Retail on Poshmark: FAQs

Looking to grow your business on Poshmark? We’ve put together the most frequently asked questions about Boutiques and the Wholesale Market to help you get started.

What is a Boutique?
A Boutique is a boutique certified Poshmark seller that purchases inventory wholesale or directly from a distributor and is selling it to the public for the first time. These Seller Stylists are focused on stocking beautiful inventory and creating a stylized, elevated shopping experience—just like what you’d find in a brick and mortar store.

How can I become a Boutique?
The easiest way to turn your closet into a Boutique is to purchase your first batch of inventory directly from the Wholesale Market.

What is the Wholesale Market?
The Wholesale Market is your go-to source for buying inventory. There’s a huge selection of categories to choose from, including Women, Men, Kids, and Plus. Simply tap the menu on the top left to switch to the Wholesale Market to see if you have access.

Can anyone buy from the Wholesale Market?
Yes! You must have 10 successful sales under your belt and an average rating of 4.5+ to unlock the Wholesale Market.

If you haven’t met the criteria yet, please email with why you’d be a good fit.

So I bought inventory from the Wholesale Market or another distributor. What now?
You must complete a quick and easy in-app Boutique Certification. This will allow you to tag items as Boutique on Poshmark when you list your new inventory.

Where can I find Boutique Certification?
Head over to app and go to Account Tab > My Seller Tools > Boutique Certification to get started.

Ok so I’m boutique certified. Are there any requirements I have to follow?
Once you’re boutique certified there are a couple requirements we ask our sellers to follow:

  • Listings must be purchased wholesale or directly from a distributor and are being sold to the public for the first time.
  • Boutique listings should only include original photography.
  • Boutique sellers should provide exceptional customer service and should comply with Poshmark’s community guidelines.


39 thoughts on “Retail on Poshmark: FAQs

  1. Can I still sell items out of my own closet? Or items that are homemade? Such as Cricuit T-shirts?

  2. Am I crazy but I swear I’ve seen posters who have Boutique and non boutique for sale. I was assuming if you go boutique you could only sell the brand new stuff?

    1. How much to purchase items from the wholesale? How many items do I get? And how often do I have to purchase the items?

    1. This is only for those who would like to purchase new items wholesale from Poshmark distribution

      1. If I buy from the wholesaler and become a Boutique, can I only sell it on Poshmark or can I sell it among my friends as well?

  3. Is there a particular Poshpal present that can tell me if we receive a tax-ID number or a business license if I pursue and complete this “Boutique” for wholesale prices deal-e-o? That’s what I’m ultimately trying to obtain, either of those documents (tax-ID number or copy of business license) in order to purchase wholesale. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to a possible response from a Posh-proficient party member soon!

    1. No you don’t receive a business license or tax ID #. You need to apply for those through your Secretary of States office for your specific state. Hope this helps.

    2. Apply for an EIN thru the IRS (go to IRS.giv and search EIN Tax ID), for business license apply thru your respective state. I know in mine you apply for it and then also a certificate of existence (and have to renew the license). Hope that helps!!

  4. Question: what are the perks of having a boutique vs selling on your own? It seems to come with more rules and restrictions.

  5. I bought 2 mystery boxes to start my boutique but they didn’t come with photos and it says you have to have the original photos. How are you supposed to list this stuff with no photos? I’ve been looking through the site for 2 hours now and I can’t find 1 item nevertheless the 20 lol

    1. The article states that you must use “original photographs.” Meaning you must use your own photos, not images or photos copied from other poshers.

    2. I’m no expert but I think they mean you need to take the photo yourself and not use a brand photo because that wouldn’t be original

  6. I have a product I want to sell that I already sell to the public through another platform. Can I sell this product through a Boutique

    1. Yes. As long as it’s an original product you created and have your own photographs.

  7. To purchase wholesale from a distributor, won’t I need a business license? When I have looked into ordering from wholesale company, I am always asked to provide my business license number…? How do I go about obtaining a license to buy wholesale and sell retail on my Poshmark Boutique?

    1. Hi Tamara. I imagine every State is different, but I’m sure you’ll need to go the the County Clerk’s office to purchase a business license (as we do here in TN) as a Sole Proprietor. It is only $15/yr in Tennessee.

    2. In my state I had to go to and register. It was really easy. Warning though. Once they assign you a number you are required to file a sales tax return every month even if posh is submitting taxes on your behalf. And even if you dont owe. If you don’t they will fine you every month. Hope this helps

    1. There is no extra fee The $20 they mention is the amount that you can start to buy from the wholesale poshmark the wholesale of poshmark platform if you want but you don’t have to you can purchase as I do from a different wholesaler and there’s no extra fees for that or having a boutique

  8. It only says 20 .00 to start your boutique! It doesn’t specify is it monthly?
    More specific , please and the fees are the same as my regular pre-loved closet

      1. There is no fee to start a boutique. It only says that you can start with as little as $20 to buy wholesale and get started. I believe all fees stay the same. I’m about to start mine so I’ll come back and share more insight as I learn more details. Good luck, lovely Poshers!

  9. If I am selling wholesale with Poshmark, how much is Poshmark benefiting, is it the same as if I am just selling on my own page?

  10. As a Boutique store, would I be able to create my own shipping labels instead of using poshmark shipping labels. I feel like the shipping on poshmark for 1 item is expensive.

    1. I agree. I have lots of $5 items. Can’t afford shipping for these items. Will no longer list $5 items.

      1. It’s not worth it, you r only earning $1 and some cents 🙄🤷🏻‍♀️

  11. If I have a company that is willing to let me purchase wholesale from them so I can sell “New Retail” in my Posh-Closet, can I still become a “Boutique”? And can I apply for the Fashion Entrepreneur Fund contest?

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