Fast Park & Relax RDU delivers a strong first and last impression

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Good friend Evan Carroll sent me this Purple Goldfish today. Evan used Fast Park & Relax today on his way to Austin for SXSWi. He shot me the picture above via a tweet.

8-RDU-CanopyExitEnter Fast Park & Relax between 6 – 8 a.m. on a weekday and you’re likely to receive a free newspaper. Not only are you greeted when entering the facility, but when the shuttle driver meets you at your covered parking spot, the driver hands you a handy reminder card with your space number filled in.

It gets better. Customers receive a bottle of water upon their return while being shuttled to their car. Fast Park & Relax nails the critical moments of first and last impressions. How’s this for an unexpected treat? Weather permitting, they’ll also wash your car.

From One Capital to Another

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard about Airport Fast Park. They showed up as #377 in Purple Goldfish Project courtesy of Neal Levene at Simple Complexity:

bwi airport fast park“The Airport Fast Park at the Baltimore Washington International Airport is a little different than other “park-n-ride” airport shuttles. When you enter their lot, an attendant greets you and shows you the best row to park your car so you don’t have to search for an open space. The shuttle meets you at your parked car so there’s no waiting at a shelter. Then the bus driver helps you with your luggage, and if it’s raining meets you with an umbrella. While on the bus, the friendly driver actually talks to you, and on your way back the shuttle takes you directly to your car, with a complimentary bottle of water. Who knew bus rides could be enjoyable?”

TAKEAWAY: Businesses that understand the power of the purple goldfish build in little extras each step of the way. BWI and RDU know the little things add up to make the big difference. Fast Park understands that success is the entire journey, not just the destination.

Today’s Lagniappe (a little something extra thrown in for good measure) – Speaking of parking, how about this for an impressive parallel parking job? Don’t try this at home kids:

2 replies
  1. James Lawther
    James Lawther says:

    I once went on a negotiating skills course Stan, they told me to think about the things that were valuable to the other party that were easy for me to give away but valuable for them to receive.

    I suspect that having your car washed for free falls exactly into that camp.

    James

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