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Embracing Digital Tips: Why Valet Companies Should Make the Shift

In the fast-paced world of valet parking services, innovation is key to staying ahead of the competition and meeting the evolving needs of customers. One significant change that valet companies should consider is the adoption of digital tips (tipping via credit card or digital wallet). While the traditional method of tipping with cash may still have its place, embracing digital …

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Getting Valet hotel reservations integration right

You’ve probably already experienced the pain of overnight reports, the daily routine of printing out over-stays and marking them off. What can go wrong, right? Lost revenue and mistakes. It’s human nature that people make mistakes, let’s reduce them as much as possible through technology. Specifically, integrating your hotel PMS (property management system) to your valet parking operation. Through Oobeo’s API …

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Creating a valet parking VIP scheme

Why create a VIP scheme? Recognizing a VIP is important for a valet for several reasons. Firstly, it allows the valet to provide personalized and attentive service, meeting the VIP’s expectations for special treatment. Secondly, it enables the valet to prioritize the VIP’s needs efficiently, such as retrieving their vehicle promptly or fulfilling any special requests they may have. Thirdly, …

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Why is touchless parking so popular?

Touchless parking has gained popularity for several reasons, driven by advancements in technology, changing consumer preferences, and considerations for health and safety. Here are some key factors contributing to its popularity: Convenience: Touchless parking offers a more convenient experience for drivers by streamlining the parking process. With features such as mobile app reservations, contactless entry and exit, and real-time parking …

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Projecting Electric Vehicle Ranges in 2030: A Glimpse into the Future of Sustainable Transportation

As the world marches forward towards a greener future, the automotive industry stands at the forefront of innovation, particularly with the rapid advancement of electric vehicles (EVs). With each passing year, EV technology evolves, promising greater efficiency, longer ranges, and increased accessibility. Looking ahead to 2030, we can anticipate significant strides in EV range capabilities, driven by advancements in battery …

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Elevating the Valet Experience for VIP Customers

In the context of a valet attendant, a VIP (Very Important Person) refers to a customer who holds a special status or importance, often due to factors such as their prominence, influence, or frequent patronage. VIPs could include celebrities, high-profile executives, loyal customers, or individuals with a significant social or professional standing. A VIP to a valet attendant is someone …

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Gateless Parking Systems: A New Era in Convenience and Efficiency

What is gateless parking? The world of parking management is evolving rapidly, and one of the most significant advancements in recent years is gateless parking. Traditionally, parking facilities have relied on barriers, gates, and tickets to control access and manage payment. However, gateless parking systems are changing the game by offering numerous advantages in terms of convenience, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. …

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Top 5 Movies Featuring Parking: From Drama to Comedy

Parking lots and garages are not usually the first thing that comes to mind when we think of classic movie settings. However, over the years, filmmakers have found creative ways to incorporate parking into their stories, and at Oobeo we are all for celebrating it! From high-stakes car chases to heartwarming moments, parking has played a significant role in several …

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Why are parking satisfaction surveys so relevant?

Understanding your customer satisfaction gives an immediate indication as to where work can be done to improve your service, but that only tells half of the story. In an internet enabled world of social media, if a customer is unhappy, he or she will voice their complaint. According to research by Esteban Kolsky, 13% of unhappy customers will share their complaint …

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