Closet Clear-Out Tips: Make Some Green This 2016

A new year has just begun and what better time to rid your closet of unwanted clothes than right at this moment (all while making some extra moolah!)? We have all at one point or another looked in our overstuffed closet and declared that we had nothing to wear. While some people have a difficult time getting rid of clothes, it doesn’t have to be that hard.

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When cleaning out your closet, there are a few key tips you should always remember that can help you decide which items to part with. Below are our top three tips to help you get ready to clean out your closet:

  1. The Right Fit

Are you guilty of keeping clothes in your closet that don’t fit with hopes that you’ll wear it again someday? #same. This is the likeliest reason you only wear 25% of the items in your closet. Enter the “One Year Rule”. If you have not worn an item in the past year, or don’t realistically see yourself wearing it in the anytime in the future, it is officially time to say “au revoir”. This way, you save room in your closet for items you will actually wear and don’t have to worry about unwanted items taking up space.

  1.  Personal Style Evolution

Another question you should ask yourself is if the item fits your current personal style. Did you buy one too many trendy items last year and are currently looking to go with a more classic, minimalist style? Yup, we feel ya. It is perfectly normal for your style to vary with time so it is important to imagine yourself buying the item now. If you wouldn’t purchase something at this moment what are the chances you are ever going to wear it again? Slim to none.

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  1. New Year New You

The items in your closet may be stylish and chic, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they make you feel that way. You should only keep clothes in your closet that make you feel confident.  If one of your items doesn’t make you feel your absolute best, it is time to let go.  That top may look great on the hanger but if you don’t feel great wearing it, maybe someone else will.  

Now it’s your turn! What rules do you have when it comes time for a closet clean-out?

((Images via Pinterest and Architectural Digest))

 

Posh Tip: Being Social Increases Your Sales

So you’ve added tons of new listings to your closet and are itching to make cash ASAP. Instead of waiting by your phone for a sale to come your way, take action and make it happen by being a social bee on the app! Our platform was designed to infuse social into shopping, so staying engaged with the Poshmark community not only helps you make friends, but it is the key to racking up some of that moo-lah!

To help you get started, here are three top tips to help your listings earn that red “Sold” flag.

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Share Listings With Followers & To Parties

Sharing is a great way to get more views, whether it’s sharing your own listing or someone else’s to our virtual Posh Parties, with your own Poshmark followers or even on your social media channels, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Sharing is the perfect technique to get others to come peek at your closet and see your amazing listings!

While it not only helps make sales, you can also establish yourself as a Posh Mentor. These seasoned Poshers earn this role by finding new closets to follow  by visiting “My Closet Stats” and selecting “New Closets Shared.” It’s a fun way to get involved and get your closet noticed. 

Follow New Users

Browsing and finding other Poshers like you with similar tastes and interests is perfect way to make new connections —  meaning more followers, interactions, sharing and sales! The new Posher will be grateful to make a friend and who knows, they may like what’s in your closet and make a purchase, share and follow back! It’s all about spreading the PoshLove.

Comment On Listings

Leaving a comment is the best way to get in direct contact with another Posher, whether you wish to ask a question on an item you like, thank a seller or buyer, or just want to leave a kind compliment. If you really want to get to know someone, leave a comment on their Meet the Posher listing and voila! You’ve made a new friend. Want to share a good find or connect with other Poshers on a listing that isn’t theirs? Simply type the @ symbol and enter their username to tag them in a comment.

Now you’re all set to be a social, successful seller! Want more helpful info? See our other Posh Tips!

Posh Tip: Get Bundle Savvy

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We all know that bundle sales mean good things for both buyers and sales alike. The new Bundle feature is a great way to capitalize on these benefits: extra savings for buyers and more money for sellers! Read on for tips on how to get the most out of this feature whether you’re trying to move your closet’s inventory or pad your wardrobe for the coming season.

For Sellers…

Set your bundle discount. First consider how much wiggle room you have in your pricing and the number of items available for sale in your closet. This can help you choose the most effective strategy for your discount settings. Your can adjust your bundle discount at any time by going to the app and from your account tab go to “My Selling Tools” and select “My Bundle Discount.”

Advertise your bundle discount. Did you know that if you have a bundle discount set, it’ll be displayed at the bottom of each listing? But if you want to build more hype around the deals you’re offering, try creating a new listing that specifically promotes your discount.

Make bundle suggestions. If something else in your closet would go perfectly with another item you’ve listed, consider making a styling suggestion in your listing photos or description. You never know, some savvy shopper may take you up on your tip and swoop both of them up!

For Buyers…

Save on shipping. Peruse your stylemate’s closet for multiple #PoshFinds by using the “My Size” filter. When you bundle multiple items from one closet, you’ll only pay for shipping once, so add to that bundle to your heart’s content and don’t fret the shipping.

Look for that discount. When shopping, look below the listing description for the seller’s bundle discount. Don’t see one? Leave a comment and ask the seller if they offer discounts for bundles.

Have questions about the bundle feature? Take a look at our bundle FAQs and get to bundling!

Posh Tip: How to Gain New Followers

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Whether you’re brand spankin’ new to Poshmark or a seasoned veteran Posher, we know you’re looking to grow your following. And why wouldn’t you? More followers leads to more exposure for your listings, which can lead to more sales – cha-ching! But how do you go about making that magical number climb? We’ve got five great tips for you.

Closet on point

First thing’s first, make sure your closet is putting its very best face forward at all times. Of all the tips we recommend, this is the most important. If your closet doesn’t catch the eye of others, they may not follow.

Make sure to fill your closet with a lot of inventory in  a variety of sizes, if possible, and ensure your covershots are bright, clear, stylized, and original. Plus, the more listings you have, the better. Need inspiration? Here are 10 items you can list right now! Finally, if you do a little research on what brands and trends shoppers are looking for, so you can make sure you’re stocking coveted items that will lead to more eyeballs on your closet.

Follow on

Following others is a very simple way to get people to notice your closet. You can find suggested Poshers to follow on our people search page by tapping on the people icon in the top left corner of your feed. And if fellow Poshers like what they see when they take a peek at who just followed them, they’re more likely to tap that follow button right back!

Share, share, and share some more

Sharing other Poshers’ items is a great way to show off your personal taste (hello, Posh Stylist!), expand your network, and contribute to the amazing Poshmark community. After all, when you share the love, it always comes back to you.

Additionally, if you share closets that are new to Poshmark, you can establish yourself as a Posh Mentor. (Hint: find a list of new closets to follow by going to My Closet Stats and clicking on New Closets Shared.) All of this sharing means more opportunities for someone to take a look at your closet, love what they see, and follow.

Get your social on

Take your sharing efforts beyond Poshmark for maximum potential. By sharing your closet and listings on other social platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, you have the potential to catch new eyes.

Also, did you know that if your Facebook friend joins Poshmark, they’ll automatically follow your closet? Boom, instant new follower! Just don’t forget to spread the love and follow back! Pro tip: Be sure to find your referral code in the app under “Invite Friends, Earn Cash!” Your friend will get $5 Posh Credits and you will, too, once they make their first purchase. Win win!

Get engaged

The more active you are in the Poshmark community, the more opportunities for other Poshers to discover and follow your closet. Attend virtual Posh Parties, become a Poshmark Suggested User, attend or host a community meet-up in your area, and co-host a virtual Posh Party. These activities can establish you as an influencer in the community as well as give your closet exposure to other Poshers (and potential new followers!).

Now it’s your turn. Do you have tips on how to get new followers? Share in the comments below!

Posh Tip: How to Pause Your Closet For Vacation

During the holiday season, we know everyone is traveling and spending time away from home. But what does this mean for closets on Poshmark while sellers and buyers are away? If you are busy jetsetting the globe or simply taking a road trip and can’t maintain your closet while you’re gone, don’t worry. We have a few tips for sellers (and a bonus tips for buyers!) to help make this summer a smooth one.

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Creating a vacation or closet closet listing is a fun
and helpful way to let buyers know you’re away.

Set each listing to ‘Not For Sale’

For sellers, we recommend setting each listing as Not For Sale. Simply head to the app, edit your listing and scroll to the bottom to change the availability to “Not For Sale” and save your listing. This will prevent buyers from purchasing your listing and wondering why the item has yet to ship.

If you’re a buyer interested in a item but it’s marked for “Not For Sale,” we recommend liking the item and leaving a comment to let the seller know you’re interested in purchasing when her closet’s back open. That way, the seller can get back in touch when they’re back.

Add a ‘BRB’ note at the end of each listing

While you’re on the edit page, why not add in the description of your listing that you are away and let them know what date you will be available to ship? This way if a user comes across your listing but see’s it’s ‘Not For Sale,’ they can know when to come back and purchase.

Create a vacation or closet closed listing

Get creative and create a sign for temporarily closing your closet. Consider a cute image or clip art with a text overlay saying that you’ll be back soon. This is also a great communication center to tag potential buyers and those who have bought a listing while you’re on vacation to let them know that you’ll be shipping as soon as you get back.

Keep open communication

Maybe you took a spontaneous road trip (anything goes during the summer!) or you’re a buyer who’s taking a quick getaway next weekend and found a super cute dress that you’d like to take with you. Either way, communication is definitely the key to a successful transaction. It only takes a quick minute to communicate with a buyer to let them know that you’ll be able to ship when you get back.

Buyers! Keep this in mind during vacation months

Are you buying something for an upcoming vacation? We recommend buyers make purchases in advance and communicate with sellers if there is a time sensitivity. While Poshmark sellers do often ship faster than most major retailers and shipping includes USPS 2-3 Day Priority Mail service, you should give about a week to expect your item. Sellers may need time to prep the item and package it with care before shipping.

Also, buyers should keep in mind their travel schedule when making purchases. You want to ensure your item to be delivered when you’re at home so you can inspect your item within 3 days of delivery before our system automatically releases the funds to the seller. If you won’t be home in a few days from when a purchase is placed, we recommend commenting on the listing to see if the seller can delay shipment by 2-3 days.

Now go on and have a blast this summer as you Posh, eat, sleep and repeat all across the globe. With these tips, you’re officially Posh Summer Ready. If you have any more tips, please share them in the comments!