Posh Tip: How to make your first Poshmark sale!

You’ve taken the time to create your listings, now you’re wondering, “how am I going to get my items sold?” Not to worry ladies! Here are just a few Posh Tips on how we can move your inventory and get you one step closer to getting that Rebecca Minkoff bag you’ve been eyeing! 

Posh Tip #1: Take some time to create a beautiful listing. Let’s face it ladies, no one really wants to see a dark photo of a wrinkled skirt on a messy bed. Take the time to iron your item if it’s wrinkled, clear out the space where you’re photographing, and preferably, put the item on if you can. People generally want to see what the item looks like on to see the fit, cut, etc, so that always helps! 

Posh Tip #2: Attend Posh Parties! This is a great way of promoting your listings to a wider audience. Want to sell that polka dot dress? Attend the “Prints & Patterns” posh party and share your listing then. Just make sure you stick to theme! 

Posh Tip #3: Be Responsive! Someone is ready to buy your Steve Madden Booties. But as a last step before making the purchase, the user asks you to take a pic of the bottom of the shoes to see the wear. Try to be as responsive as possible. Can’t take the photo until tonight when you’re off from work? Let them know! This will not only potentially create a sale for you, but you’ll also get a happy user who will be appreciative of your responsiveness and possibly be a repeat customer! 

Happy Poshmarking! And here’s to getting your listing(s) with a red SOLD banner on it! 😉 

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Posh Tip: Packaging Up Your Poshmark Sale!

Let’s not deny it ladies: we’re suckers for cute packaging! That’s why this week’s Posh Tip is: Personalize your Poshmark sale before it goes out the door! Think about it—how many times are you almost as impressed with how your new purchase is delivered as you are with the actual item inside the box? With just a few extra touches, you’ll guarantee a smile on your Poshmark buyer’s face (and possibly a repeat customer!). What you need: Tissue, ribbon, thank you card, and anything else you’d like to help spice up the package, such as stickers, stamps, business cards, etc.

Neatly fold and wrap the item up in tissue paper to ensure the item stays put during transit. Nothing is worse than receiving a wrinkled top or a tangled-up necklace!

Include a hand-written thank you note! We suggest choosing stationery (or creating your own) that reflects your personality. Classic, fashion-forward, loud—the options are endless, but the results are always the same: a very happy buyer!

Top off the package with cute ribbon! It’s the perfect finishing touch and makes for a gorgeous presentation.

Voila! You’re sure to make someone’s day with your cute Poshmark package!

Posh Tip: Say Cheeeeese!

Creating an awesome Covershot is always helpful in getting your item sold. Here are three different types of Covershots we’ve seen work well within the community!

1) The “I’m so lucky to have a photog help me” Covershot. If you’re fortunate enough to be this person, here’s our Posh Tip: Go outdoors! Lighting is so crucial to getting a good photo. Best time to take a pic outside? Not in the morning when it’s bright and the sun in your eyes. The best time is actually when the sun is just about to set. Below are some great examples of some users who’ve taken their Covershots outdoors.

(www.poshmark.com/closet/walkinwondrland)

(www.poshmark.com/closet/lyann)

(www.poshmark.com/closet/artiffact

2) Next, we have the “DIY Covershot.” This is when you don’t have a photog handy, but still want to have an eye-catching listing.

Posh Tip: Make sure you have decent lighting and be sure to angle your iPhone just enough so that you can get a good shot of what you’re trying to sell. Here are some great examples of some DIYs:

(www.poshmark.com/closet/shopsweetthings

(www.poshmark.com/closet/mcnubbin

(www.poshmark.com/closet/closetinsider)

3) Lastly, the “Stylist Covershot”. This is when you want to do a listing, but don’t have the energy to put the item on. (C’mon, we’re all guilty of being a bit lazy sometimes!) We were hesitant about this type of Covershot at first, but we’ve seen some really awesome outfits put together, and guess what? Items sell! We’re finding that giving some style inspiration to the Covershot is super helpful to those shopping.

Posh Tip: Keep it simple. We find that when there are too many pieces in the Covershot, it can be distracting and actually take away from what you’re trying to highlight. Here are some great examples of some Stylist Covershots:

(www.poshmark.com/closet/maria)

(www.poshmark.com/closet/siennethreads)

(www.poshmark.com/fashionableeme)

Stay tuned for next week’s post where we show you step by step how to take the perfect Covershot!

Happy Poshmarking!