HydraPOD payment solution for marinas


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HTEC provides some of the world’s leading retailers with EPOS, payment and loyalty solutions, whilst also being a leading provider of Outdoor Payment Terminals (OPT), supplying to marinas, airports, truck stops and petrol forecourts.

HTEC fully understand the issues facing the industry and so have carefully developed their own software solutions to enable businesses in the industry to become more efficient and profitable.  

Ensuring that your customers have 24/7 access to fuel transactions with a reliable solution that can withstand the challenging weather is key to any successful marina, and HydraPOD is specifically designed to meet these demands. This robust and tamper-proof solution is a standalone Outdoor Payment Terminal with an intuitive user interface designed to both simplify the fuel selling process and increase checkout speed. 

HydraPOD offers your customers user friendly, weather resistant OPT’s that are available around the clock, ensuring a convenient and easy fuel transaction whilst increasing your fuel sales. It seamlessly links to pumps and is a tried and tested product used by some of the UK’s most significant fuel retailers.   

British Waterways Marinas Limited (BWML) is the Inland Waterways largest marina operator and a leading residential and leisure mooring provider with 20 marinas throughout the UK. BWML decided to benefit from having HydraPOD installed and integrated to their fuel pumps, provided by Pumptronics. These reliable pumps are built to the highest specification from 316 marine grade stainless steel and incorporate the latest technology available including world-class hydraulics. 

Most businesses are looking to reduce overhead costs where possible, and by utilising these innovative products you could see significant savings. Through the use of HydraPOD, BWML have been able to convert to unmanned sites that are available 24/7. This has resulted in a substantial reduction in labour costs and always guarantees customers service and convenience, further increasing their fuel sales. 

BWML were also seeking a solution for fuel vending which would encompass HMRC requirements regarding fuel use declaration whilst enabling multi duty rate vending. They decided to turn to HTEC to help them not only solve the problem but create business efficiencies, which they believe to be game changing in the Inland Waterways industry. Managing Director R.D. Grant says “The launch of the BWML fuel cards in December 2017 has been greatly embraced by in-house and external customers alike. HTEC’s equipment is currently used at 5 of our diesel vending sites and we are reviewing extending the HTEC facility to further BWML marinas.”

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