Automatic Delivery Now Available

You’ve asked for it and we can deliver.

A lot of you have asked if we could set you up on an automatic delivery schedule. We have taken that request to heart; and have been working with our IT department over the past couple of months to ensure that our system is flawless.

Our state-of-the-art system monitors your tank level based on weather, size of home, and your heating habits. The system alerts us when your tank is between a quarter and half full; and we make a delivery.

When you choose Oppure’s automatic delivery service, you won’t ever have to worry about checking your fuel gauge or risk running out of oil.

Set up automatic delivery today! Just click on “Automatic Delivery” through your account at our Online Heating Oil Gateway or contact us via Email or by phone 800.359.4802.

We listen to your suggestions and keep trying to make the experience of doing business with Oppure Oil better and easier for our customers. We appreciate your input and your business.

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Get to Know Our Neighborhood Service Providers

It’s tax time. Are you looking for an accountant?

We generally like to do business with local people and independent-owned businesses.  Why? Because they are people we’ve come to know and trust. They are our neighbors.

When we spend our money in the community, it stays in the community and helps to keep our communities solvent. “For every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.”1

 So in that spirit, we have included a Neighborhood Providers page on our website, listing some of the folks with whom we do business. In addition to two really excellent local burner service companies, you’ll find service providers from A to Z. Our Neighborhood Providers include companies providing business to consumer products and services, as well as those providing business-to-business services. Many service both consumers and businesses.

We hope you find this page helpful and that you will consider doing business with these local folks. Heck, you may even end up doing business with our accountant, Bob Anderson.

1www.the350project.net

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Old Fashioned Service Has Come Full Circle

I like my job. I’ve been delivering oil for over 20 years. Prior to starting Oppure Oil, I was an oil deliveryman for another company.

When I started in this industry, customers paid about $150 to fill a tank with home heating oil. Today, it’s more like $650.

Back in the day, customers were happy to see the oilman pull up to fill the tank. I was usually greeted in a friendly manner. At Christmas time, I’d show up wearing a Santa hat. We were always busy during Christmas week because everyone wanted to have a full tank before the holidays. When I dropped off the bill, the customer would write a check on the spot, we’d wish each other a happy holiday, and I’d move on to the next delivery.

Over the years, as the price of oil rose, customers became a little less happy to see me. In fact, sometimes they actually became a little hostile. People are angry over the ever-increasing oil prices. Folks think that the delivery companies are ripping them off. However, while the price of oil has gone up, the profits made by the oil delivery companies have stayed about the same.

For example, let’s assume the oil delivery company charges $0.05 over their cost. If the oil company’s costs added up to $1.00 per gallon, you’d pay $1.05 per gallon. If the oil delivery company’s costs were $5.00 per gallon, they’d still only add a nickel to the price, and you would pay $5.05 per gallon.

By combining technology and efficiency with good old fashioned, personalized service, Oppure Oil manages to keep our costs down. We pass the savings on to our customers. Now when I show up to fill the tank, I’ve noticed the customers are getting friendlier. They appreciate the fact that we’re saving them money. In some cases our prices have been 40 or 50 cents less for the same quality product delivered by full-service oil companies.

So the next time I pull up to fill your tank, come on outside and say hello.

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What Would You Do with an Extra $30?

MP900385339One Duplex House, Two Customers, One Saved $0.15 per Gallon for the Same #2 Heating Oil.

This week while I was delivering oil to my customer who lives in one apartment in a duplex house, a different oil company was delivering oil to the other resident’s tank at the same time. We both finished filling the tanks and left the delivery slips at the door for our customers. I couldn’t help but to notice that the resident who was not my customer was actually charged 15¢ per gallon more than what I charged my customer!

If each customer purchased 200 gallons of oil, my customer paid $30 less than the other resident. Over a winter, that can add up to significant money!

Check out our price, posted daily on our website and order now!

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