In case you’re seeking out more information on what else to expect with a parking system POS or a parking lot POS then see below:
-Message Center that includes barrier gate interface allows for automatic gate open upon paid transaction.
-Configurable to be able to allow pre-paid event parking, pay on entrance, or print entry ticket on entrance.
-Optional exit ticket printer (when Cashier is not in Exit Lane).
-System includes integrated touch screen LCD, USB ticket scanner, cash drawer, keyboard, mouse, thermal printer (single roll), credit/debit card processing, plus outdoor weather proof fee display.
-Optional second cash drawer that allows multiple cashiers to work on same station during breaks
Once most of these are available then you should have a wonderful experience in regards to parking lot revenue operations
Always go for a parking lot POS or a parking system POS that enhances your parking operations instead of making it a headache. Another important attribute to look out for is its ease to train new staff because a difficult system makes such processes longer and time consuming. Also be keen to look out for a system that allows full-featured rate structures, discounts, validations, coupons, re-rate options, plus add service or inventory items (such as car wash) with tax included or excluded, etc., to better your experience as a user.
This is a sensitive issue for most businesses when it comes to parking revenue operations. It touches around the parking system POS and/or your parking lot POS. Most businesses do not realize that this system doesn’t have to be complicated or hard to understand at all. Your parking lot POS or parking system POS can actually be the easiest to manage and use effectively and still have all the necessary or important functions, ensure proper parking rates are charged, and have full auditing for the cashier’s shift.
The level of sophistication of parking lots vary wildly across the globe.
For instance, in Singapore, all the cars are equipped with a chip that is hooked up to a special card. Every time you roll into a parking lot, or pass through a toll gate, it automatically deducts the money from your card. It's kind of like a pay-as-you-go SIM card for your phone, but for your car instead. Result: no traffic congestion.
In South Africa, some government Jeenius hatched a brilliant scheme to create more jobs: knock down all the parking meters and replace them with live human beings to collect the cash. This is one of those criminally-stupid ideas that could have been invented by no one who isn't in an official government position.
On one particular parking lot in London, England, a similar scenario took place. A lone parking lot attendant -- let's call him John -- stood there at the entrance of the parking lot, collecting people's money... every day for 30 years.
Yup, one of those old school working types. Don't see a lot of them these days. They just get a job and stick to it.
I went to get my car washed today in freezing weather, the day of a massive snow storm about to hit DC. Needless to say, nobody else was there. (Why did I do this? Because the car desperately needed to be waxed + interior cleaned, and I'm not in DC for long). The experience got me thinking about dynamic pricing and customer loyalty.
Businesses typically try to use frequent-purchase tactics to drive loyalty, like a "buy 9 get 1 free" card or, in the case of airlines, frequent flyer miles. But I believe there's a better way to drive deep loyalty while at the same time maximizing the revenue a business gets: Dynamic pricing, with a Hedge. Here's what I mean:
As I mention in the video above, to say it was a slow day at the car wash facility would be putting it nicely -- I must've been one of only a couple dozen customers they would have the entire day. It's expensive to keep a carwash open on a day like today, including paying at least 10 employees to sit around and do nothing.