2017: A Big Year for Parkmobile
As we head into the new year, we want to take a quick look back at 2017. It was a big year for Parkmobile. We continued to expand into new markets across the country and grow our base of users.
(Parkmobile Brand Ambassadors in Philadelphia)
Parking Reservations in the Parkmobile App
This year we added a parking reservations feature into our app that lets you reserve your spot, before you even leave the house. This takes the stress out of driving into the city, heading to the airport or going to the big game. You don’t have to worry about being late to your appointment because you can’t find parking. Just book your reservation and drive directly to the location where you have a guaranteed spot waiting for you. Only Parkmobile lets you pay for on-street parking and reserve spaces in garages, all from a single app. You can also book reservations on your desktop through our new parkmobile.io website. If you haven’t tried Parkmobile reservations yet, check out this video to learn how it works.
Parkmobile Reservations from Parkmobile on Vimeo.
If you have been to a sporting event in the past year, chances are you’ve used Parkmobile to reserve your spot. Today we offer parking at some of the biggest venues around the country including Madison Square Garden, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, TD Garden, Barclays Center, T-Mobile Arena, Capital One Arena and many more. We also provided parking for the biggest events of the year like the Super Bowl, World Series and the College Football Championship.
This year we partnered with the Charlotte Motor Speedway to allow people to pick the exact parking spot they want in the lot. This is great for tailgating because you can reserve multiple spots next to each other.
As an Atlanta-based company, we were also very excited to provide all the parking for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium — home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United soccer team. In the first year of the stadium being open, we’ve done over 200,000 parking transactions. About 70% of the fans walking into the stadium have used Parkmobile to reserve their parking for the game.
The First In-Car Integration of a Complete Parking Solution
This year we announced a big partnership that integrates Parkmobile into all new model BMWs. BMW owners will have the ability to easily pay for parking with Parkmobile right from the dashboard of their car. So, if you own a new model BMW, you don’t even need to take out your phone to use our app. You pay right from your car. Check out this great article in Forbes to learn more about the Parkmobile and BMW partnership.
More Ways to Pay
This year, we introduced ChasePay and ApplePay in the Parkmobile app, giving our users more payment options. If you want to update your payment method at any time, just touch the “More” option in the app menu, select “Payment Methods” then “Add a Payment Method”.
We were extremely honored this year to be on the Deloitte Fast 500 list, recognizing the fastest growing companies in North America. Parkmobile was honored with this award by growing more than 180% from 2013 to 2016. You can learn more about the Deloitte Fast 500 award here.
Though great business results are always our goal, the reason we’re here is to make people’s lives just a little bit better. This is why we are also focused on giving back to our community and the communities of our incredible partners. In 2017, our team volunteered across the Atlanta Metro area in organizations including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Trees Atlanta and Junior Achievement. Through our charitable arm, Parkmobile Cares™, we raised money and matched donations for some great charities including the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund and the George Washington University Faculty Associates Mammography Program. You can learn more about our philanthropic work here.
As we wrap up another great year at Parkmobile, we want to thank all of our customers for supporting us in 2017. We look forward to giving you a smarter way to park for many years to come!