EasyPark wins top award for smart parking services
EasyPark, the company behind the city’s on-street mobile parking app, has taken out a top Australian parking industry award.
Since being rolled out 18 months ago within the City of Melbourne, customers can find a car park, extend the time limit, and pay from their phone via the EasyPark app.
More than 70 councils and parking operators across Australia have introduced the app in the past eight years as an alternative to parking meters, with ticketless digital permits also being introduced.
In recognition of the Collins St-based global tech company’s rapid growth – with more than 3.1 million Australians downloading the app – EasyPark was awarded the 2023 Organisation of the Year at the prestigious Parking Industry Awards event held in Sydney on October 11.
EasyPark’s CEO Eli Grossinger Binshtok said the accolade was a reflection of their team’s determination to make the parking experience easier for everyone.
“The best compliment that we get is that EasyPark is … easy,” he said. “People say it is easy to use and we are easy to do business with. But, as we all know, it’s not that easy to make it easy.”
“We worked very hard behind the scenes to achieve this outcome for our clients and customers and for this I thank our wonderful team who show great effort and commitment every day to build this amazing organisation to make it easy for everyone else.”
We strive to go above and beyond and deliver wow in everything we do, both internally and externally. Now for us this is a wow moment in the history of our company.
The app offers two pricing plans: one takes a 10 per cent commission of a parking fee, the second charges customers $1.99 per month plus 2.25 per cent per transaction.
Unlike some apps which are pre-loaded with money, EasyPark users only pay for the exact time they use and on the day that they use the service.
At the award ceremony, EasyPark was also a finalist for Outstanding Customer Service and technology manager Arjun Nambiar was named as a finalist for the Young Achiever Award.
The EasyPark Group is also growing its operations in Europe and the US with more than 80 million EasyPark App customers in over 25 countries and nearing 4000 cities. •
Caption: EasyPark accept their award (from left) Robert Di Cristo, Arjun Nambiar, Paul Sullivan, Craig Logan, Eli Grossinger Binshtok, and Jason Marks.