Hess Partners with OpenStore by GasBuddy to Launch Innovative Mobile App and Website for People on the Go
This past Thursday Hess Corporation and OpenStore by GasBuddy announced the launch of the Hess Express mobile app and redesigned website, HessExpress.com, to provide people like us who are always on the go with customized deals and coupons, real-time gas prices and traffic information . Not sure who Hess is? Hess is a global integrated energy company engaged in exploration, development, production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas. Hess also deserves a pat on the back for being one of the leading independent gasoline-convenience retailers on the East Coast with more than 1, 350 stations and convenience stores in 16 states from Massachusetts to Florida.
“This digital initiative will take the way we serve and build relationships with our customers to the next level,” Rick Lawlor, vice president of Retail Marketing for Hess Corporation, said. “It’s a new way for us to deliver on our long-standing commitment to convenience and quality.”
With this new savvy Hess Express app and newly designed website, consumers can find the closest Hess location, check real-time gas prices, and find the latest deals and product offerings. Believe me, this is “Consumer Heaven”. Customers without smart phones can receive Mobile Hess Express Deal Alerts by plugging in their mobile numbers online. Sounds fair enough?
Oh no, the awesomeness didn’t just stop there, the Hess Express app also includes a unique combination of directions, traffic reporting and gas prices to help customers navigate to their destinations while finding the best gas prices at convenient locations. The “My Hess Express” module of the app and web site allows consumers to select a Hess Express store as their favorite to get the latest gas prices and Hess Express deals and coupons specific to that location.
“The digital world is rapidly increasing and changing the way companies interact with customers,” Jason Toews, co-founder and CEO of OpenStore by GasBuddy, said. “Hess is making the most of web and mobile tools to find innovative ways for connecting with customers.”
Hess is also driving innovation and transforming the way customers engage with the company with the addition of Idea Bank to the Hess Express mobile app and website. Powered by BrightIdea, this interactive feature creates a collaborative social experience where customers can submit, comment, as well as vote on ideas on how to make their Hess experience more enjoyable.