18 Jul
Work with CardSmart to avoid the fuel card cowboys.

How CardSmart can help you reap the rewards of fuel cards

While the benefits of CardSmart's fuel cards for business are indisputable, there are some card cowboys out there who look to take advantage of not only established, rewarding cards but of consumers as well.

There are a few points of difference that separate the wheat from the chaff. It's important to know the distinguishing features that come with a quality, rewarding fuel card that is really saving you money.

These poor, over promising and under delivering cards are often born out of an ambiguous sell from a company that doesn't truly have the best interests of their clients in mind. 

1. Make sure you're getting value for money in a way that fits

Are you really sure that the fuel card you are using is offering you the best bang for your buck? There are some card packages that see their customers only truly rewarded when they purchase very large quantities of fuel, whereas others even run on a limited-time basis.

It's important to ensure that you know your fuel card is giving you the best offering available. One that suits you and how your fleet operates best.

It's important to ensure that you know your fuel card is giving you the best offering available. A card that suits you and how your fleet operates best should be what you're looking for, and what you're offered. 

Being able to tailor your card to best fit your business shows you what working with CardSmart can do for you. It doesn't stop at reducing petrol prices. Depending on what you want, you can cover Vehicle Registration, WoF and servicing among others.

If your card is only helping you reduce fuel costs and you want more but can't get it, you're not seeing the true benefits that a fuel card can offer.

Of course, if you want a card to simply work on fuel and oil in merchants around the country, that service is available. It's about tailoring your card to fit with your needs.

CardSmart allows you to use merchants all over New Zealand.CardSmart allows you to use merchants all over New Zealand.

2. Location, location, location

Is your card package broadly accepted around the country? No matter the size of your fleet, the likelihood is that you will be looking to utilise the services of service stations in areas all over.

While other cards on the market may have regional restrictions, CardSmart allows your drivers to fill up at locations all over in the country. It doesn't stop with just the variety in locations. It's imperative that your card meets your needs, in terms of location and other services offered.

With great range of locations comes greater responsibility, and options. Whatever your driver needs, depending on what package you have they can get it done with our partners throughout the country.

CardSmart offers your fleet the ability to fuel up at practically any service station across New Zealand.

3. Forget about fees

With CardSmart, one of the many fuel card benefits we offer is that there is no fee, no minimum spend and no 'locked in' contracts. What's the point in signing up for a seemingly great fuel card only to discover that what you save in petrol costs is outweighed by monthly fees?

What's the point in signing up for a seemingly great fuel card only to discover that what you save in petrol costs is outweighed by monthly fees?

There are some providers who thrive on big joining fees and hidden costs that seriously add up.

Fees of this nature can tend to be small when looked at as one-off, individual costs. It's when they add up that you bear the brunt and truly understand how impactful they can be on your bottom line. These fees can range from business to business and card to card. Some examples include; maintenance fees, membership fees and startup fees.

With CardSmart, one of the many fuel card benefits we offer is that there is no joining fee and monthly card fees are low.

Get in touch with the CardSmart team today to learn about the real benefits of a fuel card for your business, ambiguity not included.