatically detects the arrival of the vehicle, and then launches a series of procedures aimed at providing the driver with the service she or she expects to have. Selection of fuel type and desired volume of it, auxilliary services and goods, type of payment and its processing.
In the US, the brands of major oil companies are being gradually squeezed out of the retail fuel market. One of the main reasons — the process of the drivers’ «refueling» with the food has become almost more important than actual fueling cars with gas.
Previously, all the attention on the highway was focused on the search for the Shell, Exxon or Texaco signs, whereas now the drivers are looking for Buc-ee or Wawa ones in the roadside landscape. Millenials rate filling stations for their food quality in no lesser degree than thry do in terms of the price and quality of gasoline.
Could you ever imagine a gas station with actually no gas? What once used to sound like nonsense is becoming reality today. Shell oil company is about to launch its chain of advanced non-petrol stations to make company’s another great contribution on the way to clearer motoring. What would it mean for the entire industry? How will new sites change the way people fuel their cars?
The latest research has revealed top 5 most loved gas station chains in the United States. Shell takes the lead followed by some other big names in the fuel industry including EXXON, BP and some more. However, leaders should hardly lay back and be satisfied with the state of thing. All 5 companies are inevitably approaching the «boredom» stage. What is it and what are the steps to avoid that stage?
Vending as a sales technique is good — but only when it comes to newspapers, chocolates and chips, as well as personal care products. He who presses the button is the one who got the goods. Just pushed it – and continued their own way. Coffee beverages vending business now comes with minimum human involvement.
Coffee vending tend to vary in terms of product quality from «Lord, what is this ???» to «Well, okay.» Why is that? Because making of coffee — is a complex process with a thousand of nuances. No exceptions. The only thing that differs very much from a good «vending coffee» to a vending of a bad coffee» – is a chain Costa Coffee called Costa Express Company.
Costa Express Coffee – is an unexpected example of the coffee business in terms of a combination of indicators varying from «country of origin». How this company was able to appear in the UK, a country of a totalitarian tea cult – it is a mystery. Nevertheless, it was there in 1971 when this brand appeared, which not only takes a confident second place in the World after Starbucks but represents today the very notion of «premium coffee vending» that tend to vary in terms of product quality, from «Lord, what is ???» to «Well, okay.» Why is that? Because making the coffee is a complex process with a thousand nuances. Virtually no exceptions. The only thing that is very distracting from the association with «vending coffee –is a vending of a bad coffee» – is a chain called in Costa Coffee.