That’s it. You’re booked. You’ve been put behind Poshmark’s metaphorical share jail bars. Somehow you’ve been caught and charged with excessive sharing on Poshmark.
That’s right, you are now in Poshmark jail. If this has happened to you it may seem scary, but I’m here to tell you there is no reason to worry.
In this post, we’ll go over what exactly Poshmark share jail is, what to do if you’re in it, how to get out of it, plus how to avoid it altogether.
What Is Poshmark Share Jail?
Poshmark share jail, also known as a Poshmark soft ban or reaching the share limit, is when the platform has detected unwanted activity from an account. Due to this, all activity on the account is put on pause. This is Poshmark’s effort to limit bots and spam on the website.
While Poshmark is inherently a social platform and activity on the app is encouraged, there is also a limit to this. Poshmark does not want users driven away by constant, annoying notifications or by having people overdo it with self promotion.
Users in share jail are no longer able to interact on the app, including sharing, commenting, and liking listings.
How To Avoid Share Jail
Now that we understand what Poshmark share jail is, it is important to implement strategies to stay away from it. Personally, I use PosherVA to help me share my closet within certain safe and reasonable limits.
PosherVA is a browser extension that performs daily reseller tasks in the background. This includes sharing, following, sending offers, and more. The team at PosherVA has done extensive research on the sharing limits, and due to that sets its own limits even more conservatively just to be on the safe side.
For example, PosherVA found that closets that share between 5,000 to 6,000 times a day are generally safe. Additionally, PosherVA claims to be virtually indistinguishable from a regular human user.
That is because they performed research by timing actual people when sharing, then trained the browser extension to perform at that speed. It is also able to solve CAPTCHA pop ups when they occur. Lastly, the smart software is able to change its behavior based on studied warning signs from Poshmark.
Okay one last plug for PosherVA… If you’re not already a user, you can sign up and use the browser extension for FREE.
Although there are no guarantees, here are some pretty foolproof guidelines to help you stay out of share jail:
- Share less than 5,000 times a day
- If you are using a bot, share on a slow speed
- Do not manually use Poshmark while your bot is actively running a task
How To Know If You’re In Jail
If you’re here reading this post, something funky must be happening on Poshmark for you. To see if share jail is the reason, look for the following signs.
The easiest way to see if you have been shadow banned by Poshmark is to test share an item. If you share and you get the message “shared successfully”, you are in the clear. If you do not see that message, you are likely in share jail.
However, for next time, look for a few precursors that may be warning signs that share jail may be approaching. If captchas have been showing up asking if you are human, that means Poshmark suspects there may be non-human activity going on.
Also, look out for another message that may say “Error. Please try again later.” This also means Poshmark may be picking up on suspicious activity. However, if you see this message, evaluate how much you have been sharing for the day because this does not always equate to sharing limits.
At the end of the day, there are no specific or clear cut rules on how much sharing is too much sharing. It seems to vary between accounts, and even varies day to day. That is why this is something to be aware of and loosely monitor personally within your closet.
I’m Stuck In Jail, Now What?
So, now you’ve ended up being put behind Poshmark’s metaphorical bars without access to the rest of the Poshmark world. While this situation isn’t ideal, it’s all going to be okay. And SOON!
When you’re put in Poshmark jail, or “soft banned”, it is a temporary measure. Typically the holding time is around 24 hours. This means you will have to refrain from any activity on Poshmark until your holding time is up.
However, this does not mean sales have to stop! You can continue working on reselling in the meantime. If you’ve never crosslisted your items, or listed your items to other platforms, this may be your time to start! With Vendoo, you can quickly get going on this process.
You can easily import your listings into Vendoo, then list the same item onto Mercari, eBay, Depop, and more. That way, there are more eyes on your items. This will likely increase your potential to sell items even when you’re in Poshmark jail.
Vendoo offers a free trial plus even a free version you can use for an unlimited period of time! If you give it a try and want to upgrade, you can save 25% off of your first month.
So the good news is all operations do not have to cease even if you’ve been shadow banned by Poshmark. Get creative, think outside the box, and don’t let it slow you down!
Have you ever been in Poshmark jail? Any other tips for our readers? Comment below!
The telltale way to know you are in Poshmark share jail is to try and list an item. If it does not say "shared successfully", you are likely in Poshmark share jail.
The amount of times you should share your Poshmark closet each day depends on your closet size. It is suggested to share no more than 5,000 items a day. So if you have 1,000 listings, share your closet 5 times a day. If you have 500 listings, share your closet 10 times a day, and so on.