Information for Vendors

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Information on becoming an SSES Vendor

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line $1,500 one-time grants for parents of eligible students served by special education that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.

We are looking for businesses to join the SSES marketplace where SSES families will shop for the products that will most benefit their student.

Please note: If you are a service provider such as a tutor or therapist and you wish to join the SSES marketplace, please visit SSES Criteria and Information on Becoming a Service Provider.

Businesses can join in two ways:

  1. As a DirectPay vendor (Requires a US-based Bank Account)
  2. As an Integrated eCommerce ClassWallet vendor (Requires eCommerce) 

Information for Direct Pay Vendors

This option is for businesses who offer educational and therapeutic goods to join as SSES Direct Pay vendors so that SSES families can shop for products that provide an academic benefit to their student.  Once approved, SSES Direct Pay vendors will be found within the ClassWallet marketplace’s “Pay Vendor” portal.

Businesses that sell eligible goods may apply to the SSES program to be considered as a direct pay vendor by clicking “Apply to Become Direct Pay Vendor” below. Businesses will be asked to provide their website, federal or state taxpayer number, and/or state business license when completing the application.  Only businesses within the United States will be eligible to apply.

If approved, they will be added to the list of eligible direct pay vendors within the ClassWallet “Pay Vendor” portal. Once the family makes their selection of items from the approved direct pay vendor, the direct pay vendor will create an invoice or a quote for the family to submit for approval.  When the invoice/quote is reviewed and approved, the online marketplace will transfer funds directly to the vendor, and the direct pay vendor will ship the item to the SSES family.

Please note that ClassWallet charges a 2.5% service fee which, like a credit card fee, is to be paid by the vendor and not the parent or the SSES program.

Become an SSES Direct Pay Vendor

Apply to be a Direct Pay Vendor
Apply to Become Direct Pay Vendor

SSES Direct Pay Vendors must also complete the “Direct Pay Agreement”

Direct Pay Vendor Agreement
Complete Direct Pay Vendor Agreement

Note: This application is for vendors only, the student SSES application is closed for the 2023-2024 school year.

Information for Integrated eCommerce ClassWallet Vendors

This option is for businesses that want to become a store within the ClassWallet marketplace. These vendors will have their own shopping tile and their website will have the ability to interface with the ClassWallet platform so that their shopping carts, search features, and general shopping experience works within the ClassWallet marketplace. The SSES program approves all vendors to be part of the SSES ClassWallet marketplace.

Please note any associated marketplace fees are paid by the vendor and not the parent or the SSES program. 

Steps to Becoming an Integrated eCommerce ClassWallet Vendor

Step1: Apply for Approval

Step 2: Contact ClassWallet Vendor Account Management


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