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Eugene, OR -- June 20, 2017 -- SheerID, the world’s leading eligibility verification solution, has launched a new marketplace for educators to find the best exclusive deals on their favorite products. With dozens of deals from brands including Costco, TOMS, and Microsoft already available on the site and more being added on a regular basis, educators can scroll through to find deals that are only available to them.

Student email loops leave brands at disadvantage for discount abuse Eugene, OR -- May 2, 2017 -- Today, SheerID, the leader in eligibility verification software preferred by enterprises organizations, released data from a recent survey of over 375 college alumni in the US focusing on the use and potential abuse of .edu email addresses as a surrogate for verifying student status. This study compares new findings to results from the same study performed in 2012, revealing that the potential for student eligibility fraud has risen over the last 5 years. Companies are more vulnerable now when relying on .edu email addresses as proof of eligibility for participation in student programs, promotions, and special pricing.

Brings verification capabilities to new countries, new languages Eugene, OR – April 20, 2017 – SheerID, the authority in instant eligibility verification, enabling large and small enterprises to provide exclusive offers to specific customer segments, is announcing its expansion of both educator and student verification globally, including Japan, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico and the United Kingdom. SheerID’s student and teacher verification solutions are now available in more than 40 countries and 18 languages.

Eugene, OR – April 7, 2017 – SheerID, the world’s leading eligibility verification service provider, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Oregon Technology Awards in the category of “Most Disruptive Technology”. With over 60 applications and only 22 finalists, SheerID will be honored at the May 11 event hosted by the Technology Association of Oregon, where voting will take place after a presentation by the finalists, and the winner will be announced. The Oregon Technology Awards celebrate excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry by honoring outstanding individuals with prestigious Lifetime Achievement and Technology Executive of the Year awards, as well as recognizing seven companies for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to the industry and community.

Eugene, OR –November 2, 2016- With Veteran’s Day only days away, both large and small organizations across the country have partnered with verification company SheerID to extend exclusive offers to those who have served in the United States Military. As a token of their appreciation, brands such as Quiksilver and Men’s Wearhouse, among many others, are providing veterans and active duty military men and women, as well as their families, with offers only available to America’s heroes.

Survey from SheerID shows consumers want easy checkout, free shipping, and great discounts

Eugene, OR -- October 18, 2016 -- As the holiday shopping season looms, a new study from SheerID has found that today’s consumers want an in-store experience without actually stepping into a store. Conducted in September 2016, the survey of over 500 US shoppers who have made purchases online looked at shoppers’ habits, likes, and dislikes, as well as holiday spending plans for the upcoming holiday season.

Oregon State Athletics, supported by SheerID, offering exclusive ticket pricing to military community

Eugene, OR -- October 6, 2016 -- The Oregon State Athletics Department today announced a special military appreciation program for the upcoming Pac-12 Conference football game against the Washington State Cougars Saturday, October 29. Military members, including both active duty personnel and veterans, will be eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the 101st meeting between the rivals. Members can also purchase additional tickets for 50% off once verified.

Eugene, OR – September 26, 2016 – Today, SheerID will attend the Digital Retail Summit, Shop.org’s feature event. This three day event brings together 5,000 of the industry’s brightest minds for networking and exhibiting in Dallas, TX. SheerID will join thousands of decision makers from more than 600 companies and 27 countries to discuss the issues and solutions present in today’s market.

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Startups and Fortune 100’s join forces to help students save on back-to-school shopping

August 22, 2016 -- New York, NY -- Today, University Beyond, a recruitment and management platform for on-campus brand ambassadors, along with partner and eligibility verification solution provider SheerID, announced the second annual “National Student Discount Day” taking place on August 24th, 2016. This holiday brings together brands of all sizes, including Staples, Adobe, and ZipCar and more, to offer exclusive promotions to college students during the busy back-to-school shopping season.

