AUSTIN, Texas, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Flash Valet and ParkWhiz have partnered to create an efficient and complete solution for parking providers. ParkWhiz.com allows consumers to find and pay for guaranteed parking online and in advance, while Flash Valet enables revenue control, vehicle tracking, and paperless, cloud-based record keeping in managed parking environments. Integration of these systems means an optimal experience for both guests and parking providers.
For consumers, the advantages of this integration are many. Upon arrival, guests who have purchased in advance via ParkWhiz.com will be checked in in a matter of seconds and can expect to experience faster arrival and departure. Later, guests that valet can have their vehicle brought to them via text message request.
The upside for parking providers is clear. With this integration, they can now manage every aspect of their operation via a single user-friendly platform, including reservations, purchases and validations. This integration system will improve revenue tracking, which will positively impact the bottom line and result in more efficient operations overall. Instant tracking of e-parking reservations and vehicle locations helps providers manage their available spaces. Flash Valet has been a leading solution for parking providers in need of rapid deployment, and adding ParkWhiz to the equation heightens the service's flexibility.
"For businesses and special events, the ParkWhiz and Flash Valet integration will make for a more efficient and responsive operation," explained Juan Rodriguez of Flash Valet. "Every facet of the operation can be managed with a mobile device, from revenue control and accounting, to validation and credit card acceptance at the curb. With the integrated mobile barcode scanner, vehicles can be instantly entered into the system. Valets can snap pictures of every vehicle handled – an added bonus feature in the event of an insurance claim."
"We are excited to partner with Flash Valet and assist in offering a superior customer experience with e-parking reservations and validations," says ParkWhiz SVP of Sales and Partnerships, Dean Bravos. "We know that this partnership will be beneficial to both parking facility owners and consumers as it provides streamlined solutions for all."
Flash Valet is available in three tiers as a monthly, pay-as-you-go plan. The "A La Carte" plan is both economical and customizable. The "Value Pack" is the most popular option, while the "Unlimited" plan is ideal for high-volume venues. Flash Valet also offers online training options and online or phone support to customers. The system can even deliver surveys to guests, providing valuable feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the parking provider.
About Flash Valet
Flash Valet gives parking providers the freedom to operate away from cash registers and paper tickets by channeling communications and payment through something we have on us all the time Ð our mobile phones. Through Flash Valet's cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS), valet parking providers can track vehicles in real time to control and boost their revenue, manage employee time and attendance, accept credit cards at the curb and through mobile payments, and more (full list of features available here: http://web.flashvalet.com/for-
Parking companies get real-time visibility into their business from their phone or any browser and, unlike other parking management solutions, Flash Valet does not require a hefty investment in servers or desktop machines. Roll out is fast and affordable. Plus, the platform runs on an easy-to-use mobile app, which translates into rapid deployments and fast learning curve for the personnel on the ground.
ParkWhiz.com is the industry leader of online parking reservations for daily, monthly and event parking. The company's website and mobile platforms provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and reserve guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination. The company, headquartered in Chicago, was founded in 2006 by Aashish Dalal and Jon Thornton. ParkWhiz is an official partner of StubHub and TicketsNow. The company also has partnerships with professional sports teams including the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, US Airways Center, NCAA teams, and other sports and entertainment venues. For more information, visit ParkWhiz.com.
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