Plantation, Fla. June 2010 For a valet operation, sometimes parking the car is the easiest part of the job. Dealing with rates, scheduling, claims, computers, staff and customers is what gets complicated. Automated Valet offers a feature with its valet operating system, AVPM, which makes setting rates a quick and simple procedure with even the most complicated rate table.
With AVPM, the operator can program any number of rates and they will be applied automatically as the car enters the facility and is scanned into the system. Day use, monthly passes, weekend parking and any other specific parking rate can be entered into the rate table and programmed to expire or continue indefinitely. The rates can be set months in advance of special events or changed at a moments notice. Its a straightforward interface that can be accessed quickly and designed to fit the needs of the operation.
Automated Valet Founder and CEO Ken Gulec says making rate setting simple is guaranteed to increase profitability. If operators and managers can set rates at anytime, without a hassle, they will be more inclined to do so to the benefit of the bottom line. If your rate setting technology is too complicated you are going to hesitate to adjust your rates, he says. But thats where you need to be the most aggressive and the most adaptable, too.
Small valet operations may not park thousands of cars every day, but they still handle many different rate applications. Mixed-use facilities have to accommodate residential parkers, corporate accounts, shoppers, visitors and others.
Larger valet sites like hotels, casinos, hospitals and sporting venues work with rates that change hourly, daily and monthly, and clients with different patterns of use and different designations of status and services required.
For more information about the operating system and its applications, contact Automated Valet. Once installed, AVPM has constant and complete technological support from Automated Valet.
The features for rate setting that we offer with AVPM give users the power to set rates appropriately without a lot of trouble. Thats definitely going to increase revenue, Gulec says.