MobileNOW!’s recently launched Merchant Program is a big hit among downtown restaurant owners and other merchants.
Port Jefferson is an active seaside resort and harbor town on the Long Island Sound. All parking is metered, and this has been a concern for local merchants. Customers will often leave a business early because they are afraid of getting a parking ticket due to an expired meter.
“I was constantly running in and out of my restaurant putting quarters into my patrons’ parking meters. But running around Main Street didn’t allow me to focus on the main thing – my customers and serving them.” says Joey Zee, a long-time restaurateur in Port Jefferson. “But now with the MobileNOW! app, I don’t need to leave my restaurant anymore. I really love it! And besides, it looks so cool.”
When a customer walks in, Joey Zee asks them for their
parking space number
and enters it in the MobileNOW! app using an iPad, then selects the duration and confirms the start of the parking session. The same can be done using a smartphone. Once a session is about to expire, there is a warning and time can be extended. There is no limit to the number of cars that can be parked simultaneously.
In addition, MobileNOW! issues free cell phone parking vouchers, which are valid for 2 hours of parking. Merchants can distribute these vouchers to customers in order to increase the chances of a return visit.
About MobileNOW, LLC.
MobileNOW!, previously known as ParkNOW!, is a world pioneer and leading provider of cell phone and other cashless payment methods for the parking industry. In addition to enabling virtual payment and collection options, the MobileNOW! platform offers full enforcement, management and reporting capabilities. MobileNOW!’s corporate office is in Bayside, NY. For more information, visit www.mobile-now.us