WePark is a customized parking service that allows you to reserve an experienced driver, through a mobile application, to park your vehicle in urban centers.
How many times have you felt desperate while trying to park your car in Lisbon? And how many times were you late due to the time spent looking for a place to park your car? For those who travel to Lisbon frequently using their own cars, this is a reality. Actually, it is estimated that 30% of European city centers traffic is the one of cars looking for places to park, and that each driver spends around 20 minutes in trying to achieve it. It was aiming to solve this problem, that WePark came up.
What if someone could pick your car up, exactly where you intend to stay, and parked it for you? Imagine that you are planning to have dinner in Bairro Alto. Through the WePark App, you only have to schedule the service and when you reach the restaurant, one of our drivers will be there, ready to park your car in a private surveilled parking. Enclosed to the service, there will be an insurance to protect your car from possible problems.
The basic service price, which includes the picking up and returning of the car to its owner, is around 5€. The service doesn’t include the parking fees that will be around 1€ per hour. These prices are highly competitive when compared to the other options available like the public means of transportation, like taxis, or other apps of private urban transportation, like Uber. Going back to the given example (a dinner at Bairro Alto), let’s imagine you are at Saldanha. You are about 5km away and it will take you 15 minutes to get there. Having in mind that you want to go back to Saldanha when you finish your meal, probably you will spend around 20€ on a taxi or around 12€ using the Uber services. If you used the WePark, and including the gas spent, the base service price plus 3 parking hours, you would spend around 8,5€. It means you would save, at least, 3,5€. There are some other extra services available, like wash and fuel your car, for 2€ each, plus the price of the fuel and the washing service.
With this Project, we were the startup winner of the Brisa Mobilidade award in the Montepio Acredita Portugal 2017 contest and that’s why we already have the Brisa’s support to enter the market.
We have already defined our business plans and processes and we are starting developing the mobile App, as well as creating partnerships, which is paramount to our project. We would like to highlight our partnership with one of the biggest company in the parking business. Apart from that, we are looking for people willing to invest, so that we can launch a pilot in the beginning of 2018. So, here’s where you can make a difference! Do you believe in this project as much as we do? What if you were part of it from the beginning?