How To Develop A Fuel Delivery App?

As part of this technologically driven society, people become habituated to products and services that provide them more value and convenience.

We look to access everything with just one click. Keeping up with that quite appropriately, modern resources and supply formats tied up with on-demand apps have brought advancement in many things, including food, bookings, grocery, and more.

As the demand for online services grows to a greater extent, the on-demand sector is luring more than 22.4 million customers every year with overall spending of approximately $57.6 billion.

And this trend is outgrown across many domains and different types of services. It has reached the remotest possibilities of on-demand services, One such on-demand service that has astonished the online services industry is a fuel delivery app.

The on-demand fuel businesses have grown to serve people in this segment and proved to be successful in their firsts of attempts. So far, such initiatives are already a hit in California and London. And on-demand fuel delivery sector is on its way to a splendid disruption in the economies and is spreading across the globe quite steadily and impactfully. Check with us how you can develop a fuel delivery app in a cost effective way.

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Deliver Fuel/Gas Anytime, Anywhere

Be it a long weekend drive with family or friends or your daily commute to the workplace, you have to visit a fuel station to get a refill. But, as we all know, getting your tank filled on a fuel station is not a great experience. You have to face the long queues, fuel adulteration, pollution, and poor handling by operators. Fortunately, with the arrival of on-demand fuel delivery mobile applications and services, getting your fuel tank refilled is becoming super easy and convenient. Just place an order for fuel online and get it delivered to you wherever you are, whether at your home or on the road.

How Does It Work?

The on-demand fuel delivery apps work similarly to all other conventional on-demand delivery apps. Consumers have to register themselves in the app and place their order for fuel delivery services using their current location using GPS or set the location manually. The delivery personnel will notify the orders placed for fuel, so s/he can go to the location provided by the consumer and fill up their fuel tanks.

It’s very similar to calling Uber to pick you up from your current location. With an on-demand app, you can ask a fuel-delivery service to come to your location and supply you the fuel for your car or generator, connecting you with the service through an app.

Sounds easy to create an app for it and a business around it? Well, you have to consider information management, fuel procurement, monitoring stocks, accounting, delivery fleet management, and much more.

Hence, it requires a lot more than GPS technology to develop a fuel delivery app that ensures a smooth working cycle.

How To Start Your Own On-demand Fuel Delivery Business?

Here are some steps involved in starting an online fuel delivery business:

1. Getting License

Like any other business, you will need to get approval & license from official government authorities before launching a fuel delivery business. Various authorities like Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) have provided guidelines for everyone running a fuel delivery business. Each country has its own set of rules and regulations relating to this sector. For example, in the United States, you have to abide by the Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rules laid by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Hazardous Materials Regulations by PHMSA, if you are willing to develop a fuel delivery app and launch an on-demand fuel delivery service there.

2. Location Enabled Transportation System

Once you get the license to run the business, you will need a fleet of fuel delivery trucks and vehicles for delivering fuels to the customers. And all these delivery trucks have to be equipped with a GPS unit for tracking and a fuel dispensing unit for proper disposal and keeping track of the amount of fuel dispensed.

All regulations should be followed strictly by all fuel delivery vehicles adhering to the safety compliances.

If you are willing to deliver multiple types of fuels, your delivery vehicles should handle fuels like gasoline, petrol, diesel, compressed natural gas, etc. And well trained and certified drivers are a must to drive such vehicles and deliver fuel safely.

3. Collaboration With Fuel Provider

You have to collaborate with fuel providers who can provide you a steady supply of fuel for the long term. If you have a good understanding of fuel providers in your business area, it will help you to maintain enough stocks in the inventory for your fuel delivery business.

4. Make Fuel On Demand Mobile Application

Once you have the business license, a dedicated fleet of fuel delivery vehicles, and a supply of different fuel types, you can focus on one of the most crucial steps- to develop on-demand fuel delivery apps loaded with multi-features that will execute a fuel delivery business. If you want to be the Uber for fuel you must provide excellent service and convenience.

The fuel delivery system that you desire to build will essentially have three different panels for
1) Customers
2) Delivery personnel
3) Admin

Using the admin panel, you must track and monitor all operations, from tracking orders and drivers’ movement to keeping an eye on the payments, reviews, feedback, etc.

It’s essential for you to carefully decide what features of fuel delivery app you should have in your fuel delivery application. Keep reading this post to find out a detailed discussion about the fuel delivery app features you must have.

