Retail, Business and Leisure Sites


With the rise of e-commerce and online spending, many consumers are now turning away from the high street to shop online. A recent survey carried out showed that over 45% of respondents were put off of shopping on the high street by increasingly worsening parking conditions. 

Our emphasis is on fairness, compliance and responsive parking management; we understand the needs and priorities of retail sites - encouraging a high turnover of spaces to keep traffic and business flowing to the site, yet not penalising those who are browsing or contributing towards the income of the site. 

Example option for a retail site: 

 We will provide you with an end-to-end permit management and notice processing service along with patrol officers and associated handheld software. 

This is only an example option, any of our solutions are avaible to retail parks and businesses - each solution offered will meet the unique needs and priorities of your site ensuring your parking management operation is seamless as well as offering excellent value for money. 

    • Patrol officers: Patrol officers are provided via one of our third party accredited operators. Each patrol officer is equipped with a Samsung Galaxy loaded with our Rialto app for PCN issue.

    • ScanSmarti: ScanSmarti is our pioneering new HHC ANPR software that significantly speeds up the patrol process. It allows patrol officers to continuously scan VRMs whilst walking without the need to stop. ScanSmarti will instantly identify whether a vehicle has a valid permit or has paid for parking. 

    • Business Processing Unit: Our award winning Business Processing Unit will process all PCNs on behalf of the site. We offer a manned call-centre that is in operation between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, so that the motorist is able to speak directly to a trained advisor.Our back-office staff frequently win awards for their communication with members of the public. There is also a 24 hour ATP line that will allow motorists to pay their PCN securely over a phone.

    • Open Parking Citizen: Motorists are able to securely view their PCN details, examine photographs taken at the time of issue, pay their charges or raise an appeal. 

    • Permit Management: We are able to manage permits on behalf of the site. This is done using our powerful permit management software, PermitSmarti. Staff apply directly on the web through the PermitSmarti portal which is branded with the look and feel of the your website. The system can accomodate an infinite range of permit types including those based on Co2 emissions, tiered pricing or salary band. This ensures staff who need a parking space are able to obtain one, and also that your parking spaces are working more efficiently.We are also able to integrate with HR systems to enable deductions to be taken from salaries on a monthly basis. Once approved, permits are uploaded to the back-office and available instantaneously on handhelds.

    • VoucherSmarti: Visitor parking can be controlled by authorised staff using our PermitSmarti add on, VoucherSmarti. VoucherSmarti will run 24/7 via a branded portal allowing visitors to book parking on demand. Each department is alloted an allocation to ensure that  the service is not oversubscribed.  All permits are offered virtually and are instantly identifiable on the HHC. 

    • Cashless Parking: Our cashless parking system, PaySmarti provides consumers with the ability to top up from anywhere at anytime. Not only does this encourage compliance but it enables shoppers to spend longer in local businesses without the need to return to their vehicle and interrupt their spending. 

    • Signage: As part of our package, we are able to conduct site surveys and provide signage that conforms to the standards of the IPC (International Parking Community) . Your business has complete freedom over the design and the branding of the signs as long as they remain compliant to the standards above. We will replace old signs or overlay existing ones to keep costs down. 

This option can be provided on a management fee basis. 

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