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Next for Starbucks: Delivery

Coming in the second half of next year
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2014 4:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Want Starbucks but don't want to get out of bed? There's an app for that—or there will be soon. In an earnings call yesterday, the company shared a lower-than-expected forecast for the quarter ending in December, but it also shared this tidbit: Members of its loyalty program will be able to use a planned mobile ordering and payment app to request delivery in select cities in late 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"Our version of e-commerce on steroids" will give "the ability to create a standing order of Starbucks delivered hot to your desk daily," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said during the call. The app, which allows customers to order a drink for pickup and pay with their phones, will debut in Portland, Ore., next month, with the delivery feature coming later, NBC News reports. (Read more Starbucks stories.)

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