TicketZen has announced a partnership with PayByPhone, a flagship product of PayPoint plc. PayByPhone is a convenient and cashless way to pay for parking. With over 9 million registered users, people can pay for parking either by using the handy PayByPhone mobile app or the dial-in IVR service. Beginning today, TicketZen plans to roll out across hundreds of PayByPhone supported cities.
Despite best intentions, parking tickets are a fact of life and can really add up if you forget to pay them. TicketZen can take a lot of the hassle away and help save money by offering an easy way to pay them on the spot. When users receive a parking ticket, they simply open the app on their iPhone or Android smart phone, scan the barcode on the ticket and pay it instantly.
“Partnering with PayByPhone allows TicketZen to scale its mobile parking ticket solution to PayByPhone’s rapidly growing customer base,” said Ryan Neu, TicketZen co-founder, in an official press release. “Both companies have adopted a mobile-first approach to simplify the parking experience for consumers and we are excited to bring this technology to cities and citizens worldwide.”
TicketZen can quickly integrate with any city but will prioritize PayByPhone’s hundreds of cities, universities and private parking clients including San Francisco, Miami, Seattle, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Vancouver and Ottawa.
“We want the parking process to be quick, convenient and stress free by giving consumers a seamless mobile payment experience” said Kush Parikh, President of PayPoint North America, in an official press release. “We know TicketZen works with the same ethos so are excited to announce this partnership.”
The current options to pay a parking ticket are not efficient. Citizens are required to drive to city hall, mail in a check, or attempt to navigate the city’s poor (and usually not mobile-friendly) website. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible to pay easily using your phone—-the one device that a citizen has access to when they receive a parking citation. The partnership is poised to change all that.