Availability of parking spaces in urban and densely populated areas has always been one of the major concerns of private vehicle owners in the US. Parking spaces in large cities, downtowns, universities, beaches, theatres, malls, etc. are becoming very difficult to acquire nowadays and has cost a lot of people as much stress as it has cost them money. This is because most of these parking spaces are privately owned driveways, home garages, business and commercial spaces, parking lots, and many more.
That is what inspired Prked’s innovation. Prked has found a way to open up these parking spaces and make them available for the public to rent, and at the same time, provide an avenue for these hosts to earn additional income from what were supposedly unoccupied spaces.
Prked’s innovation has not only brought about a convenient, easily accessible, cost-efficient, and user-friendly way to finding an available parking space but has also made a major breakthrough in the parking industry. What used to be a hassle task for every driver is now just a few clicks on your gadgets away.
Aside from providing an opportunity for its hosts to earn additional income, few of the major sustainable contributions this advancement by Prked has made were increasing the availability of parking spaces on rural areas, decreasing the cost of parking by allowing a competitive market between hosts, reducing the time and effort of drivers’ in looking for available and secured parking spaces, reducing harmful car emissions from the unnecessary prolonged usage of engines, and lessening the need to build new parking structures, thus increasing green space.
With the potential market size of 370 billion USD and an annual market growth rate of 5-7%, labeled as the “Airbnb of Parking,” Prked has truly revolutionized the new way of parking.
Prked is currently fully functioning through an IOS app and is moving toward making the platform available on the web and as an Android app soon. Its user-friendly interface allows its users to book a parking space in just a matter of seconds and allows the hosts to list their parking lots in a matter of minutes that easy.
Another notable feature this app provides is that it allows the users to search for parking lots with filters to match their preferences such as camera, gated, covered, guarded, EV charger, etc. It even allows them to extend their parking duration through the app with just a few taps of their fingers so they wouldn’t have to worry about overstaying, getting towed, or receiving a ticket.
Prked also allows the users to leave reviews and ratings after booking a spot. This then provides an insightful recommendation to the private parking lot owners.
Prked’s unconventional idea of providing accessible parking spaces to the public is set to furnish a mutually beneficial relationship between its users and its wide network of hosts. And it seems like the people behind it are not planning to give their competitors any further chances to make a steal.
To know more about Prked and its services, you may visit their website.
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