The online sale of knives is a booming business. It is illegal for online vendors to sell knives to anyone under age. Online retailers are responsible for checking the age of the customers they sell to. Offering easy age verification services on your website provides a streamlined service allowing customers to provide evidence to support their purchase.
The UK Government are currently reviewing the legislation around the on-line sale and delivery of knives. AgeChecked have a range of compliant solutions for merchants and delivery companies in preparation for any potential law changes.
With knife-crime still on the rise in the UK, it’s in all our interests to ensure that knives are only purchased by adults who can use them responsibly.
Website owners can help by integrating AgeChecked age verification processes at the point of sale. The safeguard of requiring customers to collect knives in person then becomes the second stage of a simple, streamlined process which demonstrates responsible sales practice, and ensures that your business is fully compliant with the law.