You Can Now Get Starbucks Delivered in China

By Bridget O'Donnell, September 19, 2018

0 0

Lazy coffee lovers, rejoice! You can now get Starbucks delivered to your home or office directly from their mobile app.

The new delivery feature was added to the latest version of their app, which was released earlier today. The app is available in both English and Chinese.

However, there are a few caveats. First, to enjoy the delivery service from the app, you have to join the Starbucks Rewards program, and you can only create an account by purchasing a Starbucks Card. You can purchase digital cards on the app with Alipay, WeChat or Unionpay.

Second, delivery is limited to select locations in Shanghai and Beijing while the feature is in beta testing. But Starbucks assures 2,000 more locations and up to 30 cities will be included in the delivery area soon. As of writing time, very few Starbucks branches in Shanghai and Beijing are offering delivery through the app, and delivery distances are quite short.

Starbucks delivery
Screengrabs via iTunes

Starbucks partnered with Alipay earlier this year to begin offering delivery through Eleme, in an apparent response to homegrown competitor Luckin Coffee's burgeoning waimai business. Unlike the Starbucks app, however, orders made through Eleme (or its mini-app on Alipay) aren't connected to your Starbucks rewards account. 

As for pricing, there's a standard RMB9 delivery fee when you order through the Starbucks app. Beverages and food items cost the same as they do in the store, and there's no minimum order. Orders should arrive within 30 minutes.

To download the Starbucks app on iOS or Android, click here.

[Top image via Baidu News]

more news

Tim Hortons and Tencent Esports Open Shenzhen Collab Coffee Store

Tim Hortons has partnered up with Tencent to open a new type of social gaming space in Nanshan district.

8 Shops for Coffee and Sweets in Sanya

Coffee and dessert in Sanya is available at many locations in Sanya.

Beijing Delivery Driver Made Honorary Resident

Residents of a residential community in Huilongguan, Changing district, were particularly happy with his hard-work.

Luckin Coffee Headquarters Raided by Chinese Market Regulators

The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) raided the coffee company’s Xiamen headquarters on April 26

Coffee Shop Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Guangzhou

Starbucks announced heightened protection measures for all its Guangzhou locations.

Score Cheap Coffee on This Popular App Before It's Too Late

Be sure to take advantage of free and discounted mocha in case Luckin locations start to disappear.

How to Order Takeout on China's Food Delivery App

We give you a quick guide to one of China’s ‘Big Two’ in the food delivery world.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives