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Shell Card

Great choice for Australian businesses that already use Shell-branded fuel stations like Coles Express. Monthly fee structure is simple at $2.50 (inc GST) per card with the ability to also earn flybuys points at Coles Express branded Shell locations.

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The number of locations that accept the card Locations
The fee per card that's charged to use it Card fees
Fees when using the card at petrol stations Transaction fees
The estimated savings calculated by discount x fuel usage Fuel Discounts

Pros & Cons

What's good?

Earn flybuys rewards at Coles Express branded Shell locations
Flexible payment methods and terms (weekly, fortnightly and monthly)
Often runs a 6c/l off promotion and no card fees for new customers in first 6 months
Also accepted at over 100 participating Liberty fuel sites
Lots of video tutorials make it easy for first time fuel users

What's not so good?

Doesn't accept American Express to earn additional points (they're working on it)
Phone support seems to be handled overseas and limited to business hours

Our review

Our review of the Shell Card
Reviewed by Mark Adams
Last update 19 May 2020

The Shell Card by Viva Energy is great for those who only stick to Shell petrol stations and want simple to understand fee structure. With one of the largest networks, you can find a Shell-branded station everywhere across Australia so coverage isn’t a big issue even for larger fleets. The ability to earn flybuys points is attractive, but it’s limited to only Coles Express branded sites for non-fuel purchases like drinks and snacks – you don’t earn any flybuys points if all you’re doing is filling up on fuel. While they accept credit cards like Visa and Mastercard which can help extend the relatively short credit period of 7 to 28 days (depending on invoicing frequency), they don’t accept AMEX which normally has better rewards programs.

To get the most out of this card you should only use this card at Shell branded service stations or the participating Liberty petrol stations around the country. t’s also worth noting that the advertised price you see on petrol billboards can often reflect the prices after docket discounts. You can check average petrol prices near you on petrolspy.com.au.

Another benefit is you’ll be able to swipe your flybuys card when using the fuel card, meaning your employees who have their own flybuys point can reap the rewards as an added bonus.

Their card management portal is also quite simple and contains a library of tutorials on how to perform common actions from Downloading Invoices to Restricting Card Usage – you can view this on their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClq-73_01GH1HRJQF0TRrqA/videos).

While their support staff were fantastic to deal with they’re only available during business hours and it’s quite noticeable they’re located overseas from the delay and line quality.

They will also try and help negotiate a deal beyond the initial promotional period, but the deal may not be the same or as good as the initial 6c/l offer.

Disclaimer:

– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/products/shellcard/competitive-pricing
– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/products/shellcard/faq-shell-card
– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/products/shellcard/shellcardonline
– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/ArticleDocuments/195/shell-card-welcome-pack.pdf.aspx

The basics

Accepted at

Brands
Shell
Coles Express
Caltex
BP
United
Woolworths
7-Eleven
Mobil
Puma Energy
Metro
Liberty
Freedom Fuels

Discounts & Fees

Fuel Discounts
6 c/L
Promotional discount lasting 6 months for eligible new and select customers only https://www.shell.com.au/business-customers/shell-fuel-card/6for6.html
Card Fees
$2.50
Inc GST, per card per month
Transaction Fees
$0.00
Shell Card keeps it simple with only monthly card fees
Other Fees
Paper statement
$10 per statement
Replacement card
$15 per card
Payment dishonour
$30 per charge
Processing Fees
Visa
0.8%
Mastercard
0.8%
Competitive processing fees for Visa & Mastecard but AMEX is not yet available.
Credit Terms
Not specified

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying
Be over 18 years old
Hold an active ABN
Have each cardholders details like drivers license ready
Bank account & payment details ready

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The estimated savings calculated by discount x fuel usage Fuel Discounts
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The number of locations that accept the card Locations
6000
Accepted Sites all over Australia
6000
Accepted Sites all over Australia
1900
Accepted Sites all over Australia
The fee per card that's charged to use it Card fees
$2.19
Normally $6.59 per card/m inc GST
$5.50
inc GST based on a minimum of 5 cards
$2.95
Flat rate inclusive of GST
Fees when using the card at petrol stations Transaction fees
$0.00
No evidence but fee schedule states "As notified in writing from time to time"
$0.00
however 1.5% surcharge applies when used at Coles Express
$0.00
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