On-demand fuel delivery mobile app
On-demand doorstep delivery has become an integral part of our society. We have seen Taxi, food, grocery standing upright on the demand list but fuel at door has also been getting attention recently. In fact, many start-ups have already started their operations in different cities in India.
What is on-demand fuel delivery?
It is a kind of uberization concept for fuel where a user can order fuel at the doorstep and refuel their vehicle without visiting the fuel station.
What Are Business Opportunities in Fuel Industry?
There is a huge opportunity in this sector as the competition is low and the concept is new. Start-ups like MyPetrolPump, Repos Energy, Fuelbuddy, Humsafar, etc are raising good investments. As there is no global leader right now in this particular space. Hence, there is a good opportunity for entrepreneurs to enter this sector.
How does it work?
On-demand fuel delivery mobile app works on real-time location-based concepts using an app maybe Android or iOS.
The user needs to select the fuel type, enter the quantity required and make the payment.
The app identifies the current location of the user or a person can manually select a location.
The fuel truck driver will be notified through the app with the location and can navigate to the with the help of a map on his app and refuel the vehicle.
In this article, we will take you through the pre-requisites to start a successful on-demand fuel delivery start-up. We will discuss the licenses required, compliances, physical infrastructure and finally developing the app for your business.
Prerequisites to start an On-Demand Fuel Delivery Service
Licenses & Registration
As the fuel delivery business involves a high element of risk due to the flammable nature of fuel so strong guidelines and regulations need to be followed. Following registration and licenses are required:
- Start-up India Registration
- Company Formation – Register your company as a Private Limited or LLP.
- Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization (PESO) license
- Door to Door Delivery (DDD) Reseller with an OMC (Oil Marketing Company) – If you want to tie up with Indian Oil or Hindustan Petroleum or Bharat Petroleum to get the fuel at dealer price.
Building the fleet of fuel-carrying vehicles plays a major part in starting an on-demand fuel delivery solution. It involves a huge investment based on the target area and volume. The vehicles must be installed with mobile fuel dispensing unit to adhere to regulatory and safety compliances. Installation of GPS is required to track the vehicle moment. Once the fleet is ready to operate, you must start focusing on IT infrastructure around your physical infrastructure.
Creating an IT infrastructure
Building an IT infrastructure for an on-demand fuel delivery mobile app is a bit more challenging than developing it for other industries. This is due to the fact that IT infrastructure could involve a lot of analytics and information. The infrastructure includes the following modules:
- Backend Development
- Admin panel Development
- A mobile application
- IoT Development & Integration
- Report & Analytic (Part of Admin)
- Backend Development
- Admin Panel
Admin panel is a web-based interface for monitoring and managing all the operations. Updating information, managing orders (pending, in-process, completed orders), manage the users, tracking driver’s operation, and more importantly checking the analytics, statistics, and evaluating it.
- Mobile Application – How it plays an important role?
You will require two main mobile applications for on-demand fuel delivery – one for the users or customers and the second for the drivers.
For an on-demand fuel delivery business, having a mobile app is imperative. A smooth and easy-to-use interface along with the functionality of the app plays a crucial role in the user experience. So, ensure that you choose the best firm that can guide you on the best technology and come up with an intuitive design and user experience.
- IoT Device Integration
In this on-demand fuel delivery business, IoT plays an important part. Based on the requirement and budget, you can equip essential IoT sensors and devices which can connect to the internet and provide essential reporting of fuel tuck in real-time. For example, you can integrate an IoT device to check the fuel level, temperature, pressure of the tank, track the fuel dispenser, track the vehicle moment, check fuel quality, etc. The sensor and devices can report vital statistics in real-time and interface with the admin interface and mobile app.
- Reports and analytics
On-demand fuel delivery requires a lot of data analysis for the smooth running of operations. The sensors in the truck and fuel chamber continuously send vital data to the server that are stored and processed through the analytics software. These analytics can be used by strategists to plan their business strategy.
On-Demand fuel delivery Mobile App Features
Keeping it smooth and easy for the user is the mantra here. The app should be exceptional with the most important and time-saving features. Here is a list of must-have feature that will keep you ahead of your competitor:
Location-based GPS with the option to drop the pin on the map
This is a mandatory feature as the fuel needs to be delivered to an exact location where the user has booked. This location can be automatically detected by the GPS or the user will have the option to drag and drop the pin on the map to select the desired location.
Option for the user to save the address for recurring orders. Users will have the option to save multiple addresses. It will save time for the user while ordering fuel as they select the address from the save list rather than finding it again on the map
Select fuel type, quantity, schedule the order
You must include the feature in which the user can select the fuel type and quantity and a calendar to select the date and select the slot for the delivery
The user who orders fuel needs to make the payment so payment integration is very much mandatory for on-demand fuel delivery. All the payment modes such as cash, UPI, internet banking, and e-wallets need to be integrated for a smooth checkout. Different payment gateways like Paytm, Payu, CCAvenue, Paypal, Stripe, Braintree can be used to ensure payment security.
Real-time tracking of delivery
Real-time tracking is a must to have features for on-demand fuel delivery. This feature will help the user to track the vehicle and time required to deliver the fuel and also contact the delivery person in case of delay
What problem does it solve? Is it really required?
Today, the traditional petrol bunks are increasing in numbers. So, what kind of problem can be solved by an on-demand fuel delivery mobile app? Let’s go through the benefits:
Fuel at any time, any moment, anywhere
Suppose your vehicle ran out of fuel at a place where there are no fuel stations nearby. Users with a mobile can order the fuel with few clicks and get the fuel delivered to their location.
In this busy world, no one wants to wait in the queue in the fuel station, thus an on-demand Fuel Delivery app will help you in saving your time by delivering the fuel to our doorstep.
In the recent past, many blasts had happened in the fuel station may due to human error or due to any other issues. So on-demand fuel deliver will be a safer option for getting your vehicle refueled.
The fuel carried by the tanker on the vehicle is double filtered and the most important thing – the fuel does not sit in the tank for weeks unlike fuel station.
How much will it cost to develop an on-demand fuel delivery app?
The cost of an on-demand fuel delivery mobile app depends on the kind of features you want in the app. The costing is also majorly depending on the technology that you are choosing for the front-end and back-end development. Apart from that UI/UX experience and testing plays a major role.
At Innbits, we can provide an end-to-end solution for on-demand fuel delivery mobile app development. If you choose us as your mobile application development partner it would cost you around $15000 to $25000 depending on the features and technology you choose.
This cost is just an approx. estimate and it is subject to change if any additional features or any other customized service.
Why choose us as your On-demand fuel delivery mobile app development partner?
Innbits has developed several solutions on on-demand app across industries. We are well versed with On-demand app development and have the required experience to deliver your dream.