Handshake: Buy Wholesale

Handshake: Buy Wholesale

Price: Free
Rating (2.8)
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Popular with businesses like yours
  • Based in United States

About this app

Launched

May 4, 2021

Languages

English

Your new wholesale marketplace from one-of-a-kind US brands – built by Shopify.

Handshake puts unique, on-trend inventory at your fingertips. It’s your curated online marketplace full of cool products. Discover your store’s next bestseller from thousands of independent creators – each one handpicked by Handshake’s product sourcing experts. Because quality is in the detail. Handshake welcomes retailers who we can verify meet the following minimum criteria: - Based in the US - Products are not sold on third party marketplaces, including Amazon, Etsy, and eBay

Handshake puts unique, on-trend inventory at your fingertips. It’s your curated online marketplace full of cool products. Discover your store’s next bestseller from thousands of independent creators – each one handpicked by Handshake’s product sourcing experts. Because quality is in the detail. Handshake welcomes retailers who we can verify meet the following minimum criteria: - Based in the US - Products are not sold on third party marketplaces, including Amazon, Etsy, and eBay more
  • Deal directly with creators
  • No fees or commissions
  • Low order minimums
  • Less searching, more sales

6 reviews

Overall rating
2.8
Counts per rating level
  • 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
February 24, 2022

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.

OrnamentallyYou
United States
Almost 2 years using the app
Shopify replied 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

May 18, 2021

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.

Flea Market Rx
United States
3 months using the app
Shopify replied 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

Edited December 2, 2021

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?

ChauntelleCharisse
United States
11 days using the app
Shopify replied 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

May 14, 2021

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.

EVOLVING SOULMATES ®
United States
2 months using the app
Shopify replied 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

June 8, 2021

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.

My Small Store
United States
1 day using the app
Shopify replied 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

About this app

Launched

May 4, 2021

Languages

English

Built by Shopify

About Shopify

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