“A point of friction and the pain gets translated into an app.” So is the tale of on-demand fuel delivery app solution.
The first-world problem stands on the woes of the gas station which inspired hundreds and thousands of startups to refill the vehicles wherever it is parked.
Certainly, the way to plug the problem went only through on-demand app, thus giving birth to on-demand fuel delivery app development.
….and you’re reading this, as we bring to you a complete business development package of disrupting door-step fuel delivery app development.
Starting with the definition and the steps to develop one, here we take a rundown.
What is an On-Demand Fuel Delivery App?
On-demand fuel delivery apps allow customers to refuel their vehicles anywhere in the city without having to visit the fuel station. The customer simply has to schedule the delivery, pin the vehicle’s location and the fuel delivery boy will come and refill the tank at the preferred time and location.
How does it works?
- The user installs the app and registers on it.
- Set the time and pins the place to refuel the vehicle
- Adds the quantity of petrol required and confirms the order
- Delivery Boy comes and refuels the vehicle
How to Create an On-Demand Fuel Delivery App?
- Obtain Necessary Permits And Licenses From Government
- Get A GPS enabled Fuel Delivery Fleet or Transportation System
- Partner With Fuel Stations or Gas Service Provider
- Develop A Fuel Delivery Mobile App and Web Portal
- Integrate Offline and Online Marketing
Let’s cover these steps in bit detail:
Step 1 : Obtain Necessary Permits and Licenses from Government
This should be the foremost step while starting a new fuel delivery business. You can’t operate unless you first get a variance or government permit. Setting up, operating and scaling up an on-demand fuel delivery often poses a challenge in many countries owing to the plethora of regulations, licensing, and guidelines that goes from the long tail process of acquiring, storing, and consuming the fuel. So, make sure before taking a leap to the advanced stages of business acceleration, you begin with getting a fuel delivery business license.
Step 2 : Get A GPS enabled Fuel Delivery Fleet or Transportation System
Now for successfully delivering fuel to bikes, cars, transport fleet or boats, you will need fuel delivery trucks and vehicles all integrated with GPS and self-contained, demountable fuel dispensing units. Additionally, make sure the vehicles are designed to fight fire hazards with the emergency medical care unit.
Along with the general considerations, the delivery drivers you hire should seek out and follow the specific advice of emergency responder. They should strictly comply with hazard-specific safety and health standards enforced in the health act.
Developing a handout or doing a presentation that simply shares the general code of conduct and disaster management tips would be a great start.
Step 3 : Partner with Fuel Stations or Gas Service Provider
There are a host of public and private dealers who supply petrol or diesel to private companies or on-demand fuel solutions corporations. Like in the USA we have Chevron Corp, ExxonMobil Corp. In UAE, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) are major petroleum distributors. While in India the big three Oil Marketing Companies—BPCL, IOC, and HP—play a central role. You can tie-up with such public or private fuel suppliers and streamline the delivery operations.
Step 4 : Develop A Fuel Delivery Mobile App and Web Portal
Now is the time to lay the foundation of the online fuel delivery business. Here are some points you need to follow the process:
- Register the app domain name
Search and book a unique name for your app. Mind that the name should be memorable, short, search-engine friendly and relate to the fuel delivery app concept.
- Search a reliable On-Demand Fuel Delivery App Development Company
Try to hire an on-demand delivery app development company with development center in India, as the per hour development cost in India is relatively less as compared to other countries and services are remarkable. As a leader in on-demand mobility, our team at Codiant is well versed in developing and marketing on-demand fuel delivery apps that engage customers, increases conversions, and endures lasting brand-customer relationships. Check our mobile app portfolio here.
- Create a Scope Document Listing The Features You Want to Include
Prepare a list of features and functionalities you want to get developed. Basically, you will have to think of features for 3 major stakeholders: Customer App, Driver App, and Admin Panel. For your convenience, we have covered all the significant features needed to complement a full-fledged online fuel delivery app.
Key Features to Develop an Online Fuel Delivery App
1. Customer App
- Easy Onboarding
You need to give a smooth app registration process to give friction-free app access to customers. To make the onboarding seamless and quick, you can integrate social media plugins that allow customers to create the app account in a single tap without having the need to fill the multiple fields. You can also have a mobile number and OTP verification for the signup and login process.
- Enable Location
Prompt users to share their live location through the app or ask them to adjust and pin the location their vehicle is parked in the app. This way the delivery driver can trace the real-time vehicle location and refuel the tank.
