Why you can't tip petrol attendants with a card

Have you ever wondered why petrol stations don't move with the times and allow motorists to add a tip for petrol attendants through debit or credit cards. Restaurants have been doing it for a while, so what could be so difficult?

CEO at Fuel Retailers Association of South Africa, Reggie Sibiya explains why this would not be a good move.

It is better for motorist to pay tips in cash because credit cards are administered at a loss for fuel retailers, he explains.

Read: How fuel prices are really determined

The fact is, since 2009 when cards were introduced as payments for fuel, retailers have been under-recovering on their fuel costs. Every litter sold on a credit card makes a loss....

Reggie Sibiya, CEO at Fuel Retailers Association of South Africa

When a customer pays a tip in cash it goes straight to the recipient without a third party. Immediately you put it in a card, it triggers additional costs and it certainly triggers administration costs.

Reggie Sibiya, CEO at Fuel Retailers Association of South Africa

We want motorists to understand that we don't want them to stop paying tips and that paying tips through cards it would come at a cost to fuel retailers and it actually benefits the banks.

Reggie Sibiya, CEO at Fuel Retailers Association of South Africa

Sibiya encourages motorists to use the ATMs at the service station to make a withdrawal and pay for tips in cash if needs be.

To hear the rest of the conversation with Reggie Sibiya, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Tips on whether you're under or overinsured

Tips on whether you're under or overinsured

Insurance claims specialist Wynand van Vuuren explains how to ascertain if you have the right insurance cover on your possessions.

How to raise young scientists

How to raise young scientists

STEM careers have seen increased attention and demand over the past few years. So how do you raise a young scientist, engineer, or technology enthusiast?

Got a bad spending habit? Enter Money Rehab (don’t say ‘no, no, no!’)

Got a bad spending habit? Enter Money Rehab (don’t say ‘no, no, no!’)

Want to live a less stressed, financially secure life? Old Mutual’s John Manyike has tips to help you kick your spending habit.

Action man and explorer Riaan Manser's tips on how to adventure

Action man and explorer Riaan Manser's tips on how to adventure

Azania Mosaka chats to Riaan Manser about his adventures and provides tips on how you can get started.

Founders of PetroCare create product that financially protects petrol attendants

Founders of PetroCare create product that financially protects petrol attendants

‘We'd visit petrol stations around the vicinity asking petrol attendants what happens if you make a mistake’ - Founders PetroCare

Two petrol attendants killed in Bishop Lavis may be gang-related

Two petrol attendants killed in Bishop Lavis may be gang-related

A teenager was killed on Thursday and Bishop Lavis CPF chair Graham Lindhorst says they are not sure if the incidents are linked.

Popular articles
More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

Seven suspects were arrested in Limpopo in less than 24 hours after a cash-in-transit vehicle was blown up in the province.

Consumers beware of illegal, deadly weight-loss products

Consumers beware of illegal, deadly weight-loss products

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler and a medical testing expert put several harmful weight-loss products under the microscope.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.

5 contributing factors to the Western Cape's growing green economy

5 contributing factors to the Western Cape's growing green economy

GreenCape CEO Evan Rice unpacks why our province is seeing a great deal of success with sustainable energy projects.