The Petite Exchange Community
The Petite Exchange team works extra hard to build a community based on trust and respect. We think this makes our community special and hopefully you think so too! Please help us continue this tradition by following the guidelines below:
Be Friendly and Kind
The Petite Exchange is a friendly community where everyone should feel safe and comfortable. We ask our users to be respectful in their interactions with others so that we can maintain a healthy and happy environment for everyone to enjoy. We are all individuals with our own thoughts and opinions – and we get that. We expect for everyone to be respectful of that as well.
Be Yourself, Be Real
Please be yourself when engaging with other community members. Spam and excessive self-promotion are never received well by others, so please refrain from partaking in such behavior.
Talk to Us
We want you to know that we are always here for you. Customer support is extremely important to us and we strive to go above and beyond for each of our community members. If you ever run into an issue, whether it’s with an item that you purchased, or with another community member, please do not try to resolve the situation on your own. Reach out to us and we can help resolve the issue on your behalf. After all, that’s what we’re here for.
What The Petite Exchange is for
Fashion and Accessories
The Petite Exchange is a place for women’s and men’s fashion, accessories, and shoes. Pre-owned clothing and accessories can be listed on The Petite Exchange if they are clean and in good condition. Handmade fashion and accessories are also welcome.
Creating Your Own Listing
Creating a listing is quick and easy. That’s why we encourage you to take those extra steps to showcase your style and get creative with your Covershot. We find that styling or modeling your item helps the item sell much more quickly, as opposed to when it’s just on a hanger. The item should be clearly represented in the main photo. Try to avoid any post editing techniques that take away from highlighting the item such as collages or heavy special effects. We also ask that you do not use any photos in your listing that you did not take or get the permission to use.
If you accept an offer from a buyer, you must complete the sale. This means, once the buyer has hit the “Buy Now” button and successfully submitted their payment and shipping information, you are expected to send the item they purchased. We understand that honest mistakes happen, but cancelled transactions create confusion and disappointment for your buyers. We expect that our community members be respectful of each other and fulfill their transactions with each other.
Being a Trustworthy Seller
One of the best things about The Petite Exchange is that the listing is completely free. When creating a listing, please be honest in describing your item and disclose as much information as possible. Take care to be thorough and accurate about details such as the condition, fit, and original price and include photos that demonstrate condition when necessary. This way, buyers know exactly what it is that they are getting and the risk of a dispute is decreased.
As a seller, you must ship the purchased item to your buyer within five days of purchase. Most sellers ship within two days.
Being a Good Buyer
Great sellers always deserve quick payment. Therefore, as a buyer, you must confirm that you’ve received and reviewed your purchase within three days after delivery. If you do not do so within three days, the order will be accepted on your behalf automatically and the funds will be released to the seller.
We strongly encourage that buyers and sellers thoroughly communicate before, during, and after each transaction. As a buyer, if you have questions about quality, condition, or fit that are not addressed in the listing, it’s best to ask before purchasing the item so you know what you’ll be receiving. As a seller, answering questions on your listings can lead to your next sale. It’s also courteous to keep your buyer informed regarding the shipping status.
Listing and Photo Permissions
Make sure that you have the rights to sell any items you list on The Petite Exchange. Don’t list anything that does not belong to you or that may violate any state or federal laws. Do not upload any images that you didn’t take, that are of other people without their permission, or that you do not have the rights to use.
Safety and Privacy
Do not post anything on The Petite Exchange that creates a privacy or security risk for anyone. This includes screenshots of private communications or personal information. Do not attempt to collect or give out personal information.
The Petite Exchange Brand Respect
The Petite Exchange name and logos are trademarked and may only be used with prior written permission.
WHAT The Petite Exchange IS NOT FOR
Non-Fashion and Accessories Items
Don’t buy or sell any goods or services through The Petite Exchange other than women’s and men’s fashion and accessories items. These listings clutter the marketplace and make shopping for fashion more difficult and less enjoyable for others.
