Parking in the Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof stores becomes ticketless & digital
Together with Arivo Parking Solutions GmbH, the department store chain’s parking garages are being modernized and digitized. The locations in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Reutlingen – of a total of over 60 locations – have already been equipped.
By converting its parking garages to the ticketless and digital parking system of the young Austrian company Arivo, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof has opted for a modern and sustainable access solution. Instead of using paper tickets, customers can conveniently enter the parking garage thanks to automatic license plate recognition. This also benefits the environment, as it saves countless parking tickets every year. The parking fee is also paid cashlessly, in line with a digital, customer-oriented solution.
Galeria customer card holders also receive a special bonus: they park for free for the first two hours. To ensure that the loyalty bonus is automatically credited in the future, the Galeria customer card will be linked to the parking system.
Comfort parking for registered customers
At galeria.arivo.app, customers can register in just a few steps and purchase a parking contract online within minutes. The advantage: thanks to license plate recognition, they can enter all Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof parking garages without stopping. They receive the invoice including itemized bill by e-mail or can call it up in the customer portal at any time. The entire administration as well as the invoice collection are carried out automatically, thus significantly minimizing the administrative effort of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof.
Pay parking fee with smartphone
Arivo also offers customers without registration the option of conveniently paying parking fees via smartphone thanks to Arivo.Pay. All that is required is to scan a QR code in the parking garage and pay using one of the popular transfer tools such as ApplePay or GooglePay. Customers can thus pay the amount quickly and without having to make an additional trip to the pay station and the associated waiting times.
All stores in Düsseldorf and Cologne already equipped
At the Cologne and Düsseldorf locations, the existing barrier system has already been converted to Arivo’s digital parking solution.
The Reutlingen store, on the other hand, does not have any barriers at all. Here, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof relies on the barrier-free Arivo FreeFlow variant. This parking system scores points above all for its considerable cost savings compared to conventional systems. In addition to the acquisition costs, the cost-intensive maintenance work of the barrier system can also be completely eliminated.
Further Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof locations are continuously being converted to the digital parking system by Arivo Parking Solutions GmbH.