The Seattle-based company is partnering with Uber Eats
Wherever you go, there you are, and so is your frappé. According to the Washington Post, Starbucks announced that following a successful test run in Miami, it is launching delivery services in San Francisco on Tuesday and will expand to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks. By this spring, delivery will be available in nearly a quarter of its U.S. stores, according to the article.
The Washington Post reports that while Starbucks has been available for delivery through Postmates since 2015, the partnership with Uber Eats will expand its reach to new markets. While an extra delivery fee may deter customers who prefer the brand's less expensive drinks, Starbucks said 95 percent of their offerings will be on the delivery menu and that all orders will be delivered in 30 minutes or less, according to the article.
The Washington Post reports that the coffee company has begun emphasizing customer service and convenience after declining traffic to U.S. locations. Starbucks already delivers in 30 cities in China and is exploring potential in Europe with the launch of a test program in London this month, according to the article.
Read the full Washington Post article here.