Not only is the sale of counterfeits and unauthorized replicas of branded products prohibited on The Petite Exchange, but it is also illegal. If the product you are listing bears the brand or logo of a company or designer, but it wasn’t made or authorized by that company or designer, this item is not permitted. If you cannot verify the authenticity of an item, please do not list it on The Petite Exchange. Additionally, using a company’s name or trademark in a way that may confuse buyers about the item’s origins, or confuses buyers into believing that you or the item is affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by the trademark owner is both illegal and a violation of our policies. Members who buy or list replicas or fakes risk immediate and permanent suspension from The Petite Exchange.
For health and hygiene reasons, used underwear cannot be sold on The Petite Exchange. However, if this type of garment is brand new with tags attached, it may be sold on The Petite Exchange.
Perfume or Nail Polish
USPS does not allow the shipment of perfume through the Priority Mail system, which is the type of label that The Petite Exchange uses. As such, these items are not permitted on The Petite Exchange. For more information on what USPS deems a hazardous material, please visit this page.
Taking Transactions or Conversation Off The Petite Exchange Platform
Taking any part of a transaction, including discussion about details or negotiations, off The Petite Exchange platform is a violation of our rules. This sort of activity hurts everyone–both you and The Petite Exchange community–by breaking down the sense of trust and integrity we have on The Petite Exchange app. The Petite Exchange cannot protect transactions or uphold agreements that are not made through our platform. We ask that you do not share your email address, or any other personal information, on our platform and keep all transactions on The Petite Exchange.
Bullying and Harassment
We have a zero tolerance policy for content or conversation that is harmful, threatening, abusive, excessively violent, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, or racially/ethnically hateful. Don’t try to get around the block feature or otherwise attempt to communicate with someone who has asked you to stop. We kindly ask that you do not engage users who behave inappropriately. Instead, send us an email about it right away and we would be happy to look further into the matter and take the appropriate actions.
Vulgarity and Obscenity
Keep it clean and do not post anything that is vulgar, pornographic in nature, or otherwise obscene.
Saving up for that designer bag? Raising money for your school? Need extra money for recovery? No matter the cause, all are welcome to sell their women’s fashion and accessories for any reason they choose. However, The Petite Exchange is not the place to ask for or otherwise solicit monetary or physical donations of any kind either through our platform or by advertising a third party site.
We strive to make The Petite Exchange a community that is as inclusive as possible. As such, forming and participating in groups or subsections within The Petite Exchange community at large where members must be approved or meet certain criteria is not condoned.
At this time, it is against our policies to conduct your own giveaways, contests, or sweepstakes on The Petite Exchange platform.
Our policy does not cover trades within the system. When payment for the full value of items is not exchanged through The Petite Exchange system, we cannot guarantee that both parties will ship their items to each other as promised or as described. Trading is based on an honor system and is difficult for us to support. For this reason, we discourage users from trading on The Petite Exchange so that we can provide users with the protection that they deserve.
If you purchase an item on The Petite Exchange, you are obligated to complete the transaction. However, we understand accidents do happen. Buyers may cancel accidental purchases through our platform within three hours from time of purchase. We recommend that all users log out of their account when they are not using the app to avoid accidental purchases which create confusion and disappointment for our sellers.
Do not use programs or other forms of automation to participate on The Petite Exchange. This includes, but is not limited to liking, sharing, following, and unfollowing.
Do not use The Petite Exchange to collect personal data. You also may not use any images found on The Petite Exchange for your own purposes unless authorized by The Petite Exchange. The exception to this is your own content.
You may only have one active account on The Petite Exchange unless you receive written permission from The Petite Exchange.
Should we find your account to be in violation of any of the above, we may send you an email or take permanent or temporary action on your account privileges.
If you see any violations, you may let us know by droping us an email.
Still have questions about what is permitted on The Petite Exchange? We’d love to hear from you. After all, we’re here to help!