TOTAL ETHIOPIA INTRODUCES FIRST ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM
Total Ethiopia officially announced Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel the implementation of “Topcard”, a new electronic payment system for the first time in the country.
Topcard has been on sale starting from yesterday in 26 selected Total service stations in the country, of which eight are in Addis Ababa. Total Topcard is a modern pre-paid payment system similar to a credit card and is the first of its kind to be introduced in Ethiopia. Compared to fuel coupons and cash it provides good follow-up of fuel consumption eliminates the need to carry extra cash around to pay for total products and services and reduces risk of theft and fraud.
When using the card, a receipt will be automatically issued in two copies, from the card reader machine indicating the quantity and type of services provided, date and time of purchase, name of the station offering the services, etc. TOTAL Ethiopia takes 30 percent of market share of the country’s oil demand. Its main clients are Anbessa city bus enterprise, Ministry of Defence and fleet owners. It has over 120 stations throughout the country. TOTAL Ethiopia has been recorded 50 years of service operating in the country for 50 years now.