Having integrated parking solutions on your premises can be a great factor that could establish your business’ success. Especially if you are in an industry that generates a lot of daily visitors such as hotels, hospitals or shopping centres, having parking staff that can deliver quality customer service and smart parking equipment to make the parking operations convenient for both your people and customers are huge contributing factors.

Whether you need a parking solution to enforce maximum stay rules, to maximise your pay and display revenue or simply to prevent abuse of disabled bays, finding the right company that will follow your objectives should not be as daunting as it sounds. To make things less complicated for you, we listed below a few factors you have to take into consideration.

Your goal
The first thing you have to thoroughly consider is your main goal. One example is to generate revenue, you will have to acquire or convert your existing parking to a paid model and make use of a parking solution to make your parking profitable. Another goal is to replace your outdated parking equipment to keep up with your modern, streamlined brand image. For this reason, you have to carefully consider your parking’s layout, functionality and equipment to maximise customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness. Last, you may be able to take full advantage of the latest parking technology. Take your parking game up a notch by integrating full-featured parking equipment and advanced software.

Your budget
For you to get an idea of how much it will cost to obtain the parking solution you need, here are a few factors you need to look at:

Whether you run a gated or open-access parking
If gated, how many exits and entry lanes are there
Whether you require parking solutions to charge a flat or an hourly rate

Your timeline
When evaluating the parking solution options, you have to consider your timeline as well. There may be products that need to be pre-ordered and there are those that can be installed in just a matter of hours. Opt for a company that has the capacity to follow through your objectives when it comes to schedules.

Your parking customers
Keep in mind that it is also important to consider who will be using your parking. For tenants and employees who typically utilise parking, you’ll want a solution that can accommodate access control. For transient parkers such as your customers and the public, opt for a solution that will charge a parking fee.

Your payment system
There are various parking solutions to meet your revenue needs which can allow you to charge parkers by the hour, day or by a flat rate. If you’re considering discounted or free ‘validated’ parking to some users, you have plenty of options to choose from too. Additionally, think about how you will accept parking payments, whether you will need to have a cashier on the premises or make use of an automated payment system instead.

The automation you need
Instead of solely relying on your parking to be manually operated by staff and employees, you may want to consider advanced parking equipment technology to take your parking operation to the next level. This way, you will have the capacity to mitigate human error and keep tabs on performance with sophisticated reporting.

Here, at Gemini Parking Solutions, we endeavour to change most people’s opinion that the parking industry isn’t known for compassion. Having an eye on the future and continuously striving for improvement is what make us different from the rest. From the people we hire to the systems we use, we know that every little way we improve the experience of using your car park adds up to a big difference in your business. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity to grow your business with us. Get in touch with us today on 0871 200 2143.