It does not matter to us how SMALL or BIG your company is.
Most businesses begin small, and we get it! Which is why regardless of the size or type of your business (National Fleets, Intrastate or Interstate Transportation, Food Delivery, Tow Trucks, Tourism, Limo Business, Uber/Lyft, Ambulances, Relocation, Roofing, Pavement, General Contractors, Auto Parts, Refrigerated, Agricultural, Solar, Government, Security) – We will provide access to our entire Fleet Card Solution. Consisting of:
True Wholesale Costs
Many competitors will claim to provide access to attractive prices; however, after profound inquiry and research, the consumer will notice that the price is based on a discount from the retail posted price which many times expires after the welcoming period. They entice you, then you are back on square one.
a. Wholesale Fuel Costs
Have you ever wondered:
- How do Fuel Stations make money?
- How much money do they make Per Gallon of Fuel Sold?
The first answer is: By maximizing the profit per gallon without sacrificing consumer commitment.
The second answer is: As much as possible without losing competitiveness considering nearby stations, analyzing the local market, and working towards the loyal capture of their retail consumers.
We Provide Access to Fuel Costs, Permanently
We help the fuel station owner achieve a balance of the two above questions.
Using data such as OPIS (Oil Price Information Service), we can safely estimate the purchase price of fuel delivered to a fuel station, and by looking at the retail prices, we can also safely estimate the retail profit the site is generating.
Via our energie·fuel fleet card we’ll provide you with a pricing system that will set your business to be ‘in-between’ the posted retail price and somewhere over the suggested base cost of fuel for a site. This is where the wholesale fuel cost magic happens!
You, as the energie·fuel card user, will have access to fuel prices that are calculated using the base cost of fuel at a site, thus, giving you real access to a wholesale fuel cost system. And, the Fuel Site Owner, will also be taken care of because they will now benefit from a loyal consumer at their site. You! While they will make less per gallon, they will now enjoy the benefit of a steady fuel volume consumption from energie·fuel card holders.
How does Energie make a buck? We share the Cents Per Gallon with the fuel station that accepts the energie·fuel card. The understanding between the accepting sites, and Energie Fuel Group, is to provide a truly competitive fuel price to businesses; a wholesale one! It is a low margin – high volume – long term relationship deal. We create a long-term service relationship with the energie·fuel fleet card customers where we work towards the financial welfare of 3: The accepting fuel site, Us as the fuel card issuers, and YOU as the energie·fuel card client.
b. “20-cent, 25-cent, 30-cent Discount on your Fuel!”
Don’t get Hooked by this type of marketing normally used by Retail Fuel Credit Cards.
They’ll WOW YOU with a big flashy discount from retail. While a discount from retail could be good, you are risking falling for the world-famous mental trick of “The Feeling of a Discount”.
Let’s assume the Retail Price for fuel is $4.89 per gallon.
(And the cost for fuel at this site is $4.00 per gallon)
The Retail Credit Card offers you a whopping $0.30 per gallon discount.
Instead of making $0.89 cent per gallon profit, they are now making $0.59 cents per gallon
So, your final price per gallon is $4.59.
While this is not bad, we assure you that as a business, you are leaving money on the table. And this is without considering all the other included multiple non-financial benefits your business will get with the energie·fuel card (fraud controls, web portal access, tax report assistance, proper driver and vehicle setting with fuel types, tank sizes, etc.).
With our wholesale cost system, we can set your company to be on 30 cents over cost. Meaning that your final price per gallon in this scenario would be $4.30!
Much better than 4.59 wouldn’t you say?
Plus, as previously stated, if you read the fine print on the retail fuel credit card offerings, the savings can come with an expiration date, a monthly or annual fee, a transaction fee, card fees, etc.
c. No Fees, No Maintenance Costs, No Annual or Monthly Fees, No Transactions Fees
We like it simple. Our customers only pay for what they consume. Period.
This is the way it works:
- You complete our credit application.
- Together we create your energie·fuel cards (totally customizable).
- You receive your custom created energie·fuel cards.
- You begin using them and you begin saving!
