New smartphone app Skip makes the case for cashless transactions at over 600 Australian cafes

  • Katelyn Rew
  • April 27, 2016
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To put it simply: Australians are obsessed with their morning cup of coffee – and why wouldn’t they be with some of the best coffee in the world available down those many hidden alleyways in every city across the country. People are constantly looking for ways to navigate this rich coffee culture more efficiently and seamlessly, and the wonder of technology is pushing that desire along at a rapid pace. Case in point: new smartphone app Skip, an appropriately named service that allows customers to ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and pre-paying for their coffee (and/or food) from over 600 cafes across Australia. The AU Review’s Katelyn Rew went hands-on with the new free app; check out her thoughts below and head to Skip’s official website to download.

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This innovative app shows you cafe’s in your area, and allows you to click on their menu and order your coffee/tea/food all from the convenience of your smart phone. When you register, you add your card details so that when you pick up your order you never have to fuss around with card or cash payment. You simply pay on your phone then choose a time within 30 minutes to pick up your order. Instead of waiting in line for your coffee to be made, you walk in and there’s your cup of golden goodness sitting right there on the counter. This is not only great for those of us who are time-poor or trying to avoid the morning rush, but also great for those of us who hate having to deal with money. Personally I don’t like having to carry cash or card with me when I head to the gym, this way I can order on my phone and pick up on the way home with absolutely no hassles.

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What I enjoyed most about this app was finding new and exciting cafe’s. Organica in Prahran became my ‘go to’ for mouth watering frittata and cheese and tomato toasties. When I was on my lunch break I would rush in and there it was waiting for me, giving me more time to eat, and less time having to wait! I found the perfect cappuccino at Armadale’s 8 Days Coffee, which has since become my regular cafe, and I fell in love with the baked goods at Hawthorne’s Bread and Jam for Frances. These little gems would have been otherwise undiscovered by me if it wasn’t for the Skip app pointing me in the right direction. Also, all of your loyalty cards are kept in the app so you will never miss out on that free coffee again.

On its official website, the App promises SLL Secured data and that credit card details are not stored by the payment processor, nor the app itself.

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This really is the perfect little app to download for coffee lovers and adventurers alike. A great way to find your new favourite cafe, skip the queue on the way to work, or simply order without having to deal with cash or card. With more and more cafe’s jumping on board Australia wide, drinking coffee (and ordering food) has never been so convenient, furthering our society’s step towards seamless, cashless transactions.

For more information on Skip head to the official website HERE.

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