26 Apr Talking Distributors, Delivered-in and Drones at FPS Expo 2018
As another FPS Expo 2018 passes, we reflect on the great news that came out of the largest exhibition of the oil and fuel distribution industry and its suppliers.
It’s always good to have everybody in the industry under one roof, and in another sold-out show, it gave us a chance to see some new faces and catch up with established clients. Although we were slightly miffed about not winning the prize for the best stall- it was a huge success nevertheless.
Here’s what went down…
We kicked things off with the excitement from our competition. For this, we dished out hundreds of keys over the course of the week, in which only one of those fit the lock to open up our safe and give the lucky holder, Mark Adcock of NWF Fuels, a top of the range drone.
At the OnlineFuels stall, we took the opportunity to showcase our new dashboard, with added features from the feedback that we received from you last year. With options now including a live news feed, new look and added functionality, it was clear from the reception that it makes the buying and selling process much easier, faster and more transparent for you.
Giving you a live tester of the functionality made it clear how incredibly useful the platform can really be in the day to day process of your fuel buying and selling.
It was an inspiring two days, showing scope for huge growth with new suppliers eager to get on board. The discussions we had with you gave a new outlook on the market, the concerns that you have and how we can address them.
Here’s how we’re going to grow on that.
The comments on the platform this year included displaying more locations and pricing options, which we are already well on the way of providing. Ultimately, we want to create an all in one platform for you that provides a dashboard with all the information you need- no more notebooks full of numbers, no more back and forth phone calls.
The main attraction, however, that seemed to be a hit with everyone, was our new delivered-in feature that will be arriving in the coming months.
As part of our efforts to provide you with an all-round service, we will soon be launching delivered-in, which will give you the ability to have full loads delivered to your depot- all from the simplicity of the OnlineFuels dashboard.
There was even interest from non-directly affected individuals as a means for advertising their products or services on our platform. With the growth of OnlineFuels, it has now been recognised as a hub for reaching your targeted clients, and with our banner displays located in prime locations on the dashboard, it puts your ads right where you need them.
Although we had a lot of interest in these packages over the course of the Expo, there are still some limited spaces for your ads. Get in touch today to discuss availability.
Overall it was a positive experience, which shows optimism for the future. With the intrigue at this year’s events from new suppliers and distributors, it makes now the perfect time to sign up.
If you didn’t manage to make it to the FPS Expo, you can request a demo today to see how it can simplify your tasks.