What is Pawctions?

Pawctions is a website, a program, and a part of the FaithBark, Inc. nonprofit organization. This site enables people and/or other nonprofits to raise money to help themselves or others. On Pawctions you to set up and run your own “Etsy-like” store.

How do I become a vendor on Pawctions?

As soon as you sign up, you have the ability to sell things. Just fill in all your store info and you are on your way to sell!

How much does it cost to join Pawctions & sell stuff?

Joining Pawctions as a vendor, buyer or both is absolutely FREE! You can sell or purchase one item or one thousand. There is no charge to set up a store or run an auction on Pawctions. Instead, 10 percent of the sale automatically goes to FaithBark when an item is sold and paid for. That way items that you auction or sell can put extra cash in your pocket while saving dogs lives. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Can I offer auction items and store items at the same time?

Yes, once you are signed up you can conduct auctions, sell items and buy things too!

What items are banned from being sold?

  • Adult Only category
  • Alcohol
  • Animals and wildlife products – examples include live animals, mounted specimens, and ivory
  • Artifacts, grave-related items, and Native American arts and crafts
  • Catalytic converters and test pipes
  • Contracts
  • Counterfeit currency and stamps
  • Credit cards
  • Currency, selling
  • Electronic surveillance equipment – examples include wiretapping devices and telephone bugging devices
  • Embargoed goods and prohibited countries – examples include items from Cuba
  • Firearms, weapons, and knives – examples include pepper spray, replicas, and stun guns (see also military items)
  • Government documents, IDs, and licenses
  • Government, transit, and shipping-related items – examples include airplane operations manuals, subway employee uniforms, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mailbags
  • Hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials – examples include batteries, fireworks, and refrigerants
  • Human remains and body parts
  • Importation of goods into the US – examples include CDs intended only for distribution in a certain country
  • International trading
  • Items encouraging illegal activity – examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine
  • Lock picking devices
  • Lottery tickets
  • Mailing lists and personal information
  • Manufacturers’ coupons
  • Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare – examples include prescription drugs, contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
  • Military items (see also firearms, weapons, and knives)
  • Multi-level marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs
  • Offensive material – examples include ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia
  • Pesticides
  • Plants and seeds
  • Police-related items
  • Political memorabilia (reproduction)
  • Postage meters
  • Prescription drugs
  • Prohibited services
  • Real estate
  • Recalled items
  • Slot machines
  • Stocks and other securities
  • Stolen property
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Weeds (see plants and seeds)

How much control does a vendor have with their store?

It is the vendor’s store, so there is complete control unless something posted is restricted or considered offensive, in which case it may be removed.

How do I get people to visit my Pawction’s Store?

FaithBark and Pawctions will provide some basic marketing of the site on social media and in promotional materials. But each vendor will be responsible for promoting their shops and getting customers to sign up. Hopefully the more shops that open, and the more satisfied customers they get, the more people will visit Pawctions and become customers!

What can I do if I have a problem with a customer? Or a shop owner?

Like Etsy and eBay, customers have the opportunity to rate shops and items. But in addition to that, vendors can also rate customers! Have difficulty dealing with someone? You can give the customer a review and caution other shop owners. Additionally Pawctions uses PayPal, so it’s vendor support will be available to assist.

Why can't I sign up using Facebook or other forms of social media websites?

To keep Pawctions and your account safe and secure, we have not allowed this process. Many site come and go, and your sign up needs to be unique and protected.

Can I do fundraising on Pawctions?

Yes, selling or auctioning items to help raise funds for a cause is allowed and encouraged!
However soliciting money without offering goods in return is not allowed. There are other websites available for that.

What do I do if I have problems joining Pawctions or signing up to be a vendor?

It is very simple to sign up. Just follow the instructions on the page. But if, for some reason, you do have problems, please send us a message using the contact form at the bottom of this page.



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    • Hi Shannon, That’s okay…no problem 🙂 You can use the “sign up” link at the very top of the site on the right side, or the “Join Now” button in the right sidebar. Let me know if you need anything else 🙂

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