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Prohibited Products Policy

This page identifies the types of products that cannot be listed or sold on Walmart’s Marketplace. Some of these products may be listed, however, provided that you obtain written pre-approval from Walmart.

As a Marketplace Seller, it is your obligation to understand and comply with all of the legal requirements governing the sale of your products.  Please consult with your legal counsel if you have questions about the laws and regulations concerning your products.

Products that are not included in this policy must still comply with all applicable laws. This Prohibited Products Policy is subject to change, so please check this page often.

Prohibited Products
Walmart Marketplace


  • Alcoholic beverages; or products of any kind, including powdered alcohol
  • Collectible alcohol
  • Empty collectible alcoholic container not identified as empty in the description
  • Non-alcoholic wine and beer


  • Animal vaccines
  • Animal organs or animal corpses that contain organs
  • Alaskan Native items with anything from a bear
  • Bear traps, steel jaw leg-hold traps and similar items
  • Ivory, manufactured items with more than 5% of actual ivory, bones from animals that produce ivory
  • Items made from marine mammals
  • Live animals, insects, and other wildlife
  • Native American items with feather(s) or other parts of protected birds
  • Parts or products from endangered or threatened species such as bears, mountain lions, cats, dogs, whales, sharks, dolphins, or porpoises
  • Products prohibited from sale under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918


  • Unauthorized copies or reproductions of artwork  that violate any copyright or trademark


  • Artifacts
  • Fossils
  • Geological formations
  • Relics
  • Remains
  • Sacred and tribal items


  • Drivers licenses and other government-issued ID documents
  • Jammers of any kind, including cell, GPS, radar
  • Motorized vehicles that require registration
  • Oxygen sensor simulators
  • Police cameras or other detection sources
  • Products designed to affect traffic signals or block detection by red light cameras
  • Products intended to bypass emission control devices or override malfunction indicators
  • Toll booth systems
  • Vehicle Identification Number plates
  • Products intended to conceal or obscure a license plate


  • Products or compilations using unauthorized photos 
  • Autographs or signatures of any type
  • Unauthorized reproductions
  • Any items that violate another’s trademarks or copyrights

Computer/Game Console

  • Any boot disk, card, emulator, or loader
  • Hardware, software, or books that enable the circumvention of copy-protected digital products
  • Any device(s) that replace existing technology in a video game or game console
  • Import converters
  • Modified game consoles and games


  • Any cosmetic products that require a prescription or a medical professional's supervision or direction for their use
  • Any opened and used products
  • Any products with tampered packaging
  • Any products that don't comply with FDA requirements including labeling
  • Expired products
  • Products containing controlled substances
  • Testers


  • Bullion
  • Counterfeit coins, bank notes, bonds, money orders, securities, stamps, and equipment use to make those items
  • Securities, credit, notes, liens, portions of ongoing business, insurance, non-cancelled collectible stock certificates
  • State or federal assistance benefits
  • Prepaid access products that provide access to funds, such as physical or digital gift cards

Digital Goods

  • All digital products, including, but not limited to, currency, eBooks, games, movies, songs
  • All digitally delivered products

Drugs & Medical Devices

  • Controlled substances
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Illegal drugs and narcotics
  • "List I" chemicals or their derivatives as designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Products that are subject to regulatory action or criminal enforcement
  • Drugs, devices, or other products that require prescription or medical professional's supervision or direction for their use
  • Products that do not have the required regulatory approvals
  • Products that have been recalled
  • Products that contain deer antler velvet or ingredients derived from sharks, whales, dolphins, or porpoises
  • Products that simulate the effects of any illegal drug
  • Syringes with and without needles
  • Veterinary drugs and devices


  • Foods deemed unsafe or adulterated (e.g., recalled food items)
  • Expired food
  • Foods that contain drug claims
  • Infant formula
  • Fresh food
  • Non-shelf stable food that requires refrigeration


  • Any funeral items, including caskets,  funeral urns and grave markers


  • Any chemical substance or compound that is intended for commercial, industrial, or professional use only and is not available for general consumer purchase
  • Products prohibited from sale by the EPA or other regulatory agency due to its hazardous status
  • Explosives
  • Fully regulated items
  • Radioactive or contaminated material