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Survey finds that 81% of teachers now shop online for classroom items

Eugene, OR — August 2, 2016 — With the back-to-school season in full-swing, SheerID and Agile Education Marketing have teamed up for the third consecutive year to provide insights into U.S. K-12 teacher and educator spending habits. With insights from 558 respondents, the survey highlights how more teachers are using mobile methods to shop, as well as how organizations that offer teacher discounts are more likely to gain long-term customer loyalty from teachers.

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Verification enables businesses to protect and grow employee channel partner programs

Eugene, OR – July 12, 2016 – SheerID, the instant eligibility verification provider enabling large and small enterprises to provide exclusive offers to special interest groups, launched SheerID Employee Verification Solution today. Aimed to help enterprises streamline employee purchase programs and corporate channel partnerships, the easy-to-use, fraud-proof platform instantly verifies employees against authoritative data using just the name, address and company name. SheerID can instantly verify 65 million employees from over 44,000 employers, including the federal government and 75% of the Fortune 500 companies.

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CMO to share tips and insight on utilizing verification to combat margin erosion

Eugene, OR -- June 13, 2016 -- This week, Marci Hansen, CMO and Co-founder of SheerID, will be speaking at NRF Protect 2016, hosted by the National Retail Federation, to educate attendees on strategies to protect against fraud while employing omnichannel solutions necessary to thrive in today’s retail climate. Marci will be joined by Cassie McDonald, Project Manager at The Buckle, a fashion retailer who operates an online store and brick-and-mortar locations.

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Eugene, OR -- May 23, 2016 -- As Memorial Day nears, brands all over the nation are partnering with eligibility verification solution SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military men and women and their families as a way to say thank you for their service and sacrifice.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR—December 8, 2015, Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID, is honored to be included on Eugene’s 2015 “20 Under 40 Rising Business Star” list by blue chip and Mercedes-Benz of Eugene. The award recognizes Weatherly for his leadership, not only as the CEO of SheerID but also in advancing Eugene’s position among technology hotspots nationwide. Weatherly was nominated by Jonathan Godfrey, from ACT, The App Association.

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“Creating a consistent, personalized experience across multiple channels is the best way for companies to connect with their customers and keep them coming back,” explains Marci Hansen, Chief Marketing Officer at SheerID. “I’m looking forward to demonstrating why it is important for companies to take a 360 degree view of their customers during this panel at the Intersect Retail Conference.” For more information on Marci Hansen’s talk and the Intersect Retail Conference visit http://intersectretail.com/agenda

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 Oregon Company Inspires Legislation
Washington, DC- Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce a bill that addresses the ever-increasing problem of abusive patent litigation, commonly referred to as “patent trolls.” Patent trolls use broad patents to threaten companies with lawsuits in hopes of forcing a quick settlement. This type of lawsuit costs American companies tens of billions of dollars every year. “Patent trolls don’t contribute to the American economy. They don’t build things, provide services or keep our country moving – rather, they prey on our small businesses and innovators by manipulating patent laws and extorting billions of dollars each year from them. It’s time for Congress to drive these litigious leeches to extinction.” Rep. DeFazio is credited with drawing attention to the issue in Congress three years ago, after he spoke with the owner of a small software company is his district that had been targeted. The business owner told DeFazio that they were forced to delay a product launch and put off hiring in order to pay off a patent troll. Jake Weatherly, the CEO of SheerID, Inc., a small technology business in Eugene, Oregon, has worked extensively with Rep. DeFazio on the patent troll issue. Weatherly said he has seen the disruptive effect of patent trolls first-hand. “Letters from patent trolls are like ransom notes,” Weatherly said. “We live in a world where hard-working individuals are being held hostage by frivolous attempts to extract money in the form of ransom. I believe that patent trolling can be disrupted or even eliminated if the patent trolls know they will be responsible for all legal fees if the merits of their claims are shown to be unfounded. I believe strongly in United States Small businesses for many reasons, and the more that small business can be fostered, supported, and protected, the faster we will see job growth, economic growth, and innovation take place.” Today, House Speaker John Boehner said the bill would be among the top legislative priorities for the 114th Congress. The first hearing on H.R. 9 is scheduled for next week.

