You can now tip petrol attendants via your phone – here’s how it works

 ·14 Sep 2021

Telkom Financial Services and energy group Engen have launched a new feature designed for tipping petrol attendants and Quickshop cashiers at Engen service stations.

The Engen 1app features a new “Tip an Attendant” function, which allows motorists and shoppers across South Africa to tip Engen staff for their service.

The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened hygiene protocols at service station level, with many customers moving towards cashless and contactless digital payment systems.

How the “Tip an Attendant” works

Engen petrol pump attendants and Quickshop cashiers will be assigned a lanyard with a QR code and number. They will be required to register for a Telkom Pay Wallet using the universally accessible chat platform, WhatsApp and link their profile to their QR codes.

Once this is done, they can start receiving tips to their Telkom Pay wallets from customers paying them from the Engen 1app – which they can also use to shop and pay for their fuel.

“Customer service and constant innovation are key drivers for Engen, which is why we are extremely excited to bring our customers ‘Tip an Attendant’ as a way to acknowledge our petrol attendants and Quickshop cashiers’ commitment to service excellence,” said Seelan Naidoo, Engen’s GM: Retail.

“Our vision is to extend the solution outside the Engen environment, enabling Engen customers to use the Engen 1app to tip anyone that provides great service,” said Naidoo.

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