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WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
YES YES YES!! Men’s and Children’s clothing ARE HERE!!!
Note that this list is current as of 8/1/16 but I ALWAYS suggest you refer DIRECTLY to the Poshmark site for further information and to pose inquiries not covered here. As Poshmark updates/changes their list, so will I. It only works if we’re all speaking the same language….
So, let’s get the bad out of the way…shall we?
“ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ON POSHMARK”
aka “MISSION IMPOSHIBLES”
aka “THE DARK FORCES ALIGNING AGAINST MAKING
YOUR CLOSET HOST PICK-WORTHY
NO FAKE DESIGNER ITEMS – Including but not limited to FAKE HANDBAGS, FAKE CLOTHING, FAKE JEWELRY, FAKE SHOES
For a detailed explanation of FAKE, INSPIRED, etc. please click HERE and scroll down to the middle of the article. Don’t plead “I didn’t know” and list something that you aren’t sure of. Be aware that it’s a FEDERAL OFFENSE TO SELL OR BUY FAKE MERCHANDISE.
NO PET CLOTHING or ACCESSORIES
NO CHILDREN’s TOYS or GAMES
NO PERFUME, NAIL POLISH or AEROSOLS
NO LIQUIDS OTHER THAN NON-FLAMMABLE MAKEUP ITEMS (detailed below)
The “NO other liquids” rule is straight from Poshmark HQ. Even if USPS allows it, POSHMARK DOES NOT.
NO HEALTH AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS
Please, NO wraps that flatten your tummy in 20 days or diet pills or supplements of any kind. No herbal products, incense, or aromatherapy oils. You CANNOT Posh contact lenses, vitamins, sunscreen, toothpaste, shampoo, hair gels, body washes, lotions/creams/moisturizers/serums of any kind (again, makeup items are different and detailed below), combs, brushes, cotton swabs, manicure kits, first aid kits, hair coloring kits or pregnancy testing kits. NO feminine hygiene products. (yes, I know you technically “wear” those but NO…)
No iPhones, Droids, or any other smartphones or cellphones. NO Xbox, Playstation, Wii, handheld gaming devices, styluses, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, iPads, tablets, Kindles, Nooks or laptop computers. No stereos, calculators, lamps, toasters, heating pads, lava lamps, alarm clocks, or refrigerators. No musical instruments. No flashlights or lightbulbs. No earbuds, speakers or electronic chargers. No curling irons, hairdryers, hair straighteners, electric razors, breast pumps, or electronic toothbrushes, or “sensual” items. If you can plug it into the wall or put batteries into it, it belongs ON ANOTHER SITE.
NO BOOKS, HOME GOODS or HOME DECOR
You can’t Posh books, posters, stationary, CDs/DVDs/Blu-rays, videos, video games, bedsheets, blankets, pillows, wall decor, towels, picture frames, rugs, photo albums, stationary and school supplies, candles, figurines, furniture, indoor fountains, “Bedazzlers”, Christmas trees and Christmas decorations. NO Victoria’s Secret stuffed DOGS. No jewelry trees, big hanging jewelry organizers, or standing jewelry boxes. (NOTE that jewelry bags that go in your handbag or luggage ARE acceptable). No standing shoe holders, no clothing storage bags (the ones you vacuum until you’ve sucked all the air out of the item AND the universe), and no standing makeup containers (eg. acrylic holders). Below you will read that makeup bags which are portable (for your handbag or luggage) ARE acceptable.
NO KITCHEN UTENSILS or FOOD ITEMS
NO LISTINGS THAT VIOLATE THE TOS (TERMS OF SERVICE)
NO LISTINGS THAT PROMOTE “OTHER” SELLING WEBSITES. “Other” includes but is not limited to: Etsy, Ebay, Vaunte, The Real Real, Threadflip, Tradesy, Mercari, Vinted, etc. Telling other Poshers in any of your listings to go off-site to buy your item or any items at a ‘better’ price or with a lower commission or no commission is considered a POSHMARK TOS violation. Also, NO LISTINGS THAT ASK FOR MONETARY DONATIONS OR DIRECT USERS TO MONETARY DONATION SITES. It is okay to mention that you are selling your items to benefit a certain charity but you cannot post a donation link. NO LISTINGS THAT PROMOTE AN IN-APP SWEEPSTAKES OR CONTEST UTILIZING THE POSH PLATFORM FOR ENTRY (eg., “like this listing, tag 3 friends and share 3 times for 3 days for a chance to win this kate spade bangle”).
NOTE that you are welcome to list your personal website/blog, Instagram/Pinterest/Twitter/Tumblr/Facebook address, etc. in your profile so it shows up on your “about” screen, but please review your motive before you list any website on Poshmark. In this case, networking is GOOD, but using the site to advertise and then steal a sale away is BAD. The POSHMARK TOS is detailed in full HERE. I advise every Posher to read it from top to bottom.
NO TO THE FOLLOWING as well…
NO cars! No car parts! No houses! No items found in hubby’s garage. No RVs, pop up trailers or horse trailers. No bicycles or skateboards. No sporting equipment (weights, exercise bands, water bottles, skis, basketballs, frisbees, hula hoops, pool tables, jock straps, etc.) No horses or livestock. No puppies or kittens or baby ducks. If it has a heartbeat, it certainly doesn’t need to be Poshed and then placed in a Priority Mail box. That’s a whole new kind of WRONG…
No tobacco products or smoking paraphernalia. This includes anything that might be whipped out in celebration of 4/20. No drugs or alcohol-containing products of any kind (i.e. NO ALCOHOL, rubbing or otherwise, NO BEER and NO WINE) When we say “Posh Party” we don’t mean THAT kind of party.
