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Peer-to-Peer Services Can Reach $335 Billion

May 25th, 2017 Posted by Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

Sharing is not a new concept. The idea of individuals sharing with one another in order to ensure everyone has enough has been around for centuries. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, people became so wrapped up in corporations, big business, and making money that they all but forgot the once-prevalent act of sharing with neighbors, community members, friends – and quite frankly, anyone who needs something that you can provide. Well, we have started sharing again – and we’re doing so through technology and the sharing economy.

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How Parents Can Save Time, Energy and Money using the Sharing Economy

April 17th, 2017 Posted by Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

If you’re a parent, you know just how much work goes into raising a little one. From diapers and bottles to ballet class and sports practice, there is a lot of stress involved in the process. Fortunately, all of the work is well worth the multitude of snuggles and kisses a parent receives in return.

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Make money with these new parking apps

April 12th, 2017 Posted by Airbnb of Parking, Parking, Parking Apps No Comment yet

Over the last few years, there’s been a revolution in many industries that’s completely transformed many services. Companies such as Uber and Lyft for transportation and Airbnb for vacation rentals have ushered in the age of the sharing economy, also known as the collaborative economy. There’s one area in which this model is severely needed: parking. People are starting to appreciate the need for an Airbnb type model to address parking issues, such as lack of space, congestion, and unnecessary stress. Parking apps including ParqEx, SPOT and JustPark have introduced a solution that’s starting to transform the way people think about parking. Let’s see why we need an Airbnb of parking and how various companies are providing this service.

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The Sharing Economy Can Be Hilarious

September 14th, 2016 Posted by AirBnB, Community, Funny, Hilarious, Lyft, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup, Uber No Comment yet

There are so many benefits to the sharing economy; the most obvious being that it makes life easier in many ways. Before Uber and Lyft, it was much harder (and more expensive for that matter) to get to where you wanted to go. Before ParqEx, it was impossible to park in dense areas like Wicker Park, West Loop and Wrigleyville. The sharing economy flat out make life easier, better and in this case, absolutely hilarious.

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ParqEx Waze Integration

Navigation using Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps and more

May 3rd, 2016 Posted by Feature, ParqEx No Comment yet

Just Launched! Navigation using Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps and more…

 

ParqEx makes finding a convenient parking spot quite “convenient”, but we also realize that navigation to and from the parking location is equally important. Whether it be using your favorite parking app to navigate or having the option to use an app like Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps and more; ParqEx has it all. When you click on the navigate button in the ParqEx app (Android, Apple, Windows or a web browser), you will have the options to select your favorite navigation app.

 

Here is how it works –

 

1. Select app for Navigation: Click the directions link on the parking details to access the navigation apps currently installed on your device (Note – you must have at least 1 navigation app like Google Map, Apple Map, Waze etc. installed for the options to show).

Directions To Parking Location

2. Select your favorite navigation App: In the “Select app for navigation” popup window, click on the app you wish to use for navigation (Options will vary depending on the navigation apps you have installed on your device). Make sure you have installed your favorite navigation app from the app store.

Select app for navigation

 

 

 

3. Navigate to the parking location using your favorite app: Clicking on the app, will open the navigation app with the parking destination address.That’s it! Go ahead and navigate to your destination.

Navigate to parking location with Waze

 

Navigation on Waze

The popular Waze app is a turn-by-turn navigation app that focuses on a social network where drivers can share information about accidents, police officers, road closures, and more. Now with our integration with Waze, drivers will have the option of navigating to their reserved parking location with detailed turn-by turn directions. Make sure you have downloaded the Waze app before you click the navigate button in the ParqEx app. After that, its 3 simple clicks to be on your way.

Benefits of using Waze:

 

  • Waze has social network integration that includes live traffic reporting from other users
  • You can send live, updating information with your ETA to friends
  • There are options to select celebrity voice navigation
  • The Waze app learns frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes
  • You can search for the cheapest gas on a route
  • The traffic jam indicator in the app counts down the time you’ll be in a jam.
  • For advaced users, here is How to turn Waze into the ultimate Navigation App.

 

The ParqEx app works with the following navigation apps

 

Android

 

 

iOS

 

Windows

 

ParqEx is the leading social on-demand parking application. It is helping drivers all around the country save time, money and hassle.  For more information, please contact us or download the parkng app to get started.

 

ParqEx: What is the future of the sharing economy?

What is The Future of The Sharing Economy?

December 10th, 2015 Posted by Car, Community, mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy No Comment yet

The sharing economy has constantly been in the news over the past several years. It’s a term that’s been used to describe businesses like Air B&B, Uber, Etsy, and even the auction giant Ebay. But what is the sharing economy, exactly, and why is it growing in popularity? Is it sustainable, and will the model grow?

The Idea of Shared Resources

The idea behind the businesses mentioned above, and behind the sharing economy in general, is shared resources. With Air B&B it’s the idea of someone who has a home renting space in that home to travelers. With Uber, it’s the idea of sharing a car someone already owns. Etsy allows crafters to share their creations with customers around the world without having to go through a traditional business model, and Ebay accomplishes the same goal on a much larger scale. In all of these situations it’s people who are turning to other individuals, instead of to big businesses and corporations, to get the goods and services they want and need.

Party A has something, Party B needs something, and a business acts as the middleman by bringing the two parties together, and taking a small percentage in order to pay for its operations.

Why It WorksParqEx: What is the future of the sharing economy?

The reason the sharing economy works is that it possesses the spirit of helping. The more people who succeed, the more the industry as a whole succeeds. For example, for every successful sale on an Etsy store, that store owner gets paid, and the client gets something he or she wants. However, if that client has a positive experience, then he or she is likely to check out other Etsy stores. This means that store owners who did nothing but exist, and offer a quality product, may find themselves with customers because of something another store they don’t even know did right.

The sharing economy, despite being made up of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different individuals, acts as a single community. They affect each other, and they acknowledge that they affect each other. As such, they support each other, and do their best to make sure that the reputation of their community is protected and maintained.

Will The Sharing Economy Remain?

The sharing economy is a return to a simpler way of doing business, using the tools and connectivity of the modern age. After all, there’s no reason to give money to a big corporation when you can get the products or services you need from another person whose name and face you know.

With that said, the sharing economy will have to continue to provide certain things in order to stay competitive, and to remain a force in the future marketplace.

First, the sharing economy will have to offer both value, and a low price for the things it provides. One of the major factors driving Uber, for example, is that it’s often less expensive than traditional taxi cabs. If that changes, though, more customers are going to switch to cab rides, because it’s gentler on their pocket books. Second, the sharing economy will have to continue to offer something unique. Something that bigger businesses and corporations simply cannot match. Hand-crafted products, and unique items will always be at home in a sharing economy, and that will give it an edge over companies who deal in mass-produced stock. Whether it’s food or a place to stay, transportation or banking services, people like to have unique solutions that are tailored to their wants and needs.

The sharing economy provides that, and as long as it continues to do so, it’s not going anywhere. For more information on the sharing economy, particularly about ParqEx- the sharing economy platform for parking, simply contact us today!

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