Press release: “ParkJockey and PayByPhone Partnership”

>> PARKJOCKEY and PAYBYPHONE Partner to Help Drivers More Easily Locate, Reserve and Pay for Parking Using Their Smartphones


Partnership offers the industry a comprehensive set of digital services for off-street and on-street parking.

December 21, 2015 Miami, FL and Vancouver, BC PayByPhone, the world leader in mobile payments for parking has joined forces with parking location and reservations provider ParkJockey to deliver a comprehensive set of off-street and on-street parking services to parking authorities, parking operators and consumers.

Through the partnership, PayByPhone will integrate ParkJockey’s off street parking location and reservation services into its paybyphone mobile app. In turn, ParkJockey will integrate PayByPhone mobile payment services into the ParkJockey app. The partnership will initially focus on the US, Canada and the UK and will expand globally accordingly.

“Our goal is to provide consumers with a complete service that helps them find, reserve and pay for parking wherever their travels take them,” said PayByPhone President and CEO Kush Parikh. “Together with ParkJockey we’ll be able to offer consumers the ability to pay for parking using their mobile phone at additional locations as well as reserve a parking space in advance of their trip.”

Added Umut Tekin, co-founder and President of ParkJockey, “The exclusive ParkJockey-PayByPhone partnership forms the world’s largest parking marketplace, which brings on-street and off-street parking together. We look forward to scaling our integrated solution globally and bringing the parking industry to a similar level to that of the taxi/ride sharing industry in terms of 21st century consumer experience.”

The two companies plan to introduce integrated services to their consumers in early 2016.

Experts estimate up to 30 percent of traffic in congested urban areas where street parking is in high demand results from drivers looking for parking. (1) A global survey of commuters in 20 international cities found that nearly 6 out of 10 drivers have abandoned their search for a parking space at least once and drivers often spend an average of nearly 20 minutes in pursuit of a coveted spot. (2) Furthermore, industry analysis has found drivers waste an average of 55 hours a year searching for parking costing them nearly $600M in wasted time and fuel. (3)

Cities Work Better When Parking Gets Smart
With over half of the world’s population living in our largest cities, transportation agencies are increasingly turning to intelligent parking solutions to better manage parking inventory and improve urban mobility. PayByPhone and ParkJockey provide cities with a scalable, cost-effective and immediate way to manage parking inventory as well as improve traffic in urban areas. Key benefits of PaybyPhone and ParkJockey’s services for parking authorities and local operators include:

  • Increase revenue: With the ability to get alerts and extend their time using a mobile app, PayByPhone’s mobile payment solution helps boost compliance which in turn boosts revenues through increased use of available inventory.
  • Improve and optimize capacity utilization: Adjust pricing based on demand to maximize use of available inventory and associated revenues.
  • Better operations & insights at a fraction of the cost. PayByPhone and ParkJockey offer cities, parking operators and building owners with an easier, faster and more cost effective way to manage parking. The two companies’ combined services enable parking providers to offer drivers with better services and greater convenience without having to install and maintain expensive smart meters or pay and display machines.
  • Better insight for urban planning. With a comprehensive understanding of parking inventory through payment transaction data, urban planners can gain insights that help them improve parking conditions and locations, and better locate special purpose lanes for bicycles and public transit on city streets.

Parking is considered the second largest source of revenue in most cities and expert estimates show deployment of smart parking technologies reduces traffic congestion while increasing compliance and revenue through better inventory utilization. (4)


PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world processing more than four million parking, tolling, public transit, bike share and EV charging transactions a month in cities across Europe and North America. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking and other transportation services without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines.

By helping transportation agencies and parking operators tap into the latest advancements in secure mobile payment, Big Data and location technologies, the company helps them reduce infrastructures costs while increasing revenue and compliance through the delivery of services integrated with consumers’ always on the go, mobile digital lifestyle. To learn more, visit us or download our app for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices.



ParkJockey is a rapidly growing technology start-up with a focus on helping drivers get the best parking spaces in the off-street market via reservations or on-the-spot payments. With over 100,000 parking spaces under management, ParkJockey is currently operating in Miami, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and all major cities in the UK. To learn more, visit or download ParkJockey app for your iOS and Android device.

