The ben­e­fits of Z

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Robert Barry spoke with Bev Cas­sidy-McKen­zie at the Auck­land Cham­ber of Com­merce about its long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with Z and Z fuel cards

Q: Why does the Cham­ber of Com­merce pre­fer Z Fu­el­card?

Z is our Al­liance Part­ner and can of­fer great sav­ings to Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­bers. Z pro­vides mem­bers with a fuel man­age­ment sys­tem and a com­pet­i­tive fuel dis­count. In recog­ni­tion of the New Zealand Cham­bers long­stand­ing and loyal re­la­tion­ship with Z En­ergy, Z of­fers cham­ber mem­bers five cents per litre off the pump price on petrol and diesel at par­tic­i­pat­ing Z ser­vice sta­tions na­tion­wide.

Q: How long has the cham­ber had a re­la­tion­ship with this provider?

The Cham­ber has had an al­liance with Z en­ergy for more than two decades. It is a strong and val­ued re­la­tion­ship not only for Auck­land Cham­ber of Com­merce but also for New Zealand Cham­bers of Com­merce net­work.

Q: What are the fea­tures and ben­e­fits of a Z Fu­el­card for a cham­ber mem­ber?

The Z Fu­el­card is for busy busi­ness people. Z En­ergy does the ad­min­is­tra­tion, cham­ber mem­bers do busi­ness. There is no need to col­lect su­per­mar­ket dock­ets or use petrol vouch­ers, just an easy-to-use card which tracks com­pany us­age and makes anal­y­sis and reporting easy.

Mem­bers use it to pay se­curely for petrol and diesel; they can keep track of all fuel ex­pen­di­ture on­line, leav­ing more time to get on with real work.

Scott Macken­zie, gen­eral man­ager of char­i­ta­ble trust, Get in­2life Youth De­vel­op­ment Trust, runs a fleet of two trucks, two vans and seven trail­ers. Hav­ing a Z-card gives him more time to carry out work and of­fers greater ef­fi­cien­cies for his busi­ness.

“My team is on the road, run­ning In2it Street Games events through­out Auck­land. I can cus­tomise a card for each ve­hi­cle, and get my ac­counts emailed to me with a break­down, so I know how much we are spend­ing on each ve­hi­cle and how many kilo­me­tres we are do­ing each week.

“It is great that I can change the pref­er­ences for the cards on­line, and I can get an­nual reporting per ve­hi­cle. For se­cu­rity and track­ing spend, it is so much bet­ter than the petrol vouch­ers we used to use, and not only do I have ac­cu­rate records, but I can pay by a monthly di­rect debit, which makes it easy to man­age,” he said.

Q: Is there any pref­er­en­tial treat­ment for mem­bers with a larger fleet of ve­hi­cles, ie, big­ger fuel dis­counts? Ac­cess to more de­tailed reporting?

All Mem­bers are en­ti­tled to the same ben­e­fit – the same fuel dis­counts and de­tailed reporting – no mat­ter the size of their busi­ness.

Q: What are the on­line or ex­cep­tion reporting ben­e­fits which are of­fered to mem­bers by Z Fu­el­card? How can these be best utilised to mem­ber ad­van­tage?

Mileage reporting al­lows businesses to track us­age and costs per litre, check where sales rep­re­sen­ta­tives are and where they fill up, and fuel us­age against how far they are trav­el­ing. It’s great for mon­i­tor­ing mileage and for fi­nan­cial reporting. Even pay­ing by di­rect debit, it is easy to see changes and anom­alies in monthly us­age.

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