Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz has announced that starting in late 2015, your favorite food and drinks can be delivered right to you in select markets. Um, thank you coffee gods!
"Imagine the ability to create a standing order of Starbucks delivered hot to your desk daily," he said in a conference call earlier this week. "That's our version of e-commerce on steroids." If you're a part of the Starbucks loyalty program (I mean, who isn't?), then you get'll first dibs on the delivery service and you'll be able to place your order from your phone using Starbucks' new app, launching next year. That means you no longer have to interact and socialize with people before you've had the chance to have your morning coffee.
"Now what you're going to see in the years ahead will be a rapid acceleration in mobile device purchases and a continued significant migration away from bricks-and-mortar commerce," said Schultz. "There is obviously a huge prize there and that's why we're seeing so much activity around the payment space from all kinds of companies."
Are you excited that Starbucks is FINALLY going to start a delivery service?!