A courier delivering a Mercato order may need to scan (take a photo) of the front and back of your ID for two reasons:
1. Fraud Prevention - Some couriers that Mercato works with will take a photo of your ID to confirm they were able to drop off the order directly to you. Proof of delivery is then stored using proprietary software of the courier.
2. Alcohol Age Verification - If you placed an order that includes alcohol, couriers will be required to scan your ID to confirm your age. To release your order, they will need to take a photo of the front and back of your ID. Proof of your age as well as delivery will then be stored using proprietary software of the courier. If you are under the age of 21 or are unable to prove that you are 21+, couriers will not be able to release deliveries that include alcohol to you.