ParkX Brings Off-Street Credit Card Option to Phoenix

November 23, 2015


ParkX – the parking industry’s highest quality service provider of mobile payments – has announced the launch of its easy-to-use mobile application to pay for parking in the City of Phoenix.

The app, which took the top prize in Phoenix’s Smart City App Hack last month, completely eliminates the need to search for coins or cash, wait in line, or return back to your vehicle to add more time. All that a registered user does is enter their unique parking spot identification number into the ParkX app and select the amount of time they wish to park for. The app also sends a message reminder five minutes before their session is about to expire, allowing them to add more time directly through their phone.

The company has partnered with Phoenix lot owner Joe Katarski to push the new service in the downtown area. Katarski, who owns multiple lots near Talking Stick Resort Arena, saw the opportunity to partner with ParkX as a good business decision.

“More and more, people are asking if we accept credit cards, and I’m getting sick and tired of telling them that we don’t,” he said. “It’s lost business.”

In a city where surface lots are still largely utilizing cash-only parking, the ParkX launch in Phoenix signifies a shift in the way parking lots monetize the vehicles parked there. Lot owners are beginning to realize the importance and value of offering convenient payment options, mainly the ability to use a credit card.

The ParkX service will be particularly useful for motorists traveling downtown to attend Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks games, as well as concerts, shows, and other events at the nearby Talking Stick Resort Arena.

“We just hope we can make people’s lives easier when they come downtown to park,” said ParkX co-founder Austin Weiss. “People aren’t looking to park. They’re looking to do something after they park and that’s what the app is for.”

The ParkX app is free to download in both the App Store and Google Play. Additional information, including rates, can be found on site. For more information about ParkX, visit

About ParkX:

ParkX is the parking industry’s highest quality service provider of mobile payments. The company specializes in customized and innovative solutions that cater to the needs of each city and support local businesses. ParkX has two recent customized deployments in Corpus Christi and El Paso. For more information about the company, please visit their website at or contact directly at