Prohibited Products & Sales Activities

Due to third party guidelines and regulations, there are some limitations to what can be sold through CommentSold.

 

Prohibited & Restricted Products

 

Payment gateways like Stripe, Square, PayPal, and Sezzle have restrictions on what items can be sold through them, as do Facebook, the App Store, and the Google Play Store.

 

These items include, but are not limited to:

  • CBD oil and CBD-related products
  • Intimacy products (e.g. adult toys)
  • Firearms and weapons of any kind
  • THC and THC-related products
  • Items with trademarked logos for which you do not have permission to sell (e.g. the Gucci “GG” belt), or that infringe on a 3rd party
  • Fireworks
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Any items that have been through a widespread recall, or that degrade over time and may become unsafe (e.g. used car seats)

Mobile apps have additional restrictions on what can be sold through the App Store and Google Play Store. These items are also subject to regulation from other third parties, such as Facebook and payment gateways. 

 

These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Masks and face shields
  • Any COVID-19 related products
  • Products with names, descriptions, or push notifications that reference terms such as "social distancing," "coronavirus" (or any variations of the term), "quarantine," etc. 

 

Different platforms have different potential repercussions for violating their selling terms. For example, Facebook may suspend your group or page, Google or Apple could remove your app from their app store, or you might be banned from using a specific payment gateway. 

 

While we attempt to keep this page updated with known restrictions, it is the shop owner's responsibility to be familiar with the rules and regulations around the items they are selling to their customers.

 

Gambling

 

Facebook does not allow any form of gambling on their platform (learn more here). This may be interpreted to include raffles. If you are facilitating activities that could be perceived as gambling, Facebook can remove your Page or Group. 

 

Policies related to gambling could also potentially be enforced by the app stores and payment gateways. 

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