You’ve now got a new way to pay for that tall vanilla decaf latte. Starbucks and Square today formally rolled out their partnership, allowing coffee lovers a new way to pay for their java.
As you can see in the video above, Square allows customers to pay for their specialized drink by simply scanning a barcode at the checkout counter. The Square app links to the user’s credit cor debit card and lets them pay via the app. Capabilities of the app include automatically opening a digital “tab” in the app when walking in the door of a participating store.
And, as we noted last month, digital tipping is coming to the service later next year.
Square’s Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, Tweeted this evening: “Starbucks is now on Square! Get your wallet and buy a coffee.”
What do you think? Will you try Square at your local Starbucks?
The Square mobile wallet is available on both iOS and Android, with Tricia Duryee at All Things D noting that Starbucks customers will see the app automatically at participating stores.