A New Way to Pay for Parking in Dublin

25 June 2013

Payzone, the leading provider of payment solutions, and Dublin City Council’s Parking Tag operator, has expanded its parking payment service in Dublin. Dublin drivers can now pay for on street parking in one of Payzone’s 650 retail agents with Retail Parking Tag. The launch took place in Centra Rathmines which is open 24 hours.

A complementary offering to the hugely successful Parking Tag, the pay in store option allows drivers to go to the nearest Payzone retail agent and pay for their parking. Customers provide the agent in store with their car registration, zone that they are parked in and duration of stay.  They are not required to return to their car; they simply pay and walk away. The transaction is processed in real time, which gives parking enforcers visibility of the payment made on their handheld units.

The Parking Tag solution is the most successful mobile payment implementation in Ireland, with over 10,000 registered users utilising the service each week. This option will reduce the hassle for unregistered customers - instead of going to a shop to get change to feed the Pay & Display machine, customers can go to their nearest convenience store and pay for parking without the need to return to their vehicle.

“Retail Parking Tag is another way of making paying for your parking easier in Dublin city. The number of registered Parking Tag users is just an indication of the demand for alternative ways to pay for parking” says Eithne Gibbons of Dublin City Council’s parking section.


Dublin City Council is delighted to offer a €1 per hour promotion for month of July for Retail Parking Tag users in Rathmines.

Commenting on the new offering, Payzone Managing Director Jim Deignan said; “We are constantly working to make parking in Dublin a stress free and convenient experience. We are really excited to add in-store parking payments as a new payment option.”

Parking Tag was launched in the Dublin City Council Area in May 2009. The service allows residents and visitors to the Dublin City region to pay for parking via their mobile device. Since its launch, over 30,000 people have registered and its great success has led to the extension of the service to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin.

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For further information, please contact Joanna Petty, Wilson Hartnell, (01) 6690030 or Joanna.petty@ogilvy.com

About Payzone:

Payzone is Ireland’s largest branded consumer payments acceptance network. The company also operates across Europe providing a wide range of payments services in the UK, Sweden, Greece, Germany and Romania. Payzone implements and operates payment networks including mobile top-ups, tolling payments, credit and debit card processing, bill payment, pre-paid debit cards and electronic gift solutions.  Payzone processes over 380 million transactions annually.

European Parking Association Congress

Dublin is the venue for the European Parking Association Congress from 11th – 13th September 2013 www.epacongress.eu

 

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