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First announced back in early August, the mashup between rising payment service Square and coffee giant Starbucks finally came to fruition this week, extending mobile payment options for its customers.
Square has announced that participating, company-owned Starbucks locations across the U.S. are now accepting their mobile payment application, Square Wallet. The deal, announced three months ago, offers Starbucks customers another option for quickly paying for their coffee at 7,000 locations across the nation.
Square Wallet is a free app for iOS and Android which can also be used to find nearby businesses, browse menu information, store hours and transaction history from their mobile device.
Fully integrated with the Starbucks Card and My Starbucks Rewards programs, Square Wallet will expand on the existing Starbucks apps, which are already used by customers more than two million times each week.
“We look forward to continuing to create amazing connections with our customers -- both in our stores and outside of our stores and offering our customers choices in how they want to pay," said Adam Brotman, Starbucks chief digital officer. “Starbucks believes in the values and vision of Square, and just three months after announcing our partnership with Square, we are thrilled to make the convenience of paying with the Square Wallet app available to our customers starting today.”
The Square Wallet app is available free from the App Store (or Google Play, for Android users) and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
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