5. Marketing

Once you are done developing a fuel delivery app, you will have to put in efforts to market it via various offline and online platforms. You’ll need a good marketing campaign to make people aware of the new way to get fuel delivered to them.

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Must-have Features Of Fuel Delivery App

As discussed earlier, your on-demand mobile application must have three platforms and here is a list of features of fuel delivery app that are must for ensuring the uninterrupted work cycle-

User’s App – Fuel Ordering Mobile App

Registration

Registration

Pin Location

Pin location

Easy Payment Options

Easy payment options

Real-time Tracking

Real-time tracking

GPS and iBeacon Enabled

GPS and iBeacon enabled
Users app Fuel Ordering mobile app

Easy Interface

Easy Interface

Order History

Order History

Rating and Reviews

Rating and Reviews

Referrals

Referrals

Essential Information Input

Essential information input
  • Registration

Like any other application, the customers will register themselves in the app once they have installed it as the first step for using the on-demand fuel delivery app.

  • GPS and iBeacon Enabled

To ensure that customers will be provided the service at the exact desired location, the on-demand fuel delivery app must be equipped with GPS and iBeacon compatibility. It will also help collect essential information about delivery vehicles to keep a complete record.

  • Pin Location

Along with the GPS, the users should also be provided an option to pin the location where they want you to deliver the fuel. This will help in guiding the fuel trucks to deliver fuel without delay.

  • Essential Information Input

Users should be able to easily select and enter some essential information such as the time, quantity of fuel, and the type of fuel they need. This information will come in handy in guiding the fuel delivery personnel about the specific requirements.

  • Easy Payment Options

Nothing will encourage customers to use the fuel delivery service app and keep using it then the comfort of choosing a payment option convenient for them. That’s why you should offer a wide range of payment options, and your app must be compatible with card, online payment gateways. There should be an option for choosing cash on delivery too.

  • Real-time tracking

Customers who have requested the delivery for fuel must accurately track the delivery vehicle in real-time. For this, the real-time locations of the delivery vehicles must be constantly updated.

  • Easy Interface

Customers must be able to navigate the app quickly and place their fuel delivery orders with just a few clicks.

  • Order History

Most of the time, people will order the same kind of fuel and probably want it delivered to their doorstep; order history to repeat the same order will make it more convenient for the customers. It will also help them track their expenditure on fuel.

  • Rating and Reviews

By providing customers the opportunity to share their experiences with other customers, a certain level of trust can be built. It will also help the customers to choose the products or services more wisely.

  • Referrals

This is a win-win deal for customers and service providers, a simple and effective way for increasing the customer base by offering some discounts or app money to users for inviting their friends and family to try out the app.

Driver’s App – Fuel Delivery System

Real-time Requests

Real-time requests

In-app Navigation

In-app Navigation

Invoice Generation

Invoice Generation
Driver Panel

Route Optimization

Route Optimization

Customer's Signature

Customer's Signature

Availability Status

Availability Status
  • Real-time Requests

The fuel delivery personnel should receive real-time fuel delivery requests with the consumer’s location and a contact number before delivering the fuel.

  • In-app Navigation

Delivery personnel must be able to reach the user’s address by using the same app.

  • Route Optimization

Route optimization is needed in the driver’s app for guiding them in delivering fuel to maximum consumers with minimum traveling.

  • Invoice Generation

Adding an automatic invoice generator will provide instant bills.

  • Customer’s Signature

Drivers should take the customer’s electronic signature as proof of delivery when they successfully deliver the ordered fuel.

  • Availability Status

Drivers can choose when they want to work and when they won’t be available. This will help in choosing the closest preferred delivery personnel for delivering the ordered fuel.

Admin Panel

Track Deliveries

Track Deliveries

Performance Analysis

Performance Analysis

Analytics

Analytics

Dashboard

Dashboard
Admin Panel

Manage Customers

Manage Customers

Manage Pricing

Manage Pricing

Manage Fuel Trucks

Manage Fuel Trucks

Manage Drivers

Manage Drivers
  • Dashboard

The dashboard will help you keep a complete record of the business, along with the number of orders, demographic information of the customers, and so on.

  • Analytics

Analytics of parameters such as the distance traveled, the time taken, the number of successful, delayed, and failed deliveries can be monitored, ensuring transparency and complete record keeping.