No guns, knives, ammunition, hand grenades, tanks or surface to air missiles. If it’s something that might have been exchanged for hostages in the 1980’s, it’s NOT ALLOWED.
MAKE POSH LOVE, NOT POSH WAR.
And now, the good stuff…
aka “WHAT YOU CAN SELL ON POSHMARK”
aka “HELLOOOO, HOST PICK!”
ALL CLOTHING (Women’s, Men’s & Children’s!!)
The official announcement has been made and you may now list men’s and children’s clothing. UPDATE YOUR APP now and make sure you apply the correct category to your listing. Just like you shouldn’t brand an item that isn’t that specific brand (“here’s a great handbag by Michael Kors, but I’m putting it under the LV brand to get more exposure…” no no no!), please make sure your items are appropriately categorized for gender as well as age. There are even subcategories for size in children’s (infant, boys, and girls)
YES! ALL CLOTHING (except for USED UNDIES – don’t sell those!)
This is basically bathrobes, pajamas, nightgowns, nightshirts and camisoles. NEW and USED condition are both acceptable! Make sure the used items are CLEAN. Can’t stress that enough…
You can sell undergarments (EXCEPT FOR UNDIES) in USED CONDITION as long as they are CLEAN! This includes bras, hosiery and shape wear. Yes, used leggings are allowed as they are not considered undergarments (though some of them fit so tightly they’ll likely vote in the 2016 election) Ladies undies (panties, thongs, etc.) MUST BE NWT for hygienic reasons. Again, you can sell used, clean bras and spanx but those undies must be NEW.
NEW AND USED swimsuits. Make sure they are squeaky clean for that next owner!
FORMAL WEAR & COSTUMES
ACCESSORIES WORN ON THE BODY
These include new and used scarves, mittens and gloves, socks, watches, belts, aprons, sunglasses, reader glasses, and frames suitable for lenses. Yes, you can also sell garter belts and garters.
ACCESSORIES WORN ON THE HEAD
These include hats, fascinators, beanies, headbands, wedding veils and that halo you earned from stopping at crosswalks. If you have an item that “grasps” the hair tightly – such as scrunchies, rubber bands, and barrettes – they should be NWT (for sanitary reasons).
The store boxes/pouches that your jewelry originally came in are also allowed, as well as the shopping bags that held those boxes (eg. Tiffany, David Yurman, Chanel, J. Crew, Charming Charlie, etc.)
Regarding “loose gemstones”- clarification from HQ states that since gemstones must be placed in jewelry before being worn, they are not a fashion or accessory in the loose state. Therefore, you cannot Posh loose gemstones.
This includes clutch bags, wallets, checkbook covers, coin purses and waist/fanny/belt bags. If you carry it to accessorize your look, it’s definitely allowed!
SMARTPHONE COVERS/TABLET COVERS/ KEYCHAINS/UMBRELLAS/PASSPORT COVERS
Again, this falls under the “accessorizes and is portable” category. Just like you accessorize 20 pounds of junk with a cool handbag, so you can accessorize your phone, iPad and Nissan remote key fob with all the fashionable panache you usually save for yourself. Be mindful that certain phone/pad/tablet accessories are still NOT ALLOWED and these include stylus pens and those holders that keep your pad upright while you work. Detachable keyboards are NOT ALLOWED.
LUGGAGE & other BAGS/CONTAINERS
Totes, diaper bags, handbag-style pet carriers, carryon bags, shopping bags, handbag dust bags, shoe dust bags, fabric lunch boxes and all manner of luggage are allowed. Keep in mind your 5lb. POSHPOST label must be increased in weight (and in price to you, as the seller) if you choose to ship a heavy piece.
Yes, you are allowed to sell travel containers used to transport makeup and jewelry (jewelry rolls, pouches). Also acceptable are mirrored purse compacts, lipstick holders, hatboxes, and contact lens cases (keep in mind that the lenses are not allowed).
CRAFTED/HOMEMADE FASHION & ACCESSORIES
If you construct an item and make it wearable (or an accessory), it’s definitely allowed. There are numerous Poshers who are building their own brand of clothing, jewelry, handbags and more. Many are selling exclusively on Poshmark, thus giving you the advantage of buying items that are both UNIQUE and HTF!
JOURNALS, DATEBOOKS, AGENDA BOOKS
Yes! You can sell these on Posh!
MAKEUP THAT IS NEW AND SEALED ONLY
Makeup is very popular on Poshmark but it must be NEW AND SEALED before it can be listed.
NOTE, if you open a makeup item to show the shade or test the color for your listing, it is no longer new and you CANNOT sell it. RESIST THE URGE. DON’T OPEN IT. If your seller is asking for the shade on a face, look for a stock photo online from the cosmetic manufacturer. Again, ALL factory seals MUST be intact and the item should be in the original box or packaging. The condition of your makeup should be the same as if you purchased it from a department store counter.
YES, you CAN sell the following items: liquid foundation, liquid foundation primer, eyeshadow, blush, dry foundation, dry finishing powder, eyeliner, eye pencils, lipstick, lip pencils, lip gloss, mascara, concealer, pressed powder, powdered bronzers and makeup brushes, remembering that they must be FACTORY SEALED and in those original boxes. All makeup liquids must be NEW AND NON-FLAMMABLE and wrapped carefully to prevent damage during shipping
YES, you can also sell false eyelashes, wigs, hairpieces and attachable nail appliqués if they are NWT and factory sealed. REMEMBER, NO NAIL POLISH OR PERFUME!
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CLICK HERE for my original POSH article that led to this list being created