Voice Activation

Alexa Payments Coming For ExxonMobil Customers

ExxonMobil and Fiserv have teamed up to let people pay for gas with Alexa at the pump, according to a release.

People with cars that are Alexa-enabled, or who use Echo Auto or other Alexa-enabled devices, will simply be able to say “Alexa, pay for gas” when they go to fill up.

The new service is expected to roll out at more than 11,500 Exxon and Mobil gas stations around the country later this year. The payments will be processed by Amazon Pay; customers will be able to use whatever payment source is stored in their Amazon accounts.

“We’re excited to bring new technology and better experiences to the gas station,” said Eric Carmichael, the Americas fuels marketing manager at ExxonMobil. “We build and seek out technology that will wow our consumers, providing both ease of use and security.”

Devin McGranahan, senior group president of global business solutions at Fiserv, said it’s important to keep up with customer trends.

“As consumer expectations change, there is growing demand for frictionless interactions that span the digital and physical worlds,” McGranahan said. “The age of connected commerce is here, and voice-activated smart devices will play a pivotal role in the future of payments by streamlining the way consumers make purchases every day.”

Once a person says “Alexa, pay for gas,” Alexa will confirm the station’s location and the pump number. Fiserv’s digital commerce technology will activate the gas pump and perform token generation to ensure that the payment process is secure. No additional sign-ups will be required if the user has Amazon Pay.

ExxonMobil was the first company to introduce pay at the pump services in the 1980s, the company said, and it also was instrumental in launching radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled touchless payment a decade later.

The company said that it’s proud to continue its tradition of innovation at the pump by introducing Alexa pay at the pump technology.

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