Starbucks' Digital Tip Jar Set To Go Online

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March 13, 2014 AT 4:20 AM
Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app, which raises the question: how often do people tip their baristas? The coffee chain says the mobile tipping option, which it announced more than a year ago, will be available on its updated app for iPhones starting next Wednesday. The rollout comes as the company's app has gained popularity, with roughly 1 out of every 10 purchases now made with a mobile device. According to Starbucks, after paying with the app customers will be able to leave a tip of 50 cents, $1 or $2 anytime within two hours of the transaction. The tipping option will be available only at company-owned stores, which is 7,000 of the roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States.