  • Performance Analysis

Each drive’s performance could be analyzed deeply based on each of the drivers’ performance and their failure to successful delivery ratio.

  • Manage Customers

The admin should be able to manage all the customers and the facilities provided to them such as payment, discounts, cancellation of the order, etc.

  • Manage Pricing

The admin can update the price of any product or service whenever they want.

  • Track Deliveries

Admin must be able to track the delivery trucks on a real-time area map.

  • Manage Fuel Trucks

There should be a good fleet management system to manage and track all the fuel delivery vehicles.

  • Manage Drivers

There should be a driver management tab from where the admin can add and manage all your drivers.

How Much Does It Cost To Develop An On-demand Fuel Delivery App?

The cost of developing a fuel delivery app on-demand varies according to the OS for which it is to be developed, UI/UX experience, and various features of the app such as data sync, geolocation, booking/transfer calendar, data transform, push notifications, OTP confirmation and in-app calling/messaging, etc.

One more factor that plays a significant role in determining the cost to develop a fuel delivery app is the location and availability of developers for a particular platform.

Well to be able to draw a conclusion, we divide apps into 3 major categories- Simple App, mid-level complex, and highly complex app.

Parameter Simple Semi-complex Complex
Development $38,000+ $80,000+ $155,000+
UI/UX Design $5,000+ $6,750+ $18,500+
Quality Assurance $9,650+ $15,750+ $15,000+
Project Management $10,000+ $13,750+ $10,000+
Total $62,650+ $116,250+ $198,500+
  • A Simple App:

Simple applications include standard functionalities. The development processes don’t need to integrate into many third-party APIs, also a back-end infrastructure is not required here. To develop a simple app, a developer needs standard UI components, simple filters, a feed list, and map markers. A simple app may take less than 500 hours of work and maybe budgeted in the range of $38,000 USD.

  • A Semi Complex App:

A mid-complexity app needs custom UI features, payment functionality, real-time chat, integration with APIs, tablet and handset adaptation, and a simple backend server. It takes nearly 1000 to 3000 hours to build such a mobile app, and the pricing starts at $80,000.

  • A Highly Complex App:

Highly complex applications come with advanced functionality like audio/video processing, custom animations, real-time synchronization, complex back-ends with several types of database relationships, integrations with third-party services, and many more. The estimated time frame for developing complex mobile applications is 3000+ man-hours, and the approx price starts at $15,000.

According to a cost to develop a mobile app survey, it can take nearly 18 months to develop a top-rated mobile app, with backend and front-end development processes. Of course, there may be releases in between but that is the time it really takes to start seeing an ROI on your efforts.
The ballpark figure for cost would range somewhere around $5,000 to $20,000.

To know the exact answer to how much it costs to develop on-demand fuel delivery apps, please contact us and tell us about the desired features and concepts you have in mind.

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Challenges Faced By On-demand Fuel Delivery

  • Licenses & Regulations

Do you want to be one of those startups that spend millions on their infrastructure yet crash due to legal problems? Of course not.

Hence, you need to keep yourself updated with the latest rules and regulations to run the app without any barriers. Your first and foremost priority should be to obtain the necessary licenses and permits from the government authorities.

  • Fleet Management

Building a fleet of fuel carriers who can transport all sorts of fuels and not just gasoline is a very significant part of the on-demand fuel service business. All vehicles must follow the rules and the regulations of the business in which you are operating. You can focus on developing your IT infrastructure after being ready with the fleet.

  • Reports & Analytics

You should keep an eye on fuel quality, quantity, carrier temperature while it is being delivered to the customer. This will help you in maintaining the desired quality. With a robust database system, reports and analytics can be made possible and more effective.

  • Infrastructure

Building and maintaining the physical assets and IT infrastructure is vital for the on-demand fuel supply business. If you don’t have to continually worry about the basic infrastructure, you can focus on growing and improving it.

Why Mindbowser For Fuel Delivery App Development?

Our long years of experience and exceptional on-demand fuel delivery app development solutions make us an ideal partner for both startups and enterprises. Our in-house project managers, developers, and designers confidently deliver all types of mobility projects on time.

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EndNote

Indeed the on-demand fuel delivery mobile application has lots of potentials and the least competition in the market. If you are contemplating developing a fuel delivery app and earn while helping customers and drivers get fuel anytime and anywhere. To develop on-demand fuel delivery apps contact us and put your first step in building and growing your fuel delivery business.

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