Starbucks mobile payments make up 1 in 4 transactions

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One quarter of all purchases made at the coffee chain are completed through the use of smartphones. Starbucks mobile payments currently compose 25 percent of transactions made with the café giant. This figure takes into account the purchases made across the United States. It does not represent the statistics from other Starbucks locations around the globe. The Mobile Order and Pay transactions had made up a considerable 6 percent of the total. In September, that figure for Mobile Order and Pay transactions rose to 7 percent. This helps to further…

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Starbucks continues its dominance of the mobile payments space

Starbucks Mobile Payments App

Starbucks continues to find success with its mobile initiatives Starbucks has become more ambitious with its plans for mobile payments. The company has established itself as a leader in the North American mobile commerce space and intends to solidify this lead by becoming more mobile-friendly in the coming months. According to Starbucks, its customers make a purchase on a smartphone 7 million times every week, on average. The company notes that 16% of all in-store transactions come from mobile devices. Company combines loyalty program with mobile payments platform to great…

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Mobile payments at Starbucks will soon allow tipping

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The exceptionally popular smartphone app will soon be allowing patrons to leave a tip. Starbucks, the prime example of the way that mobile payments can be successfully implemented and broadly adopted by consumers, will soon be adding a new feature to its smartphone app, which will be allowing customers to leave a tip for their barista. The question is whether or not people will actually use this tipping feature on the updated app. The Seattle based coffee chain has announced that the option for tipping on its mobile payments app…

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Starbucks aims to expand focus on mobile commerce

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Starbucks leadership shifts as company begins to take the mobile space more seriously Starbucks is experiencing a shift in leadership as it begins to focus more heavily on e-commerce and mobile payments. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Troy Alstead, has been moved to the position of Chief Operating Officer. This move will allow Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ Chief Executive, to focus on the expansion of the company’s mobile and e-commerce efforts. Starbucks has managed to establish a strong presence in the mobile space and has plans to further increase its accessibility…

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Mobile payments still going strong at Starbucks

Starbucks Mobile Payments App

Two years after its app was first launched, the company still leads in smartphone transactions. Two years ago, Starbucks launched its smartphone app for mobile payments, and while it got started with a bang, it has continued its successes and maintains its position as the unchallenged leader in transactions made over smartphones. This success is true from virtually every angle, from volume to frequency of use, and even user experience. The Starbucks mobile payments app has set the standard to be achieved by any other entrant to the marketplace. That…

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QR codes forecasted to bring proximity-based action oriented marketing to $2.3 billion in 4 years

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QR code marketing campaigns paying off. Proximity based, action oriented marketing solutions saw an exponential growth to its demand last year, and a Smith’s Point Analytics report is now suggesting that it may bring this market to the $2.3 billion mark by the year 2016. The reason is that QR codes, NFC tags, and various forms of other two dimensional barcodes – combined with computer vision and other emerging technologies – are giving brands the ability to take advantage of all new channels for communicating with consumers through strategies based…

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LevelUp follows an example left by Starbucks concerning mobile payments and businesses

LevelUp Mobile Payments with QR Codes

LevelUp, a mobile payment platform for smart phones and other mobile devices, has re-launched one of its most popular services. The service was once built to track deals and bargains offered by local retailers in any given area. LevelUp chose to discontinue the service because it did not mesh well with the platform at the time. Now, however, the company has taken a new approach to developing a new system, one that is based loosely on a model being used by Starbucks. Starbucks’ mobile payment system uses an app that…

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