Beat The Queue at Starbucks, Order Ahead via App

Recently, I discovered that you can order ahead at Starbucks Singapore via the Starbucks app at selected outlets. In my opinion, this is like cutting the queue without even being there.

A quick check shows that this feature is nothing new. It has been available in the US for years ago. What took you so long to reach Singapore! Thankfully, it is here (although not all outlets have this option).

I was at Bugis today and I saw a queue at the Bugis Junction Starbucks outlet. So, I took out the Starbucks app and click on the order.

From there, there is a dropdown for you to choose the correct outlet. Based on GPS, it should be able to locate the outlet accurately.

Select your beverages or food and confirm your order via the instructions provided.

That is it!

A quick check with the barista shows that they have received my order and is making it, ahead of those in the queue.

When I collected my drink, I saw a patron looking at me strangely as I did not join the queue and yet, I am able to get my drink ahead of her order.

Technology helps!

So, next time, remember to use the app to cut the queue. I have just one complain though. There is no option to choose if you are staying at the outlet to have them or just to pick up and go. At the moment, everything is pick up and go.

Let me know what is your thoughts on it.