Handshake: Buy Wholesale

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

  • 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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Independent brands, handpicked

Shop more than 150,000 products from quality US brands, all in one place.

Built by Shopify

Pay nothing to join or shop wholesale on Handshake.

New brands added weekly

The freshest finds from great wholesale vendors to help your retail business grow.

Handshake: Buy Wholesale

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

Launch date

Handshake: Buy Wholesale

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

Launch date

Reviews

2.7 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.

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

OrnamentallyYou

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

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

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

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