Handshake: Buy Wholesale

Handshake: Buy Wholesale | Reviews

by Shopify

Shop one-of-a-kind US brands at wholesale prices on Handshake.

3.3 of 5 stars

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4 reviews

My Small Store

Great concept with products we are looking for. My issue is that I like to do is dropship for new products then go wholesale for the products that sell. Every time we use wholesale right of the bat we end up with thousand of dollars with unsold products. Yet the concept is terrific.

Developer reply

June 30, 2021

Hey there. 👋 Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! This app does focus on wholesale so you'll need to purchase products upfront. Handshake is still new and we are continuing to build on it and add features. Although we can never say for sure, we hope maybe this can be a possibility in the future. For now we'd suggest using a dropshipping app instead. 🙂 -Rio

Flea Market Rx

This app is a great start, bravo Shopify! To those who are frustrated that they are not finding things to dropship, I believe what Shopify is trying to do is harness their network of smaller independent vendors and buyers and give them both access to a larger audience. Dropship is NOT an optimal business model for smaller independent vendors. This is a site for people who care what they sell, to sell to people who care about what they buy, not to get rich quick on cheap imported goods nobody needs.

Developer reply

May 20, 2021

Hi there! 👋 We're so happy to hear you enjoy using Handshake. Our mission is to build a vibrant community for passionate business owners. Bringing together retailers and one-of-a-kind brands where they can discover each other, connect, and trade online. For anyone looking to dropship, check Oberlo(https://bit.ly/33qWvLw) - a platform that makes it easy to find excellent products to dropship in your Shopify store.

Thank you for taking the time to write this feedback. Handshake is still young, and your opinion matters the most! Best of luck! 😊 -Iris


Like the first reviewer, I assumed there would be an option for dropshipping USA Products for more dependable product quality and faster shipping time than available on Oberlo, which can be as long as 45 Days Shipping due to the pandemic. Pre-pandemic shipping times where no less than two weeks and took anywhere from 2-7 day processing time. One of the biggest spotlights shined on Shopify is that startups can start their store with no on-hand inventory, so I hope dropshipping menu will become a feature soon for Handshake. I gave the handshake site two stars because the prices are too high for B2B. Like many other USA B2B Pricing, these items sell to the Shopify stores at a regular Retail Price level.

Developer reply

May 18, 2021

Hey, there. 👋 Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Handshake is still a new app and we hope to add new features soon! However, Handshake is definitely for wholesaling and our list of suppliers is growing. Once you're signed up as a retailer you should see products lower than normal retail prices. 🙂 -Rio

HL Collective

I wanted to use this app to find items to sell on my store and thought the app would help me import and sell the items via dropshipping, but it appears to just be an account on a website to buy wholesale items. I'll give the app 3 stars because I like the items available, and the description didn't claim to do what I thought it was going to do.

Developer reply

May 11, 2021

Hi there! 👋 Thank you for taking the time to write this feedback. Handshake is still young, and we love hearing your opinion! It helps us improve and create a marketplace that meets the needs of both suppliers and retailers. I'm sorry that the whole concept seemed unclear when you're getting started. I'll make sure to pass that on to our team for revision.

It sounds you're looking for a dropshipping solution, and I can recommend Oberlo(https://bit.ly/33qWvLw). Oberlo is a platform that makes it easy to find excellent products to dropship in your Shopify store. Also, check the Dropshipping:101 Course (https://bit.ly/2HE4iMU). Not only is it full of resources for you to learn from, but it's also created as a step-by-step guide, so it's easy to follow along. And, it's free! 😊 No matter which platform or app you choose, I wish you all the best with your business! -Iris