On-Demand Fuel Delivery Apps Development Explained | Eastern Peak

Defining on-demand gas software

  • Saving time: Using an app is significantly faster than driving to a station and spending precious time to get a fuel refill.
  • Payment opportunities: Gas delivery software accepts different payment types, not just credit card or cash payments.
  • Handling emergencies: Having on-demand oil & gas delivery come to you can be a lifesaver if you accidentally run out of gas.
  • Improved quality: Customers can purchase the exact gas type they need, instead of being compelled to settle for an inappropriate one. Notably, the fuel transported directly to you is usually cleaner and fresher than the gas sold at a station.
  • Minimizing the expenses: Reducing the time, cost, and land space needed to build a station.
  • Sustainability and cleaner cities: Such a service is way more environmentally friendly than a gas station facing frequent issues with proper storage and safety.
  • Extended customer base: By bringing fuel to buyers and not being tied to a certain location, companies can considerably extend their client base.

How does an on-demand fuel application work?

1. Detecting your whereabouts

2. Specifying the product type

3. Refueling your car

Examples of on-demand fuel delivery apps

Yoshi

Fuelster

CAFU

FuelBuddy

EZFill

Booster Fuel

Core features of a gas delivery app

Customer interface

  • Registration/Login. Users should be able to quickly go through a simple registration process and access their accounts in a fast and easy way.
  • User profile. A user profile should contain basic information about the user — name, residential address, and payment models.
  • Gas delivery order. Buyers should be able to order the fuel type and quantity, use the location tracker and schedule the delivery.
  • Price. Car gas delivery service should enable customers to view the resulting price and confirm it before the execution of their order.
  • Receipts. Receipts and invoices confirming that customers have paid for the gas delivery services should be available in an electronic format.
  • Order tracking. This feature enables people to track the execution of their orders in real-time. The user should be able to view information about the current location of the fuel carrier, and other order-related details.
  • History. Order history will enable clients to track their past bills and requests.
  • Alerts. Clients should be getting notifications about important company news, changes in pricing, and other important updates.
  • Testimonials. This feature will enable customers to share their impressions and feedback with other app users.
  • Invite friends. If an individual enjoys using the app, the ability to refer others and invite them to download it should be included.
  • Support and assistance. Clients should be able to ask for support and assistance, if necessary.

Driver interface

  • Registration/Login. Easy login/signup should enable the driver to quickly register and start using the app.
  • Profile. The driver’s profile should contain basic information and contact details. Drivers should be able to easily manage their profile, and add or change their personal data.
  • Status. Drivers should provide information of their status — whether or not they are available for delivering orders.
  • Viewing customer requests. This feature should enable the driver to view active requests in real-time and accept or reject them.
  • Customer information. Drivers should be able to view customer info, their name, and location data.
  • Navigation. Drivers should be able to easily find the place of destination.
  • Digital signatures. The app interface should enable the driver to accept digital signatures from clients and generate receipts.
  • Dashboards. Dashboards will allow the driver to view information about all the past completed fuel delivery requests.
  • Help and support. Drivers should be able to contact support officers whenever they need help and assistance.

Admin panel

  • Login. Administrators should be able to safely log in to the admin panel via a web interface.
  • Dashboard. The admins should be able to view statistics on different aspects of company operations.
  • Tankers. The admin panel should enable the administrator to add gas tankers to the fleet when necessary.
  • Drivers. Admins should be able to view and manage company drivers.
  • Customers. The admin panel should enable admins to view and manage registered clients.
  • Pricing. This feature will allow the admin to view the pricing of different fuel types and change it when necessary.
  • Payment. Admins should be able to accept payments from clients after the order has been delivered.
  • Order history. The admin should be able to view the history of past orders with this feature.
  • Alerts. This feature will notify the admin about new orders or new driver registrations in real-time.

Additional features of on-demand fuel delivery apps

  • Set vehicle location. Owners and their cars are often in different locations, so people will surely appreciate it if they can just pin the location where their car is parked on the map and have car fuel brought there.
  • Share location details. A feature that will enable customers to automatically share their location data with drivers without talking to them.
  • Social media sign up. Enable social media sign-up as one of the options for registration and login.
  • Payment system integrations. Integrations with a number of different payment systems will enable buyers to send different payment types.
  • Price comparison. People should be able to consider different vendors and make informed decisions.
  • Delivery Schedule. Enabling clients to conveniently schedule fuel delivery will surely account for a better user experience.

Steps to start an online fuel delivery business

1. Decide on a business model

  • Aggregators. Aggregators are digital platforms connecting oil & gas companies to end-users. Gas delivery companies act as mediators between oil & gas retail companies and their clients and charge commissions for their services.
  • Delivery services. Under this model, fuel/gas delivery startups act as independent business entities delivering fuel to their clients.

2. Obtain a license

3. Acquire a fleet of carriers

4. Partner with fuel and gas providers

5. Develop a software application

6. Acquire, engage and retain clients

7. Track important metrics

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Eastern Peak is a custom software development company which possesses deep expertise in working with startups and building intuitive mobile apps from ground up.

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