Handshake: Buy Wholesale

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

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  • Popular with businesses in the United States

Price: Free

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  • Speed tested: no impact to your online store

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2.7 of 5 stars

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  • 17% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 0% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 50% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 17% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 17% of ratings are 1 stars

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6 reviews

OrnamentallyYou

Location United States
Time spent using app 1 minute

Our business sells at in person trade shows, and other more esteemed wholesale marketplaces such as Abound, Faire, Trada, etc. We are in over a 100 stores/boutiques across the country. Our products are handmade in the USA. We have a history of sales of course. Should I say more? It's frustrating, because we had felt that this marketplace had potential and because we had clearly met all their criteria but the truth of the matter is that we will have to move on because there's much more opportunity other places. Considering the sellers we did see on this marketplace, I would advise all buyers and prospective sellers to steer clear and go other places. Shopify is trying to get into this and they clearly can't. Their team is not qualified to distinguish between good and bad candidates. I will continue to speak out against this marketplace to many others I know in the same business and also on the ads that I see propagate in many different venues.

Developer reply

March 3, 2022

Hey there. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear about the experience you had selling on handshake. Handshake is still growing and we realize we may not have had some of the features you want, or be offered for your specific products currently but we hope to expand and add more features as we're growing. -Rio

ChauntelleCharisse

Location United States
Time spent using app 11 days

The way your email is worded, it sounds like you are trying to reach out to those businesses that dropship. However when one looks at the nuts and bolts that is not what is actually being offered. In the email, it states "...it even has many brands that offer white-labeling and dropshipping." Only to find out that is not a true statement at this time. I dropship because I do not want to package, and mail out any product. Why dangle the carrot, and not offer the goods?

Developer reply

January 13, 2022

Hey there. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Handshake is still a fairly new platform. Although directly you may not be able to at this time get white-labeling. You can reach out to the available suppliers and some may offer this service. We're always looking to add features to the platform so look out for those in the future! 🙂 -Rio

My Small Store

Location United States
Time spent using app 1 day

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

Location United States
Time spent using app 3 months

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

EVOLVING SOULMATES ®

Location United States
Time spent using app 2 months

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

Location United States
Time spent using app About 3 hours

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