Starbucks customers who have to pay for drinks with their credit card often complain that it’s too expensive.
Starbucks spokesman Mike Schmitz told The Wall St. Journal that the coffee shop chain pays its employees based on a formula called a “standard” for each store location.
A standard includes a fee for the purchase of coffee or iced tea.
The higher the standard, the more Starbucks employees will get paid for each drink, Schmittz said.
A typical standard cost a Starbucks employee $2.99.
Starbucks has said its staff get paid based on the sales they make, and it’s a complicated formula.
In other words, a $1 drink at a Starbucks might not make a difference in Starbucks employees’ earnings.
In some cases, it could cost Starbucks more than the cost of a regular drink.
In other cases, customers might be more willing to pay a little more, Schmetz said in an interview.
For Starbucks customers, it might be better to pay the standard price for a coffee than the more expensive price for iced coffee.
Starbucks also pays its baristas and other staff more money than customers.
Even with higher prices, Starbucks employees generally earn more than average.
They are expected to earn $16,000 a year, according to the company.
But that doesn’t mean Starbucks is necessarily better off.
Some customers complain that the price of iced drinks isn’t the most competitive.
The company says it pays its staff based on their sales.
Schmitz said Starbucks pays its associates based on how many drinks they order per month, based on sales of drinks that have already been purchased and are consumed.
He said Starbucks also uses software to calculate how much coffee is needed to make the average coffee drink.
This allows Starbucks to give its employees a little bit more money each month than a customer who pays full price.
This type of pricing doesn’t make Starbucks more efficient, Schmitez said, because it doesn’t include the cost to make each drink.
Schmits said Starbucks has a system that helps to calculate the value of a drink.
It gives each employee a set amount for each coffee drink, and then calculates the cost based on that amount.
“In many ways, that’s a very efficient way of doing business,” he said.
Starbucks doesn’t charge a per-cup price for drinks that customers order from Starbucks.
Starbucks uses software that allows customers to enter their information, including a barcode, in the “Add to Cart” section of a product page.
To get Starbucks customers to order drinks from Starbucks, Starbucks customers need to enter barcodes on a card.
They also have to provide barcodes and credit card numbers, so the credit card company can make an estimate of how much Starbucks employees are paid for drinks.
As a result, customers often pay Starbucks higher prices than other retailers, Schemetz said during a phone interview.
“We do have a policy to pay our employees based upon the amount of sales they generate,” he added.
That means customers who order drinks at Starbucks may be paying the company more for each cup of ice cream.
Starbucks employees may also be paying more for ice creams because they have more experience, Schmits said.
That could mean Starbucks employees earn more for drinks than other Starbucks customers.
Starbucks’ revenue from coffee increased 5.3% in the second quarter of 2015, compared with the same period a year earlier, according the company’s annual report.
Starbucks earned $3.65 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2016, up from $2 billion in the same quarter a year ago.
Starbucks said it expects to see a decline in sales this year.
Baristas can earn as much as $5,000 for every cup of ice cream that they make.
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