We require Buyer Certification of $5 for all bids over $200 and Premium Buyer Certification of $500 for all bids over $5,000. Certification is a quick, easy process in which we verify your credit card. This verification enables you to bid, place offers or buy-now requests on any Flippa listing. Please remember that the Hold is not a charge.
How Buyer Certification works
- At the point of making a bid over $200 or $500, you will be asked to complete a certification process. This is free, there are no charges applied.
We'll ask you to enter your credit card information. This is a secure form, and this information won't be used to process payments.
We place a temporary hold on your credit card. This hold is removed as soon as we can verify the card. This is similar to the way hotels will place a hold on a credit card in order to secure a room.
$5 hold for all bids over $200
$500 hold for all bids over $5,000
- You'll then be redirected to the listing page, where you can place your bid.
The hold will appear on your card for a few days, depending on your credit card provider.
The Premium Buyer Certification works the exact same except the amount of the hold is increased from $5 to $500. You will be automatically prompted by the system if you are bidding $5,000 and up on a listing. You cannot be Buyer Certified in advance.
If you have difficulties in verifying your credit card, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
NOTE: It may be possible to use debit cards if they have a security code (similar to a CVV in a credit card). Please use caution in doing so, and call your bank prior to using it for buyer certification, as this does not work for all debit cards.