Take five: Parking payment methods

When deciding which parking payment process to implement, it is important to identify what you are trying to achieve as a business or property owner. Are you aiming for a greater turnover of customers, safer parking or a more efficient process?
Once you have identified these goals, you can then look at the different solutions. 

1. Pay on Text
This is a self-sufficient solution that allows people to pay their parking charge as they leave the car park. Payment can be made at a pay station using cash or a credit card. This structure is the most effective way of making sure people pay for their parking and, by controlling entrances and exits, it stops people abusing your property. 

2. Web Payment
Using a prepay web portal, you can efficiently oversee the use of your car park. Commonly found at airports, these systems involve motorists paying for their parking in advance online. The car park is then monitored using automatic number plate recognition technology, which identifies vehicles that have paid. 

3. Pay by Phone
Using a prepay web portal, you can efficiently oversee the use of your car park. Commonly found at airports, these systems involve motorists paying for their parking in advance online. The car park is then monitored using automatic number plate recognition technology, which identifies vehicles that have paid.