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How do I talk to a live human at Starbucks?

A:Must choose an option 1-2.

Does Starbucks offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Not at this number; hours here are Mon-Sun 5am-8pm PST. The least busy day is Monday, and the most busy day is Friday.

How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 16 minutes. The longest hold times are on Wednesday, and the shortest are on Tuesday. How is this calculated?

Starbucks Customer Phone Numbers

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Toll-free · 24 hours, 7 days · Press 1 for help with Rewards Cards · Please hold while we transfer you to the next available representative.

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this Starbucks phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Must choose an option 1-2.
Here is how our research team describes the way the Starbucks phone system greets you: Starbucks card or rewards program, press 1. Feedback or questions about a store, products, or the company, press 2. Support with a Starbucks Odyssey experience, press 3.
Below are some clips we've found from Starbucks's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

Heard when the phone system first answers

"Thank you for calling Starbucks Coffee Company. To continue in English, press one. For your current Starbucks card balance, stars earned, recent transactions, and more, press one."
Excerpt from a call with Starbucks
Sunday, January 21, 2024 6:17 PM

They may need the phone number on your account

"Thank you for calling Starbucks Coffee Company. To continue in English, press one. If you're calling for assistance with Triple Star Days, it's not too late to receive your stars.
Log in to your account and activate today to receive your bonus stars for any purchases made today.
If you would like to receive a text message with more details on activating these offers, press three now."
Excerpt from a call with Starbucks
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 1:36 PM

They may ask you to enter information with the dial pad

"Thank you for calling Starbucks Coffee Company. To continue in English, press one. If you are calling about a Starbucks card balance or are a Starbucks rewards member calling about stars earn, a recent Starbucks rewards transaction, or other benefits, press to take action in your Starbucks account, such as adding and removing Starbucks cards, transferring Starbucks card balances, and general account management, Please visit app dot starbucks dot com, or press three now, and we'll text you a link. Standard data and message rates may apply.
Otherwise, please stay on the line.
Please enter your sixteen digit Starbucks card number or account ID, which is located in the account section of the Starbucks app followed by the pound sign."
Excerpt from a call with Starbucks
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 11:22 PM

What are the hours and when should I call?

Starbucks operates the call center for this 800-782-7282 phone number Mon-Sun 5am-8pm PT. The short answer is that you should call on a Monday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 721 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this Starbucks phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like Starbucks staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call Starbucks is Monday. The most busy day to call is Friday, which averages 32% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 721 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.

The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Tuesday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Wednesday.

The best time to call Starbucks

In summation, the best day to call Starbucks is Monday. This is not the day with the shortest wait on hold in the phone system, but we still recommend it for its ideal combination of low call volume and short hold times. Plus we believe that Starbucks staffs the call center well on Monday.

Calling this Starbucks Customer Number

When you call Starbucks' Customer Service phone number with a customer problem, you're greeted by an automated message system with language options for English, French, and Spanish, in that order. If you don't select an option, the message system continues in English. You're presented with the following options: press one for your current Starbucks card balance, stars earned, recent transactions, and more; press two if you have questions or would like to provide feedback on one of their stores, products, or the company as a whole; press three for support with the Starbucks Odyssey experience. This phone menu will repeat for three cycles; if you do not select one of the three options, the call will be terminated.

If you select the first option, you're taken to an additional message system which first directs you to their website. For additional accessibility, callers can press three to receive a link to the Starbucks website. You're then asked to enter your sixteen-digit Starbucks card number to take action on your account. If you don't have that information and instead would like to speak to a representative, you can press the pound key. This is an additional accessibility measure which I appreciated.

If you select the second option, an automated message system again offers to text you a link to the Starbucks website where you can chat online with support, then asks you to stay on the line for the next available representative. This is the option I went forward with, as I had questions about one of their products. The representative I spoke to was friendly and helpful, and similar to the automated message system, mentioned the Starbucks website. I imagine this is expected of all representatives, as the company's website does have a wealth of information. Overall, my experience with the representative was straightforward and positive.

If you select the third option from the main phone menu, you receive the same recording as option two: the automated message system offers to text you a link to the Starbucks website where you can chat online with support, then asks you to stay on the line for the next available representative.

Overall, I would say their website is a great option if for whatever reason you're not able to get through to a representative, especially considering there's a customer service chat feature. For those who prefer to call, however, reaching a rep seems to be an overall straightforward, no-fuss process. I would particularly suggest the website over calling if you're looking to access your current Starbucks card balance, stars earned, recent transactions, and so forth. Entering your card number over the phone can be tedious, and it's easy to make mistakes.

Christian has been writing about long hold times and customer service call center experiences since 2010. He's been featured in Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe.

Why Customers Call Starbucks

If you have time to do a bit of reading before you call Starbucks, we recommend you read over some of our problem-specific articles.

What is the difference between a Starbucks store and a licensed Starbucks location?

