Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Related Headlines

Starbucks Raises Prices as Arabica Coffee Costs Increase

Recent Comments

GoSalukis - Lovelace indicted in wife\'s death - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Your grammar and sentence structure is elite.
GoSalukis - Lovelace indicted in wife\'s death - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Bud Niekamp votes no!
whiner1 - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Hopefully there will never be enough of you people that would just throw everything in a landfill and keep on consuming, to have your way. Responsible citizens recycle on their own and would even pay to do it. The rest of you need a little coaching, prodding, and even public criticism, when you fail to see the value and social responsibility of recycling.
taxsanity - Lovelace indicted in wife\'s death - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wow, well none of us know. And her body is gone now, cremated. And the original autopsy was "inconclusive". Why let anyone cremate, in that situation? Anyway, I hope justice is done, and Mr Lovelace gets a fair trial. My guess is there will be plenty of reasonable doubt --because the body no longer exists. What cover up of elites are you talking about? That's part of human nature, to…
Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
why does the city counsel want to stay in the trash bussiness. When there is more pressing matters to tend to?!?

Most Popular

Lovelace indicted in death of first wife Updated

City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet

Quinsippi Yacht Club hosting Hogback Party on Saturday

Committee prepares to hear Garbage and Recycling pitch

Quincy School Board gets first look at $70.3 million budget

Gems sale not yet final

Mercantile Vice President appointed to the Trust Education Foundation Board

Adams Co. Real Estate Transfers from Aug. 18 to Aug. 22

Starbucks to allow tipping by app

Starbucks to allow tipping by app

5 months, 2 weeks ago from Associated Press

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 March 19

Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app, which begs 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 March 19. The rollout comes as the company's app has surged in popularity, with roughly one out of every 10 purchases now made with a mobile device.

After paying with the app, Starbucks says 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 the 7,000 of the roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. owned by the company.

The move puts a spotlight on what can be a sensitive topic for customers, workers and even Starbucks, which has faced lawsuits over how it divvies up the contents of tip jars among workers. Some customers are happy to tip for friendly service, knowing baristas don't earn that much. Others say they already fork over enough money and shouldn't be made to feel like they should throw money into a tip jar as well.

RESPONSE TO DEMAND

Starbucks, meanwhile, has been pushing to get people to sign up for its mobile app and rewards program, which helps boost the number of times people are likely to visit its stores. The Seattle-based company says the addition of the mobile tipping option is a response to demand from customers, many of who no longer carry around much cash.

"We asked our customers what they thought would be easiest and best," said Adam Brotman, chief digital officer for Starbucks.

Exactly how Starbucks divides up the tip jars varies. Shannon Liss Riordan, a lawyer who represented baristas in lawsuits saying shift supervisors shouldn't share in tips, said the cash is typically distributed on a weekly basis.

"They keep it in a safe and dole it out to employees . . . based on the number of hours worked," she said.

As for the tips earned through mobile payments, Starbucks said they'll be paid out to workers in cash in line with however they receive their regular tips.


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

@ursadailynews Somebody needs to wear their seatbelt. #dontyouknowwhoiam
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 2 hours, 48 minutes ago

RT @jasonrmcintyre: ESPN's President personally reached out to Jeff Fisher to apologize for Showergate ['gate' is mandatory, right?] http:/…
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 3 hours, 15 minutes ago

Lovelace indicted in wife's death - Cory Lovelace died in 2006; Former Adams Co. Assistant State's Attorney taken ... http://t.co/sMP48UsnXQ
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 3 minutes ago

@Survey1215 Matheny needs to play a bunch of @StratOMatic this offseason. Like 10,000 games.