ParkingPerx launched its new integration with RingGo, the UK’s leading cashless parking provider, on Wednesday 16th June, allowing users to park in even more places in Sunderland for free. As a result ParkingPerx users are now able to redeem their Perx that they earn against parking costs in St Mary’s car park, Sunniside car park, the Bridges car park and any car parking location in Sunderland allowing payment via the RingGo app.

With the exclusive arrangement, motorists can earn ‘Perx’ by spending in participating businesses, including shops, cinemas, salons, cafes and restaurants, and then use those ‘Perx’ to pay for parking within the RingGo app that same day, or save them for a later date.

All they have to do is add their ParkingPerx Payment Card to the RingGo app as their preferred payment card, shop local and then simply pay for their parking as normal using the Perx they’ve earned.

The integration is a great example of what can be achieved when key stakeholders like ParkingPerx, RingGo, Sunderland City Council and Sunderland BID  come together to tackle problems. Here are some of their thoughts on the collaboration.

At RingGo, we care deeply about keeping high streets vibrant and busy, especially after a year that has hit many of them hard. Our work with local councils is reinforcing the wider desire to reinvigorate local business, so working with ParkingPerx gives us another avenue to help. Together we are helping people clearly see a way back to something that feels normal – visiting the local high street. Through a connected and convenient digital solution, you can park, shop, eat and enjoy and support your local shops, cafes and restaurants, all while being rewarded for it.

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director, RingGo

We’ve always encouraged a collaborative approach from all key stakeholders in a town centre such as local authorities, BIDs and merchants to give the high street the best chance of survival, and we’re so pleased that RingGo are now a key part of this too.

Chris Reed, Founder, ProxiSmart

Having worked with Chris from the very beginning of his ParkingPerx journey, it’s absolutely fantastic to see it expanding within the first six months of launch to include even more parking locations in Sunderland. We need to make it as easy as possible for people to enjoy our city centre, and this is another step in the right direction.

Sharon Appleby, Chief Executive at Sunderland BID,

With consumers, businesses, local authorities and BIDs all set to benefit from this collaboration, it is likely we will see similar arrangements in a range of different locations over the coming months.

If the news of this collaboration has piqued your interest in the ParkingPerx solution for your town or city, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the team.