Your Company will Not Pay Anything for:
- not using the fuel cards.
- not meeting a certain consumption (no consumption commitment).
- Requesting an additional fuel card.
- never using the fuel cards.
If you get the energie·fuel cards and use it for 1 month and decide that you did not like the pricing or the service; there are no strings attached. You can go back to your prior fueling operation, and we will sadly part ways.
d. Full Disclosure of Price Per Gallon Components
Your fleet card provider may not disclose the true and final price per gallon you are paying. Take the time and effort in understanding your invoice, as there are several taxes associated with fuels (Federal, State, County, Environmental, AB 32, Sales Tax). While the final amount your business is getting invoiced should be accurate, the Price Per Gallon on your fuel invoice may not be calculated using all the taxes built-in into the Price Per Gallon number displayed and may be listed as a separate line item on the fuel invoice.
The energie·fuel card is one of the few cards in North America that is considered a MULTI-NETWORK Fuel Card.
The energie·fuel card is accepted at the following fuel station brands:
Heavy Duty Transport Fueling
These are 37 Brands consisting of multiple Nationwide networks where the energie·fuel card is accepted. There are a few other fuel stations considered ‘exclusive’ or ‘unbranded’ where the energie·fuel card is also accepted, totaling over 60,000 fuel sites throughout North America.
Fuel Analytics & Fuel Management
Beginning with the Fleet Fueling Invoices we will generate and adding more to letter ‘d’ above; These invoices provide ALL details in a clear fashion way. You’ll clearly see: Driver Name, Location Address, Vehicle Number, Vehicle Description, Current Odometer, Gallons Fueled, Fuel Type Consumed, Real Price Per Gallon, and a Tax breakdown. Furthermore, an easy-to-follow summary sections providing Consumption by Driver, by Vehicle, and by State.
Do you know how your business currently just pays the fuel invoice? Meaning, where you or your team never actually receives an email or call from your fuel provider with valuable and measurable insights? We see this a lot, and we see this as Bad Service.
The Energie·Lakeview team will regularly provide valuable, implementable feedback that will help you lower your fuel expenses, like analysis of locations used, fuel consumption, taxes, fuel types, and much more.
Not only do we enjoy the work of the Person2Person dynamic where we create a respectable relationship with our customers, we are into Technology too! In partnership with companies like Petroleum RX, Lakeview Petroleum, TaxTraks, Fleetcor, and CFN, we can either generate automated fuel analytics reports, provide access to *fuel card control portal, and access for you and your crew to generate from the most basic fuel consumption reports to more beefy ones like the Pre-IFTA or reports for DOT, CHP, BOE, etc.
*Fuel Card Controls such as Activation/deactivation of Drivers and Cards, Increase or Decrease Gallons, Modify PIN numbers, Reset Transaction Count, Set Alerts, and Correct Odometer Entries.
On the Tech side of things, if your company is requiring more advanced integrations such as XML webservices, FTP connection, AWS, or automated communication between your fleet analytics software or GPS with our fuel card module, we can do that as well for you.
Energie·fuel gives you the real-time control, collaboration and support you need to optimize savings from your vehicle, to fleet, to your entire company. We scale to fit your needs, no matter how big or small.
Fraud & Theft Prevention
Our fuel cards are Customizable, VERY!
By: Fuel type, authorized areas, fuel gallons per day, swipes/transactions per day, gallons per swipe/transaction, assigned PIN numbers, station category, & more!
We monitor ALL transactions daily, plus, our Fraud Protection Systems is quite effective. The name of it is IRIS Analytics Engine, and its future is to be an AI (artificial intelligence) based platform, but we are not there yet.
However, it is working today via a programmed algorithm that reviews a history of transactions for each customer, looking at over 50 data points per fuel card transaction. It studies location usage, gallons pumped, gallons per every 24-hr. period, fuel grade, and if it detects ‘out-of-pattern’ data it IMMEDIATELY produces an Alert that is sent to You (as the customer) and Us (as the service issuers)
It does have a critical level, where it Prevents the transaction from occurring. This is depending on the automatic Tolerance the engine has calculated for the customer.