North Babylon, NY, Sept. 2010
In an industry where Internet technology has not been at the forefront, Long Island, NY, based Codfuel.com turns nine years old. Codfuel.com is a pioneer when it comes to shopping for home heating oil on the Internet. Founded by John Franco, Codfuel.com was first launched back in 2001 as a simple classified ad filled web page. While the on-line fuel oil ordering system was in development, local oil companies shared a single web page to promote their businesses.
Now, many years later, Codfuel.com operates in several states in the North East and several emulating Websites were launched but never caught on like Codfuel.com. Some of these Websites are owned by large oil corporations who guise themselves under another business name. Many lack the personal approach that Codfuel.com offers their customers. “We are a small operation that focuses highly on customer satisfaction and appreciation over and above everything else”, Franco said. The convenience of one stop shopping and fuel oil price comparison between oil dealers is unprecedented.
Nine years ago, when Codfuel.com was being developed, oil companies and consumers alike were not ready for on-line heating oil. Franco had other thoughts and continued programming the Website. It wasn’t until 2004 when the actual launch of on-line ordering took place. “We started out with two oil dealers who had enough trust in us to put their name and oil prices out there for the world to see”, Franco said. Since then, Codfuel.com has evolved into one of the most successful oil price comparison Websites generating more than 3 million dollars in savings for their customers.
With savings between .30-.70 cents per gallon, when comparing to “full service” oil dealers, Codfuel.com puts the customer back in control of their oil bill. Ordering discount oil may not be for everyone. Some consumers prefer to be locked into a long-term service agreement from a full service oil company or perhaps, that’s just what they were always used too.
With the constant rising price of heating oil on the minds of 8 million oil heat Consumers, it’s easy to find out what various fuel oil companies are charging in your neighborhood. Codfuel.com is a free service for all consumers and they can view current oil prices 24 hours a day without having to register or enter your e-mail address.
Growth has been steady for Codfuel.com, which puts on nearly 50 new members per day during the heating season. Slowly but surely, the fuel oil industry is becoming more in tuned with the Internet. It certainly enabled Us and our Vendors to discount their oil prices to our customers by decreasing costs involved with getting new customers and facilitating their needs.
Codfuel.com urges all professional fuel oil Companies in all U.S. States to register as a participating dealer.
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