On Wednesday, January 19th Starbucks began accepting mobile payments for products at about 6,800 U.S company-operated locations. Now, all that frequent “Starbucksers” need is their smart-phone and re-usable travel mugs!
Individuals with a Starbucks’ card (a re-loadable card that offers rewards to frequent buyers) can upload the Starbucks Card Mobile App on to their iPhone, iPod touch, or Blackberry. Once in the store, you simply open up the Starbucks Card Mobile App, select “touch to pay” and face the bar-code on the phone toward the 2-D scanner and…voila!
What was wrong with good old cash and Starbucks’ paper cups? After completing some rigorous testing, The company reported that the smart-phone app check out process was faster than using traditional cash or credit card. As for the cup, re-usable travel mugs save the earth! Continue reading →