Handshake recommends you prove you’re serious about buying and selling by verifying your phone number, residential address or crediting your account. It’s easy, and best of all: it’s free.
Members who go through this process have different badges placed alongside their username for each mode of verification completed.
Show you’re serious about buying and selling in three ways:
1. Verify your contact phone number
This can be done with either a mobile or landline number, and will result in a mobile or landline badge appearing against your username. You can verify both mobile and landline numbers, if desired.
Note: editing a verified number will result in losing its associated badge, so we recommend you re-verify the number. Please log off and log in again for changes to take effect.
2. Verify your residential address
Upload proof of your address by taking a photo of a recent bill (such as an electricity or telephone bill) showing your name, address and the date. Once approved, a home badge will appear next to your username. You can upload any number of documents, however handshake will consider only the last updated document as proof of address. Please allow a processing time of 3 days if using this process.
Note: editing a verified address will result in losing its associated badge, so handshake recommends you re-verify the address. Please log off and log in again for changes to take effect, and repeat the above procedure.
3. Add credit to your account
The minimum top up amount is $10, which can be used to purchase handshake services. Verification happens automatically during your first top up, and will result in a transaction badge appearing against your username.
Get serious about buying and selling by using one or all methods – it’s up to you! The more badges you have, the more trustworthy you may appear to other members.
Members who prove they’re serious have additional features available to them on handshake. These include being able to:
- place bids over $5,000