Parkmobile and Miami Beach announce the success of mobile payment program
Parking program in Miami Beach exceeded 125,000 transactions within first 60 days of launching
Atlanta, 8 July 2014 – Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile payment solutions to municipalities and parking providers around the world with more than 10 million members globally, announced today that its mobile payment for parking program in Miami Beach exceeded 125,000 transactions since launching the service in May.
With the Parkmobile solution, Miami Beach residents and visitors can easily pay for parking using their cell phone at all of the 8,300+ metered spaces throughout the city. Already, there are more than 25,000 members that have signed up for the service. The Miami Beach program marks one of the highest volumes of mobile app payments in the US, exceeding 95%.
Changing perceptions about parking
“In their short existence in Miami Beach, Parkmobile is changing perceptions about parking. A day does not go by without multiple compliments about its ease of use. Residents and visitors alike are thrilled,” said Saul Frances, Parking Department Director of the City of Miami Beach. “It truly is ‘parking made simple!’”
“The early success of our partnership with Miami Beach is very rewarding,” added Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc.
Footprint in the south Florida market
“With more than 125,000 transactions in the first 60 days, the strong adoption by Miami Beach residents and visitors clearly demonstrates the convenience and ease of using the Parkmobile service. We look forward to the continued growth of the program, as well as continued expansion of our footprint in the south Florida market.”
Customers can pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones. To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at Parkmobile.com. Once registered, they can use a mobile app, the internet, or call toll free to pay for parking. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. They can also select the option to receive text message alerts and reminders.
Parkmobile is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments, parking guidance using business analytics and parking. Its offerings include mobile payments for on and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit experience. Their services are used in more than 600 locations in the US by millions of registered users. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and its call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the US. Parkmobile’s investors include BCD Group and Fontinalis Partners.
About BCD Group
With annual global revenues of US$ 24 billion, including US$ 9.2 billion partner sales, BCD Group is an international market leader in the corporate and online travel, and off-airport and mobile parking industry.
About Fontinalis Partners
Co-founded by Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford, Fontinalis Partners invests in technology companies improving next-generation mobility.