TORONTO - Canadians who find themselves short of change for that Venti Skim Gingerbread Latte can now pay for their Starbucks beverage with the scan of an iPhone.
The Seattle-based company announced Tuesday that an app for Apple's mobile phones can now handle purchases, provided a customer has preloaded an account with money to spend.
The account can be funded within the app with a credit card.
Using the app also makes customers eligible for My Starbucks Rewards awards including free birthday drinks, coffee and tea refills, and flavoured syrups for drinks.
The mobile payment platform was rolled out in U.S. Starbucks stores earlier this year.