Tip Your Starbucks Barista Digitally
Many of you are aware of, or probably already have, the Starbucks app for your iPhone. The app, which is funded through a credit or debit card, works when you wave your phones over a barcode sensor to pay for their beverages or food, which means shorter wait times in line.
And unlike using your Starbucks card you can see the remaining balance you have in your account on the screen as money is added or debited. The app also keeps up with your Loyalty Program points.
Well now, Starbucks has updated its iPhone app so that you will be able to tip from your Smartphone. Presently all tipping at Starbucks is done in cash. Customers paying with a credit card, debit card or with the Starbucks card cannot leave a tip unless it is cash. In addition to being able to tip, Starbucks is even adding a shake to pay option in this latest iOS update, allowing you to simply shake your Smartphone in order to bring up the required barcode for mobile payment.
The app is free in the iTunes Store and the updates will take effect on March 19th. Initially, however, the new features will be usable in only 7,000 of the approximately 11,000 Starbucks stores in the US.
Happy Coffee Drinking!
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