StrongPoint and Yoti partnership transforms retail experiences

June 2, 2020

StrongPoint and digital ID platform Yoti have signed a strategic partnership agreement to drive automated retail innovation. The companies began collaborating in 2018 and have streamlined Click & Collect, tobacco dispensing and automated self-checkout solutions to remove the need for retail staff interventions and ID checks. This presents a double win for retailers looking to save time and money and protect staff and shoppers in the backdrop of Covid-19 social distancing.

StrongPoint will introduce Yoti’s integrated Age Verification powered by AI across grocery stores that have installed its self-checkouts, Click & Collect lockers and Vensafe dispensing machines- as well as push these self-serve solutions to new retailers globally.

StrongPoint focuses on helping retailers increase productivity with integrated in-store technologies, checkout efficiency solutions and e-commerce logistics such as order picking and last mile solutions. Together with Yoti StrongPoint can now deliver leading solutions for automated age-restricted purchases in supermarkets using both Yoti IDs and age estimation software.

Yoti is the World’s leading digital identity and credential management platform with products spanning identity verification, age verification, document e-signing, access management and biometric authentication. The free Yoti consumer ID app has over 7 million downloads globally, with accounts verified from over 190 countries using an individual’s biometrics and matched to government-approved photo IDs. Yoti Age Scan is a privacy-preserving, anonymous age estimation technology that makes Yoti unmatched for digital age verification.

Julius Stulpinas, SVP StrongPoint Technology said: “Pushing the limits is always on our radar. For years working with self-service solutions and checkout efficiency, we clearly see the benefit and value Yoti’s platform is bringing to the automation of commerce processes. Today, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the retail community is facing new key priority – to make shopping safer. Automated age verification on self-checkouts and Click & Collect lockers will enable to eliminate direct contact between store staff and customers, making the shopping journey safer and faster.
The partnership between StrongPoint and Yoti will set a new bar of convenience and safety –when automated age verification becomes such a breeze”

John Abbott, Chief Business Officer at Yoti said: “Our partnership with StrongPoint goes from strength to strength. Yoti is leading the way when it comes to helping people prove their age using digital identities and age estimation technology. Our customer-centric technology improves the shopping experience, boosts compliance and improves staff safety.
Shoppers don’t need to sign up for the age estimation solution, or carry personal documents to the store – this means the time of store staff can be dedicated to providing higher-value services for customers and respect social distancing rules in the backdrop of Covid-19.” 

Yoti is designed with user privacy at its heart. All data is encrypted and Yoti cannot see or sell user data to third parties, or share any details without explicit user content. Yoti cannot track users and individuals control which details they share, aligning to the emerging global W3C standards for verifiable credentials. Every time information is shared, both parties receive a receipt of what is shared and when.

Yoti is also helping organisations explore ways back to business during the Covid-19 and beyond, with individuals able to create their own free, secure Yoti digital ID and then share selected identity details. Organisations can issue, update and revoke trusted credentials through the and Yoti app. These include employer, job title, work location, verified work email address and also COVID-19 health test results. These can be seconds with a tap of a button or scan of a QR code and includes anti-spoofing measures to remove the risk of fraud.

StrongPoint and Yoti Age Scan at Self-checkout

For further information, please contact:

StrongPoint
Julius Stulpinas
julius.stulpinas@strongpoint.com

Yoti
Mark Hindle
mark.hindle@yoti.com

About Yoti
Visit www.yoti.com. Yoti is a digital identity-checking platform that allows organisations to verify who people are, online and in person. Yoti’s products span identity verification, age verification, document e-signing, access management and biometric authentication.

Yoti is already used by the NHS in England, the Improvement Service in Scotland and the Government of Jersey, where Yoti’s digital ID platform leverages the highest data security standards to verify its users. Yoti accepts government-approved identity documents from over 200 countries that are verified using leading technology and trained security personnel.

Yoti is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for ID Verification Services. Yoti is ISAE 3000 (SOC 2), Type 2 certified for its technical and organisational security processes and is a Secured by Design (Official Police Security Initiative) member company.

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