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What Is a Vetted Seller?

At 1stDibs, a vetted seller refers to a small business that has been selected and approved by our in-house team of experts to sell merchandise on our e-commerce platform. 

1stDibs is a leading online marketplace for extraordinary design. Since 2000, we have captured the magic of the Paris flea market, connecting those seeking the most beautiful things on earth with highly coveted sellers and makers in furniture and home decor, art, fine jewelry and fashion. 1stDibs seeks to reassure all customers that the items they're shopping meet our industry-leading standards, and we require our sellers to abide by them. 

For an individual to sell on 1stDibs, the person must be approved and selected to become a vetted seller. Unlike other sites, we admit only sellers who are respected professionals in their fields, and we do not allow consumer-to-consumer listings. 

1stDibs features listings from a worldwide network of trusted sellers, each of whom has been thoroughly vetted by our in-house experts. Our vetting process is led by industry veterans with degrees in such areas as fine art, design, gemology, restoration and art business as well as certifications in appraisal services, jewelry expertise, connoisseurship and more. Our best-in-class platform allows shoppers to buy directly, negotiate a price or bid on items at auction and enables them to interact with sellers through all stages of the transaction, including item inquiries, price negotiations and customization requests. 

If you are a professional seller who is interested in selling your merchandise on 1stDibs, we welcome you to fill out an application.

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