Background on H.R. 9, Innovation Act

  • Bill introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); DeFazio is lead Democrat cosponsor. There are 18 original cosponsors of the bill.
  • Requires plaintiffs to disclose who the owner of a patent is before litigation, so that it is clear who the real parties behind the litigation are. This will ensure that Patent Trolls cannot hide behind a web of shell companies to avoid accountability for bringing frivolous litigation.
  • Requires plaintiffs to actually explain why they are suing a company in their court pleadings.
  • Requires courts to make decisions about whether a patent is valid or invalid early in the litigation process so that patent trolls cannot drag patent cases on for years based on invalid claims.  This prevents invalid patents from being used to extort money from retailers and end users.
  • When parties bring lawsuits or claims that have no reasonable basis in law and fact, the Innovation Act requires judges to award attorneys’ fees to the victims of the frivolous lawsuit.  The bill allows judges to waive the award of attorneys’ fees in special circumstances.  This provision applies to both plaintiffs and defendants who file frivolous claims.
  • Requires the Judicial Conference to make rules to reduce the costs of discovery in patent litigation, so that patent trolls cannot use the high costs of discovery to extort money from small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Creates a voluntary process for small businesses to postpone expensive patent lawsuits while their larger sellers complete similar patent lawsuits against the same plaintiffs, to protect customers who simply bought the product off-the-shelf.
  • Requires PTO to provide educational resources for those facing abusive patent litigation claims.
The Innovation Act previously passed the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 325-91.  That legislation was supported by a wide range of groups that include stakeholders from all areas of our economy representing businesses of all kinds from every corner of our country including independent inventors and innovators.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – September 30, 2014 – Jeffrey Tacher, Vice President of Business Development at SheerID, will give two presentations at the Amplify Convention in Spokane, WA next week. Tacher will participate in a roundtable discussion on emerging technology and he will also be giving a presentation on how to use targeted marketing to grow membership. “Grow Your Membership With Targeted Marketing”. In his talks, he will draw upon his previous experience as Costco’s National Membership Program Manager and his experiences at SheerID, the leading omnichannel eligibility verification provider.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 7, 2014 – Jake Weatherly, co-founder and CEO of SheerID- the leader in eligibility verification technology - will be participating in a panel at eTail East to advise retailers on the most effective ways to integrate omnichannel retail strategies into their organizations. In Weatherly’s panel, “Integrating An Omni-Channel Mindset Throughout Your Organization”, he will share insights gained from working directly with retailers like Foot Locker, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Costco, and Buckle to expand their military and academic offers online.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Special discount pricing to recognize and reward students and educational faculty

Del Mar, CA—April 1, 2014—Macphun Software (www.macphun.com), a leading photography software developer with over 20 million users worldwide, today announced an updated educational pricing program, dubbed Pay It Forward. Pay It Forward recognizes the contribution students and faculty members have on the Mac and Photography industry.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: College students who are verified by SheerID are now eligible for a 50% discount on Spotify’s Premium digital music service in the U.S.

Eugene, OR – March 25, 2014 – This week, Spotify tapped eligibility verification provider, SheerID to be the verification partner for a new student discount program in the U.S.  SheerID will verify currently enrolled U.S. college students for a 50 percent discount on Spotify Premium. The offer will be available to all eligible university and junior college students.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Retailers combat consumer spending decline with point-of-sale eligibility verification tools; offer targeted discounts to first responders, military, students and teachers

Eugene, OR – February 5, 2014 – SheerID, the point-of-sale eligibility verification provider that enables merchants to provide exclusive offers to special interest consumer groups, introduced faculty, alumni, and first responder verification in 2013 and closed the year having processed 80 percent more verifications than in 2012. The company now allows retailers to verify US military, students, teachers, alumni, nonprofits, faculty and first responders.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Student verification provider, SheerID, releases results of their latest survey about student discount usage. Eugene, OR – January 31, 2014 – SheerID, the leader in eligibility verification technology, today released student survey results spotlighting college students’ spending habits over 30 days, including the December holiday shopping season.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Verification technology will reach maturity phase as companies find new ways to leverage consumer-targeting tools

