There is a new app in town to save your bacon when you’re about to get your car back from the valet and you realize you have no cash on you.
It’s happened to all of us. Given the sheer proliferation of valets in Dallas, my guess is that it’s a mathematical impossibility that it hasn’t happened to you. Now, Parqer can get you out of a jam.
With the Parqer service, you simply attach a credit or debit card to your account and then pay through the app when checking out at the valet, no cash needed.
NorthPark Center, Joyce & Gigi’s Kitchen, Salt Dallas, Sunset Lounge, Three Sheets, and Toad in the Hole are some of the first Dallas businesses utilizing Parqer’s platform.
The setup process, while a bit tedious, is pretty straightforward. Then, once at a supported location the user simply enters in the last 3 digits of their valet ticket, add additional tip if desired and hit pay. The user can also access a history of their payments made.
The businesses/valets have access to a backend portal to track customers and verify payment. Each business also has its own page where they can quickly edit their information that is displayed inside the application
Parque founder John Adolph created the app because he frustrated by the inconvenience of needing cash at the valet.
“I was always frustrated by how my non-cash-carrying habit was an inconvenience each time I went out and had to valet park. I’ve always had an interest in startups and have been an avid follower of the technology sector for a long time. I got tired of sitting on the sidelines and reading about other people starting companies and decided to make the leap myself. I’m passionate about this idea because even though it’s a minor inconvenience, it’s something universal. Everyone has had that moment pulling up to a business where they check their wallet before asking their friends, “Does anyone have any cash?”
Memorial Day Weekend marked the company’s biggest milestone to date – actually launching live locations for the app at NorthPark Center and five restaurants/bars on Ross Avenue. Parqer will be rolling out new locations in Dallas throughout the summer.
The focus for the rest this year will be on growing the network size and building up the customer base. A key part of that strategy is expanding to Android (coming late summer).
To learn more about Parqer:
- Facebook at www.facebook.com/GetParqer
- Twitter – @GetParqer
- Website www.parqer.com and email us firstname.lastname@example.org