Level Up LIVE: How to creatively source for your Poshmark Closet

Did you hear the news? We kicked off a brand-new series, Level Up LIVE on YouTube! Join us each week as we connect with fellow Posh entrepreneurs and have them share their personal experiences and all the unique ways they’ve grown their Poshmark businesses. Follow along and learn something new on a topic you want to know more about! Whether it’s managing your inventory or gaining marketing tips, there are sure to be conversations that’ll inspire you to level up YOUR business.

This week, we went live with @violet507, @haleys_hanger, and @brickroadco to chat about ways you can creatively source for your Poshmark closet. Check out the highlights below.

Jazmin
Poshmark Closet: @violet507
Instagram: @violet_507
Location: Pennsylvania 
Posher since: 2014

Q: How have you had to adapt your sourcing strategies in recent weeks and what tips can you give to your fellow Poshers?
A: I’ve been cleaning my closet, my husband’s closet, my kid’s closet, and [went] through different things I have around the house. If I haven’t worn it in a while, it’s going up on Poshmark. Before I started looking outside, I thought, “This is a good opportunity to go through my own things and see what I could get rid of.” 

Q: Where else online are you sourcing from? 
A: I think nowadays, a lot of the retailers have to turn online. This is a great opportunity to sign up for emails or promotions with your favorite store. They’re sending out offers every day (ex: free shipping)! 

Q: What are your thoughts on Mystery Boxes?  
A: You can ask the seller on Poshmark what’s included in the mystery box. Get an idea of what brands and see if it’s something you’d carry in your closet. Most sellers are very responsive. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a seller and ask any questions that you might have about that mystery box.

Haley
Poshmark Closet: @haleys_hanger
Instagram:  @haleys_hanger
Location: Minnesota
Posher since: 2017

Q: How have you had to adapt your sourcing strategies in recent weeks and what tips can you give to your fellow Poshers?
A: I have done a lot of sourcing on Poshmark. My grandma jokes everyday that it’s Christmas because I have a package every day on my doorstep. A lot of people are having really good sales in their closet, wanting to move inventory. People are at home trying to sell on Poshmark for the first time too so they’re listing to get rid of things and get them out of the house. People are accepting good offers and sending good offers.  

Q: Are you getting to work with your friends and family’s items? 
A: I posted something on my personal Instagram a couple of weeks ago. I said that if they were doing some spring cleaning and are looking to get rid of their clothes, I would love to do a curbside pick up. All that I ask is that if they didn’t let me pay for it was that they at least let me bring them their favorite Starbucks drink and drop that off in place of the clothes. Just a little thank you to show how appreciate I am for their donations and their clothes. 

Q: For those who are using this time to tackle their “death piles” or to put a positive spin on that, their “opportunity piles,” what tips can you share for getting their items listed quickly and well?
A: Set reasonable goals for yourself. That’s one thing I always have a hard time with. I can look at [the deathpile] and be discouraged and think, “I don’t even want to start that.” But, if I tell myself, “I want to do ten things today” and once I get those ten things, if I feel like I could do another ten more, then that’s great. 

Q: How have you been a part of or seen #PoshLove spread recently?
A:  Everyone has been so creative in the ways that they’ve been supporting one another. A big thing I’ve been seeing is that people just want to see how you’re doing and what they can do to help. It’s been really fun to see tons of #PoshLove going around.

Mandy
Poshmark Closet: @brickroadco 
Instagram: @brickroadco
Location: Colorado
Posher since: 2013

Q: Are you getting to work with your friends and family’s items? 
A: The app, Nextdoor, has been fruitful for me in the past. It’s been nice to see that people are willing to go through their own closet for you if it’s something that they haven’t done. You just kind of have to think outside the box right now for a little bit and draw upon those resources you have around you. 

Q: For those who are using this time to tackle their “death piles” or to put a positive spin on that, their “opportunity piles,” what tips can you share for getting their items listed quickly and well?
A: I had a groove and it was great. Kids were in school, I work from home so I had the house to myself. I had my set number that I could really pump out as far as listing or relisting.

For me, I’m trying to find a way to redefine what that looks like but also give myself permission that if it doesn’t work out, that’s OK too.

Right now I’m really trying to stick with 5 listings a day. If I could list 5 with everything that’s going on, I’m OK with that. It’s setting that small attainable goal for me and sticking with it. 

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