“Rappi is using Jumio Identity Verification for its RappiPay digital wallet platform in Peru as well as Mexico, where it’s also taking advantage of Jumio Document Verification and Jumio Screening to comply with the latter country’s applicable regulations.”
An ambitious Latin American startup has become the latest to opt for biometric selfie-based identity verification technology from Jumio.
Founded in Colombia, Rappi offers an e-commerce platform that includes everyday products and services, from supermarket produce, to manicures, to dog-walking services. The Amazon-style platform also includes a built-in digital wallet and virtual debit card, allowing end users to easily make purchases for same-day delivery.
The platform has scaled up quickly since its founding in 2015, with Rappi now claiming millions of customers across Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.
Jumio’s technology is helping the platform to scale rapidly. Rappi is using Jumio Identity Verification for its RappiPay digital wallet platform in Peru as well as Mexico, where it’s also taking advantage of Jumio Document Verification and Jumio Screening to comply with the latter country’s applicable regulations.
Meanwhile, in Brazil and Colombia, as well as Mexico and Peru, Rappi is using Jumio Authentication to verify the identities of its Rappi Tenderos couriers.
In a statement officially announcing the collaboration, Rappi co-founder Juan Pablo Ortega explained that Jumio’s biometric identity verification technology, which is able to match end users to their official identity documents using facial recognition, has helped to automate operations.
“With Jumio, we can confidently verify the identities of our banking customers and delivery drivers almost instantly and without the need of human review,” he said. “We have also been able to make our platform much more secure by authenticating our drivers before each delivery.”
It’s the latest sign of Jumio’s success as the demand for remote identity verification solutions has continued to ascend, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jumio reported year-over-year business growth of 100 percent in its Q2 report earlier this summer.