Despite what some might call a small economy compared to others on the international scale, New Zealand’s economy is steady, stable and resilient. The country is also a driver in the ecommerce space. According to Nielsen, the amount spent by New Zealanders on overseas websites is estimated at $1.6 billion. Two-thirds of online shoppers (66%) have made a purchase from an overseas website in the last three months, up from 61% in 2016. More than 60% of those people say that they could not find the items available on a New Zealand retail site. New Zealanders shop for everything from travel, apparel, event tickets, music, consumer electronics, games and consoles, sports equipment, flowers, insurance, home appliances and alcohol.
New Zealand has further committed to international ecommerce by recently collaborating with international partners, such as Canada, to cooperate on cross-border matters. However, New Zealanders’ credit mentality is interesting, as many people have credit card debt. According to a recent study, people found it easier to leave their credit card debt where it was than to go through to process of applying for a loan to cut the interest rate, or approaching another bank to transfer the balance.
With New Zealand’s approach to banking and credit, combined with evolving data privacy and protection regulations, it is becoming increasingly necessary for ecommerce companies to engage in electronic identity verification for its customers. The GDC Worldview Platform includes best-of-breed providers to ensure both identity of international ecommerce transactions as well as enhanced address verification services to ensure delivery.
Data Elements Verified
Date of Birth
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in New Zealand in compliance with the local rules and regulations. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.
Over 90% coverage of the addressable adult population.
Addressable Adult Population.
Ways to Access ID Verification
Manual Review Tool
Identity Verification Partners
The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise.
Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.