Say hello to Posh Stories, a new seller tool that takes Poshing beyond the closet and helps you bring your listings to life! With Posh Stories the possibilities are endless—it’s a powerful way to sell, connect, and shop all through VIDEO. Everyone has a unique story and we can’t wait to see yours on Poshmark.
Learn how it works:
Bring Your Listings To Life
Showcase and sell your listings in short videos and photos that disappear in 48 hours. Plus, more exciting features are coming soon!
Make Your Stories Shoppable
Tag your listings to make it easy for shoppers to discover and shop your items right from Stories. When you tag a listing or Posher, your Story will automatically appear on their Story.
Connect With Your Community
Support and connect with other Poshers by liking and sharing their Stories to spread the #PoshLove.
What is one life-lesson that you have picked up in the Poshmark community that you would want to pass down to your children? Work hard to achieve your goals, and no matter what the outcome, you’ll be better on the other side if you put your whole heart and strength into your work. In the Poshmark community there are so many hard working women being their own boss and putting everything into their Poshmark closet. These women inspire me to keep pursuing my own personal goals and dreams and the best part is that we encourage and support each other along the way. I want my children to know the value of hard work, and that great things come when you put your best effort into your work. I also want them to see how rewarding it is to help others achieve their dreams, as well.
What’s a day in the life of a Posh Mom? Wake up, coffee. Quiet time on the couch, with more coffee. If my kids haven’t woken up by then, I’ll try to steal a couple minutes on Poshmark to check my newsfeed. Then I’m back in mom mode… feed the cute little munchkins, maybe have a play date or we’ll just have downtime together. About one morning a week we’ll all go together to some local shops to see if there are any great deals to pick up. Yes, I take my kids with me! My favorite second hand store has a play area for the kids so, obviously, I go there a lot! After lunch is when I can usually get at least 2 hours to dedicate towards Poshmark. After the kids go down for naps I try to add a couple of listings to my closet, share other Poshers items, and package as many sales as I can before they wake up. Then, back to being a mom. Snacks, running around, reading books, changing diapers, you name it. When my husband gets home I try to sneak some time away to check Poshmark and answer any questions Poshers might have, etc. After we eat dinner and get the kids to bed, my husband and I usually get some down time together (nothing like Netflix!) before CRASHING into bed. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 🙂
Do your family members play a role in your Poshmark business? I couldn’t do this without the support from my husband. He built a database to inventory everything I was selling and even barcoded everything for me! So I feel like a legit store when I get to “scan out” my sales for the day. This helps him when we report our taxes. He’s crazy and does all sorts of charts and graphs showing how we have grown, what does and doesn’t work in our business, and more! My mother in law also shops for me and so that is pretty awesome, it’s like having a personal shopper!
What’s one piece advice you would give other mothers wanting to start a business on Poshmark? You can do it. You absolutely can. When I first started selling on Poshmark I was making maybe 1 sale a week. With each sale, I learned things. Every week I got better at learning how to take covershots and understanding what items to look for that sell better. It does take patience, but you really can do this. If I can do it, anyone can! I’m just a normal mom, wearing yoga pants with my husband’s sweatshirt most days! If you have the drive to want to start your own home-based business, you can do it. The best part is that you start off small, and you grow at a pace that gives you the time to learn along the way and pursue the things that are really working for your closet. Some practical advice would be to make sure and have a phone with a great camera, and if you don’t have great natural lighting invest in some inexpensive lighting. That was one of my best purchases, and I can thank another posher for giving me that advice! If you are going to buy wholesale items, start small, and buy things that are trending or that are relevant.
It’s almost time to celebrate some of the most amazing, strong and inspiring women, who we wouldn’t be here without – the moms! All this week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be profiling three Posh Moms Who Rock and talking with them about balance, entrepreneurship and how the are constantly living #ThePoshLife.
What is one life-lesson that you have picked up in the Poshmark community that you would want to pass down to your children? You don’t have to meet someone face to face, to make their day. It can be as easy as making someone smile by a few kind words, or gesture you provided them. It doesn’t take much to do so, and is contagious.
How do you balance running a business with motherhood? It’s a team effort. My 3 year old daughter, Gemma (who I named my business and closet after) knows what my first priority is in the morning, after hugs and cuddles; mommy’s got to check Poshmark, and “wrap packages”. She’ll ask to put stickers on wrappers and draw pictures to be sent out to buyers. She’s a true helper! I think the most important thing, for this to work in my family, is to ensure everyone feels included and has a place to jump in.
Do your family members play a role in your Poshmark business? Absolutely! As mentioned above, my daughter is a big fan of Poshmark and wants to help anywhere and anyway she can. My husband is a huge support and is always there to help with anything, including waiting in line at the post office for me. My mom is my biggest cheerleader and hands out my cards all the time! I couldn’t ask for a better support system.
