Posh Tips: 5 Steps to Start Selling on Poshmark

New to Poshmark or simply want to step up your selling game? We’re here to help! We’ve collected some of our most popular Posh Tips to get you on your way to filling your wallet with cash made from your closet. Are you a seasoned seller? Share your tips in the comments below.

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1. Learn which items to list

Poshmark is a place to buy and sell women’s fashion, but what about swimsuits, electronics and makeup? Here’s the guide to what you can list.

2. Provide an accurate description

When selling pre-loved items, it’s important to provide as much information as possible. What’s the difference between “like new” and “good condition”? Here are a list of helpful terms to include in your listing. Plus, you’ll want to be sure to cover your bases with a detailed description.

3. Take a great Covershot

Do your items justice and take photos that will entice Poshers to click that “Buy Now” button! Here are some mobile photography tips and a collection of some of our favorite Covershots for inspiration.

4. Consider a second listing for more photos

Whether you want to show off special details, possible defects or proof of authentication, we recommend creating a second listing of additional photos. Instead of a collage of smaller images, your item can really shine in a larger format.

5. Market your item on social media

Let the world know about your amazing closet. Sync your social media accounts and share, share, share! One of our favorite ways to promote is on Pinterest.

Success Story: She Sold Over 400 Items in Just Three Months

Poshmark’s community is full of inspiring stories and we couldn’t wait to share this one with you. We recently caught up with Shawna, a.k.a. @sfconway, who has turned her closet into a booming business.

A former fashion buyer, Shawna knows style and now she’s honing her entrepreneurial skills with Poshmark. She’s gone from selling her own items to going “treasure hunting” to fill her Poshmark closet with amazing items from Free People, Alice + Olivia and more – and most items are brand new with tags! Success in selling has been life changing as she is now able to stay at home with her darling daughter and earn extra income on Poshmark.

How does she do it? Read on for how to take your selling game to the next level.

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How long have you been on Poshmark and what drew you to selling your closet?

I’ve been on Poshmark for almost a year. I was about to go to a consignment store with a ton of clothes (name brand and with tags!) and then donate the rest. I decided to Google any other options for selling for myself – that wasn’t eBay – and found a few. After downloading a couple, Poshmark was the most streamlined and user friendly, and I loved the social aspect of it!

How have you used your retail buying background to become an all-star seller on Poshmark?

I have always had an eye for fashion! I treat selling stuff in my closet the same way I would buying for a store. I stay on top of trends and research price points, but above all, I help style pieces! What’s the point of buying an item if you don’t know how to wear it? Being able to communicate with women on the app is definitely what sets selling on Poshmark apart. I love hearing how a seller wore an item because it gives me styling tips, too!

You sell a lot of bundles in your closet. What’s your secret?

I give AMAZING bundle discounts – In just three months I’ve sold 438 items! My stuff goes quickly! I also have a ton of items listed and a lot of sell full outfits. I love selling complete looks! It’s such a compliment when I get tagged in a listing where a girl is showing off how much she loves her purchase. I try to maintain at least 100 items for sale in my closet. This increases your sales as well as opportunities for bundling. I also give returning customer discounts. You’ve gotta give back to the girls shopping your closet frequently! (Also, be on the look out for a sale! I have something special planned for the readers of this blog post.)

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How has selling on Poshmark impacted your life? What has it allowed you to do?

I get to do what I love again! Leaving the fashion industry was a huge decision my husband and I made when I became pregnant. As much as I love working, I wanted to be home with my little one more. Now, I get the best of both worlds and I have the best buying assistant I could ever ask for. She’s a little fashionista – at 16 months she’s already picking out her own outfits!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to take their Poshmark closet to the next level?

Interact! I have met so many amazing women on this app that truly want you to succeed. We share each others’ products. If someone is looking for something in my closet but I don’t have their size, I’ll tag them in someone else’s listing who does have it. You’re not losing a sale, you’re gaining a new friend! She’ll remember you and return the favor.

As for power selling, gain a following of women who trust you AND your style. You have to go out there and find your inventory! It takes time, but it pays off. Sample sales are an amazing resource! If you don’t have any near you, consignment stores are a gold mine. I call it treasure hunting. Get to know your sales girls at these stores, they can let you in on new inventory and huge sales. People get rid of a lot of good stuff that’s still brand new! It really is a full time job, but the hard work pays off.

PMHQ Picks: Snow Day Style Posh Party

Don’t let dreary weather get you down. Instead, brighten up gray skies and dropping temperatures by joining us in the app at 7pm PST for the Snow Day Style Posh Party to sell, shop and share your favorite wintertime finds along with your PMHQ hosts Kathleen, Olivia, Serena, and Lauren.

Want to learn the keys to layering up? Read on for their tips and picks on keeping warm in chilly weather.

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Topshop Open Cardigan // Zara Jacket // Vince Camuto Boots // Blank NYC for Madewell Floral Denim

Serena | @yeahhserenaa

Describe your personal style: Relaxed! It definitely depends on how I feel in the morning – and how tired I am!

