GATEway to the Future

Gate Petroleum launches mobile app, redesigns website

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Gate Petroleum Co. has officially rolled out the GATE mobile app through OpenStore by GasBuddy. Available for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms, the app showcases in-store promotions, updated gas prices, locations and more.

Customers can send feedback from their mobile phone and receive time-sensitive electronic mobile coupons.

"The retail environment is constantly changing and evolving," said Mitchell Rhodes, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Gate Petroleum's COO. "The addition of our new mobile app and totally redesigned website will allow us to further enhance the GATE experience for our customers in the store, on the web or wherever they go."

Jason Toews, co-founder and CEO of OpenStore by GasBuddy, said. "We help our clients identify new opportunities, make choices between those opportunities and optimize their customer experiences to attain and sustain market leadership. OpenStore is a complete turnkey social technology solution that will support GATE strategies to reach their customers with targeted marketing and powerful messaging."

OpenStore by GasBuddy is a multi-channel digital marketing solution that increases customer loyalty by providing two-way communication between c-store owners and customers using web technologies and custom branded mobile applications. The OpenStore dashboard makes it easy to collect customer feedback, manage social media, deliver mobile coupons and text message campaigns all from one single location.

Gate Petroleum operates 225 convenience stores throughout the southeastern United States in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. It is building facilities that better meet the needs of the consumer by offering spacious floor plans, expanded fueling options, bright and clutter-free interiors, well-lit exteriors, a broad selection of merchandise and services and well-trained, courteous personnel.