The Posh Life: Posh Friends Forever (PFF) in Canada Edition

To celebrate Poshmark Canada’s 1st Birthday, we chatted with a few sets of PFFs (Posh Friends Forever) who met this past year. Whether it was an in-person instant connection at a Poshmark event or a silly mistake when purchasing an item—these PFFs showcase the unique ways to make friendships and connections on Poshmark. Read on as they discuss ways they support each other’s businesses and encouraging tips to make a PFF of your own! We love this community! 

Martha @shopstylefinity (Brampton, ON) & Ashley @ashleydtl (Toronto, ON)

How did you become PFFs?
We met during Posh Party Live in Toronto as panelists and again at a Posh n Sip. We hit it off instantly and found out we had more in common, including a shared sense of humour, and kept in touch ever since.

How have you been supporting one and other throughout your Poshmark journey?
Aside from closet shares, we support each other while co-hosting in-app Posh Parties, while we are out sourcing inventory, and proudly sharing related efforts such as Ashley’s YouTube channel. We support each other outside of Poshmark too. We are one another’s hype woman!

What are some of the ways you stay connected?
We text almost every day, have occasional Zoom/video calls and connect on social media. We’ve also thrifted together virtually and look forward to planning a real thrift outing when the time is right! 

How would you describe your PFF in one sentence? 
Ashley is caring, genuine and witty AF. She’s my kindred Posh spirit! Everyday we find something new in common. 

Martha is ambitious, savvy, thoughtful, hilarious and resourceful.

How would you encourage others to meet a PFF? 
Take advantage of Poshmark events in your area (live or virtual). Social media interaction can be helpful too. Ask questions, share tips, show support and you just may find someone you click with!

Kandyce @valtkids (Ottawa, ON) & Jenny @peacehunter18 (Saskatoon, SK)

How did you become PFFs? 
We met when Jenny made a purchase from my closet. I mixed up 3 orders that day (still a green seller), and it was the best mistake ever made! We struck up a friendship over Posh that has grown with our closets!

How have you been supporting one and other throughout your Poshmark journey? 
Our daily convos are everything! Sourcing, learning, venting and encouragement. We source for each other, trade pieces that aren’t working in our closets, and send customer’s each other’s way. It’s a match made in heaven!

What are some of the ways you stay connected?
We chat daily on Facebook, send each other listings we might be interested in, and chat via our Bundles.

How would you describe your PFF in one sentence?
We live through each other’s closets – she’s my boho country chic side, and I’m her leather city side.

How would you encourage others to meet a PFF?
Make an epic mistake, lol. But seriously, just reach out to someone when you get a good convo going on a purchase or sale, and see where it goes from there!

Lauren @southswell (Comox Valley, BC) & Lorel @yvrposhmama (Vancouver, BC)

How did you become PFFs?
We met in person at a Poshmark event in Vancouver in December 2019, but we connected through Instagram. I think we are very similar in a lot of ways (Lauren & Lorel, we are the same age, we both talk a lot, people pronounce our names funny), so it’s just easy to chat. We are both highly motivated (and competitive), we both have young families and we like the same wine so…

How have you been supporting one and other through your Poshmark journey?
We discuss different strategies and check in with each other often. Lorel recently bought a bundle from me so I could meet my financial goal, so sweet and thoughtful. Lauren has encouraging entrepreneurial strategies, ways to make optimum sales while still hustling and being an epic mama. 

What are some of the ways you stay connected? 
Mostly through Instagram. I also keep an eye on her closet in case there is anything I NEED to have. Lauren posts “Posh Deal alerts” which keep me checking on her accounts often. I am looking forward to reuniting for a sourcing trip and a visit soon!

How would you describe your PFF in one sentence? 
Lorel is so positive – she really lifts up everyone around her. She is also extremely hard working.  She sets goals for herself and crushes them. 

Lauren is a fierce, determined woman, who is so encouraging and wonderful to lean on for support and laughs.

How would you encourage others to meet a PFF?
I think starting a separate Instagram account for your Posh journey is the best way to meet a PFF. It will come naturally! Additionally – staying positive, helping one another out, and naturally you will find that soul PFF who just gets you, your strategies and uplifts you. 