How do you stay warm and stylish? Sadly, I’m never warm. I hate carrying bulky jackets so I’m always in a lot of light layers, scarves, and boots just trying to be as warm as possible.

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? Anything that will be great for layering and staying warm! Different textures and layered jackets or pieces and light accessories.

What brands are you in love with right now? My favorite brands are always changing, but I always go back to Zara or Madewell as main brands.

Your favorite #PoshFind? It’s a tough pick, but would have to be my Rebecca Minkoff Molly Metro because I scored an amazing deal! I haven’t used it yet, but it’s the perfect size for running errand.

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Zara Fur Vest // Zara Camel Chunky Knit Sweater // Zara Houndstooth Jacket // All Saints Landers Leather Jacket

Kathleen | @kathleencarla

Describe your personal style: Minimal, sleek, and edgy.

How do you stay warm and stylish? My go-to warm yet still stylish outfit would be a comfy knit sweater and skinny jeans, layered with a big coat and accessorized with some booties. For extra warmth, I’d add a big blanket scarf.

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? Comfy pieces including sweaters, jackets, cardigans, scarves – anything that shows off how to still be stylish even in the coldest winter weather.

What brands are you in love with right now? Zara, Rag & Bone, Acne, and Theory.

Your favorite #PoshFind? A gorgeous pair of black ankle pleather Zara booties. I wear them so much now and they go with everything. Better yet, I scored them for such a great deal!

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Vince V-Neck Leather Dress // Celine Black Nano // Saint Laurent Paris Janis Bootie // rag & bone Suede-Trimmed Jacket

Olivia | @oliviairene

Describe your personal style: Eclectic, Timeless, and Edgy.

How do you stay warm and stylish? I LOVE a good chunky textured scarf paired with a leather jacket. It doesn’t get too cold in the Bay Area, but whenever I head to San Francisco, my scarves definitely save me from the cold.

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? I am looking for investment staple pieces that have a place for every wardrobe!

What brands are you in love with right now? I am in love with Helmut Lang basics, Jimmy Choo shoes and structured Celine bags.

Your favorite #PoshFind? My vintage CHANEL bag that will stay with me forever! It’s such a classic piece and I got it for a steal!

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Sam Edelman Fur Over The Knee Boots // Robin-K Horse Sweater // Reversable Weatherproof Faux Fur Vest // Tweed and Faux Fur Flap Hat

Lauren | @lauren_kaleo

Describe your personal style: My personal style has always been incredibly ‘90s grunge inspired with a classy twist (it’s okay, I wasn’t sure that was possible either). If it has a floral pattern on it, I’ll probably buy it.

How do you stay warm and stylish? I’m always cold! Tonight’s party with help me bundle up! I’m a huge fan of thick tights with knee-high, thick socks and a pair of boots. It enables me to wear more dresses (with floral prints, of course).

What kind of listings will you be featuring as host picks? Tonight, I plan on looking at a lot of thick jackets/sweaters as well as scarves! A girl can never have enough scarves!

What brands are you in love with right now? Right now, I’m pretty obsessed with Kate Spade, for accessories and bags, and Sam Edelman for boots (I just bought the Kayla Riding Boots and I may or may not sleep in them).

Your favorite #PoshFind? I bought the BEST pair of crushed, red velvet leggings from @missaisha555. (I told you, ’90s.)

 

Posh Party Preview

Happy Monday! The Posh Party Line-Up is updated and we can’t wait for a full week of shopping parties. Be sure to join us, especially to shop along with style influencers Kristen and Natasha. When you head to the app at 7pm PST and see their host picks, it’s like shopping with your own personal stylist. Happy Poshing!

Laid Back Glam Party, Thursday, January 29th

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Kristen | @fancypantsmcgee

What can we expect to see shared to the Host Picks Showroom? Casual pieces mixed with fun embellishments (sparkle and shine, faux fur, beads, etc).

What are your favorite Laid Back Glam pieces/trends? I’m loving slogan tees/sweatshirts, embellished jackets, sneakers with flair, and faux leather.

Give us a sneak peek of what you will be sharing!

  1. ASOS Black Pleated Leggings
  2. French Connection Sequin Shorts
  3. Silver Metallic Crossbody Bag
  4. Acne Studios Adriana Emoji Stripe Sneakers

Get the Look: Cozy Up with Faux Fur

It’s finally the new year and the holidays have passed – cold weather doesn’t seem appropriate anymore! We’re well into the winter months and we can’t be the only ones who are like, “When will this cold finally pass?!” Especially since we’re obsessed with the looks by our Miami girls.

Let’s not fret! Warm up while still looking fabulous with these two ways to dress up faux fur as found on Pinterest. You can still cozy up and look absolutely glam with some faux fur fun.

Go Bold or Go Home

We love the bold statement this cheetah print adds to a winter look. Dress it up with vegan leather pants, yet keep it casual cool by throwing on a black beanie.

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Black Beanie // Leopard Print Coat // Vegan Leather Leggings // Orange Clutch

Mix It Up

Faux fur vest and a plaid shirt? Talk about a fantastic way to layer and mix prints and textures.

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Source: Pinterest

Faux Fur Vest // Plaid Shirt