Point of Sale (POS) Glossary
Age verification is a process to verify the age of a potential buyer for age-restricted products by checking the customer’s government-issued identification. The products may include alcohol, cigarettes, pornography, or more. Age-restricted products may be limited by law to adults of 18 or 21 years old. The merchant must verify valid government-issued identification in order to confirm the buyer’s eligibility to purchase the item.
A point of sale system may have features that prompt age verification and record verification for an age-restricted product. For instance, a POS might require entering information from government identification, or a robust POS system might even allow an employee to scan the ID. Additionally, the system may store the data in case it is later needed for proof the ID was verified.
An eCommerce website is open 24/7 and accessible from all over the world. Being online and having physical store opens your business to a global market.
You’ve probably been at the register at the grocery store and asked if you wanted to contribute money to a charity as you checked out. Maybe you donated, or perhaps you found it was annoying. It might have depended on your mood that day, or possibly the charity was a deciding factor.