  • Baby crib bumpers, crib liners


  • Any products encouraging or enabling illegal activity
  • Any products that violate applicable laws
  • Any products that contain viruses, trojan horses, spyware or malicious code
  • Stolen or counterfeit products

Infringing Products

  • Products that violate or infringe upon any intellectual property right or other third party right


  • Jewelry that does not comply with applicable laws or regulations
  • Jewelry containing clarity-enhanced white diamonds or diamonds that do not comply with the Kimberly Process Certification
  • Loose gemstones
  • Jewelry  that contains conflict minerals


  • Products that display explicit nudity or vulgar language
  • Products that contain obscene material, sexually suggestive, or pornography
  • Products that contain images of nude or partially nude minors
  • Products that either portray, glorify or promote in an insensitive way:
    • animal cruelty
    • any historical or news events
    • criminal or illegal activity
    • derogatory stereotyping based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality
    • hatred
    • intolerance
    • natural or man-made disaster(s)
    • tragedy
    • violence
  • Products marketed to or targeted at kids or teenagers that are age-inappropriate

Plants, Plant Products, Seeds

  • Illegal plants, plant products, or seeds
  • Plants, plant products, or seeds subject to federal, state, or local government quarantine or other restriction
  • Plants, plant products, or seeds that are considered to be a controlled substance


  • Plastic products, including a product’s plastic package or packaging component, that are labeled or marketed as ‘biodegradable’, ‘degradable’, ‘compostable’, ‘decomposable’ or any form of these terms 

Recalled Items

  • Any product that has been or currently is subject to a recall


  • Any product that is age-restricted by law
  • Any products that in Walmart’s discretion are not appropriate for sale including, but not limited to:
    • adult products
    • custom content (e.g. imagery, text) products including but not limited to apparel, home décor, accessories
    • gambling products
    • government-issued documents and products
    • military and police related items
    • novelty lighters
    • refurbished products that do not comply with Walmart standards
    • specific products or brand names
    • surveillance device(s) and equipment
  • Any product that cannot be sold in all U.S. states under applicable laws
  • Any Walmart or Sam's Club Private Label or Exclusive product


  • Beta codes
  • Beta keys
  • Beta software
  • OEM software
  • Recovery software (bundled or stand-alone)
  • Refurbished software that is not preloaded on refurbished hardware


  • Tickets (digital or physical) to events of any kind. 


  • Cigars
  • Cigarettes
  • E-cigarettes
  • Other tobacco/nicotine products including collectible tobacco and collectible tobacco products


  • Airsoft, air guns, BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, replica/imitation guns, or firearms of any type
  • Ammunition of any type (including pellet, BB, air gun, paintball, sling shot ammunition)
  • All varieties of clips and magazines
  • Axes and machetes marketed as weapons that are not purely ornament and are not designed for home improvement, hunting, camping, or other similar recreational use
  • Badges of any kind, whether real or reproductions, including concealed weapons permit, government agency or department, TSA, private security company, private investigator, special event, and movie prop badges
  • Badge patches
  • Balisong, butterfly, gravity, automatic, out the front, paratrooper, push dagger, switchblade (and replica/imitation switchblades), stiletto, shobi-zue or slasher knives, boot knives or any knives that are hidden or disguised
  • Barrel shrouds, forward pistol grips, and threaded barrels for semiautomatic pistols
  • Bayonets
  • Brass knuckles, leaded canes or other leaded sticks, nightsticks/billy clubs, nunchuks, saps/blackjacks, kunsari-fundo, sansetsukon, throwing stars
  • Claws or spikes that attach to the shoe, other clothing item, or any body part
  • Dart guns
  • Explosives, Tannerite, fireworks
  • Firearm frames, receivers, firearm kits, assault weapon parts/accessories/instructions/blueprints (even if they can be used with non-assault weapons)
  • Grenades and grenade launchers of any type (including airsoft and paintball)
  • Law enforcement ID cards or credentials
  • Pepper spray/mace
  • Pistol conversion kits
  • Silencers and flash suppressors
  • Sling shots
  • Stun batons, tasers, and disguised stun guns
  • Sword canes and swords that are not purely ornamental and are marketed as ready for use as a weapon
  • Tear gas
  • Weapons designed to be concealed
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