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(1)Donald Shoup, The High Cost of Free Parking, Chicago: Planners Press, 2005 and 2011.
(2) IBM Commuter Pain Survey
(3) Frost & Sullivan, 2015,Analysis of parking in London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Washington D.C.
(4) Frost & Sullivan, 2015, Strategic Analysis of Smart Parking Market in Europe and North America
Click here to download the full Press Release in PDF.


For PayByPhone:

Jim Bak


For ParkJockey:

Igal Aciman


Tech Tech Tech Boom …

I guess you could say this Hives song fits the bill of The Evening Standard’s recent article both phonetically and metaphorically. The article outlines the recent boom in the tech industry and the scope it is giving oversees companies; with the big smoke seeing a record number of foreign firms (270) starting, setting up and expanding over here in the last year.

As part of this article ParkJockey,  got a lovely featured mention with UK General Manager Kamal Rajput giving his view on London as a market it’s welcoming business environment along with it being extremely beneficial to the growth of ParkJockey…

Check out the article here


Now you won’t be late for your reservation with ResDiary …

Fed up of not knowing which restaurant to pick? Are troll reviews skewing your foodie desires? You won’t be fooled with ResDiary!

ResDiary restaurant bookings system is one of the world’s leading providers of online reservations, seating approximately 4 million diners per month across 3,900 restaurants in 30 countries.

Headquartered in the UK, they have team members and licensees in the UK, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Indonesia, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Dubai, Bahrain, Australia and New Zealand.

The reviews submitted to the ResDiary platform are those which have actually visited the restaurant and their reviews are 100% authentic.

“We are delighted to be partnered with a great company like ResDiary and help their valued customers who are driving to their reservation; park for an affordable price and make it on time all with minimum effort” – Bhavik Panchal, Marketing & Community Manager

Tickle your taste buds and reserve your tables here with ResDiary





That time of the year again: The FA Cup Semi-Final weekend!

Passion, hysteria, triumph and tribulation; it’s none other than FA CUP Semi-Final Weekend!

Four teams will battle it out on the hallow Wembley turf to write themselves into the English history books; an FA Cup Final. With ninety thousand screaming fans watching and millions around the world  – there is not a better stage to make yourself a hero.

Three of the four teams are established Premier League teams, all glittered with FA Cup history. Arsenal – 11 time winners and Liverpool and Aston Villa both 7 time winners.The underdogs, Reading are lie 18th and are struggling in the Championship but the magic of the FA Cup is where such things (upsets) happen!

Reading are looking to spoil the party against Arsenal, who are the clear favourites on Saturday. The all-Premier League tie between two young British managers, Sherwood and Rodgers sets up the second semi-final as a tasty one, all with a dream to get to the Final; it could be anyone’s on their day to bring the trophy home!

Expect tears, laughter, and drama. A last minute goal, or a conspicuous hand-ball that wasn’t given. A place in the final is on a knife-edge. Don’t miss out!

ParkJockey has a number of car parks around the stadium, and be sure to grab your space soon because SPACES ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY!

Book for Arsenal vs Reading

Book for Aston Villa vs Liverpool 

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Don’t beat around the bus …

Millions of bus users are set to face a day of bedlam tomorrow and there is a possibility it could even continue into the early hours of Wednesday morning, reports TFL.

It has been said that 27,000 workers from the 18 bus operators that run the routes in the capital are set to go on strike tomorrow over a pay disparity.

Over 200 routes are said to be affected (patchy!)

Normally, a seamless commute, day of shopping, dinner or drinks in the big smoke, is set to turn into a day of uncertainty and terror not to mention the waiting and mulling around in the underground – it’s simply not worth complaining or moaning about…

So don’t beat around the bush, get into your car and reserve your parking spot today with ParkJockey – it will be the best idea you’ve had!



Win Chelsea FC Memorabilia with ParkJockey!


Have your parking spot reserved till the end of the season!

We are half way through the football season and The Blues are still in with a chance to pick up 4 trophies! Fingers crossed…

We have seen you have booked a couple times with us for Chelsea games. 

