Twitter Facebook Google+ Pintrest Email Us

Market to students while being confident that your discounts and special offers are protected.

We verify for you

Our Student Verification Solution

The biggest hurdle when offering student discounts is verifying that each customer who redeems the discount is currently enrolled in college.

With the SheerID solution in place, you can openly market to college students and be confident that your discounts and special offers are protected.

YOUR CUSTOMER ELIGIBILITY WILL BE VERIFIED

YOUR SHOPPING CART PROCESS WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED

FRAUD IS VIRTUALLY ELIMINATED

ONLINE, IN-STORE, AND MOBILE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

IT ALL HAPPENS IN A FRACTION OF A SECOND

Verified Instantly

The SheerID solution integrates into any part of your web site (or we can host it for you) and verifies students instantly and transparently. Eligible students won’t notice they were verified, and your shopping cart doesn’t have to change.

SheerID’s platform acts as a bridge between your web site, POS system, or mobile app, and any database. As that bridge, SheerID verifies if a customer qualifies for your discount or special offer. It all happens in a fraction of a second.

Using the same database that the federal government uses to confirm financial aid eligibility, with SheerID, you can verify 21 million college students with one simple, instant, pre-purchase solution. SheerID can also verify incoming freshman.

Trusted by leading brands:

spotify_logo
wall_street_journal_logo
Amazon_logo
capitals_logo
tableau_logo
Costume_Supercenter_logo
logitech_logo
thinkedu_logo
dc_wizards_logo
"SheerID’s expertise and technology will allow Spotify to create a seamless verification system for this new student discount program. U.S. college students are now able to enjoy all the benefits of Spotify Premium at half the price.”

Peter De Bruin, Business Development, Spotify

Read the use case

Reaching the college student market:

21 million currently enrolled college students have a spending power of $417 billion. College students are everything a business is looking for in a new customer:

  • They have the whole world in front of them.
  • They want to upgrade their cinder-block and milk-crate furniture.
  • They are all gathered in one place, on campus and in classrooms.

21 million

CURRENTLY ENROLLED COLLEGE STUDENTS

$417 billion

PURCHASING POWER ANNUALLY

21%

OF THEIR PURCHASES ARE MADE ONLINE

Students Facts

In our recent survey, we talked to nearly 400 college students about shopping online, marketing, and student discounts. Here’s what they told us:

64%

OF COLLEGE STUDENTS WANT TO RECEIVE EMAILS ABOUT STUDENT DISCOUNTS.

55%

SAID THAT STORES SHOULD POST THEIR STUDENT DISCOUNTS PROMINENTLY ON THEIR WEB SITES.

82.5%

SAID THAT RETAILERS SHOULD REACH THEM THROUGH TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

38%

SAY THAT ON-CAMPUS MARKETING IS THE WAY TO REACH THEM.

82%

OF STUDENTS SAY A 20% DISCOUNT WILL GET THEIR ATTENTION.

How College Students Shop Online

For information on how college students are using student discounts and shopping online, we went straight to the source. This video was made for SheerID by a team of college students at the University of Oregon using SheerID’s survey results and man-on-the-street interviews to provide retailers with an inside peek at the secret lives of student shoppers.

To get more statistics on students’ shopping behavior, contact us for the full results of SheerID’s college student surveys.

Student Discounts & Deals We Protect

Support these companies when you shop. Thank them for giving college students a break.

See all protected offers

Download our White Paper:

College Students vs. Student Discounts

College-Students-VS

Given the size of the college student market, the strength of their buying power, and the changing profile of what an "average college student" really is, a brand can't afford to pass on the student segment. Marketing to students doesn't have to be hard. Read this white paper to get tips on how to reach college students and gain insights into student buying behaviors.