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Digital transformation. I’m sure if you asked most people in the industry what that meant, they’d most likely reluctantly answer with something along the lines of ‘getting your hands on more technology’. Really, it’s about adapting to the needs and behaviours of your clients and employees, then embracing digital strategies that make it easier for clients to interact with you and employees to...

With last year’s ‘beast from the east’ becoming a distant memory and warmer weather now welcoming in Spring, we have decided to take a look at kerosene trends we noticed throughout these past two winters.   2017/18 was epic. Everyone agrees with it. Who could have expected the extremities of winter in March? Cold weather and snow stopped roads, people couldn’t get to work, supply chains...

OnlineFuels, a leading B2B online fuel sales platform in the UK, and Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH have entered into a joint venture in Germany, creating OLF Deutschland GmbH, launching a fuel sales platform for the commercial B2B market in Germany. OnlineFuels Deutschland intends to cooperate with other oil and energy companies in Germany....

Have you ever looked back at your own business to see how much as changed? I did it against giants like Google and Facebook and the results are brilliant. As powerhouses, you can’t ever imagine them starting with a sketchy logo that looks like it was designed by someone from Gumtree- but they did. We turned three the other day! This prompted me to look back...

We're left feeling extremely proud when we hear how our platform has positively impacted a users business. So proud, in fact, that we invited Fuel Oils into the office to capture what they had to say on camera. Without spoiling the video too much, Bernie Emmerson and John Dickinson joined us for the afternoon to discuss how the OnlineFuels platform helped them save time and...

This isn't so much about old versus new, but a visualisation of gradual fuel industry progression through time. Small, but consistent, innovations that were most likely unnoticeable at the time and now seem dramatically different when placed side by side years later (see images). Compare the way that fuel is bought today to how it was bought 10 years ago, though, and you won’t see much...

At OnlineFuels, we work closely with Newcastle University to give experience to great emerging talent. This year, we welcome Tavija Norbutaite to the team. Tavija is here to help us with our sales and marketing operations as well as being our customer success ambassador, ensuring you get the most out of the platform. As an introduction, we asked Tavija a few questions. See what she...

It receives a lot of hype and is gaining huge amounts of traction across the country, but we could quite possibly be the only ones in the UK downstream oil market to be in one. It's co-working. If you’re unfamiliar with co-working spaces, they’re essentially huge offices that house multiple businesses on the same floors or even desks. It’s teeming with new talent, from individual freelancers...

You’ve probably seen our name around recently (I’m a big fan of emails). We’ve been talking about the release of our new dashboard, new transaction emails and the coming delivered-in feature, but we’ve not really fully addressed our fundamental features on one page and explained what a fuel buying platform is. So here we go. We’re an independent fuel buying platform We’re a completely independent platform, in...