Markid is available on iOS and Android. Simply download the app from either the App Store or Google Play.
If you’re new to the experience, we recommend you take a few minutes to complete your profile because details make you! All those tiny details like adding a profile photo, writing a couple of lines to describe yourself, verifying yourself and your payment details will make Markid a warmer and more trusted community for parents to connect on. Make sure to read the Markid Community Guidelines which were created keeping you (the parents) in mind, to help make your experience as warm as possible.
For local meetup, Markid is primarily available in New York City. However, for shipping, Markid is available in the entirety of the United States.
No, currently we do not support delivery to PO Boxes.
MEET UP 🤝 - The buyer will need to confirm the accuracy of the item at the time of pickup. Make sure to remind the buyer to accept the receipt of the item by going to the “Messages” tab on their app and tapping “Confirm Order Received”.
SHIPPING 🚚 - The buyer has 48 hours from the time they receive an item to verify that the condition and quality of the item match the description in its listing. In case of any discrepancies reported by the buyer within that time, we will initiate a review. If the item is found to be misrepresented (Wrong item, does not match the listing, missing items) in the listing, we will cancel the sale and refund the buyer. The seller will be responsible for the return shipping of the item.
To be eligible for shipping, items must meet the following criteria:
It's important to us that both buyers and sellers feel secure while transacting in the marketplace.
FOR BUYERS – As a buyer, you can conduct secure and seamless payments using your credit/debit card, Google Play, or Apple Pay.
FOR SELLERS – We’ve made sure that your experience as a seller is as smooth as that of a buyer.
We consider your safety our highest priority. Together with our trusted payment provider Stripe, we apply the standard and required KYC guidelines (Know Your Customer). Simply put, we may need you to confirm your identity, to make sure it is really you who is making the payout, which will enable a secure transfer to your bank account.
Stripe may require the following information/documents to complete your verification process:
Listing is always free on Markid. When you make a sale, we charge a 10% selling fee based on the listed price of your item. The selling fee of 10% includes the payment transaction fee of 2.9% + 30 cents per transaction.
You are free to use your Markid cash for any in-app transactions but it cannot be transferred to a bank account.
You should use Markid to complete your buying process from start to finish. Never share your personal information (Email, home address, phone number, or account number) in the message thread. Our secure payment process is set up to keep you both from having a bad experience. We won’t be able to protect a purchase that is taken offline.
In order to make it easy for the buyer and seller to negotiate on the price of an item, we have the Price Negotiation feature in place.
The seller decides whether to list an item as “Negotiable”. If you do not want to negotiate on the price of the item you’re selling, simply indicate in your listing that the item is only available at the listed price, by selecting “NO” for “Negotiable”. Buyers can “Make an offer” on an item that is listed as Negotiable.
Please note - All offers are binding, once the seller accepts the offer. The seller has 24 hours to Accept or Reject your offer. So please make sure you’re absolutely certain that you like the item before you purchase it.
We do not allow the purchase and sale of used car seats on Markid. Used car seats can pose a risk to child safety since we cannot validate their reliability, or recall the status of their expiration date as set by the manufacturer, or if a car seat has been involved in an accident.
For every item you sell on Markid, you can donate a portion directly to a school in need. Our #ParentsforPupils program makes it easy for parents to help classrooms improve their facilities for kids.
At Markid, we are committed to bringing focus on the vast economic disparity in public schools, starting with New York City. With your help (the buyer and seller parents) we aim to fund classroom projects for underprivileged schools in the community. We have partnered with DonorsChoose to showcase projects that have the highest economic requirements and provide students with the tools and experiences they need to be successful.
Click to learn more about DonorsChoose.
As a seller, you can choose to donate a portion or all of the proceeds from your listed item to our spotlight classroom project.
Remember, each item your child outgrows has the potential to enhance the life of a student in need. When listing an item, you can consider whether to donate a portion of your sale & specify the percentage you would like to donate. The donor badge will appear on your item listing which informs the buyer that the particular sale benefits our spotlight classroom project. Once your item sells, your specified donation amount will be automatically deducted from the sale price and transferred to DonorsChoose.
As a buyer, when you purchase items marked for the #PARENTSFORPUPILS cause, you directly contribute to creating better educational opportunities for children like yours.
At DonorsChoose, calculations of low-income households refer to the percentage of students at a given school who qualify for free and reduced-fee lunch, which in turn is considered as a measure of economic need. To be deemed eligible for free lunch, a student's family income should be within 130% of the poverty line (a maximum of $29,055 for a family of four). For reduced-fee lunch, the family income should be within 185% of the poverty level (a maximum of $41,348 for a family of four). Donorschoose.org receives data about students’ economic needs from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). As part of donorschoose.org’s commitment to transparency, they display this information on their project page. This helps their community (including corporate and foundation partners) choose projects that matter the most to them.
Projects on donorschoose.org will denote the approximate percentage of students in a school who qualify for free or reduced-fee lunch. You’ll see the following demarcations in accordance with our NCES data:
When you make a donation on Markid, the proceeds apply directly to the project through Donorschoose.org
We’re currently focusing on one school project at a time to be able to deliver the required resources, as a part of their request. You’re welcome to drop us a note at email@example.com with any suggestions you may have.
Our API with DonorsChoose does not allow us to pass on the tax deduction benefit to donors. If you choose to donate directly to DonorsChoose, you will receive a donation receipt from them. Believe us when we say that we’re trying to work around this issue.
Markid was created for parents, so we are constantly working on improving features that make this a secure, trusted, and wholesome community. Whether you’re buying or selling, we want you to enjoy your experience and feel safe on the platform. We authenticate each user at the time of login, to ensure all the steps needed to validate each user’s true identity are followed. Our payment processing partner (Stripe) ensures that all your information is encrypted and stored safely. Just make sure to keep all purchases in-app since all payments are secured by Stripe.
We do not have a mechanism to track recalled information on the items listed on Markid. We strongly recommend buyers to check for themselves online before purchasing an item.
We want to make sure that fellow parents are comfortable with their interactions and having a fulfilling experience on Markid.
REPORTING A USER OR AN ITEM - If you come across an improper username, profile description, someone who has multiple accounts, or an inappropriate item posted on Markid, help us out by reporting it and we will address it immediately. Please take a screenshot and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As much as we’d hate to see you leave, you can drop us an email to email@example.com and we will assist you.