Halfords has introduced a payment card which allows company car drivers to purchase items from a pre-agreed list of products, removing the need for businesses to process individual expense claims.
The Halfords ‘fleetcard’ is suitable for small ad hoc purchases like wiper blades and headlight bulbs. Fitting these consumable items with no booking or invoice fee is also expected to prove popular.
Halfords fleetcard manager Rob Myers said: “We believe there is real demand for this service – which offers businesses operating a fleet of vehicles the potential to significantly reduce the complexity handling large numbers of individual transactions.
“Not only can fleetcard customers approve items for their employees to purchase from a list over 10,000 product lines but with 465 Halfords stores placing us within 20 minutes for 90% of the UK population we offer unrivalled convenience.”
Card security is protected by up to 10 validation fields chosen by the business (for example, car registration number or purchase order number) as well as photographic identification.
Each customer can place a restriction on the number of items or value of each transaction to further guard against misuse
There are no set-up fees and Halfords has a dedicated fleetcard support team to ensure the needs of individual customers are met.