After a few months of testing, Starbucks has announced the launch of its mobile-order-and-pay feature across the country. The program — which is dubbed Mobile Order & Pay — is integrated into the Starbucks mobile app and allows customers to place orders ahead of time with just a few clicks of their smartphone. Users of the feature must pick up their orders at a Starbucks location of their choice.
While the Mobile Order & Pay program does not include delivery — the chain has a partnership with Postmates for that — customers do get to skip the line in stores. To use the feature, users simply select a nearby store, simply tap "order," and then select from a variety of customizable food and beverage options. Payment is automatically deducted from the Starbucks card users have saved in the app.
Starbucks first started testing the program in Portland, Oregon last December, before expanding it to 650 stores in other parts of Oregon, as well as Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. As of today, it is available at 3,400 locations in cities like Dallas and Atlanta, and across 21 additional states. TechCrunch notes that with the new rollout, Mobile Order & Pay is now offered at more than half of all Starbucks locations across the country. Starbucks promises that the feature will be available at all of their stores by the end of 2015. Mobile Order & Pay is currently only offered to iPhone users, but Starbucks has plans to launch an Android compatible app by the end of the year.
The full list of where Mobile Order & Pay is available, below:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California (South and Central), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.