There’s truly nothing better than giving women across America the opportunity to sell fabulous new and pre-loved fashion in a social marketplace. That strapless dress you bought even though you don’t wear that style? List it. The bright yellow eyeshadow you purchased to be daring, but has been left untouched and unopened in your makeup box? List it.
Yet, there are some things that shouldn’t be sold on Poshmark. What are they and why can’t you list them? Consider the mystery solved.
Did you know that it is illegal to ship perfume, nail polish and aerosols through USPS Priority Mail? All those products can start a serious fire! Even though that CHANEL N°5 that your mom gave just isn’t you, please don’t sell or include it with purchases on Poshmark. We want you looking hot, but not starting fires! So if it’s flammable, don’t ship it.
Curious about which liquids are illegal to ship? See this guide on the USPS website.
Health & Wellness
While they may not cause fires, other non-flammable liquids and messy substances can definitely cause problems. If it can spill out and/or explode while transporting, please make sure you don’t list it. This includes all lotions, serums, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, and creams. Basically, if it can open and cause your envelope or box to get wet, don’t ship it. Plus, health and wellness items like these don’t fall under the categories of women’s fashion, accessories and makeup, so they are simply not supported.
Used Undergarments and Makeup
Safety first, in life and in fashion. Handbags and tops are great to share between friends – used makeup and undergarments, not so much. While it should go without saying, when selling things like makeup, undergarments and swimsuits on Poshmark, make sure they’re brand new and never used. This is why we require that all swimwear, lingerie, bras (including sports bras), underwear, leotards, and makeup be brand new with the tags still attached.
For cosmetics, make sure that you don’t swatch your makeup or use any brushes you plan on selling. Those are considered used makeup! We just want to make sure that there are absolutely no health risks.
Other Unsupported Items
Inspired Items: Make sure that what you’re listing is actually what you’re selling. Please use original photos and do not list any replicas or use words such as “inspired by” and “looks like” in your descriptions as it might confuse fellow users into thinking they’re buying an authentic Louis Vuitton when they’re not. For more information on our policy on replicas and trademark infringements, check out this past Posh Tip.
Children’s and Men’s Fashion: Although you may have many children’s and men’s clothing that you’d love to sell, Poshmark is currently only a place for women’s fashion and accessories.
Electronics: We also do not support the selling of any electronics, which includes DVDs, CDs, phones, tablets, video games, computers, curling/straightening irons, hair dryers, and anything else that includes a battery or outlet.
Home Goods: Along with that, we do not allow the selling of home goods. Unfortunately, many items, such as candles and candle holders, picture frames and wall art are not supported on our platform. Additionally, many of those items can break easily, which means that your buyer would not receive their items intact.
If you’re not sure if you can list it, you can definitely reach out to our team at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help you figure it out or answer any questions you may have.