Starbucks said last week that regional and national retailers could become key marketing partners as the coffeehouse chain provides more clarity on its mobile ambitions, from using My Starbucks Rewards as a currency to scaling its ordering and delivery platform.
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Starbucks is continuing its streak of teaming up with major brands by tapping ride-sharing application Lyft to offer its employees My Starbucks Rewards gold status, and enable riders to tip their drivers with the chain’s egifts.
Starbucks is expanding its partnership with The New York Times to bring top daily articles to its mobile application users and reward loyalty members with points when they purchase print and digital subscriptions, reflecting the growing importance of top-notch content for merchants on mobile.
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Starbucks, Domino’s and Macy’s are paving the way in bringing mobile into real-world retail experiences, furthering the integration between the digital space and bricks-and-mortar while bringing mobile ordering and payments to the forefront.
Starbucks is experimenting with the power of personal pricing by asking fans to vote on a mobile-optimized site for their favorite flavor out of six new Frappuccino drinks, with the winning beverage to be offered at a special price in July.
Starbucks is rolling out its mobile order-and-pay feature to thousands of United States stores after recognizing its potential in Portland, the initial test market, to increase sales, shorten store lines and drive customer satisfaction.
Dunkin’ Donuts addresses consumers’ summertime infatuation with baseball, cool drinks and free stuff in a new mobile game giving residents of Massachusetts and New Hampshire a chance to win daily prizes by “scratching” off a virtual Mango Passion Fruit Coolatta drink.
Mobile loyalty applications can provide a rich user experience, but their proliferation threatens to make them as unappealing to consumers as the physical cards they seek to replace, causing some marketers to explore alternatives such as wallet-based programs, which have a more limited set of benefits.
Starbucks’ partnership with streaming service Spotify points to the untapped potential of combining food and beverage marketers’ mobile loyalty programs with music, as younger demographics put smartphones at the center of their content consumption and may be swayed to join programs with cross-partnership perks.