New York, August 8 (alphajetsusa.com) – Formation of a partnership with Square to increase payments of mobile has been proclaimed by Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), the coffee giant.
At Starbucks stores situated in the United States, Square will commence processing all transactions of credit as well as debit cards and moreover this, in due course, ordering of a grande vanilla latte will be done sooner by the customers making an easier payment through credit cards just by pronouncing their names.
As a part of its recent financing round valuing the company at $3.25 billion, Starbucks is also making an investment of $25 million in Square. Additionally, board of Square will sooner be joined by chief executive Howard D. Schultz of Starbucks.
As similar to that of Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG), PayPal, Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE: S) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and setups like Scvngr and GoPago trying hard to offer mobile payments, Square, which came into being 2010, is one of them.
On the basis of survey that polled nearly 7,600 adults in the United States, it has been estimated by Forrester that 30 percent of American cell phone owners are literally willing to use mobile payments. The partnership of the two is expected to benefit small businesses, although Square becomes popular in small coffee shops.