Parkeon Unveils ‘White-Label’ Parking Payments Portal
Parkeon has launched a ‘white-label’ parking payments web portal, providing scheme owners and operators with an easy way to offer online billing and account-based transactions to end-users.
The portal, which has just gone live as part of a ticketless Parkeon MiniPark ANPR roll-out for Canterbury City Council, can be branded for each individual operator or scheme – with Parkeon delivering the necessary back-office management and online transaction capability.
The move is part of a concerted drive by Parkeon to make paying for parking as convenient as possible for motorists, while simultaneously helping operators optimise the efficiency benefits of cloud-based technology.
“Consumers are increasingly comfortable with account-based transactions, whether paying for public transport or buying music and video online, so why not for parking?” says Danny Hassett, UK Regional Parking Director at Parkeon. “Instead of queuing at parking terminals, account holders can simply drive in, complete their business and drive out again. Vehicles details are then matched against account holders, and payments taken at predetermined intervals for the services used.”
Canterbury City Council has become the first customer in the UK to introduce Parkeon’s ‘white-label’ payments website, branded with its own identity, as part of newly introduced ticketless ANPR solution. It means, for example, that patrons of the Marlowe Theatre registered with the portal can simply drive out of the nearby Pound Lane car park at the end of a performance without needing to queue at a terminal late at night.
At the same time, Parkeon is extending the reach of its Whoosh! Mobile phone payment app from on-street applications to its Varioflex pay-on-foot, MiniPark ANPR with barriers and ParkREG ANPR without barriers schemes.
“With our new portal, greater access to the Whoosh app, mobile payments and integration of contactless systems combined with conventional coin and card payments at our terminals, we’re giving operators more choice than ever before of how they meet the parking needs of their customers,” says Danny Hassett.