Independent brands, handpicked
Shop more than 150,000 products from quality US brands, all in one place.
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Pay nothing to join or shop wholesale on Handshake.
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The freshest finds from great wholesale vendors to help your retail business grow.
About Handshake: Buy Wholesale
Your new wholesale marketplace – built by Shopify
That fist-pump moment when you discover something completely different, something you haven’t seen before? We know the thrill of the hunt never gets old. Luckily it does get easier.
Handshake puts unique, on-trend inventory at your fingertips. It’s your curated online marketplace full of cool products from one-of-a-kind US brands.
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.
New brands are added weekly.
Deal directly with creators
Strike up direct relationships with the creators behind every unique item on Handshake. They own their products, and their incredible stories. No resellers allowed.
Less searching, more sales
Get to the good stuff faster, with product sorting, filtering, and search tools. And stay inspired with weekly emails featuring new arrivals, handpicked collections, and interviews with emerging and established brands.
No fees or commissions
Handshake is free to use. There’s no fee to join, and we don’t charge commission on opening orders or reorders.
Low order minimums
Many brands on Handshake offer low order minimums, giving you the freedom to trial small orders, and test your market.
Online order tracking
Track the status of every order from your Handshake account and receive order notifications by email.
Retailer eligibility criteria
Handshake welcomes retailers who we can verify meet the following minimum criteria:
- Based in the US
- Established online store, brick and mortar store, pop-up store, or booth
- Valid Reseller ID (known as Sales Tax ID, Reseller Permit, or Resale Certificate in some US states), or a valid reason for not having one – e.g., you are in a state without Reseller IDs
- Products are not sold on third party marketplaces, including Amazon, Etsy, and eBay
- Products sold comply with Handshake’s Terms of Service
The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.
Most recent 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.
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.
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 ®
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.
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