Top 4 New Year's Resolutions for C-Store Owners in 2022

New years resolution to use self checkout

Top 4 New Year's Resolutions for C-Store Owners in 2022

We’re almost a month into the new year. According to a study, 64% of us will apparently abandon our New Year’s resolutions within a month, so we thought we’d share some new ideas to replace the ones you didn’t quite keep up with. 

Here are some resolutions that fuel and convenience retailers need to add to their list for 2022. 

NEXT-LEVEL CX 

Take your customer experience to the next level this year. The modern customer experience demands a frictionless shopping experience from fill-up to checkout. Here are three ways to up your CX game: 

  1. Whether you need help with staffing or long lines, Passport® Express Lane™ is one of the most cost-effective solutions to optimize your operations. Committing to a self-checkout strategy is the first step in creating next-level CX. Express Lane gives everyone, including managers, employees, and customers – more flexibility. 

2. Express Ordering is another smart solution that helps c-stores set themselves apart with fresh food options. By automating the ordering process, Express Ordering puts the consumer in control - driving increased loyalty and upsell opportunities. 

3. Every store’s customer data needs to be secure. Passport POS and Encore® 700 S fuel dispensers come EMV-ready and PCI-certified out of the box to ensure your customers’ private information stays secure.  

DEFinite ADVANTAGE 

Demand for diesel exhaust fluid is rising. The percentage of DEF pumps in the overall automotive DEF supply mode increased from 14% in 2011 to 40% in 2019, according to market research firm Reportlinker.  

This is due to more stringent environmental regulations and the manufacturing of new DEF-compatible vehicles that are replacing the old ones.  

For retailers with Gilbarco’s Encore S fuel dispensers or later, the DEF equipment cabinet(s) can be added left or right oriented or on either side of the fueling position, allowing for even more convenience and create loyalty with your diesel customer base. 

COMBAT CORROSION 

Now is the perfect time to commit to quality fuel. Part of that commitment means protecting your underground storage tanks. 

The Veeder-Root HydrX Fuel Conditioning System combats in-tank corrosion by providing continuous water removal within diesel underground storage tanks. The system's unique design removes water from the lowest point in the tank, preventing water from stagnating on the tank bottom and breeding microbial contaminants. The integrated filtration removes entrained water, rust, sand, and microbial particulate from the fuel, polishing it before returning clean fuel back to the tank. 

Learn how the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System prevents corrosion from eating away at the bottom line for Cumberland Farms

LEVEL UP YOUR ATG 

And finally, resolve to upgrade your automatic tank gauge to the industry’s latest, most reliable ATG equipment with the TLS-450PLUS and Central Device Management (CDM).  

The TLS-450PLUS console provides an expanded, advanced feature set at a lower price point than the TLS-350 console without needing to replace your probes or sensors. It also unlocks compatibility with other solutions like HydrX. 

CDM is a server-based software package to manage your entire network of sites, ensuring your ATG consoles are always up to date with the latest features and security updates. 

THE BOTTOM LINE 

For 2022 and beyond, focus on solutions that make your operations more frictionless, efficient, secure, and connected.  

Whether it’s on the forecourt, underneath it, or in the cloud, Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the only solutions provider that covers every area of your fuel and convenience business. As your partner for what’s next, let’s see if we can help you beat the stats and keep your new year's resolution.  

Contact us today!