Rhodes 101 Stop Convenience Stores Select Mobile Software Solution from NCR

Convenience chain enhances the customer experience by offering a mobile app for paying at the pump  

NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced  that Rhodes 101 Stops Convenience Stores have deployed NCR’s ConvenienceGo (C-Go) mobile shopping app to make fueling easier.  Rhodes 101 Stops operates 30 convenience stores across Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois and is a subsidiary of PAJCO, Inc.

C-Go is NCR’s mobile shopping app which allows customers to initiate a fuel transaction, select the amount of gas they want and then pay with their smartphones.  The mobile app supports Rhodes 101 Stops’ brand image and colors.  C-Go eliminates the need for customers to carry another loyalty card since the C-Go app updates and stores each shopper’s loyalty information and shares that information with the fuel pump automatically.  Rhodes 101 Stops customers will receive special ‘rollback’ pricing at the pump and the option of an emailed or printed receipt when they use the application.

“With this launch of the mobile NCR solution, we are continuing our commitment to always provide the most innovative and exceptional customer experience,” says Keith Boeller, president of PAJCO, Inc. “Beyond the added convenience, we think our customers will be thrilled to see the price rollback at the pump and the platform allows us to create innovative marketing tactics going forward.”

“Convenience stores operate in arguably the most competitive retail environment,” says Eric Stecker, vice president and general manager, Petroleum and Convenience, NCR Retail. “By introducing the C-Go mobile payment app and features, Rhodes 101 Stops is not only offering a convenient way to pay for gas, but they also create a tighter bond with shoppers, leading to greater loyalty.”

The Rhodes 101 Stops C-Go installation is a collaborative effort between NCR Retail and Retail Data Systems, a NCR Premier Point-of-Sale dealer.  For more information about the benefits of NCR’s C-Go technology, click here.

Source: NCR Corporation

Watching…. MSN.COM Poll – Cash Registers Vs. Mobile Payment

The results are not final yet, but in over 120,000 replies so far to a poll on MSN.com many consumers are still saying they overwhelmingly prefer cash registers to mobile apps.

Granted the poll doesnt ask if this is in regards to the gas pump, grocery store restaurant, bar, or retail outlet but the results are none the less interesting.

Post below with your comments on why you think this may be.

POS vs Mobile WHAT DO YOU THINK?

More stores are having salespeople & and even shoppers ring up sales on smartphones & tablet computers.

How do you feel about stores using tablets & smartphones to ring up sales?

12 % I like the technological upgrade. 14,366 votes
59 % I prefer cash registers. 72,498 votes
13 % I’m not sure yet. 16,269 votes
16 % I don’t care. 19,996 votes

Total Responses: 123,129

More to come when final results are released!