Question: Do You Need A License To Resell Products?

If you are a US citizen purchasing wholesale goods from a supplier within the US, then you will probably need a resale certificate or license from the state in which your business is located.

A resale certificate or license enables you to purchase goods wholesale without paying sales tax.

Is It Legal to Buy and Resell Items? Generally, it’s not illegal to resell an item that you have legitimately purchased. Once you have purchased something at retail it is yours to do with as you choose. Manufacturers tend to have little or no control over a product past the first customer they sell to.

You CANNOT sell them as new. There is no way around that. Wholesales Direct: So it isn’t legal for me to buy and resell products listed as “New”?

Is it illegal to sell items marked not for resale?

It is perfectly legal to sell something marked “not for resale”. Unless you have a contract with the entity that sold that item to you where you previously agreed in writing NOT to resell it. In that case, it’s the contract where you said you wouldn’t that makes it illegal to sell.

Can you use licensed fabric for resale?

Actually, using the fabric to create items for resale is illegal without proper licensing from the company. I teach sewing using commercial patterns and fabrics but am only able to get away with doing so because the patterns and fabrics are bought by the student for home use only.