Eugene, OR – December 19, 2013

SheerID, a leader in eligibility verification technology, forecasts a significant increase in investment in consumer-targeting solutions. The company’s omnichannel predictions for 2014 address how retailers are adapting to increased competition for specific consumer groups alongside the shift toward digital purchasing. SheerID believes digital spending habits have reached a level that will spur organizations to prioritize their omnichannel strategy when deploying tools such as verification technology.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fifteen brands partner with SheerID to salute the service of current and former members of the Armed Forces

Eugene, OR – November 6, 2013 – SheerID, a leader in eligibility verification technology, has teamed up with retailers like Guitar Center and The Buckle to launch new discounts and offers on everything from apparel to backpacks to motorcycle gear this Veterans Day. “Veterans Day is a time to show our appreciation to those who have fought, and are currently fighting, to protect our freedoms,” says Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. “Retailers want to recognize service with deep, exclusive offers.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Retail market demand sparks expansion of point-of-sale eligibility verification capabilities among first responder, military, K-12 teachers and college student communities

Eugene, OR – July 24, 2013 – SheerID, point-of-sale eligibility verification provider enabling merchants to provide exclusive offers to special interest consumer groups, closed H1, 2013 by celebrating the most successful six months in the company’s history. As of Q2, 2013, SheerID processed over seven times more verifications than the same time in 2012, encompassing military, student, teacher, nonprofit and now first responder identifications.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Four companies are commemorating Independence Day by giving discounts to military personnel who protect our freedoms.

Eugene, Ore.– July 1, 2013 – Utilizing SheerID’s online military verification services, four e-commerce retailers are celebrating the Fourth of July by extending exclusive military discounts to active duty military, their families, retirees, and veterans. Even after the fireworks have faded, these companies will keep the patriotic spirit of Independence Day going strong by continuing these new offers to military personnel year round.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SheerID now verifies firefighters, police officers, and emergency service providers for commercial businesses

Eugene, Ore.– June 25, 2013 –  Today SheerID, the leading provider of online verification technology, announced the launch of its first responder verification platform. In addition to verifying military, college students, teachers, and associations online, via mobile, or at POS, SheerID can now verify emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, and federal or local police officers. SheerID’s technology allows retailers to offer exclusive discounts, special offers, or memberships to a targeted segment of consumers.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Public and Private Educators Can Now Save 10% Every Day at BunionBootie.com Henderson, NV- May 28, 2013- Eligible private and public K-12 teachers now qualify for a 10% savings on each and every order placed with Bunion Bootie. By employing the services of SheerID, a trusted partner that provides instant and accurate identity verification, Bunion Bootie can ensure that only eligible teachers can take advantage of this exclusive offer. "Teachers play an integral role in our children’s success, and I’m thrilled to partner with Bunion Bootie to demonstrate our appreciation for the work that they do." says Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. "By using SheerID’s teacher verification platform, Bunion Bootie has made it secure and easy for teachers to verify their credentials and get the exclusive discount." The service should be completely live and available for use on BunionBootie.com as early as June of this year. Home school teachers may also be verified through a secondary electronic verification process, within 20 minutes of submitting their qualifications.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, Ore. and Pleasanton, Calif. – May 23, 2013 – Just in time for Memorial Day, Individual Software, the leading provider of computer training software, is launching a new 60% military discount, powered by SheerID’s automatic military verification platform. The exclusive discount, which is only available to military personnel who have been verified by SheerID, is available every day on all Individual Software products, including ResumeMaker, Disney: Mickey’s Typing Adventure, Professor Teaches Windows 8, and many other titles, to active duty military, their dependents, veterans, and retired military personnel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SheerID announces partnerships with five companies who are launching military discounts for Memorial Day

