Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, and Zingle, the portable text ordering solution, have teamed up as part of a pilot program to give Zipcar members in New York City increased options when retrieving their Zipcar.
Texting to the garage gives our members another option to get on the road as soon as possible. It also makes the process easier for parking attendants, who spend less time on the phone, and more time retrieving vehicles.
Zipcar currently offers more than 2,000 vehicles throughout New York City, many of which are housed in underground parking garages. While members can currently call ahead to ensure their Zipcar is ready upon their arrival, the ability to text their reservation information to participating garages using Zingle in advance makes this process even easier. Members can text “ZIP” plus the Zipcar vehicle name and their pick-up time to participating garages, and will then receive a confirmation text that the vehicle is being retrieved.