From Park-O-Meters to Pay and Display machines, parking payments have undergone a lot of change. However, parkers in a post-pandemic, tech-driven world need hands-on experience in parking lots, complete with touchless access, online reservations, and payment.
Most operators these days are turning to parking apps to cater to this demand. However, not all customers look forward to downloading a whole new app just for parking. They'll also take time to set it up and get used to it.
QR-based payment systems allow parkers to enjoy all the perks of a quick, smart parking experience without a dedicated app. With solutions like GMP QR, parkers can scan, park and pay from the convenience of their phone browsers.
Here's why switching to app-less, QR-based parking can boost your business:
Quick and Cashless
A long queue of frustrated drivers waiting to pay for parking can quickly escalate into a heated feud. A lightning-fast, user-friendly QR payment system can help you avoid it.
Easy to Set Up
A QR payment solution eliminates the need for ticket kiosks or parking apps. It's also really easy to set up - just place the QR code conveniently around the parking lot at areas with the most foot traffic. This way customers can scan the code and pay on the go.
Setting up a quick and comfortable parking experience will help you attract new customers while maintaining brand loyalty with existing users. QR payment solutions help you create a strong customer base of transient parkers, resulting in increased revenue.
Since parkers can pay online without human assistance, parking lots will require less manpower to operate, which will help them cut costs. QR codes also optimize payment collection by eliminating the risk attached to cash payments, like encountering counterfeit currency, accidental short-changing, etc.
Increased Website/App Traffic
If you have a website or app that facilitates online bookings or lists the terms and conditions of your location, you can easily divert traffic to it with a QR code. A website URL or app store QR code will redirect customers to these platforms with a simple scan. They can use this to pre-book a parking space or extend their session.
The Future of QR Codes in Parking
From receiving payments to promoting their products, all kinds of businesses are adopting QR codes. As parking lot owners have shifted their focus from physical tickets to apps, the trend is now moving towards QR-based payments.
With QR codes, parking lot owners can easily streamline their services and increase revenue while providing a satisfying experience to their transient parkers.
Meet GMP QR!
GMP QR is a completely app-less, browser-based payment solution that allows parkers to get started with just their phone number. Parkers can scan a QR code to pay through a custom-branded web app that supports multiple payment methods.
With GMP QR, operators can run in-app promotion campaigns customized for their parker’s locations instead of a static payment portal. Users can see promotions, discounts and perks from local retailers, vendors or tenants depending on where they are. Operators can also upsell daily, weekly or monthly permit options to transient users through an app-less experience, without having the increased operational cost of signage.
With GDPR-compliant data infrastructure and 24/7 customer support, GMP QR is the fastest way to set up a touchless payment experience in your parking lot. Take a look at our complete suite of smart parking solutions!
About Get My Parking
Get My Parking is an award-winning provider of an Interoperable Smart Parking Platform that connects all parking and mobility stakeholders on a common platform who were until now operating in silos. It comprises a team of doers with a clear mission to digitize the parking industry globally. Get My Parking (GMP) was founded in 2015 by Chirag Jain and Rasik Pansare with a vision to make every parking transaction a sub-conscious experience. With a strong foundation of the team, technology, and partnerships, GMP is creating a future-proof platform to connect the parking industry internally as well with urban mobility players.