List an item

Listing an item on handshake is easy! You must be logged into your account, then click Sell on the main page or List an item from My account. Make sure you select the right category for your product or service so buyers can find your listings easily. It can take up to a minute for your listings to appear in search results once created.

Classified or auction?

You can choose whether to list your item as an auction or classified in Step 2 of creating your listing. A classified listing offers a set ‘buy now’ price only, although you can choose to include ‘or near offer’. With an auction you select the start price and buyers place bids. You can also offer a buy now option and set a reserve price.

Please note, items in the following categories can only be listed as classifieds:

  • Businesses for sale
  • Livestock
  • Property
  • Rent or lease
  • Employment
  • Flatmates wanted
  • Giveaways


Once your listing is active you are unable to change the listing type from auction to classifed, and vice versa.

Banned and restricted items

Before you create your listing it pays to check what you can and can’t list on handshake. Click here for a list of banned and restricted items. If you’ve checked this list and you’re still unsure whether the item you want to advertise is permitted, please contact us for more information.

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