Shoppers at Westfield London, Shepherds Bush, can now pay for car parking with their smartphone through PayPal’s app. Visitors to the centre need never again rummage for coins or cards to pay for parking. It’s the first time people in the UK have been able to pay to park with PayPal’s app.
To mark the announcement, PayPal and Westfield are offering free parking on weekdays and all day weekend parking for just £3 (a £6 discount) when visitors pay with the PayPal app.
Bill Giouroukos, Westfield’s director of operations, UK & Europe said: “Westfield prides itself on pioneering digital innovations for our customers. We know that our customers love their smartphones and a high level of service, so it was a natural fit to partner with PayPal to allow convenient payment for parking with phones. It’s one less thing to worry about – customers will be able to save time and money with the special offer.”
Payment is facilitated through the car parking hardware and software designed and installed by APT Skidata. Managing director Sean Dunstan, said that this is a mobile first within the parking industry: "The ability to integrate our parking systems with multiple payment technologies, including PayPal, will further enhance the Westfield London customer experience which starts and ends with the car park."