I’ve been using the Starbucks App for iPhones and it’s definitely been a life saver.
There’s days where I forgot to bring my wallet and luckily I at least have my phone with me. The App uses my Starbucks card and let’s me order and pay all in the App. All I have to do is pick up my drink or snack from the Starbucks pick up stations. I can even reload my card without needing my wallet.
I really was never an avid Starbucks drinker until I used this App to be honest. It’s made ordering so much less intimidating. You can take your time looking at the menu and customizing your order to how you like it without having to worry about confusing or frustrating your barista in person.
The App lets you sign up for a card if you don’t already have one but the only downside is you don’t get an actual card. In order to use the App you have to load the card with money. Minimum is $10. Then you can use that money and place your order.
Now here comes some “Cons” if you will. The App automatically chooses the closest location that takes mobile order. It’s bit of a hassle having to change to the location you want. You have to swipe until you see the one you want and you can’t set it as a default go-to location either.
The next issue is placing your order. There’s no way of looking at the menu or prices without adding it to your order. So you have to choose what you want to see and it gets added to your cart. You can customize and see the pricing but if you’re just browsing you have to remove it and then go back to the order screen and do it over again.
Once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier each time especially if you order the same thing each time. You can just order your previous orders.
Androids just recently got the option to make mobile orders. You can definitely expect a longer line for pickups!
Happy ordering everyone!