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Student and faculty verification for ecommerce

Instantly verify millions of students and faculty worldwide without compromising on user experience and privacy.

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Sell directly to millions of students and faculty

Take your academic program to the next level by adding instant academic verification to your checkout process.

Fast

Get set up quickly with integrations into ecommerce platforms and a low-code API.

Secure

Eliminate fraud and ensure your offers are only redeemed by eligible users.

Frictionless

Increase conversion rates over other methods with a leading user experience.

Marketing to students makes sense

Today’s generation of college and university students are more price-sensitive and privacy-conscious than ever before. Making unique offers available reduces barriers to purchase and increases brand loyalty.

$27B+

Spent by students on merchandise in the United States each year.

40%

Consumers in the United States that are part of Gen Z.

250M+

Number of college and university students worldwide.

Eliminate fraud and abuse

Be confident that your academic offers are redeemed and accessed by eligible users. You can set eligibility based on multiple criteria such as academic group, region, and institution type.

Our service uses direct integrations with ecommerce platforms and sophisticated verification methods, removing the need for discount or promo codes.

Learn how a modern verification service can reduce fraud
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Build brand loyalty and grow

Personalizing content and providing discounts is a proven method to win the business. Making unique offers available to academic users shows that you support education and student success.

Our service gives you the flexibility to create a truly unique academic program. Make virtual desk copies of your products available to faculty, or provide students with a deep discount or extended trial.

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Stay compliant with data protection laws

Collecting personal and student specific information puts your company at risk with data protection laws like GDPR, CCPA, and FERPA. Asking customers for more data than required causes them to think twice about making a purchase or redeeming an offer.

Our service is built from the ground up to protect end user privacy. We only collect the bare minimum to verify a user and delete all user data.

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Give your users a great experience

Young shoppers care more about the user experience then ever before. Using a verification method that is integrated into the checkout process reduces checkout friction and increases conversion rates.

We support your customers through the verification process with exceptional customer service.

We have the answers to your questions

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about our service and academic verification.

How can I instantly verify students and faculty for my eCommerce platform?

You can use one of our platform integrations or integrate directly with our service using our low code API. Either method will allow you to quickly get set up with our academic verification service. From there, students and faculty can be easily verified when applying specific deals and promos at checkout.

What are the benefits of adding academic verification to my checkout process?

Adding academic verification to your checkout flow allows you to safely provide users with access to exclusive offers and discounts on your site. You can do this without the risk of fraud or leakage, enhancing trust for your brand and growing your customer base in the process.

How fast can I set up academic verification on my eCommerce platform?

Using one of our eCommerce platform integrations will have you up and running in less than five minutes. If you choose to do a custom implementation using our low-code API then it may take more time. Depending on the specific needs of your business, we can work with you to choose an option that suits your timeline for implementation for online student and teacher verification.

How does academic verification help in eliminating fraud and ensuring only eligible users redeem offers?

Integrations into school identity systems ensure that only eligible academic users can redeem offers and access content. Our service eliminates promo/discount codes, thus, preventing sharing of access to exclusive content. This is especially important in protecting your company’s products and exclusivity.

How can the Proxi service increase conversion rates compared to other methods?

With our service, users are not required to create accounts or upload sensitive documentation to prove their academic status. This provides them with a frictionless user experience, which increases conversion rates. The easier the process for students and teachers to have their ID’s verified to access deals and promos through your business also increases the likelihood they will share their positive shopping experience with others.

Why is marketing to students a sensible strategy for my business?

Marketing to students is a sensible strategy for any business as they represent a customer segment that are highly influential with people in all demographics and are brand loyal. It’s easy to turn students into customers for life. After a seamless and positive checkout experience, students will be more inclined to repurchase from a business.

How does academic verification help in building brand loyalty and growth?

Academic verification is a key component of any academic program. Creating an academic program helps form relationships with academic users to increase brand loyalty and grow your business. Through student and teacher verification, these new customers will build a positive perception of your brand, turning their experience into longer term loyalty.

Can I personalize content and provide discounts to academic users using this service?

Our service is the perfect tool to help you provide academic users with personalized content, offers, and discounts. The ability to verify academic status allows you to reliably target users with customized messaging and exclusive offers. Proxi.id facilitates the use of these offers, working with your business to ensure the personalized content and discounts reach and are used by only the intended customers.

How does this service ensure compliance with data protection laws like GDPR, CCPA, and FERPA?

Laws like the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) all protect the privacy of user information in various ways. FERPA specifically relates to the protection and privacy of student education records. Using a service like ours ensures compliance with these data protection laws, as users are not required to submit personal information to verify their academic status. Other verification services, or in-house processes, require users to submit documentation that often contains personal information.

What kind of information does the service collect for verification purposes?

In most cases, we do not collect any information from users to facilitate the verification process. Integrations with academic institutions worldwide allow us to instantly verify users using single sign-on. By using this existing sign on option, we avoid collection any unnecessary data from faculty or student verification.

How does the service protect end-user privacy?

End-user privacy is a top priority at Proxi.id. We have designed our service to collect as little information as possible to facilitate verification, with no information required in most cases. We maintain a strong commitment to maximum privacy for all users, and if any information is collected from users to support teacher or student verification, it is deleted within seven days.

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