Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) has announced the launch of two different delivery services. Both the "green apron" delivery service and an on-demand delivery service in partnership with Postmates will launch in the second half of 2015.
Green Apron delivery, which is slated for launch and testing in New York City, will entail baristas bringing food and beverages to office buildings, reported The Street. In Asia, Starbucks will also offer Teavana teas starting next year.
With on-demand delivery service Postmates, customers can order food and beverages via the Starbucks app for delivery within defined areas. Postmates' delivery services start at a cost of $5, a number subject to go up depending on the distance traveled. The Postmates-Starbucks delivery pilot will launch in Seattle.
The coffee chain will also expand its mobile order and pay program, which launched in Portland a few months ago. The feature, integrated into the Starbucks app, officially rolled out in the Pacific Northwest this week. The service is available in 600 stores and is slated to expand nationally later this year. Starbucks eventually plans to roll out mobile order and pay in Canada and the United Kingdom.
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