The sun is out and everyone is ready to relax, explore and enjoy the long summer days. 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.
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!