What are the requirements to sell shoes on StockX? (Everything is known!)
If you have sneakers you want to sell, StockX is a great place to start. The online marketplace insists that every pair received is rigorously inspected and certified. Naturally, this means that sellers must inspect shoes before carefully sending them. Since StockX only deals with unsold shoes, it is important to ensure that your description of the condition of your shoes is accurate.
If you are a supplier on StockX, must your products meet established standards? What conditions must a shoe have to sell on StockX? This article answers this question and several others to help you build confidence in the online retail giant.
What are the requirements to sell shoes on StockX?
StockX only accepts slow-moving shoes. However, this may be a loose term depending on who you ask. That’s why StockX has its own interpretation of the term “sluggish”. According to StockX, the term refers to a brand new item that has never been worn before. The company only allows slow-selling sneakers to circumvent the trend of fake high-end sneakers being sold on numerous online platforms.
Most slow-moving shoes come with extra items, such as laces. That is, the contents in the original packaging should still be there. StockX accepts shoes that are already lace-up as long as they show no signs of wear or tear.
However, defects such as uncontrollable slight discoloration are acceptable. This is especially acceptable if the sneaker is over five years old and inevitably showing signs of aging.
Deadstock sneakers should be included in the original box. Whatever shoe box you choose, it should match the model and size of the shoes you’re selling. While the shoebox may be flawed, tears and more serious damage may cause StockX to reject the shoe.
Will inventory take away old shoes?
As mentioned, StockX only sells slow-moving sneakers, which means there’s no room for used shoes. However, laces and try-ons (that’s all) are also considered “dead stock” in their terms of sale. So, to answer the question, no. StockX does not handle used shoes.
What is considered a damaged box on StockX?
According to StockX, a damaged box is one that does not meet StockX’s condition criteria. StockX rejects items packaged in such boxes. The following are examples of such box conditions:
- Large area crush in one corner/side
- major breach of the box
- part of the box missing
- Injury caused by animals
Here are some examples of box conditions that may qualify as StockX conditions:
- minor corner damage
- minor lid tear
- small corner broken
- slight box wear
What happens if you sell used shoes on StockX?
Since quality is one of the hallmarks of StockX, the company expects everything you sell to be flawless. However, you should keep in mind that not everyone considers the dead stock sneaker rule. Some people might try to sell their used shoes on this platform.
So, are there any consequences to sending a pair of used sneakers? According to the information on the StockX customer website, if you send your used shoes to their warehouse, they will charge you up to 15% service fee. It’s also important to remember that StockX has no legal obligation to return an item to you if it doesn’t meet their standards. Therefore, if you want to trade counterfeit sneakers through StockX, you should be concerned as they may turn to the authorities for help.
StockX also penalizes users who fail to ship on time or package properly. All in an effort to expedite delivery to buyers.
StockX Class B Shoes
StockX’s website has a range of B-rated sneakers. While most people might think these sneakers are second-hand or fake, that’s not the case. This means that StockX has several pairs released through outlet stores. They are similar in every way to other high-end sneakers on the site, the only difference being that the seller got it from an outlet.
B-rated items are priced to match the assortment. Often, they are cheaper than comparable products purchased at retail stores. So if you’re a supplier looking to sell Class B sneakers on StockX, make sure you enter the Class B category in the search bar. Stock X will then ask you to confirm your choice before proceeding.
How do you spot fake StockX labels on sneakers?
Despite StockX’s strict authentication policies, fake StockX tags are always a problem. Dealing with counterfeit products can be frustrating, which is why it is essential to know how to spot counterfeit labels from genuine labels.
Here are some ways you can tell the difference between the two:
- Tag positioning is one of the easiest ways to differentiate between real and fake sneakers. StockX will always place the label on the correct shoe.
- Label Features: Fake StockX label styles and colors are usually in sync with the seller’s line of items. For example, you might receive a black label with an orange “eBay” logo. This shows that they have flagged the item to increase its original value. Fake labels always make it clear that there is a problem with the authenticity of your product.
Want to learn more about StockX? Check out these articles to find out how long it takes StockX to authenticate and how long it takes for StockX to ship.
Suppliers and buyers alike will find StockX the perfect companion for their online sales and purchases. To ensure smooth operation on the platform, please make sure your items are brand new.
Also, be the kind of seller that doesn’t make customers wait too long. As for the box, make sure it is in good condition, otherwise it may result in the cancellation of the entire order.