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Fuel up with BP and Xero Connect in Australia & New Zealand

Posted 4 weeks ago in Small business by Tyson Lloyd
Posted by Tyson Lloyd

Hitting the road? Xero now integrates with BP Plus Fuel Card in Australia and the BP Fuelcard in New Zealand, keeping small businesses on the road without the headache of holding onto physical receipts.

As announced at Xerocon Brisbane in September, BP has partnered with Xero Connect in Australia and New Zealand to enable business customers to automate the entry of monthly invoices related to fuel expenses into Xero.. This solution is perfect for any business that needs to fuel up a work vehicle for business related trips.

How Xero Connect works

With Xero Connect, invoices flow automatically into your Xero account, eliminating manual data entry, saving you time and helping you increase data accuracy. You can connect to your Xero account via the BP customer portal, provided you pay your invoices directly and not through a third party. You can also select your preferences, including the accounts you want your fuel expenses to be coded to. 

Once connected, the BP invoice will flow automatically into Xero as a draft bill awaiting your approval. When the invoice is paid, payment will appear in Xero and is matched to the bill for easy bank reconciliation.

General Manager of Business Partnerships for BP Australia, Mike Hart adds that the Xero Connect partnership is another way BP is making business even easier for our fuel card customers.

“Every business is always looking for ways to do things better: whether it be a little tweak to free up some time, a new tool that grants deeper insight or a fresh system to give more benefit over time. As a result of this partnership with Xero our customers will be able to feed their BP Plus fuel invoices automatically into their Xero account. Ultimately, helping customers save time, gain better accuracy and removing manual entry, giving them more time to focus on their business priorities.”

General Manager of BP B2B Sales & Reseller in New Zealand, Haley Mahoney, says the company is always looking for ways to bring additional value to Fuelcard customers.

Keeping your business fuelled for longer

Businesses using the BP Plus Fuelcard in Australia can purchase fuel at over 1400 sites, and In New Zealand, the BP Fuelcard can be used at over 400 sites. BP Fuelcard also offers even more advantages. Features include up to 41 day credit terms for New Zealand, up to 51 day credit terms for Australia, and 24/7 online monitoring provide even deeper detail and help minimise mistakes or even fraud occurring, and the BPMe App even lets you pay from the comfort of the car. 

Special new BP customer offer

Right now, BP Plus (AU) is offering new customers 6 cents off per litre until 2020* and up to 51 days interest free credit. Even after 2020, you’re still set to save at least 2c per litre, every time, when you fuel up. More information and T&C’s about how to apply for a BP Plus Fuelcard (AU) and take advantage of this special offer, can be found here. 

BP New Zealand Fuelcard customers currently receive six cents per litre off the pump price, terms and conditions apply. For more information about how to apply for a BP Fuelcard (NZ), please click here.

The BP integration is now available to Xero customers in both Australia and New Zealand. More details on how to activate the integration is available on the Xero Connect website.

 

 

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