Ulyngo Launches Student Marketplace with Chapman University to offer Students a Safe and Secure Service to Buy and Sell Goods Across Any Device

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Ulyngo will power the Student Marketplace at Chapman University in order to increase campus safety, sustainability, and engagement.

“Adding Ulyngo provides an easy-to-use student marketplace that will create a more sustainable and affordable campus experience.” - Helen Norris, CIO of Chapman University

Ulyngo has been selected by Chapman University’s Information Systems and Technologies for its Marketplace Platform to enable student-to-student commerce within its campus. Ulyngo’s services have been integrated into existing student web and mobile portals accessible on all devices utilizing Chapman’s single sign-on to authenticate students. With the new Chapman “Student Market”, students will be able to post and find products quickly and easily, communicate with each other safely through internal messaging, and securely make payments and receive disbursements through integrated payment processing.

With the rise of marketplaces for consumers to buy and sell things, challenges such as counterfeit and fraud, safety, discovery, and usability continue to prevail. According to the US Department of Education, 20 million people will attend universities this year of which over 80% will engage in peer-to-peer commerce, many for the first time. Existing generic marketplaces like eBay, LetGo, and OfferUp are monopolized by fraudsters, power-sellers, and hobbyist sellers, while Craigslist has accounted for over 100 lives lost. Ulyngo is the first modern marketplace that is built for students and integrated directly into university systems to solve these fundamental problems for their campus life.

“By being built exclusively for universities and their students, our service has the functionality that students want from the web and mobile apps they use while providing the security and trust they expect from their university,” stated Alex Jekowsky, CEO and Founder of Ulyngo. “We are excited to be working with Chapman University to simplify the lives of all Chapman Panthers.”

“At Chapman, we are always looking for ways to enhance the student experience.,” said Helen Norris, CIO of Chapman University. “Adding Ulyngo provides an easy-to-use student marketplace that will create a more sustainable and affordable campus experience.” Chapman University will oversee the marketplace with administrative and management tools provided by Ulyngo for monitoring, auditing, and reporting.

The Student Government Association is supporting the roll-out and its President Mitchell Rosenberg stated, “We are committed to building awareness and adoption among our student body and the upcoming features to post and search by on-campus housing location, curriculum, and even lifestyle will make this a very relevant service for our students.”

Chapman’s marketplace can be accessed by students by logging in with their student ID at studentmarket.chapman.edu or by clicking on the Buy and Sell button on both the Chapman University and CU Panther Experience app.

About Ulyngo

Ulyngo is a marketplace platform that enables universities to facilitate, manage, and monetize student-to-student commerce on their campus. Ulyngo gives universities the opportunity to increase student safety, engagement between students, and revenue generation through transaction based-fees. Ulyngo’s white-label platform is designed to utilize university single-sign-on and authentication systems, integrate into university mobile and web applications and portals, co-exist with bookstores and other storefronts, and be fully customizable to the university’s campus life. Ulyngo safety and security features include moderated student-to-student messaging, enterprise-grade payment system, and integration with campus police internet sale safe zones. Ulyngo is based in San Francisco, California and has been the leader in student-to-student commerce since it was founded in 2015. To learn more, visit http://www.ulyngo.com.

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