- Select Fuel Type
In this feature, the user is asked to select the type of fuel he/she wants on-demand. The user can select one from Petrol, Diesel, and Gas. Then the user can pick the quantity of fuel required.
- Check Pricing
Based on choosing the quantity of fuel type the user can see the total price of the order and on tapping ‘Yes’ customer can be taken to the payment screen.
- Flexible Online Payment
Allowing users with multiple types of payment modes i.e. credit/debit cards, PayPal, eWallet, or other popular payment modes that usually vary state to state can help in the hassle-free and secured payment transaction.
- Real-time Tracking
This feature will allow the customer to track the real-time location of the delivery driver on the map with an estimated time of arrival.
- Order History
By giving them access to the entire current and past fuel delivery order history customers can take a glance at bills and calculate the total amount spent on fuel.
- Reviews and Ratings
Based on the fuel delivery experience with the delivery driver, customers can provide their reviews and feedback in the app.
2. Delivery Person App
The driver can install the app and register with necessary documents, license and profile details.
- Active Status
Driver app should have the toggle to switch modes between active and inactive. This way drivers can have full flexibility to manage their work timings and be job satisfied.
The drivers can view the total scheduled and finished deliveries and earnings on the dashboard.
- Receive Request
The drivers can accept or reject the driving request.
The drivers can check their daily earnings on the app.
- Digital Signature
This feature enables driver to take e-signature from the customer post the fuel delivery.
- Help and Support
Drivers can seek the help from support team when needed.
3. Admin Panel
The admin can securely log in to the web-based panel through email id and password.
Admin can view total delivery drivers, customers, and total earnings in the app.
- Fuel Tankers
The admin can update (add, edit, delete, update) the fuel tankers in the admin panel.
- Features Management
The admin can update customers and drivers, manage payments, pricing, and other details.
- Push Notifications
The admin can manage notifications and receive important event notifications.
Step 5 : Integrate Offline and Online Marketing
Create an online as well as offline marketing campaign and develop parameters for how the outcomes will be measured but before that prepare a marketing budget. This will help you to stay on track financially and give the ability to track how much you spend on each strategy. Thus, empowering your decision-making whether or not you can spend more.
The best way to structure your marketing campaigns is to combine your digital marketing as well as offline marketing campaigns and convey your brand message and value proposition more effectively.
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Top Market Players of Online Fuel Delivery Apps
1. Booster (USA)
Booster is a most popular gas delivery service in the USA that enables customers to order fuel by selecting the quantity of fuel needed, adjusting the pin of vehicle parked, make online payment and the delivery person comes and fills the tank.
2. Filld (USA)
Filld targets transportation fleets along with individuals in Washington DC and Vancouver BC to serve fuel delivery. The model of filld differs a bit with that of other peers. As the company delivers the fuel to vehicle overnight between 22:00-5:00 hrs. to avoid the traffic congestion in the daytime.
3. Yoshi (USA)
Yoshi adds another feather to cap by providing additional car maintenance services along with gas delivery service. It serves customers in Boston, Houston, LA, San Fransisco and Austin 24/7 fuel delivery.
4. Cafu (UAE)
Cafu has quickly gained prominence in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman to deliver on-demand petrol to cars, bikes, transportation fleets and even boats. Apparently, Cafu offers its services based on two service models i.e. on-demand fuel service (fix price per fill up) and subscription based model (fix price per month) which offers unlimited fuel delivery service.
5. Gaston (Paris)
Gaston is a Paris based fuel delivery startup that aims to lessen the frustration people face while standing in the long queues on fuel station by refueling the vehicle parked even in the public location. Additionally, the fuel delivery person also checks the health of car by checking the tire pressure, windshield wipers, mirrors and lights.
6. Fuel Buddy (India)
Fuelbuddy is a Delhi-based IoT and cloud enabled on-demand fuel delivery app that revolutionizes the way fuel is purchased, stored and delivered. FuelBuddy works with the three large oil marketing companies (OMCs) in India- IOCL, BPCL and HPCL for procurement of the highest grade of fuel to its customers. The app competitors are My PetrolPump, Pepfuels, Humsafar among others.
Technology Stack Required For Developing a Fuel Delivery App
Total Cost to Develop an Online Fuel Delivery App
The total cost to develop an online fuel delivery app ranges somewhere in between USD 18,000-USD 35,000 provided you implement the aforementioned features.