ParkJockey is offering its loyal customers parking for all home games until the end of the season *including all home cup matches (Champions League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup Semi-Final vs Liverpool) for just £80. This works out to under £5 per game!

Click here to book

Booking with us will give you a chance to get your hands on some SIGNED CHELSEA MEMORABILIA!



Choose your road wisely…

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”
Will Rogers  



Everyone now has just about managed to restart their car –  some would’ve needed their choke, some would’ve done it with a groan – but it’s time to start the 2015 journey.

Now depending on what road you take from this week forward, there could either be a bundle of opportunity, little opportunity or none whatsoever.

Let’s hope there is a bundle!

Think of the tempting parking spots, conveyed by Rogers, as little pockets that stop you from reaching the end goal.

These goals can be little and large from; getting a promotion, having an amazing birthday or maybe watching your sports team win the league title.

Now at ParkJockey, our culture takes a similar approach in making sure you the valued customer drives down the road comfortably to your desired destination.

> Try driving down the road and being stuck in traffic –  You can call us Moses but we’ll make sure you weave your way to the space, just in time and close to the office for that important meeting you need to be at for work (for your promotion).

> It’s a miserable rainy day and parking seems to be scarce – We can’t change the weather but we can certainly make sure your eyes are dry from the agony of looking for parking for over 10 minutes. In the end you make it early enough for your birthday party, and the the spot was even reserved for you.

> It’s gridlock near the stadium and there are fans walking around the street with their hotdogs and burgers  – You’ve joined them, soaking up the atmosphere and ready for your favourite sports team’s big game of the year – because you pre-booked your parking in advance and you got there before all the commotion!





Have a great new year!


ParkJockey Presentation at IGNITE Conference – London

Our Global Head of Marketing, Igal Aciman, took the stage as one of guest speakers at Nimbus Ninety’s annual IGNITE conference at The Worx, London.

As a technology-focused business association, Nimbus Ninety brings together over 400 business leaders over two days of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, networking events and an awards ceremony. The great line-up of speakers besides Igal included business leaders from Tesla Motors, Virgin, BBC Worldwide, and many others.

Igal’s breakout session talk was titled “Customer-centric digital disruption in a traditional industry,” in which he elaborated on the lessons from ParkJockey’s experience with digital disruption that are applicable to large companies. Check out the full recording below!

In addition to the talk, you can also review the case study on ParkJockey that Nimbus Ninety published on October 10, featuring an interview with Igal Aciman and our Head of Operations – UK, Kamal Rajput.


ParkJockeyUK now in partnership with KweekWeek

ParkJockey is proud to announce it’s new working partnership with KweekWeek.

KweekWeek is a holistic events platform (Mobile App & Website) that connects event organisers and consumers in a single space comprising of promotion, ticketing, updates and recommendations for a variety of events in London.

Next time you are looking for something fun to do, use KweekWeek & enjoy £5 off KweekWeek’s redeemable events by entering the code: KWEEKPARKING. Register now at or download the app!


The partnership will also allow users and followers of KweekWeek to enjoy £5 parking credit into their ParkJockey account – providing people with hassle-free parking for any occasion!


ParkJockey – The Metaphorical 5th Wheel

A car has four wheels, these 4 wheels get you from A to B. They get you to your restaurant, to your basketball game, to your date.

In the 1950s, the cars did the same, but they also got you out of a tight parallel parking spot. A fifth wheel in the ‘trunk’ of the car would lower almost hermit crab-like, perpendicular to the other wheels, and allow you to pivot out of the space to thus reverse out hassle-free. Yes, this really happened back then – Check it out below!

This really didn’t catch on, even though the thought a full 360 degree turn from your driveway, into your garage sounds pretty awesome. Now in the 21st century, digital disruption is at the forefront of everything we do, especially in traditional industries. We have these applications that make your travel logistics easier and more efficient for example the likes of CityMapper and Uber. With CityMapper you are wheel-less. With Uber, you are wheeled around.

With ParkJockey, you have a 5th wheel. Once those 4 wheels have got you from A, the metaphorical 5th wheel will help you find you a space to park your car, before you get to B. We are that lesser known but vital middle-man.

So, download ParkJockey’s brand new app now, available on the App Store and Google Play

Enjoy your 5th wheel!   😉