Improving Parking Flexibility: GMP’s In-House Permit Expert Weighs In
Parking permits or monthlies have always been the best way to offer pocket-friendly and convenient parking to people. Just like every other part of the transport and mobility industry, permits and their usage have also undergone a lot of change after the pandemic.
As a result of people avoiding public transport in fear of coming into contact with the virus, there has been a surge in the number of private vehicles that now require regular parking, most of which belong to commuters. To avoid the hassle of cruising around and looking for a good spot near their workplace, parkers are looking to pay just once to have an accessible parking space reserved for them throughout the week.
But most people are not looking forward to physically buying a monthly pass that they will have to stamp in and out of their way into the car park. Consumers these days want instantly accessible digital permits that they can purchase on the fly - an online service that would take time and effort to build in-house.
To understand how we can make permit management friendlier for both the parker and the operator, we talked to our in-house Permit expert, Shubham Choudhary. Shubham is in charge of the team behind GMP Permit, an IoT-based permit management system that comes with a custom-branded web app to sell permits.
How Do You Think Parking Permits Are Evolving to Meet the Demands of the Future?
As the parker's behavior undergoes change due to the new normal and innovations in tech, permit solutions need to adapt to meet these new requirements. Parkers now want more than just a monthly permit, and operators want to optimize their offerings to maximize revenue. In the future, I expect a lot more flexible options in the market, like 10-session permit packs, universal permits that can be used city-wide, etc.
How Does GMP Permit Prove to Be an Ideal Solution for Both Operators and Parkers?
GMP Permit helps operators bring all kinds of permits on a single platform. This helps them streamline permit management, reducing OPEX significantly. It also allows operators to offer flexible permits to their parkers through a custom-branded web app, which helps improve user experience, increase traction and maximize revenue. At the end of the day, GMP Permit provides faster, flexible, and seamless purchases, management, and usage, making permits the go-to way to park.
What New Features Can We Expect from GMP Permit?
We plan to add a variety of features that increase the flexibility of the platform. For instance, we will introduce flexipermits that allow operators to sell customizable packs of parking time or sessions, as well as VIP Permits that be used across a city, or in all of the operator’s locations. We also have plans of streamlining the Account Receivable process for permit management, especially when it comes to bulk custom permits made for corporate partnerships. Through our self-serve partner portal, it is easier for our corporate/partners to manage and pay for permits without having to rely on the operator.
We have plans to enable the cross-selling of permits by making them available for purchase through our other solutions like GMP QR and GMP Lot. We also intend to add capacity management and dynamic pricing for permits to optimize revenue according to the standards recommended by urban planners like Donald Shoup.
GMP Permit makes distributing and managing permits effortless. Begin a free trial to experience the complete permit management solution that can be customized for your business requirements.
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.
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