Running your own car park, choosing the right form and place, can be a really profitable business for many years. A good business plan, as well as an area that is suitable for such a purpose – this may be the key to the stability and success of your business. Cars will not suddenly come out of use.
The number of cars arrives and it will continue to come for the next time. Parking spaces are needed always and everywhere, especially in big cities. Actually approaching this type of activity, you can gain a lot, risking little. How to start preparing for your own parking lot?
Guarded or unguarded?
At the beginning one should consider the purpose of the existing parking lot. Unguarded car parks are usually located in places where cars are parked for only a few hours. We use them when shopping for a shopping mall, commuting to public offices or institutions. Guarded parking places are generally used in all other places to find a legal parking spot. In addition, we get protection of the vehicle against possible burglary, which certainly gives an advantage to a guarded car park on the roadside, or in other, free, designated places.
Once we have the terrain, idea and established business, the car park should be properly organized, which is based mainly on the proper marking. Designation in every respect. Customers must be clearly informed about prices, how to get there, as well as the parking spaces themselves, which are usually marked with horizontal markings. In addition, there is also adequate equipment – cameras, a booth for the guardian – to ensure the safety of parking property.
An important factor that can have a big impact on the success of your project is the price list you set. Contrary to appearances, this is not a matter as obvious as it might seem. Customers pay attention to many factors. If you choose an attractive area where there is frequent accumulation of vehicles or where there are no parking spaces nearby, customers will not miss you. However, you can always influence their number because it depends to a large extent on your actions. The price should be determined taking into account, for example, whether the car park is located in an indoor area or not. Drivers also take into account the surface of the parking lot – certainly more likely to pay more for concrete than graveled. In addition, you will certainly find residents of surrounding areas and employees of nearby companies who will want to use your services regularly. For them you should prepare attractive packages and the possibility of buying a parking space for a long time. You will lose such clients if you ask them to pay for each hour individually, like another one-time parking.
You see that the very establishment of a parking lot does not differ much from the creation of any other company. The industry is probably one of those with the least risk – parking spaces are always needed. It is only up to you, however, how many clients you will be able to attract to you and how long you will stay with you. By providing them with security, professional service and reasonable prices, you would have to make sure that your parking business turns out to be a failure.
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