What You Need to Know About Poshmark Share Jail
What You Need to Know About Poshmark Share Jail
What it is, how to know if you're in it, and how to get out of it.
So, now you’ve gone and done it…
You shared way too much, and now Poshmark isn’t letting you share your items.
Fear not, your account isn’t blacklisted. Your closet isn’t deactivated. You’ll be okay.
You would know if your account was closed because Poshmark would send you an email, and you wouldn’t be able to log into your account.
What is Poshmark Share Jail?
Poshmark share jail is a way for Poshmark to keep bad apples off the platform. In this situation, it restricts people who are sharing much more than what is considered reasonable in a single day.
This is actually a good thing. If Poshmark did not protect itself from spammers, the platform would be ridden with bots and wouldn’t be the healthy community it is today.
There’s a daily limit for shares on Poshmark, and it’s around 10,000 shares in a 24-hour period.
If you get close to that, or surpass it, you run the risk of getting locked up in Poshmark share jail.
There are other names for it also; it can be called “Poshmark soft-banned” or “Poshmark shadow-banned”.
There are other such “jails” on Poshmark as well, such as “Poshmark follow jail”, which happens when you follow too many accounts in a single day.
The limit for follows is also roughly 10,000 follows in a day.
If you are in share jail, Poshmark will not allow your account to share items for 24 hours and sometimes longer. I was recently in share jail for almost 3 days! We’re all home now so there is so much more time on our hands to “share” guess I went a little too share crazy.
Just like share jail, if you’re in follow jail, Poshmark will not allow your account to follow people for 24 hours or longer.
This is important…If you try to share items while in share jail, it will keep you in share jail longer.
Poshmark puts closets in share jail so people cannot spam the platform with tremendous amounts of sharing.
In some instances, closet owners are using what’s called Poshmark Bots to share their items because it saves them time and in turn could makes them more sales.
Ok, so now that you know what Poshmark share jail is, let’s see if you’re in it.
How to know if you’re in Poshmark Share Jail
This is super easy to find out.
Are you ready? And go:
Head over to Poshmark’s website and log in to your account.
Go to your closet page and share an item to your followers.
If the grayed “Shared Successfully” banner doesn’t pop up, you’re in share jail.
If the gray “Shared Successfully” banner pops up, then you’re not in share jail. Yay!
Here’s what it looks like:
It should appear at the top of the page every time you share an item.
Okay the shared successfully hasn’t appeared, you’re in share jail.
How do I get out of it?
All you need to do to get out of Poshmark share jail is to Stop sharing your items for 24 hours.
That’s it. Nothing crazy, no bail to pay, you don’t need your lawyer. Don’t panic.
Take a day off and enjoy, you can resume sharing tomorrow.
How to avoid Poshmark Share Jail and still make sales
We all know, sharing is key to making sales on Poshmark.
That’s the core operation of the platform. It is designed that way to keep users engaged and both selling and buying on the platform.
You want to share a lot, but not go crazy.
If you find yourself in share jail too often, there can be some long-term consequences.
You want to stay on Poshmark’s good side, so you can continue to make sales (money) on the platform.
You do not want Google CAPTCHAs popping up while you’re sharing.
That’s a red alert to Poshmark that you’re doing something that’s not normal and they know that thumbs don’t move that fast.
If you’re sharing too fast, Poshmark’s algorithm will proactively give your shares less attention than they would normally get.
One way to know if this has happened to you, is you’ll start to see less engagement on your items (less likes and comments).
This is not a permanent action, behaving well will get things back to normal. So, in order to keep Google CAPTCHAs out of your sharing, you’ll need to slow down with your sharing. More like a normal human being would be able to do.
My personal recommendation is around 4,000 shares in a day. That should keep you in good standing with Poshmark and give your items the attention they deserve.
Staying out of share jail while using a bot
If you’re using a Poshmark bot to share your items, you have the power to pump out a lot of shares in a short amount of time.
Obviously, you’ll want to tone it down a bit, so you don’t risk getting your closet shut down.
As mentioned above, I would keep your shares to under 4,000 shares in a 24-hour period.
If the Poshmark share bot you’re using is a good one, it should have a share limit so you can specify that you don’t want to go over 4,000 shares in a day. Many of the bots also have a feature to set the number of seconds in between shares.
If 4,000 shares a day sounds like a lot to you, that’s nothing for a tool like Simple Posher or Closet Assistant. It can do thousands of shares, and follow thousands of people, all by clicking one button. It saves you a ton of time and helps you make more sales on Poshmark.
Bottom line, what ever method of sharing you choose, be smart and try not to be overly aggressive.