Starbucks offers Twitter gift cards

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Starbucks customers could now send out gift cards via Twitter.

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Starbucks is now providing gift cards that could be sent out through Twitter.

Starbucks (SBUX, Ton of money FIVE HUNDRED) stated Monday that customers could “tweet-a-coffee” to their pals, such a long time as they have accounts on both Twitter and Starbucks.

The coffee chain claimed clients can Tweet a $5 present card that the recipient could redeem by either publishing it out or showing it to a Stabucks barista on a mobile device.

Starbucks said it wishes clients will certainly create the practice of “spontaneously” eGifting each other.

“We enjoy the opportunities that the Twitter area can open,” pointed out Starbucks main digital officer Adam Brotman, in a declaration.

It’s not the very first time Twitter has ventured in to e-commerce. Earlier this year, Twitter partnered with American Express (AXP, Fortune 500) to permit Amex participants to get items by tweeting out a matching hashtag, developing a type of online shopping cart.

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The Starbucks endeavor is possibly more much like Square Money, the application made by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey that allows you to email cash to a pal or household member simply by consisting of the quantity in the subject line.

Regardless, it’s the most higher account venture hence far for Twitter. “To the most effective of our understanding we are the only major retailer to do it,” claimed a Starbucks speaker.

Twitter was unavailable for immediate comment.

The business, valued at $11 billion, is gearing up to go public upcoming month

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