What’s one piece advice you would give other mothers wanting to start a business on Poshmark? Go for it! Plain and simple; Poshmark has given such a great and truly easy platform to utilize for any size business. The portal can be helpful for anyone wanting to test out new product for their buyers, so you really have nothing to lose.
P.S. Stay tuned right here on the blog for a giveaway to help us celebrate Mother’s Day, you could have a chance to win a Posh Shopping Spree!
Remember when we announced that 50 lucky Poshers had a chance to win $500 to put towards their retail businesses on Poshmark? Well, the Fashion Entrepreneurs Fund winners have been chosen! (Can we get a heck yes?!)
Last week we announced the first 25 winners, and now it’s time to share the remaining 25 winners! As a reminder, the Fashion Entrepreneurs Fund winners fall under two categories: Retail Recruits (relatively new to retail on Poshmark) and Retail Veterans (already stock a fair amount of retail items).
After receiving thousands and thousands of applications full of inspiring stories and PoshLove, we’ve selected these amazing women to receive $500 to use in the Poshmark Wholesale Portal. They’ll be growing their businesses, so keep an eye on their closets for new retail additions! We can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us.
Thanks to all who applied and congrats to our winners!
Continuing with our celebration of Mother’s Day, we are highlighting some moms in our community. These busy women are using Poshmark to make money, whether it’s their main source of income or a little something extra, and connect with style-minded women across the nation. How do they do it? Read on to learn how these women find time to balance being a power Posher and an amazing mother and how Poshmark helps them support their family.
How does Poshmark help support your family and your role as a mother? For several years I was a stay at home mom, so Poshmark was my only income. At that time I was able to spend much more time on the site then and made significantly more than I do now, which is okay. The extra income helped pay for many of the activities we did with our son such as classes at the YMCA, dinner dates, parks, etc. Now that I am back to work it allows me to take care of my work wardrobe by buying on Poshmark and/or redeeming earnings to shop elsewhere. This also allows for extra funds for fun things with the family.
When do you find time to Posh? When I’m working, I Posh first thing in the morning, on my break, try to get a little in as soon as I get home while my son is catching up playing with friends, and again before I go to sleep. On my days off, I Posh during some of the same times, and nap time. Whenever my son is playing and entertaining himself, I sneak in a little Poshmark. In general, I’ve mastered multi-tasking as a means to make time to Posh.
Cultivating A Career & New Friendships
Crystal | @lilmscrys Kiddos: Jaedon, 13, Isabella and Rosea, 7
How does Poshmark help support your family and your role as a mother? When I retired from the Army, I knew I wanted to find something to supplement my retirement income but I knew seeking a new career in the Chemical field would consume me. When I found Poshmark it was the perfect fit. I have the freedom to work from home as a consultant and do my listings and shares while my girls are at school. I earn extra money and don’t have to sacrifice the quality time I have with my children. The money I make from Poshmark has allowed me to stay home instead of going back into the civilian sector full-time. In addition to the money I’ve made on Posh, I’ve met some remarkable people and that is priceless.
When do you find time to Posh? I generally log on to Posh in the morning while my kids are still asleep while simultaneously watching CNN and drinking my morning coffee. I call it the calm before the storm, for once my girls are up its pure madness till I take them to school. The other times are throughout the day and in the evenings after 8:30 when my kids go to bed, just in time for the evening parties. I also just got my Apple Watch so now I can Posh between sets at the gym or while on the stair master or cycle. Good ideas for times to Posh are while in the carpool line, waiting to pay for groceries, and while waiting for them at the bus stop.
Full-Time Job & Full-Time Mom Balance
Suzanne | @scanon Kiddos: Kirstan, 7 and Dalton, 3
How does Poshmark support your family and your role as a mother? Poshmark has become a full-time job for me so I spend several hours a day on the app. It’s not the typical 8-5, it’s off and on all day long. That’s one of the great things about it; I can set my own schedule to work around my family.
When do you find time to Posh? When finding time for Poshmark, choose a schedule that works for you. I like to wake up early, usually around 5am. This is the best time for me to get a head start before anyone else is up. I get my packages ready for shipping, do my ordering from wholesale vendors, post new listings, and of course share my closet and others.
Also, think ahead. I post my new additions on Friday’s, so I know I have to have my pictures taken and ready to post by Thursday. Depending on what the kids have scheduled that week, I find the time to get everything ready.
Finally, have fun. One of the best things about Poshmark is the people and the flexibility you have. Whether its more of a hobby or a full-time business, you can fit it around your family’s schedule and enjoy it.
Now it’s your turn! How do you balance your Poshmark time with your other responsibilities? Whether it’s being a mom, going to school, growing your career, or something else, we want to know how you make it work. Share your experience in the comments.