ParkingPerx announce exclusive collaboration with RingGo

Motorists can now redeem ‘Perx’ to pay for parking using the RingGo app, extending the places consumers can now park for free

ParkingPerx is launching its new integration with RingGo, the UK’s leading cashless parking provider, on Thursday 17th June, allowing users to park in even more places for free.

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 via the RingGo app that same day, or save them for a later date.

ParkingPerx, created by Chris Reed, founder of ProxiSmart, and backed by Dragons’ Den dragon Jenny Campbell, is a loyalty solution that is designed to help address footfall challenges on local high streets. To help local businesses increase sales, the scheme is designed to incentivise a return to parking and shopping in town and city centres, encouraging and rewarding motorists who spend in their local area.

Chris Reed, Founder, ProxiSmart, said: “I designed ParkingPerx to help reinvigorate the high street. The cost of parking is one of the main barriers to high street trade and so ParkingPerx solves this challenge by linking spending on the high street to free parking.
The collaboration with RingGo makes this even easier. You don’t have to remember coupons or sign up for another website, it is a simple process to use the ParkingPerx rewards you have earned to pay for your parking via the RingGo App.

“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.”

Peter O’ Driscoll, Managing Director, RingGo, said: “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.”

About RingGo

RingGo is the UK’s leading cashless parking provider. Part of the PARKNOW Group, it creates software solutions for drivers, cities and operators that make finding, accessing and paying for parking quick, simple and effortless. It is the group’s purpose to make cities cleaner, healthier and more liveable. Over 18 million UK motorists are using RingGo. For more information, please visit:

About ParkingPerx

To pay for parking using Perx on the RingGo app, users will need to add their ParkingPerx Payment Card to the RingGo app as their preferred payment card. Currently only available in Sunderland, but more locations are being added.

ProxiSmart, the team behind ParkingPerx, is based in Northumberland. The app has offers from over 80 national high street brands and independent businesses in Sunderland, and Perx can be redeemed 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. For more information, please visit: