TOPIC/TITLE BASIS: WHY PETROL PRICE CYCLES ARE PREVALENT IN AUSTRALIAN CITIES & HOW TO BEAT THEM
SYNOPSIS: According to Peter Khoury of the NRMA, Australia is one of the countries in the world where petrol price cycles are especially prevalent. Discuss the significant impact these cycles have on prices as well as the unpredictability of them based on the many contributing factors and the unregulated nature of industry in Australia. Demonstrate how the Refueler app can help consumers beat the cycle with live pricing updates as well as the ability to ‘on the spot’ pre-purchase from their mobile phones.
TOPIC/TITLE BASIS: HOW YOU CAN SAVE $100’S PER YEAR ON PETROL COSTS WITH THE FIRST APP OF ITS KIND
SYNOPSIS: With the general upward trend in petrol prices, it is now more beneficial than ever to be filling your tank on the cheapest day of the fuel cycle. The Refueler app couldn’t come at a better time, being the first app of its kind to enter the marketplace with the potential to save motorists $100’s per year on petrol costs. Providing notifications when fuel prices are dropping or rising around you and allowing you to pre-purchase fuel, on the spot with the tap of a button from wherever you may be, are just a few of the ways in which Refueler can save you paying top dollar for this everyday commodity.
TOPIC/TITLE BASIS: REFUELER APP: FUELING THE INDEPENDENT SERVICE STATIONS AND THE CONSUMER
SYNOPSIS: Whilst Refueler generates a profit from the retailer and not the consumer, it has been designed with the best interest of both parties in mind. The Refueler app and all its features are available for free to the consumer. Service stations, on the other hand, pay a fee to Refueler to be on their platform and ultimately, let their fuel go at the cheapest price. However, it attracts more motorists into their facilities (for collection of their pre-purchased fuel). It is at this stage that they have the chance to upsell them on in-store purchases such as daily essentials and on-the-go food and beverages. Managing Director of Refueler, Luigi Antonuccio is motivated to focus their business development around the independent petrol stations who are lacking the digital presence and resources available to the bigger name chains such as Woolworths, BP, Shell and Caltex.
TOPIC/TITLE BASIS: WHY THE DAYS OF WAITING IN PETROL QUEUES COULD BE OVER
SYNOPSIS: Petrol price cycles are prevalent in Australian cities and whilst the spikes in price can be exasperating for consumers, it does provide the option to save money by filling up on “cheap days”. But what is saved in money, is often then spent in time. The rising cost of living has put significant pressure on household budgets. Consequently, the sight of long queues of cars spilling out of service stations into the roads and general bowser pandemonium on these “cheap fuel days” has become a regular occurrence. In addition to this, one’s tank reaching empty doesn’t always coincide with “cheap fuel days”. Refueler app, the first of its kind to hit the market, solves both problems by providing motorists with the opportunity to pre-purchase fuel when the price is low, with the tap of a button and without having to leave the house. The fuel can be collected within 10 days from their nominated service station.