Eugene, Ore.– May 21, 2013 –  Using SheerID’s online military verification services, five companies are launching military discounts to celebrate Memorial Day 2013 and bring the focus back to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. While many Americans look forward to the picnics, parades, and outdoor concerts that typically cap off the long weekend and unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day was originally observed as a day of remembrance for our fallen soldiers. It wraps up Military Appreciation Month, a time to express gratitude to active duty personnel, military spouses, and veterans for their service and sacrifice. The following five businesses are celebrating Memorial Day this year by sharing why it is important to them to honor our troops by offering an everyday, year-round military discount.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Select golf events will utilize SheerID technology to pre-verify military Eugene, OR – April 30, 2013 – Birdies for the Brave, a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR has partnered with SheerID, a point-of-sale verification provider, to verify status of active duty, Reserve, military retirees, dependents, and veterans interested in obtaining complimentary and discounted tickets offered at select PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, and Web.com Tour events.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Point-of-sale verification vendor sees sales growth, grows its development team and expands internationally due to increased demand by retail customers

Eugene, OR – January 30, 2013 – SheerID, point-of-sale verification provider enabling merchants to offer discounts to special interest consumer groups, ended 2012 having achieved several company milestones. As of Q4 2012, SheerID is the most comprehensive point-of-purchase verification vendor, the only company enabling businesses to customize discounts and savings for special interest consumer groups, such as students, teachers and the military, and to verify their eligibility. SheerID tracked a 43 percent increase in verifications in Q4 2012 alone, with the majority of growth seen in the military verification segment. This means that of the consumer groups merchants verify to receive special offers or discounts, the military is the group they are helping the most. SheerID’s flagship product, introduced to verify college students and the military, was enhanced with an update that instantly verifies K-12 and public school teachers and administrators, registered home schoolers, and organizations with non-profit status within the US, Mexico, Canada and Israel.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – December 13, 2012 – According to a recent survey conducted by SheerID, online shopping is up 13% year over year among college students. In 2011, 64% of college students reported they had shopped online within the last 30 days. This week SheerID announced that in 2012, 77% of college students reported they have shopped online within the last 30 days. This growth mimics the growth of online shopping across all populations this year, as more consumers choose to shop from their computers, tablets, and smartphones instead of in stores.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Selden, NY –December 7, 2012 – Instant Verification for Online Discounts FutureTix and SheerID have aligned to meld a unique blend of entertainment ticketing expertise and a sophisticated authentication system designed to protect your exclusive offers.  SheerID has been successfully servicing other market verticals demonstrating vast experience in instant authentication of military personnel, students and seniors among others.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – December 6, 2012- Costco National Membership Programs is offering military families a special offer to join as a new Costco member. Starting Wednesday, December 5th, veterans, active duty military, or their immediate family members who join Costco via Costco.sheerid.com will receive a special offer valued at more than $50 as a thank-you for their service. Simply go to Costco.sheerid.com, validate your military status and then access and print this special offer. Please note: This offer is only available via Costco.sheerid.com. SheerID is partnering with Leading Points to restrict this offer for military only, and to make sure that all military personnel are aware of this great offer from Costco.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – November 8, 2012 – Responding to the increasing percentage of shoppers who prefer to shop online, these companies have created online special offers for our military servicemen and women, just in time for Veterans Day. Until now, military discounts have been hard to find online. With SheerID’s simple verification solution and Leading Points’ marketing expertise, an increasing number of online retailers are offering more generous discounts to military personnel.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – October 23, 2012 – Today SheerID, the leading provider of instant identity verification service technology, announced the launch of its K-12 teacher verification solution.  By using SheerID’s platform, retailers can now instantly verify teacher credentials online, through mobile apps, or at POS. Verification can take place pre- or post-purchase. By verifying teachers, companies ensure that only qualified customers can redeem their teacher discounts and special offers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – October 16, 2012 – SheerID, the instant identity verification service used by the world’s top retailers, announced the launch of its Marketing for a Cause identification solution.  For many organizations, Q4 is holiday crunch time. Network for Good reported last year, 1/3 of annual giving happened in December, and up to 70% of charitable gifts are donated in the fourth quarter.  SheerID allows companies to seamlessly partner with nonprofit organizations and creates measurable value.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – Sept 25, 2012 – SheerID, the only instant online student verification provider, shares advice for how to reach college students this back to school season, with the help of four industry experts. SheerID went straight to the source and asked college students how and where companies should market their student discounts. Social media managers will be pleased with the results of the survey. 83% of college students reported that social media was the best way to reach them with news of student discounts and other offers, followed by email marketing, posting news on a company website, and on-campus marketing, at 63%, 55%, and 38% respectively.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 30, 2012 – SheerID, the only instant online student verification provider, shares annual research regarding trends in back-to-school cause marketing. Masses of Millennials, generally defined as the generation born between 1983 and 2000, are swarming back to campuses and school yards this month. 20.4 million college students are currently gearing up for the first day of classes. Back-to-college shoppers alone are expected to spend $53.5 billion dollars this year. Combine that with the additional dollars coming in from the parents of high schoolers and middle school students, and it becomes clear why the Millennial Market is prized by retailers eager to make their Q3 numbers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 22, 2012 –When SheerID crunched the numbers from their most recent student survey, even they were surprised by the results. As experts in the field of online discounts, they already knew that student discounts were underused by college students, but they didn’t realize that 66% of college students didn’t even realize they were eligible for discounts on software. Armed with their new shocking statistics, they set out to create an infographic to help retailers and marketers reach the valuable academic market and sell more software.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 16, 2012 – As summer winds down and the first day of the fall semester draws near, many college students and their families turn their attention to back to school shopping. Students who are looking to stretch their dollars this back to school season can take their pick from a wide variety of special offers including cash back, exclusive discounts, free shipping, and free gifts with purchase on everything from electronics to apparel.   “Starting in July and August, student discounts are out there in a big way. Generally, the best ones are those that require students to prove that they are currently enrolled in classes,” says Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. “Many brands are willing to offer back-to-school deals as deep as 50% in order to engage with this valuable demographic, as long as they can protect themselves from fraud by verifying student status.”

