blubolt has come of age today in the Shopify App Store with the launch of our AgeChecked app. It’s the first truly regulatory compliant app for Shopify stores selling age restricted products such as alcohol, knives or vaping products. Created in partnership with leading age verification company, AgeChecked, the app checks the customers’ age behind the scenes without them having to submit any details. If you’re a Shopify retailer, you can purchase the app now in the Shopify App Store.
The Evolving Retail Climate
New research shows that 85,000 retailers launched online during lockdown, representing the biggest shift to ecommerce the UK has ever seen. For retailers selling age restricted goods, this move online poses new regulatory and customer service challenges around age verification. On one hand, retailers needed to obey the law while on the other hand, they needed to avoid losing conversions with tedious age verification processes.
How Does The AgeChecked App Help?
The AgeChecked app for Shopify enables you to quickly and easily verify your customers age before selling age restricted products such as:
Knives, sharp garden tools and corrosive materials
Any other goods, services or content that are age restricted.
1. Regulatory compliant and secureYou can do away with annoying pop-up windows and clunky forms! The app verifies the customer’s age behind the scenes after the order is placed. You’ll receive confirmation quickly and securely, ensuring your business complies with the latest age verification laws and regulations (e.g. GDPR, BSI’s PAS 1296).
2. Seamless to set-upYou can simply download the app and start using it. You don’t need to change your storefront or add any code.
3. Fast and cost-effective to useThe basic app plan is free to install (no contract) and then you can just top up credits as you need them. There’ll be no charges for returning customers.
So How Do I Get Started?
The AgeChecked app is available now in the Shopify App Store. Once you install the app, you’re good to go!