Until the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic subsides in a material way, Wish will be closely monitoring the pricing practices of merchants offering products that are relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure fair pricing for customers, Wish enforces the following policies:
- Merchant Policy 2.14: Price Gouging Policy
- Merchant Policy 2.7: Prohibited product listings will be penalized (specifically our Price Gouging prohibited product category)
Listings for the below product categories with prices that are significantly higher than reasonable market value/disproportionate to historical prices are prohibited by Wish. These listings will be subject to review and possible removal with related penalties for violations (including monetary penalties), per the above-listed policies.
What product categories related to the COVID-19 pandemic are covered by Wish’s price gouging policy?
Product categories include, but are not limited to:
- Personal protective equipment (i.e. medical/surgical face masks, medical/surgical gloves, gowns, medical face shields, and medical goggles)
- Hand sanitizers
- Chemical disinfectant for surfaces
- Disinfecting wipes
- Air purifiers
- Wireless internet routers
- Wi-Fi extenders
Please note that additional product categories may be added to this list in the future.
Examples of excessively-priced products relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- One can of Lysol disinfectant cleaner listed for $96 USD
- One small bottle of hand sanitizer listed for $40 USD
- One digital thermometer listed for $16,561 USD
- One box of 50 children’s disposable face masks listed for $108 USD