Gazprom Neft launches online fuel sales for small-business clients
Gazpromneft — Regional Sales is offering a new digital solution for small wholesale fuel buyers — online sales of oil products. Thanks to this online service the company’s clients will now have the opportunity of despatching fuel within 24 hours of placing their order, at a fixed price (standard procedures for fuel operators purchasing oil products otherwise typically taking several days).
This fundamentally new solution for small and medium-sized wholesale buyers reduces the number of operations involved and significantly speeds-up the transaction process: having confirmed the order, the contract is signed online. In addition to which, clients have access to a further option, of having fuel delivered by the company’s tankers: a 24h service available through any mobile device or PC.
To maintain a competitive environment, Gazpromneft — Regional Sales sells 25 tonnes of each of its oil products to individual purchasers through its electronic trading platform. More than 250 orders have been processed since the launch of the electronic trading platform, with more than 7,500 tonnes of fuels despatched.
Alexander Krylov, Head of the Gazprom Neft Regional Sales Directorate, commented: “The Internet is changing conservative markets, and making it possible for us to develop new, open business models using online technologies. We are increasing pricing transparency and shipping speeds for our partners and customers — who are essential in growing an effective fuel business in the small wholesale sector.”
Gazpromneft — Regional Sales is a business within Gazprom Neft responsible for small wholesale of oil products. Its wide geographic coverage means fuels and lubricants can be quickly despatched to clients throughout Russia. The company’s branches can be found in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Tyumen, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk and Krasnodar.