I recently applied to open a shop on Creative Market but got the following feedback:
Unfortunately, we are having trouble verifying your identity, which is an important step to securing your spot on the marketplace.
Please consider using an email address that is also associated with your public social media account(s), and/or sending us some more examples of your online presence. We take this extra step to ensure the safety of our shop owners, and we do so appreciate your understanding.
I made the decision years ago to stay off of social media for personal reasons. I was hoping it would be possible to open a shop without a social media presence (that’s part of why I’m applying here in the first place), so I’m a bit discouraged.
Does anyone have any pointers on how to get verified without being forced to sign up for social media? So far I’ve changed my contact email from my Gmail address to my custom domain (firstname.lastname@example.org) and created a LinkTree with my portfolio and Gumroad accounts: David T. Blanchard | Linktree. Anything else I should try before reapplying?
Thanks for any feedback, I appreciate it