A Starbucks store refers to a retail location that is owned and operated directly by Starbucks. These stores adhere to strict company standards, ensuring consistent quality and service across all aspects of the experience. They feature a full range of Starbucks products, including seasonal offerings, and employ Starbucks-trained baristas who are experts in crafting the perfect beverage. On the other hand, a licensed Starbucks location is typically found within another establishment, such as a grocery store, college campus, or airport. These locations are not operated by Starbucks but instead have a licensing agreement with the brand, allowing them to sell Starbucks products. While licensed locations aim to maintain Starbucks quality, their offerings may be more limited, and their staff may not receive the same level of training as Starbucks store baristas. Ultimately, the difference lies in ownership and operational control, with Starbucks stores offering the most comprehensive and authentic Starbucks experience.

What is the Starbucks Rewards program?

The Starbucks Rewards program is a loyalty program offered by Starbucks to its customers. It allows customers to earn Stars on their purchases, which can be redeemed for various rewards and benefits. When customers sign up for the program, they receive a digital Starbucks Rewards card, which they can use to earn Stars at participating stores. Every dollar spent using the card earns 2 Stars, and customers can also earn bonus Stars through personalized offers and promotions. These Stars can be redeemed for free food and drinks, as well as other exclusive benefits like free refills and birthday rewards. Additionally, members enjoy other perks such as ordering ahead with the mobile app and free in-store Wi-Fi access. The program has different membership levels - Welcome, Green, and Gold - that offer increasing benefits based on the number of Stars earned, ultimately enhancing the Starbucks experience for loyal customers.

How Do I Recover My Starbucks Account?

There are three main scenarios in which you will need to recover your Starbucks account. The first is when you forget your password, the second is when you forget your username and the third is when your account is hacked. You can easily recover your Starbucks account online.

Top Starbucks customer service problems

Click the link above to get answers to just about any Starbucks customer service question, including step by step guides for the most complex issues. You can also detail a new issue and get answers instantly.
Below is a sample of recent calls to Starbucks, and their purpose. Are any of these similar to the reason you are trying to call?
Questions about expiring star points: "I think I have a question regarding my star points that are going to expire if I don't use them."
- From a call lasting 10m 58s , Jul 9, 2024 7:27 PM
Complaint about store service: "The drinks I received tasted nothing like what I normally get, and the store employee wasn't helpful in addressing the issue."
- From a call lasting 13m 31s , Jun 30, 2024 9:49 PM
Order not ready: "I waited twenty five minutes when my name was on the ready list."
- From a call lasting 11m 7s , Jun 30, 2024 8:57 PM
Requesting star registration assistance: "I am hoping that you will help me to register the stars that would be associated with the purchase - It was a triple star day as well."
- From a call lasting 10m 13s , Jun 30, 2024 4:30 PM
Question about in-store promotions: "Do I have to order online now my drinks when there's a special?"
- From a call lasting 7m 50s , May 26, 2024 9:32 PM
Store experience feedback: "I'm calling about your Starbucks stores. Are crazy."
- From a call lasting 2m 8s , May 23, 2024 1:07 AM
Complaint about discrimination: "I was discriminated against. Others were served before and after me."
- From a call lasting 3m 20s , May 22, 2024 1:58 PM
Issue with star reward: "My star reward didn't come through after making a purchase at Starbucks."
- From a call lasting 9m 9s , May 18, 2024 4:41 PM
Issue with lost order: "I placed an order this morning at local Starbucks, and they lost the order."
- From a call lasting 10m 46s , May 17, 2024 2:25 PM
Issue with gift card: "I added a gift card but also got notified by PayPal of the same amount being deducted."
- From a call lasting 10m 32s , May 11, 2024 5:34 PM

More Starbucks Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact Starbucks customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

Starbucks Customer Service Live Chat

customerservice.starbucks.com - Customer Service
Use this link to connect with customer service via chat
If phone-based customer service is not available, or the wait times are long, many people prefer chat as a next-best option. Some even prefer it to calling on the phone. Luckily, Starbucks provides this option.

Starbucks Customer Email Addresses

Corresponding with a customer service department by email may not be your first choice, especially if your issue is urgent or time-sensitive. But email is a nearly ubiquitous form of communication, and Starbucks will reply our your email.

Starbucks Customer Service on X (formerly Twitter)

Starbucks, like many companies, provides customer service on the X platform (formerly Twitter). While it rarely entails live dialogue with a customer service rep, this channel can yield rapid response times and can be a useful option if you have an X/Twitter account.

Starbucks Customer Service on Facebook / Messenger

Some customer service teams, like that of Starbucks, accept inquiries through Facebook Messenger. This is a good option if you have a Facebook account, and you may even be able to converse live with an agent this way.

Starbucks Customer Help Desk / Web Support

starbucks.com - Customer Service
Online customer service support
As a last, sometimes only, resort- Starbucks customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is Starbucks's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a Starbucks agent. This phone number is Starbucks's best phone number because 26,994 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 800-782-7282 include Store Feedback, Overcharge on Account, Update Account Info, Points Not Adding, Points Redemption and other customer service issues. The Starbucks call center that you call into has employees from New Mexico and is open Mon-Sun 5am-8pm PT according to customers. In total, Starbucks has 2 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to Starbucks representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

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