McLean, VA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014
Digital identity solution-provider ID.me today announced a partnership with uShip, a global online marketplace for shipping services. The two companies have teamed up to launch the “Shipping Home Sweepstakes,” which will award military members with free shipping costs. To enter the sweepstakes, members of the military community, including veterans and active duty personnel can get verified at the ID.me web site at no cost, allowing them to enter the sweepstakes at uShip.
“Much of the military community moves frequently – often without much notice or planning time –which can be extremely costly,” said ID.me CEO and co-founder, Blake Hall. “ID.me is proud to team with uShip and help cover the cost of these moves for members of the military community. Through our verification technology, uShip can be assured that those entered in the sweepstakes are, in fact, members of the military community, and the risk of fraud is eliminated.”
With ID.me, members of the military community can have their identity verified against an authoritative database and relayed to uShip to be entered in the sweepstakes. One winner will be chosen per month and will be awarded a uShip credit of up to $1,500.
Founded by two Army Rangers, ID.me is a digital identity network that enables brands to securely offer exclusive promotions to specific communities by verifying the consumer’s group affiliation. Previously, retailers had no way to offer special discounts online for groups, as there was no widely adopted solution where brands could easily see if a consumer was eligible for a particular promotion.
Founded in 2003, uShip brings greater automation, transparency and efficiency to freight transportation by moving it entirely online and making it mobile. Primarily serving the commercial freight, vehicles, and household goods markets, the uShip shipping exchange seamlessly connects customers – from freight brokers to business shippers and consumers – with feedback-rated transportation service providers that engage in online fixed price, spot market, and auction-based transactions.
Veteran-founded and led, ID.me is the first digital identity network that allows consumers to prove who they are online while controlling how their information is shared with brands. For participating organizations, ID.me acts as a trusted intermediary, capable of verifying consumer identity and group affiliations in real-time. This allows brands to ensure a consistent customer experience across offline and online channels while reducing costs and security risks associated with manual verification. For more information, visit http://www.ID.me.