Sellers can require buyers to be Whatnot Verified Buyers in order to bid or enter giveaways in their shows.
To qualify as a Verified Buyer, you must meet one of the following qualifications:
- Have a history of successful purchases on Whatnot
- (iOS users) Authorize a temporary hold of $10 on your account. Note: we may finalize this charge if you place a misleading or troll bid in violation of our Terms of Service or Community Guidelines. Otherwise, the hold will be released in 24 hours, but it may take a few days for your bank to process the release.
- Submit a government-issued ID for automated verification by our partner Stripe.
Even if you don’t meet the criteria above, you’ll still be able to watch shows that require you to be a Verified Buyer, though you won’t be able to place bids or enter giveaways.
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Note: To be eligible for the Seller Referral Bonus, you must have a verified government-issued ID on file.