QR payments for Shell arrive in Thailand

Shell Thailand is furthering its government's national e-payment strategy by providing cashless payment services at its petrol stations, convenience stores and coffee shops

Ornuthai Na Chiangmai, Shell's executive director of retail business, said digital payment is not only more convenient for consumers but also supports the government's move toward a cashless society as part of the Thailand 4.0 initiative.

This is the third country where Shell is offering this payment service, following Britain and the Netherlands.

This site is a pilot project, allowing motorists to pay for fuel through QR codes at the "SCB Easy Cashier" machine, an all-in-one electronic data capture (EDC) device for debit cards, credit cards, QR codes, or other future payment methods as well as contactless.

Motorists can use the QR code service through the mobile banking applications of any bank. Motorists will be able to pay for fuel by QR code in a Drive-in Pay station, the designated "safe-zone" area for the use of mobile phones in compliance with local regulations.

The company will test the market response before extending the QR code payment system to all of its non-oil units including Shell Helix oil change stations, Shell Select convenience stores and Deli Cafes across Thailand by the middle of the year.

There are 520 Shell petrol stations in Thailand, 320 Shell Helix oil change stations, 74 Select convenience stores and 55 Deli Cafes.