SheerID Launches Professor Verification for Retailers

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 · 3 min read

Point-of-sale technology enables businesses to provide special offers for professors

Eugene, OR – October 23, 2013 – SheerID, a point-of-sale eligibility verification provider enabling merchants to provide exclusive offers to special interest groups, launched its verification technology for professors today. Aimed to help retailers and organizations provide special offers to nearly two million higher education faculty and administrators across the country, the easy-to-use, fraud-proof platform verifies shoppers by just a name, email address and institution. The faculty verification adds to SheerID’s legacy in consumer verification. To date, SheerID’s point-of-sale solution lets retailers verify military personnel and their families, K-12 teachers, college students, first responders and nonprofit organizations. Unlike other verification technology providers, SheerID does not require consumers to hand over sensitive personal information.

“Until now, retailers have been hard-pressed to find a credible means of providing special offers to the educator and professor community,” said Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. “Now, with the help of SheerID’s secure, simple verification technology, professors can expect more opportunities for savings from consumer businesses. This latest announcement underscores our commitment to being a pioneer for new retail opportunities and a bridge to special offers for some of the country’s most deserving consumers.”

“I live and work in a rural area. SheerID’s verification process would allow me to receive discounts that other educators can get in person.” Dr. LuAnn Venden, Walla Walla University.

SheerID makes it possible for businesses to expand their customer base through targeted discounts. Companies can incorporate the software directly into their website, allowing for automatic professor verifications online or in-store.

“I think it’s great what SheerID is doing,” says Doug Wilson, Senior Instructor at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon.  “Their service makes it easier for me to get discounts and enables retailers to give me better deals because they can’t get taken advantage of by scammers. It’s a win-win in my book.”

For more information about SheerID’s professor verification, please visit or follow @SheerID on Twitter or Facebook at

About SheerID

SheerID is the creator of the technology used to transform existing, protected private data into an omni-channel service that benefits commercial enterprises and the public, while still keeping the information safe and secure. By acting as a bridge between secure databases, SheerID allows commercial enterprises to accurately, instantly verify whether or not their customer qualifies for a special offer like student, active duty military, veteran, or teacher offers – protecting the exclusive offer and eliminating fraud. SheerID’s verification plug-in can be configured for any e-commerce website, internal customer sales system, mobile application, or POS.

For more information on SheerID’s faculty enrollment verification solutions, call 855-SheerID to speak directly to a representative, email info(at)sheerid(dot)com, or visit

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