Starbucks says it will launch delivery in parts of Seattle and New York City in the second half of this year. Here's how the company says it will work:
—There will be no minimum purchase required.
—There will be a small flat fee for delivery, but the exact amount hasn't been determined.
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—Delivery workers will accept tips.
—The average delivery time will be about 30 minutes starting with the placement of the order.
—Delivery hours are still to be determined.
—In New York City, the service will be available in office buildings, including the Empire State Building. People will be able to place their orders on websites from existing or newly built shops, the latter of which may have trimmed down menus. Starbucks workers will make the deliveries.
—In Seattle, the service will be available in specific areas, including homes and offices. Starbucks will partner with a company called Postmate to make the deliveries.