As Parking Systems become fully digitised, efficiency and ease of use are a noticeable result to both vendor and user. There are so many options and features available within the Car Parking sector with the latest being Ticketless Parking.
Ticketless parking is a new addition to any modern car parking system. It enables customers to have a seamless experience when parking and paying. The user is in control of the transaction, reducing any delay that would otherwise occur with outdated systems.TTicketless parking solutions facilitate easy entering and exiting a car park without a physical ticket. With a ticketless solution, customers will no longer need to worry about losing their ticket and paying a premium to be issued a new ticket.
How does Ticketless Parking work?
Ticketless parking identifies the vehicle through license plate recognition or RFID. When a vehicle enters through a parking gate, the system captures the license plate number and logs the time and details to the system database.
When exiting, the recognition software calculates your time and parking fee accordingly. This reduces the time spent validating physical tickets and paying. Many Ticketless Systems provide a cashless and contactless payment option for convenience to customers.
This system can be implemented in any car park from shopping centres to multi-story parks etc. Enabling the cashless mode, ticketless parking also eliminates the need to hold cash within the payment system. Manual checking of tickets by a member of staff is also eliminated.
Benefits to Customers
Smoother Traffic Flow:
The license plate recognition software improves the speed of the process when entering and exiting the car park, resulting in smoother traffic flow without congestion.
Reduced Waiting Time:
There is no need to wait at the ticket station at the entrance or exit with no long queues.
Ticketless parking enables many payment options other than cash transactions. The customer can pay online, through credit or debit card or on a monthly basis.
Track Parking With App:
Customers can keep track of any parking activity. They can log in and verify payments, times other details relating to their parking. This system is both reliable and efficient, encouraging customers to use the solution often.
Misplacing Parking Tickets:
Misplacing parking tickets is a common occurrence. Ticketless Parking stops this from happening immediately.
Benefits for the parking admin or operator:
Saving on investment costs:
The operators will not have to install any control devices to allow entry and exit of a vehicle. The barrier control, ensuring the ticket is provided at the ticket station, installing the ticket station etc. activities are costly. By avoiding all of these, we can significantly save on investment costs.
Reducing administrative work:
The admin will not have to check every ticket, timing and price. The control and maintaining activity will be remarkably reduced. And thus, in turn this will reduce the overall work for an admin to track and keep everything in place.
Improving Return on Investments:
There is a lot of hassle involved in restocking the ticket machines with paper for tickets. The cost of obtaining, restocking them every time and then throwing the paper away. This involves a lot to invest if you look into a broader view. Ticketless parking will avoid these costs and thus will improve the returns on investment considerably.
Boosts Customer satisfaction :
Ticketless parking offers customers convenience, ease and is simple. It also reduces traffic, queues and is simpler to manage. This enhances the customer satisfaction as they don’t have to deal with parking machines, queues or plethora of inconveniences. This increases the loyalty and repeated visits of customers boosting overall satisfaction.
Eliminates the needs of maintenance and service calls for control devices:
There is no need to manage any control devices and maintain them. Hence, ticketless parking will eliminate the need to maintain or to provide any service calls for the control devices. This will reduce the administrative work as well will reduce the costs to maintain and control the parking system.