This is a story about Mary and two CPOs in Stripe countries that use the CDMC back-end.
LOVE-Charge and EVOL-Charge are CPOs that use the CDMC back-end. They have decided to publish each other's chargers on their apps and allow each other's customers to charge at their stations; this is part of the CDMC Star Alliance. They update their T&Cs to say that by using other CPO's chargers in the Star Alliance, you agree to that CPO's T&Cs, (and provide links to the other T&Cs). They even put Star stickers on their chargers, which indicate to their customers that Star-Alliance customers can charge at each others chargers.
This is Mary. Mary is a customer of LOVE-Charge.
One day, Mary decides to charge at an EVOL charging station, because: a. She can see the charger on the map and/or b. There is a Star-Alliance sticker on the charger, and she knows this indicates that LOVE and EVOL share the same back-end. She uses her LOVE App (or RFID) to start charging.
Because EVOL is CPO providing the charging service, the money from the charging session goes to EVOL, and the receipt Mary receives is from EVOL. This makes perfect sense.
Yay! It's so great that LOVE lets me use their app to charge at other Star-Alliance chargers! It makes my life so easy and I don't need lots of apps! What a great company, I'm so happy I'm their customer.
Moral of the story: 1. If you want to be a member of the Star Alliance, you need to update your T&Cs to say that the user agrees to the T&Cs of the other CPO if they use the other CPO's services. We can probably get a pretty good reference from Plugsurfing on how their T&Cs look. 2. If you want to be a member of the Star Alliance, you have to understand that the receipt will come from the CPO that provides the charging service, because it would be illegal for any other company to provide a receipt for services they did not provide and money they did not receive. 3. If you want to do some sort of revenue share between Star Alliance CPOs, then that needs to be negotiated directly between the CPOs because that has nothing to do with us.