Handshake for Suppliers

Handshake for Suppliers

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Popular with businesses like yours
  • Based in United States
Built for your business
  • Use directly in Shopify admin

About this app

Launched

June 8, 2021

Languages

English

Handshake is Shopify’s handpicked wholesale marketplace for one-of-a-kind US brands.

Every day, Handshake helps thousands of approved retailers discover and order unique products from professional, quality brands – all carefully curated by Shopify. Handshake is 100% built by Shopify. That means one integrated platform for managing all your products, orders, and buyers. Once your application to sell is approved, you'll own your brand profile on Handshake, and manage everything from Shopify. Product categories include Apparel, Jewelry, Beauty, Food & Drink, Stationary, and more.

Every day, Handshake helps thousands of approved retailers discover and order unique products from professional, quality brands – all carefully curated by Shopify. Handshake is 100% built by Shopify. That means one integrated platform for managing all your products, orders, and buyers. Once your application to sell is approved, you'll own your brand profile on Handshake, and manage everything from Shopify. Product categories include Apparel, Jewelry, Beauty, Food & Drink, Stationary, and more. more
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  • Reach new buyers
  • Join for free

37 reviews

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September 25, 2023

Wish I could give it a zero! Took nearly a year to get approved. Each time I applied, I was denied. I received emails with a reason...photos not the right size. I fixed it and applied again. Turned down again and with no reason. Went on chat and they couldn't tell me why. Was told to apply again. Denied. This went on and on. Finally I checked my app status and out of the blue I was approved. I have sold one item. I sell on Shopify and Faire with no problem. Handshake is a joke!

It's A Wanderful Life Official Brand Store
United States
Over 2 years using the app
June 13, 2023

I recently decided to give Handshake another chance and applied to become a vendor on their platform for the third time. However, my experience with Handshake's seller app has been nothing short of frustrating and disappointing. Within minutes of submitting my application, I received another rejection notification. How can they claim to thoroughly review my product line in such a short amount of time? It's absolutely ridiculous and a complete joke!

First and foremost, the efficiency of Handshake's review process is highly questionable. How can they possibly evaluate the quality and potential of my products in just a matter of minutes? It's evident that Handshake prioritizes speed over accuracy, which raises serious doubts about their commitment to supporting small vendors like myself.

Furthermore, the lack of transparency throughout the application process is alarming. Handshake fails to provide any meaningful feedback or explanations for their rejections, leaving vendors in the dark about the reasons behind their decisions. As a vendor, I expect a fair and thorough assessment of my products, which should include constructive criticism and guidance for improvement. Sadly, Handshake falls short in this regard.

The whole point of an application process is to ensure that vendors are selected based on the quality of their products and their suitability for the platform. However, Handshake's hasty and impersonal rejections indicate a lack of genuine consideration for vendors. It's disheartening to see a platform that claims to support small businesses and entrepreneurs treat their potential vendors with such disregard.

In conclusion, my experience with Handshake's seller app has been frustrating and unproductive. Their rushed and insufficient review process, coupled with the lack of transparency and constructive feedback, makes it clear that Handshake is not committed to helping vendors succeed. If you're a small business owner looking for a fair and supportive platform, I highly recommend exploring other options. Handshake simply doesn't live up to its promises and is ultimately a disappointing choice for vendors.

LUCETTE and MO
United States
Over 1 year using the app
Shopify replied June 13, 2023

Hi there,

Ashley here from Shopify. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience with the Handshake app. We definitely want to make sure that you get the support you need regarding the issues you are facing with Handshake, I'll be sending an email out to open up the lines of communication and help where I can.

Ashley | Shopify

July 27, 2023

Yup- 2nd time applying and being turned down in 45 seconds. There is no way you looked at my website. I do not resell anything. Everything on my website can be personalized or customized. Your also the only wholesale platform that has turned me down. Others have sent me emails asking me to join. It took me longer to fill out your form than you gave me the courtesy of a look.

Chicky Chicky Bling Bling, LLC
United States
9 months using the app
July 5, 2023

I meet all of the criteria, but got instantly rejected. I have businesses looking to buy wholesale from my shop and it would be really nice to get them started ASAP. I might have to figure out something else. Kind of a bummer.

Crafty Lady Boutique
United States
6 months using the app
Shopify replied July 6, 2023

Hi there!
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. My name is Jason with Shopify and I'll take a look at your account to determine what has occurred here. Please look for my upcoming email so I can discuss the specific details with you privately.

Jason | Shopify

May 30, 2023

We recently applied to become vendors on Handshake, an experience that has regrettably been more frustrating than exciting. Handshake outlines a set of prerequisites that sellers must meet to be accepted. We diligently fulfilled each of these conditions, with the belief that we had followed their process meticulously.

Our excitement turned into disappointment two weeks later when our application was rejected on the grounds of not meeting the same requirements that we had painstakingly ensured to fulfill. The process lacked clarity and transparency, leaving us unsure of where we fell short.

We were further perplexed by their fine jewelry offerings, or rather the lack thereof. Our niche in fine jewelry does not seem overrepresented on their platform, so this couldn't have been a contributing factor to our application's rejection.

This opaque and inconsistent admissions process is not an isolated incident, as echoed by numerous other reviews we've come across. Such an experience presents a poor reflection on Handshake, as it raises questions about the transparency and reliability of their application process. This unfortunate encounter serves as a significant deterrent and has negatively impacted our view of Handshake.

Infinite Jewels
United States
3 months using the app
Shopify replied May 31, 2023

Hi there,

Thomas here from Shopify. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience with the Handshake app. We definitely want to make sure that you get the support you need regarding the issues you are facing with Handshake, I'll be sending an email out to open up the lines of communication and help where I can.

Thomas | Shopify

About this app

Launched

June 8, 2021

Languages

English

Built by Shopify

About Shopify

4.3 average rating

15 years building apps for the Shopify App Store

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