Vivo energy Uganda through its premium brand Shell Uganda announced their partnership with Airtel-Uganda on Tuesday 19th September a day filled with red & yellow representing Airtel money and Shell in general as colored on the oxgyen ballons flown by the Airtel Md together with Vivo energy Md Mr Gilbert Assi.
According to Mr Gilbert Assi the Vivo energy Managing director Airtel money shall be available across all 81 shell stations in the country, however when customers transact using Airtel money they stand a chance to win big prizes from shell raging from free airtime to shopping vouchers all bundled for subscribers who make their way to the station and transact with Uganda’s second largest mobile network. Furthermore subscribers will be able to purchase fuel and pay using Airtel money which is quite an amazing move to help customers from the hustle of having to withdraw their money first then pay by cash.
Airtel money has always been present at shell stations though not officially launched by vivo energy and thus it was only available on selected stations unlike this time where this service is going to be available on all shell stations country wide.
This leaves Airtel Uganda’s top competitor Mtn Uganda with a new move clue where we expect mtn mobile money to be launched on a rival station inorder to indirectly launch the same campaign similar to the shell-airtel launch.
Apart from Airtel money Vivo energy Uganda has always partnered with other companies to bring services closer to their customers since it would be frustrating for the customer to refuel but have to board a motorcycle in-order to ride to a nearest Atm machine and withdraw money then back to clear the outstanding payment, Atm machines,restaurants,shell select supermarkets among others are services that can be accessed by customers while they refuel at their favorite shell station with standard chartered being one of the top banks to establish Atm points evident at Shell Kiira road among other stations country wide.