United Card Vs Shell Card & Fleet Card Orange
If you’ve been searching for the right Australian fuel card for your business, you probably can relate to the headache that comes with it. There are multiple fuel card providers in Australia, but only a select few that truly offer the best benefits your business really needs. We’re here to make choosing the right fuel card for you easy. Here, we’re comparing the best alternatives to the United Card – Shell Card and Fleet Card Orange.
The Benefits of Shell Card
With access to over 1,250 sites, the Shell Card Fuel Card is an excellent choice for Australian businesses that already use Shell-branded fuel stations. With a card fee of just $2.50 (inc GST) per card, with the Shell Card your business will save time, reduce costs, and earn great rewards. You can also earn Flybuys points every time you fill up at Shell Coles Express and choose from a range of rewards when it’s time to redeem them. Not to mention it’s a super easy sign-up process, and there’s no minimum time in business to apply.
Shell Card has a great introductory offer as well as good ongoing fuel discounts. Currently, you can save 6c/l off fuel after joining (for the first 6 months) and a fixed savings of 2c/l for regular fuel and 4c/l for premium fuel thereafter. Find out more about Shell’s promo offer here.
Shell also has an excellent support team who will try to negotiate a deal beyond the initial promotional period, especially if your business spends over $20,000 a month in fuel.
You can use the Shell Card Fuel Card at over 1,250 locations Australia wide, including Shell, Coles Express, Liberty and Westside.
Fuels offered include: Shell V-Power, Shell Premium 98, Shell Unleaded 95, Shell Unleaded 91, Shell Diesel Extra and Shell V-Power Diesel.
Fleet Management Software Integration
Shell Card makes it easy for you to extract information about your account from the online portal to then upload to fleet management software, but there is currently no direct integration.
Excited about Shell? Enquire for a Shell Card here.
The Benefits Fleet Orange Card
The Fleet Card Orange sits at the premium end of fuel cards suited to businesses that don’t want to be restricted to using one fuel station, and it’s packed full of features (find out more here). The card is extremely flexible and convenient, giving you access to over 90% of fuel stations Australia wide and over 6,000 non-fuel merchants.
Fuel discounts are one of the great benefits of a company fuel card account, and when it comes to Fleet Card Orange, the more fuel you buy, the better your discounts will be.
There’s an excellent sign-up offer of $2.99 per card per month saving 5c/l at Shell and Coles Express, and 1c/l everywhere else. There are 3 other great packages to choose from when first signing your business up for Fleet Card Orange.
The pump discounts you’ll receive after the promo period is dependent on your business’s fuel spend. What is clear is that at the end of the day, the more fuel you buy, the better your ongoing fuel/card discounts will be.
One of the major benefits of Fleet Card Orange is it’s serious convenience. You can purchase fuel at any Woolworth, BP Connect, Mobil, 7 Eleven, Liberty and Ampol fuel station and pay using your Fleet Card. You can also fill up at Shell and Coles Express, of which Fleet Card has a partnership with. Fleet Card is accepted at over 6,000 fuel stations across the country.
Fleet Management Software Integration
Linxio and Verizon both partner with Fleet Card and allow you the ability to integrate with the Linxio and Verizon software platform, allowing you to keep a centralised source for all fleet data. This is handy if you have a growing fleet and want to keep track of all your data at all times.
Why Choose the United Card?
As a 100% Australian owned petrol company, the United Card is the ideal choice for businesses who typically use United Petroleum stations to fill up. The United Card can help you save on fuel costs with access to over 450 United Petroleum sites nation-wide. The United Card offers simple online reporting tools and the ability to customise the United Card with purchasing restrictions. It can be used for fuel, or fuel and snacks and you can set different restriction levels on each card.
The United Card is ideal for small businesses, with no minimum card order and each card costing $2.20 per month (exc GST). And, if you’re an AANT member you can save 8c/l for the first two months, and 6c/l off year round at participating United Petroleum sites when using the United Card. For non-AANT members, fuel discounts will depend on how much fuel you use, meaning if you have low fuel usage, you might not get any fuel discounts.
Basically, as long as you use more than 1,000L of fuel per month and typically use United Petroleum, this could be the ideal card for you.