MobileNOW!, a global innovator and world’s first for mobile payments in parking, and the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has announced record results for mobile payment adoption in February.
Jointly, MobileNOW! and The Bethlehem Parking Authority launched a comprehensive marketing campaign in December 2014 which has led to substantially more use of the MobileNOW! app to pay for parking in Bethlehem.
“February, this year and last, has had the worst weather conditions of the winter months—which perhaps is why people love using the MobileNOW! app. Our customers enjoy paying for and extending parking sessions remotely, where they can be comfortable and hassle-free,” said Kevin Livingston, Executive Director of the Bethlehem Parking Authority. “When our parking patrons receive a citation, our staff encourages them to download the free MobileNOW! app. It’s especially helpful for those who can’t get back to the meter before their session expires. Through a combination of promotions and word of mouth, our mobile payment revenue doubled in February 2015 over February last year.”
MobileNOW! and Bethlehem has partnered with the Bethlehem Downtown Business Association and Chamber of Commerce to increase mobile payment awareness.
Livingston added, “We are thrilled to share that February revenue not only doubled over last year, but it was our highest month for mobile payment revenue since we launched MobileNOW!.”
“We applaud the city of Bethlehem for their creativity, enthusiasm and diligence in promoting parking technology to enhance their customers’ experience,” said John Oglesby, MobileNOW! President and CEO. “We look forward to supporting future local Chamber of Commerce events and communications to residents as we believe connecting with the community is where technology adoption begins.”
MobileNOW! is the official sponsor of The Bethlehem Economic Outlook Breakfast event on March 17th at 7: 30 AM at Hotel Bethlehem.
About the City of Bethlehem
Bethlehem, with a population of more than 75,000 people, is located in eastern Pennsylvania and lies in Northampton and Lehigh counties. Bethlehem borders with the cities of Allentown and Easton and is part of the greater Lehigh Valley community.
The Bethlehem Parking Authority was founded in 1988 and provides comprehensive parking management services including valet parking, pay stations, meters, event parking, and enforcement.
About MobileNOW!, LLC
MobileNOW! LLC, headquartered in Rockville, MD, is a global pioneer, innovator and leading provider of mobile phone and other cashless payment methods for the parking and electronic vehicle (EV) charging industry. The MobileNOW! platform, also known as the world’s first mobile payment solution for parking since 2000, is available in 14 countries and is the only mobile payment solution developed by parking professionals with operations experience. In addition to enabling virtual payment and collection options, the MobileNOW! platform offers full enforcement, management and reporting capabilities.
MobileNOW! solutions are developed for all mobile devices, including iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms. For more information, visit www.mobile-now.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2275 Research Blvd, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850