Can you order Starbucks a day ahead of time? Order ahead
After you open the app and enable location services, tap the “Order” icon at the bottom of the screen. From there, you can customize your order with your favorite Starbucks® drinks and food and add to your shopping bag. Next, select the store for your pick up. The app estimates wait time.
Can you order ahead and pay at Starbucks? Customers can also save a credit or debit card in the Starbucks app to pay directly – either in-store or when ordering ahead using the Starbucks App. Cash is always an option too.
How long do you have to pick up your Starbucks order? You can place a Mobile Order up to 30 minutes before the store closes.
Why is Starbucks not ordering ahead? Current and former staff told Insider that the chain is letting too many customers place orders on its app and it doesn’t have enough staff, causing delays for in-store customers. A Starbucks spokesperson told Insider that this was “not illustrative of the customer and partner experience in a majority of our stores.”