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Hurricane Irma: GasBuddy Calls on Large Gas Retail Chains in the Southeast to Actively Update Their Critical Station Information and Data To Aid Consumers Affected by Storm

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HURRICANE IRMA:
GasBuddy Calls on Large Gas Retail Chains in the Southeast
to Actively Update Their Critical Station Information and Data
To Aid Consumers Affected by Storm

GasBuddy is Making Key Functions of its GasBuddy Business Pages Software-As-A-Service Available for Free During Hurricane Irma so Retail Chains can Accurately Manage and Maintain Information and Data About their Stations


BOSTON — September 7, 2017 — GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting nearly 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today is calling on large retail gasoline chains to update their critical station information for free via GasBuddy during Hurricane Irma.

Large retail chains are defined as those with more than 200 locations.

These retail chains can access and edit their information for free via GasBuddy Business Pages, the company’s B2B Retailer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). GasBuddy is making this service available for free for a limited time covering the duration of Hurricane Irma. Interested chains can access the system by contacting pages@gasbuddy.com.

Critical information that GasBuddy recommends retail gasoline chains keep updated and accurate are:
1) Hours of operation
2) Availability of fuel
3) Price of motor fuels
4) Power outages
5) Other available essential services at these stations

The GasBuddy app proved critical during Hurricane Harvey when record numbers of motorists downloaded and utilized the app over the one-week period that covered Labor Day weekend and beyond; and was utilized by federal and local governments to assess the situation in gasoline terms.

FOR CHAINS WITH FEWER THAN 200 LOCATIONS

For retail fuel chains that are smaller than 200 locations, or single-store operations, accurate store information can be updated through GasBuddy’s consumer-facing Fuel Availability Tracker. Here is how the Tracker works:

When a consumer is near a station that has no gas or power, the GasBuddy app will automatically display NO GAS or NO POWER next to the station on the list screen, and the station will be highlighted in red on the map screen.

Consumers are encouraged to report the status – “Has Fuel,” No Fuel,” or “No Power” – at any gas station to help others. This tool is also available on the web via http://tracker.gasbuddy.com.

GasBuddy will continue to send proactive push notifications to consumers on gas price statuses in affected areas.

About GasBuddy Business Pages
GasBuddy Business Pages is the B2B SaaS platform for the nearly $1 trillion retail fuel and convenience store market that enables marketers and operations personnel alike to help them create a “Perfect Pit Stop” for consumers. That is, to manage critical customer-facing store information such as hours, prices and amenities; to manage and maintain store performance with respect to customer service and experience; and to directly market to GasBuddy consumers products such as loyalty programs and other incentives. GasBuddy Business Pages ties directly to the company’s consumer-facing smartphone app, which has been downloaded nearly 70 million times, and attracts millions of station ratings, reviews and station/store visits each month.

About GasBuddy
GasBuddy is a smartphone app connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop™. With 70 million downloads, GasBuddy is the leader in crowdsourced information to help drivers find the best gas prices, closest stations, friendliest service, cleanest restrooms, tastiest coffee and much more. GasBuddy is the leading source for the most accurate, real-time fuel prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Company’s B2B Retailer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), known as GasBuddy Business Pages, provide Fuel Marketers and Retailers their best opportunity to maintain their station information, manage their brand, and promote to their target consumer audience. For more information, visit www.gasbuddy.com or email press@gasbuddy.com.

GasBuddy is a smartphone app connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop™. With 70 million downloads, GasBuddy is the leader in crowdsourced information to help drivers find the best gas prices, closest stations, friendliest service, cleanest restrooms, tastiest coffee and much more. GasBuddy is the leading source for the most accurate, real-time fuel prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia.