HONK and Southland Printing Launch Strategic Partnership to Bring Unattended Payments to More Parking Locations Across North America
By combining HONK’s industry leading contactless payment technology with Southland’s ticketing and transit network, best-in-class unattended payments are coming to more locations across the US and Canada
TORONTO, ON & SHREVEPORT, LA – HONK, North America’s leading provider of unattended contactless payments for parking, and Southland Printing (Southland), global provider of ticketing and transit solutions, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will bring HONK’s unattended payment solutions to more parking locations, across more geographies, starting immediately.
“Southland Printing could not be happier with our new strategic partnership with HONK,” said Jay Manno, President, Southland Printing. “This partnership strengthens the Southland brand – giving our customers & prospective customers more variety in solutions for their parking & transportation needs to go along with a variety of quality products Southland continues to offer all over the world. By promoting a top quality product in HONK we look forward to seeing both our organizations grow together into the future.”
Southland has over 60 years experience of ticketing and transit solutions for the parking industry. Serving customers around the globe, in over 49 countries, Southland has been a pioneer in the ever changing ticketing world. HONK’s contactless payment technology is trusted by municipalities, colleges & universities, real estate owners, and private parking operators throughout North America to increase throughput and revenue, while reducing operating costs and redundancies.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Southland to bring our suite of contactless payment solutions to more customers across the globe,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Now more than ever, parking operators are seeking touchless, unattended payment solutions to streamline their operations while simultaneously giving their customers safe payment options. Our partnership with Southland provides an immediate avenue to achieve this goal by expanding our reach and filling consumer demand for quick, safe and convenient parking.”
By combining expertise, networks and reach, the partnership between HONK and Southland Printing brings industry-leading unattended contactless payments to more parking facilities across the US and Canada at a time when consumer demand is at an all-time high.
About Southland Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1960 by John Manno, Sr. and currently under the leadership of Jay Manno, Southland Printing Company, Inc. delivers high-quality printed parking and transit products that meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. This commitment is evident through Southland’s market leadership and strong customer relationships. With its broad range of print-based solutions, Southland is trusted by more than 1,000 organizations in the United States and abroad, including parking operators, transit authorities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, and airports. Southland Printing is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information about Southland’s products and services, visit www.SouthlandPrinting.com.
HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada. honkmobile.com
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HONK Revolutionizes Event Parking With an End-to-End Touchless Payment Experience
As venues across the North America shift toward a “contactless,” cashless experience, TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES provides a safe, streamlined parking solution for event-goers, staff and parking operators
TORONTO, ON, Nov 18, 2021 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments, announced today the launch of TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES — an end-to-end contactless payment solution for parking at event venues. With no hardware to install, no app to download, and no need for any contact, HONK’s cloud-based payment solution facilitates safe and quick parking at venues across the US and Canada. Drivers gain entry by scanning a QR code, while parking operators eliminate labour and the need for cash handling, increasing throughput and maximizing revenue.
“TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES is an innovative payment platform that gives parking operators the opportunity to shift their parking to a contactless operation,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Our latest payments technology has created an end-to-end, cashless solution for venues to sell touchless parking across the United States and Canada.”
The parking industry’s first-of-its-kind cloud-based solution for venue parking, TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES integrates with existing payment infrastructure – gated or non-gated – to reduce traffic congestion around point of entry and departure. Gone are the days of cars lined up waiting to pay – TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES creates a frictionless customer experience where drivers can quickly and efficiently pay for parking. The touchless payment system reduces congestion, while maximizing revenue and providing operators with access to live capacity tracking and monitoring.
Here’s how it works:
- Driver scans QR code and is presented with the event rate
- Driver selects payment method (Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, or any major credit card)
- Driver receives QR code as proof of payment to scan in and out of parking facility
HONK’s new touchless technology allows venues to facilitate safe and quick parking payments for event-goers and staff alike, while maximizing parking operators’ bottom line.
HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada.
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Honk Launches iPhone App Clip Experience for Contactless Payments with Apple Pay at over 100,000 Parking Spots in North America
Drivers can now pay for parking in seconds – no app installation or account signup needed!
TORONTO – Honk, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, announced today the launch of a new contactless payment experience at more than 100,000 parking spots across Canada and the United States using App Clips in iOS 14. Now drivers with an iPhone can pay for parking in a matter of seconds, no installation or signup required.
Introduced by Apple with the launch of iOS 14, App Clips are a small part of an app that is discoverable the moment it is needed. Now drivers can use their iPhone to tap the NFC tag or scan the QR code located on parking meters or payment signs on-site to launch the Honk App Clip. Then, simply select the duration of the parking session and seamlessly pay using Apple Pay or another method. Drivers can also opt to receive parking notifications and add more time to the meter using the App Clip experience.
“App Clips are about to revolutionize parking in a very big way — and we are proud to be among the first to be paving the way with our innovative vision,” says Michael Back, Honk Founder and CEO. “By integrating App Clips into the Honk parking experience, we are empowering customers with an iPhone to pay for parking how they want — digitally, no touch — with zero barriers or restrictions. Never before has paying for parking been so quick and easy.”
Customers are calling for fast, simple, and safe ways to pay for everyday goods and services. And Honk has responded with innovative touch-free payment solutions, that make it quick and easy to pay for parking.
Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search, find, pay for, and extend parking right from their phone, or they can use HonkTAP contactless Smart Stations to safely pay for parking with a simple tap or scan of a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers across North America.
Patriot Parking Pivots to Cash-Free, Touch-Free Business Using Honk’s Technology
Boston-based parking operator goes completely contactless with Honk’s tap-to-pay and mobile app
BOSTON, MA, July 7, 2020 – Honk, North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking, is equipping Patriot Parking, a Boston-based parking operator with payment technology to pivot from labor and cash-based commerce to cash-free and touch-free. Thanks to Honk’s touch-free payment technology suite and easy setup, Patriot was able to quickly adapt their parking operations to ensure a safe and secure parking experience for both parking staff and customers in record time. Drivers now have two ways to safely pay for parking: 1) Download the free HonkMobile app from the AppStore or Google Play, or 2) Tap their phone on tap-to-pay smart stations for a quick guest checkout experience – no app download required.
Using Honk’s contactless payment technology, Patriot Parking was able to quickly pivot their parking operation when the pandemic hit in a matter of 3 weeks. Patriot Parking went from being a labor and cash-based operation to a cashless and contactless operation.
HonkTAP smart stations are now set up and installed at all Patriot Parking locations in the Metro Boston area as a safe and clean way for drivers to pay for parking. With no paystation or cash to touch, drivers simply – and safely – tap or scan their smartphone on a HonkTAP smart station to pay for their parking session. HonkAPP is a second onsite payment option – available for download from the AppStore or Google Play. Customers can pay for parking and manage their session directly from their phone.
“Pivoting to a cash-free, touch-free business in the middle of a pandemic was so important for us as a company, and we couldn’t have done it without Honk’s technology and know-how,” said Eric Lane, Operations Manager at Patriot Parking. “The transition was easy, fast and efficient. And best of all – the HonkTAP smart stations were absolutely no cost to us thanks to their zero cost initiative.”
“Back in March, everything changed in the blink of an eye – pivoting from a labor-based operation to a cash-free, touch-free model became paramount for so many. Going forward, the ability to handle transactions safely is and will continue to be extremely important,” said Michael Back, Honk President and CEO. “Our technology and expertise in contactless payments enabled Patriot Parking to be a forerunner in making the change.”
Drivers in Boston are encouraged to search for Patriot Parking locations by accessing www.honkmobile.com to find the absolute safest locations to park in Beantown!
About Patriot Parking
Patriot Parking is a family business dedicated to providing superior customer service and value. After running the largest parking company in Boston for over thirty years, Charles Lane and his son Eric set out to start a different kind of parking company. Our simple formula is to concentrate on our operations and maintain a long-term, talented and caring staff – dedicated to relieving customers of the stress of parking in Boston. From a greeting upon arrival, to the prompt delivery of your car, all at a competitive price – our goal is to earn repeat business.
Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search, find, pay for, and extend parking right from their phone or use HonkTAP, Honk’s patent-pending contactless smart stations to safely pay for parking with a simple tap or scan of a mobile phone – no app download or pay station required. Honk is accepted at over 2,500 locations and trusted by millions of drivers across the United States and Canada.
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Honk Taps Into the Future with World’s First Virtual Parking Meter
Honk Leverages NFC Tap-to-Pay Technology and Apple Pay to Bring Contactless Payment to Parking
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, June 10, 2019 – Today, at the International Parking and Mobility Institute Conference & Expo, HonkMobile (Honk), the fastest and most convenient way to find and pay for parking, unveiled its newest product: the world’s first virtual parking meter – HonkTAP. Honk’s virtual parking meter uses NFC technology and ApplePay to allow drivers to pay for parking with just a tap of their iPhone. Once parked, drivers simply tap their iPhone on the posted NFC signage and walk away, knowing that their parking ispaid.
Honk leverages NFC tags to immediately bring up Apple Pay on iPhone. Users can skip the step of downloading an app or registering for an account – making paying for parking infinitely faster and frictionless.
Drivers simply tap their iPhone on the NFC-enabled signage – which can be as simple as a sticker or as elaborate as a custom sign – input their license plate number and select the amount of parking time desired on the guest checkout screen, and pay with Apple Pay. Drivers can opt-in to receive text notifications when their parking is set to expire, and can add time remotely from their iPhone. Purchase history, changing vehicles and many other features can be accessed by signing up for a free Honkaccount.
With HonkTAP, parking operators no longer require bulky and expensive payment terminals that can be exposed to vandalism, and experience periods of down time and long lines of drivers waiting to pay. Instead, customized, NFC-enabled signs and structures can be used throughout parking locations, saving tens of thousands of dollars, giving customers even more choice and accessibility in parking paymentoptions.
HonkTAP is now live in select cities across North America, with 10,000 HonkTAP signs and structures to be installed across 20 cities in Canada and the US by the end of summer 2019.
“HonkTAP marks an entirely new era for parking,” said Michael Back, Honk Founder & CEO. “Our patent pending technology allows drivers to bypass the parking meter, an app download or user registration, and simply purchase parking with a tap of their iPhone. Our novel approach gives drivers the fastest and easiest way to pay for parking on site. This isn’t just a win for drivers – the affordability and ease of integration into parking operations makes HonkTAP the most scalable parking solution on the market today – it costs up to 95% less than your typical parking hardware. No power costs, data charges, paper supplies and zero machine downtime make HonkTAP a game-changer.”
Honk is North America’s leading provider of both on-demand mobile payments and advance reservations for parking. Honk has been creating solutions to avoid and eliminate the traditional parking meter for years. First, with their innovative app, then Honk KIO – a low-cost payment kiosk
aligned with the app, and now HonkTAP rounds out their family of products to serve the needs of all drivers, parking operators and real estate owners whenever and however they require.
Honk sourced the NFC tags from Smartrac, a global leader in NFC technology, when building out the product to ensure the highest level of tap functionality.
Honk is already accepted at over 2,000 locations representing 250,000 parking spaces across Canada and the United States. With the touch of a button, motorists can pay for parking anywhere Honk is accepted across North America.
Honk Launches Innovative Payment Kiosk with Guest Checkout
Honk, the innovative App transforming parking across North America, announced the launch of a new product; Honk KIO
TORONTO, ON, September 17th, 2018 – Today, at the 2018 Canadian Parking Association Conference, HonkMobile – North America’s fastest and most convenient way to find and pay for parking – announced the launch of a new product: Honk KIO. KIO further revolutionizes the parking experience by combining the company’s much-loved digital experience with a payment kiosk that allows non-app users to purchase parking on-site using Honk’s innovative payment platform. This product significantly expands Honk’s presence in the parking market and has already attracted new drivers in search of a modern, affordable and worry-free parking experience. Universities, municipalities and private operators are clamouring for the product to ensure a low-cost yet effective way to manage parking inventory and payments.
Honk is the first parking startup to fully integrate drivers’ digital experiences with portable pay stations creating a new way to pay for parking. KIO accepts all forms of electronic payment and fully integrates with Honk’s existing platform. With no user registration or app download required, KIO is the perfect parking solution for special events and one-time users due to its quick checkout and secure platform. Drivers simply park, pay, and walk away with an emailed or text receipt. No need to walk back to your car with a paper receipt. KIO is integrated with all enforcement applications, making administration a breeze.
Honk has already unveiled KIO at 7 colleges and universities, including: Algonquin College, Conestoga College, Georgian College, MacEwan University, Sheridan College, University of Alberta and University of Windsor.
“Honk KIO is the first of its kind in the Canadian parking industry,” said Michael Back, Honk Founder and CEO. “KIO will not only save drivers time and money, but it will also give parking operators a low-cost, self-serve portable solution to reduce operational costs and grow their revenues. We are following in the footsteps of many digital companies by combining their digital experience with a physical presence to provide the very best customer experience. KIO gives Honk a distinct advantage to build more loyalty, attract new customers and use the data and learnings from both sources to further modernize the parking experience.”
The future of parking has arrived – KIO is the next step in re-inventing parking and providing drivers with the simplest, fastest and most affordable parking experience across North America.
Honk is North America’s leading provider of both on-demand mobile payments and advance reservations for parking. Honk’s innovative cloud-based technology streamlines parking by allowing users to search, pay for, and top up parking from their mobile phone, tablet or any internet connected device.
Honk is already accepted at over 2,000 locations representing 190,000 parking spaces across Canada and the United States. Using a single account, motorists can pay for parking anywhere Honk is accepted across North America.
The HonkMobile app can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android at www.honkmobile.com or via the App Store or Google Play.