More Starbucks locations taking smartphone paymentsOctober 26, 2010 @ 12:00 pm (Updated: 1:37 pm - 3/28/11 )
Starbucks is expanding its program that allows store visitors to pay for their drinks using their smartphones.
The program, launched in several Seattle-area stores last fall, allows users pay for their beverage with a barcode that can be scanned from their smart phone.
Customers can load the Starbucks Card Mobile App for free on their Blackberry, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
With the success of the program in Seattle and Northern California, Starbucks is now expanding to New York.
Starbucks Brady Brewer said that customers told the chain in their My Idea forum that they wanted a faster way to pay.
"Mobile technology is part of our customers' daily routine and with the expansion of mobile payment in our test cities, we're seeing more and more customers using their smartphones as their mobile wallets," said Brewer.
There are 28 locations in the Seattle area currently offering mobile payment.
Customers can get the app on the Starbuck's mobile applications page.
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