Ben HaywardMarch 20th
2020

Picture this: You’re stuck at home waiting for your shopping to be delivered, there’s a knock on the door - it’s here! 

But there’s a problem - There’s a good chance you never realised that in order to receive your online shop you may be legally required to show age-ID to prove you’re over 18 - regardless of what you’ve ordered! 

Yep, even if you haven’t ordered anything age-restricted like booze, paracetamol or vape liquid, you could end up having to watch all that delicious shopping get slowly loaded back onto the van if you don’t have your ID to hand. Heartbreaking.

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And not everyone has a driving licence do they? And what if you’re having your passport renewed or simply don’t know where it is? *raises hand*.

Well, don’t worry this is where TOTUM comes in… 

Having a TOTUM + ID card validates your name and age with your photo.  It's a fully online application process, and the really smart bit - we use a photo of your driving licence or passport to validate your application - so if you’ve left it with your parents, just get them to take a snap of it and send it over - it’ll do just as well as if you took it!

And this is the really smart bit - we use a photo of your driving licence or passport to validate your application - so if you’ve left it with your parents, just get them to take a snap of it and send it over - it’ll do just as well as if you took it!

If you're a TOTUM member you're probably well aware that you can get 10% discount whenever you shop at the Co-op right?

Well, here's some things that maybe you didn't know...

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According to Sainsbury's, it operates a Challenge 25 policy on all online deliveries. 

Their website delivery terms and conditions state: "We operate a 'Think 25' policy. If the person receiving the goods looks under 25 we will request proof of age. We may retain the goods if proof of age or an alternative adult is not available."

An Asda spokesman said: "If there is no one at the delivery address who is 18 years of age or over, we will arrange re-delivery at a convenient time. "Customers who are lucky enough not to look 25 or over, will be asked by our driver to provide proof of age."

Tesco: “All goods must be signed for on delivery by an adult aged 18 years or over. Tesco follows a "Think 25" policy when delivering age-restricted items, so if the person receiving the goods looks under 25, proof of age will be requested.”

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Morrisons says: “It is your responsibility to ensure that the person accepting delivery is over 18 and can demonstrate this to us if challenged. If we are not satisfied that the person accepting delivery is over the age of 18, then we may not hand over your delivery.”

And the same goes for any age-restricted items you order from Amazon, who say: “We take our responsibility in relation to the sale of age restricted items extremely seriously. Valid photographic ID and a signature of the recipient will be required upon delivery for all customers.

“Delivery to a neighbour, locker, pick-up point or nominated safe place location is not available for these items. If the recipient is not yet 18 years of age or over, and can't show valid photo identification, the item will be returned to Amazon for re-delivery the following day.”

Don’t get caught out guys, there’s enough to deal with at the moment without being reduced to begging your delivery driver to drop off your loaf of Warburtons because you don’t have any age-ID on you!

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