Starbucks Rolls Out Square App Acceptance in U.S. Stores 

Nov. 13, 2012

Late last week, Starbucks began accepting payments via Square Wallet at its 7,000 U.S. locations. The companies announced the expansion of their partnership last month after disclosing this summer that Square would begin processing credit-card payments for Starbucks. The app, available for Android and iOS devices, enables Starbucks to accept mobile payments that are linked to a debit or credit card. Starbucks’ own mobile app—one of the most successful mobile deployments currently in use in the U.S.—is linked to the prepaid Starbucks Card.

“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 was the first national retailer to offer its own mobile payment technology combined with a world-class loyalty program in January 2011, and we have seen a tremendous response from our customers with more than 100 million mobile transactions occurring in our U.S. stores since its launch. 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.”