Robbins Parking Partners With Mint

Wednesday 31 March 2004 11:16 CET | News

Canadian Mint Inc., has signed an agreement with Robbins Parking Services to roll out its Pay-Mint wireless parking payment technology across all of Robbins professionally managed lots.Robbins Parking Services is Vancouver Islands largest private parking company whose parking facilities include the BC Ferry lots at Schwartz Bay. This marks the first deployment of Mint technology in Canada and the first time wireless payment service has been available for parking customers on the Island. The Pay-Mint service will begin in Victoria and Nanaimo in early 2004. With Pay-Mint, parkers are able to pay for street or surface lot parking using their mobile phone, or other wireless devices. This allows for greater convenience and security since no cash is required. The Pay-Mint solution also provides improved record keeping for customers. A fully itemized statement of parking charges from a customers Mint account can be accessed through any web browser, simplifying expensereporting, reconciliation and reimbursement. The Mint solution is ideal for individuals who need to park frequently in multiple locations throughout the day. Target industries include mobile service and mobile sales. The Pay-Mint Parking system improves parking operator productivity through reduced cash collection, fraud risk, staffing and infrastructure requirements. How Pay-Mint Works: Customers will first register themselves, their cell phone number and payment method for the Pay-Mint service at the Mint web site, Once a car is parked on the street or in a lot that offers Mint wireless payment options, consumers call the posted telephone number from their mobile phone to start their parking session. The call identifies the customer as a Mint subscriber. When customers leave their parking spot, they call the number again to end their parking session. The cost of the parking session is charged against the credit card that the customer specified during registration. Finally, an SMS message is sent confirming the transaction and customers can review their transactions on a web site. While parked, a Pay-Mint Parking sticker identifies the cars owner as a Mint subscriber to parking enforcement staff. The parking attendant can also verify that you are logged into Pay-Mint Parking with a mobile telephone or other wireless device (PDA).

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