Victory Parking,a leading parking provider in St. Paul, Minn., has partnered with QuickPay Corp., a premier mobile parking and payment platform provider, to bring new payment options and value-added services to its downtown parking facility. Located in close proximity to Xcel Energy Center-home of the Minnesota Wild hockey team-the Victory Parking Ramp handles extremely high parking volumes. With QuickPay, Victory Parking’s customers can save both time and money when they pay for parking using their mobile phones and the free QP QuickPay® smartphone app, available for iPhone® and Android™, or by SMS text.
With QP QuickPay, parking patrons can enter and exit the facility using just a phone, without taking a ticket or waiting in line at the cashier. Drivers use the app to scan a code at entry, raising the gate. To exit, drivers scan a code again, the gate goes up, and the drivers’ credit card is automatically charged as they drive out. The convenience is even higher during peak afternoon rush hours. Patrons using QP QuickPay can now exit the ramp using the transient parking lane or the “monthly only” parking lane, dramatically speeding their exit during these peak times. Customers attending the Minnesota Wild hockey games or other special events who park at the Victory Parking Ramp previously could only pay with cash. Now with the QP QuickPay mobile payment platform, customers can use their credit cards.
Beyond convenience and time savings, patrons using QP QuickPay also save money. Visitors parking for longer than one hour receive discounted parking rates over the posted rates. Victory Parking is offering additional discounts during the first 30 days of launch. In the future, users may enjoy extra discounts and other benefits as part of a special rates and loyalty program enabled by the QP QuickPay system.
In addition to enabling these benefits for their customers, Victory Parking gains multiple operational benefits that affect their bottom line-all with virtually no up-front investment. By allowing QP QuickPay users to exit via the “monthly only” lane, Victory reduces the number of payments cashiers must process, relieving pressure on the cashiers and allowing all patrons to exit more quickly. Because the QP QuickPay system lets parking operators track and analyze patron data as never before possible, Victory can now offer additional discounts and rewards to its most loyal customers.
“As a long-running, family-owned St. Paul business, providing excellent customer service is our priority,” said Todd Geller, Vice President of Victory Parking. “QP QuickPay allows us to offer unprecedented speed and convenience to our customers, and enables new value-added services that we could not have easily offered without it. On top of the customer-focused benefits, QuickPay allows us to easily and cost-effectively offer credit card payments and free up staff to better serve our customers,” Geller concluded.
The QP QuickPay service will be available at Victory Parking Ramp in early October. Users can download the free app and set-up a free user account by visiting qpme.com.
“Providers like Victory Parking are taking parking to the next level,” said Barney Pell, Chairman and CEO, QuickPay. “Now with QP QuickPay, Victory is giving its customers the ability to pay for parking and exit with unmatched speed and ease of use, and is taking advantage of mobile payments technology to offer discounted rates and other benefits to those customers.”
About Victory Parking, Inc.
Victory Parking is a family owned and operated company that has proudly provided parking services in the Twin Cities area for over 60 years. Headquartered in Downtown St. Paul, the company has been involved in the development and operation of many different multi-level parking ramps as well as numerous surface lots. For more information on Victory Parking locations, hours or rates please visit www.victoryparking.com.