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ParkWhiz

Parking Space Reservation Service


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Published 08/14/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ParkWhiz is a new way to reserve parking in lots and garages. Users can visit the site and search for available parking areas in specific communities. Reservations can then be made to ensure that a spot is reserved when the user arrives. The spaces designated for ParkWhiz users are usually marked so that they remain open. ParkWhiz offers an easy way to guarantee available parking in a conveniently located garage or lot. The service is especially valuable when the user needs parking for a special event or time sensitive meeting.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The concept behind ParkWhiz was born out of frustration. The founder was having difficulty locating an open parking spot while attending a baseball game. While driving around, the founder came across available rented spaces, garages and lots, but had no way of knowing the cost or time limits. The result of this frustration was the creation of ParkWhiz in 2006. Ever since it first went live, ParkWhiz has been dedicated to supplying the necessary tools to allow users to reserve parking spots within independent garages and lots.

What are the differences to other apps?

Very few sites consider the importance of parking. A decade ago, most people would not associate car parking with the internet. ParkWhiz is unique in the way it makes travel more convenient by providing a service that lets users not only see where parking areas and garages are located, but allows them to actually reserve a spot. When the user arrives, they are given access without any hassle, even if all other parking spaces have been filled.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The ParkWhiz website includes an attractive blue and black logo with a stylish header design in white and blue. The site does not include any clutter, with a very clean design and sparse menus so that users can easily find what they are searching for. Popular destinations are provided to help users find the most sought after destinations as well as a handy search tool to find specific areas and parking availability.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can click the blue “register” link at the top right hand corner of the ParkWhiz homepage to begin creating an account. The user is taken to a registration form and asked to enter an email address and password. After agreeing to the terms of use, the user is redirected to the account management page. Here, existing reservations can be found as well as options to sell parking space to the ParkWhiz community. Account settings and feedback links can also be accessed from the user dashboard.

What does it cost to use the application?

All visitors can register for a ParkWhiz account at no cost. The user only has to pay when they actually choose to reserve a parking spot through ParkWhiz. A 10% buyer commission fee is added to the total. This is how ParkWhiz makes a profit while bringing together those who have available parking and those who will need to use it. Payment is made through the ParkWhiz website, which accepts American Express, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard. ParkWhiz also deducts a 15% fee from the funds the buyer receives for the rental of a parking space.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Travelers who are always on the go, whether for business or pleasure, can appreciate what ParkWhiz has to offer. The service is especially helpful for users traveling to areas they are not familiar with. By planning ahead and renting a parking spot through ParkWhiz, the user will know where to find his or her parking lot or garage and will have already prepaid for it. This can greatly decrease the stress that can come with searching for an affordable available parking space in a hurry.

  • An easy parking spot search feature
  • Date and time specifications
  • Online parking spot reservations
  • The ability to sell an available parking space
  • Payment system that works through ParkWhiz
  • Guaranteed parking even if the res of the lot or garage is full


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