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 8, 2012 – In a sea of offers for free Xboxes with purchase, and 10-30% off sales, some companies are getting creative and partnering with non-competing businesses to differentiate themselves from their competition and attract customers who are primarily focused on value and promotional offers.  SheerID, a company who specializes in the management and protection of special offers and discounts, has compiled a list of the five most creative mutually beneficial relationships between corporations for 2012 back-to-school promotions.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 8, 2012 – In a sea of offers for free Xboxes with purchase, and 10-30% off sales, some companies are getting creative and partnering with non-competing businesses to differentiate themselves from their competition and attract customers who are primarily focused on value and promotional offers.  SheerID, a company who specializes in the management and protection of special offers and discounts, has compiled a list of the five most creative mutually beneficial relationships between corporations for 2012 back-to-school promotions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 7, 2012 –SheerID is asking marketers to take a serious look at their own back-to-school marketing campaigns this fall before trying to target the valuable college student market. With 20.4 million students gearing up to head back to campus and spend an estimated $53.5 billion on school supplies, textbooks, apparel, electronics, and dorm room decorations, the competition for students’ dollars has never been tougher.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – August 2, 2012 –According to a recent study by SheerID, 52% of college students buy their academic software in the college bookstore or through their college IT department. Only 34% of college students surveyed shop online for academic software, a surprisingly low percentage considering the advantages to purchasing software online.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eugene, OR – July 17, 2012 – Today SheerID announced the integration of its unique instant verification API with the popular e-commerce platform, Magento ™. For the first time ever, retailers who use a Magento™ powered e-commerce platform will be able to protect their targeted discounts by using SheerID’s verification plug-in to confirm that customers qualify for special offers like military or student discounts.