Tips have always been a great way to express your gratitude to employees of different retailers, food chains, and restaurants, and it’s definitely a great old idea that to this day, makes hard-working people feel like they are doing good work and inspires them to do even better.
While it may seem like a little thing a $0.5 tip or a $1 tip goes a long way in the customer-employee relationship, it would make sense that this also translated to apps and digital purchases.
Starbucks has been offering the possibility to tip on the Starbucks app for a while now, but you may want to know, how do you actually do it? Let’s find out!
How to Tip on Starbucks App
If you want to tip on the Starbucks App, follow these steps:
- First, you have to make a purchase, if you closed the app after doing so, open it again and go to your account history so you can browse through the latest transaction.
- Find your last transaction, and you will get a message that says “Leave a Tip?”.
- There, you can choose to leave a tip (you have 2 hours after the transaction was made).
If you want to know more about tipping through the Starbucks app as well as some more information regarding some issues and facts.
How Does Starbucks App Tip Work?
Back in 2014 Adam Brotman, chief digital officer for Starbucks announced digital tipping for iPhone, saying that:
With more than 11 percent of transactions, a week now happening with a mobile device in our stores, and nearly 10 million customers currently using our mobile app, we’re thrilled to make the digital experience even easier and more rewarding for our customers and partners.
This update to the Starbucks App for iPhone is an important next step in digital innovation at Starbucks and one of the many ways we’ll expand and improve our digital experience in the months to come
It’s as simple as paying for your order followed by a notification that allows you to tip via the app.
How To Tip On Starbucks App Android
It’s the same process as iOS it just came a little bit later, although some people have had a few issues over the years, including not receiving notifications, or just not finding the option to tip.
Some users claim that logging out and then back in solves a lot of the problems you may encounter while using the app.
Still, if you want to know, just follow the same instructions as the iPhone steps and you should be able to tip.
Why Can’t I Tip On Starbucks App?
There are a few reasons why you may have some trouble tipping through the app, but most of the time a lot of people just get confused about how to access the tips, so they take it online to find answers.
Unfortunately, while Starbucks offers the possibility, tipping through the app can get complicated very quickly as many customers have stated their frustrations when trying to get the option, which is not good at all since a tip is a bit of extra payment for the good work employees do at their Starbucks.
Still, we hope you can figure it out with the steps we gave you, however you may still find some issues.
Sometimes Starbucks won’t let you tip because that specific Starbucks doesn’t allow tips via the app. Other times you won’t be able to do it because you have to update the app.
If you find yourself lost trying to get the tips to work on the app, try contacting support, that is always a good option to get around problems.
Starbucks app may not be the best when it comes to tipping through the app but it does the job, and it allows you to choose from a few options so you don’t have too much trouble deciding how much is a decent amount.
So if you want to reward Starbucks’ employees for their outstanding work, you can do it at almost every Starbucks in the US with your iPhone or Android.
If you are in-store, we recommend you go with the traditional method of tipping, it’s easy, and let’s say it’s more human, so you won’t be facing any app issues.