We love the support these PFFs provide each other throughout their Poshmark journeys, can’t wait to see all the more friendships formed in year two of #PoshmarkCanada

Poshmark Canada Turns One, a Report by Poshmark

Since launching in May 2019, Poshmark has built a vibrant community of over one million Canadians across the country who’ve collectively listed over C$100M worth of inventory. The Poshmark Canada community is creating inspiring side-hustles and full-fledged businesses, while also helping to accelerate the circular economy.

Meet some of the Seller Stylists powering Poshmark Canada.

Meet Lora, a fashion-lover since a young teen, who has made her passion her everyday by dabbling in luxury resale. After getting her start the day Poshmark launched in Canada, Lora has maintained a closet filled with new and pre-loved luxury handbags—most notably, her favourite sale of a black YSL Large College bag. 

Lora’s #PoshTip for reselling designer items: 
Photos! Clear images that accurately display the item say a thousand words, so you don’t have to! This leads to less questions, and buyers are able to make more confident purchase decisions.”

Goal for year two:
“As we adapt and navigate through 2020, I hope to inspire others to use the Poshmark platform as an opportunity to generate supplemental income from home.” 

Side-hustling on Poshmark since August 2019, Vivian loves the creative process of styling and shooting outfits for her listings and giving people that “gotta have it” moment when shopping her closet. 

Vivian’s #PoshTip for turning Poshmark into a side hustle: 
Great communication! Include as much info as possible regarding size, quality, and feel of the garment (measurements are the BEST thing you can include)! This will save you plenty of time later by not having to go back into your inventory to reinspect or measure an item.” 

Goal for year two:
“Connect with more Canadian Poshers and inspire more people to shop second hand. Also, to hit 1,000 listings!”

Selling on Poshmark since the Canada launch, Mayette has taken her business from a fun side-hustle to a full-time job. She has learned to stay organized by “establishing a routine that is easy and comfortable for me to follow.” 

Mayette’s #PoshTips for taking the plunge into full-time Poshing: 
“Keep yourself updated on the current fashion trends. Know what sells, when it sells,  how much it sells for, and where to get this inventory at the lowest possible costs so you can get the best margins.” 

Goal for year two:
“Double my sales and add more luxury items to my closet!” 

Meet Sanela, an avid-thrifter who’s constantly on the hunt for unique vintage pieces. Whether she’s on the lookout for “romantic pieces with an edgy touch” or “detail and authenticity,” Sanela has been reselling vintage clothing on Poshmark since day one. Her favourite flip this year? A vintage Celine cross-body bag.

Sanela’s #PoshTip for navigating a thrift store:
Use your time wisely. When thrifting, I first quickly make my way through the store and see if there are any gems that will catch my eye. I’m looking for unique patterns, prints, and colours. After that, if I have the time, I will go back through the aisles one more time.”

Goal for year two:
“Grow and refine the style of my closet to be more curated with unique vintage items and modern basics.”


Data represents purchases, listings, and engagement on Poshmark Canada from May 29, 2019 – April 24, 2020

How to Get Started on Poshmark Canada

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Just joined the Poshmark Canada community? We’re here to help you get started! Below are some tips that you’ll find helpful for listing your items, engaging with our community, making sales and of course, shopping. Welcome to the best way to buy, sell and have fun!

 

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LIST ITEMS TO SELL

The change in season is a great time to start assessing your closet to see where you can make room for new items, clear out old pieces to make some cash, and create your own revolving closet. 

Do you have…

  • An outfit you wore to a wedding? 
  • Jewelry from an ex that just needs to go? 
  • Shoes that don’t fit quite right? 

If you answered yes to any of those questions, now is the perfect time to list! 

  • You choose the price. Price your items based on condition, brand and style. Pro-tip: compare the pricing of similar items that have sold on Poshmark to get an idea of where to start. 
  • Take clear, well-lit photos. Ensure you are taking quality photos of your items that have good lighting and clearly showcase the item. Don’t forget to take photos of any noteworthy details or flaws.
  • Titles and descriptions are key. This is your opportunity to tell the buyer everything about your item. Be clear on the condition of the item, sizing/fit and even detail how you would style the item. Pro tip: Put as much information as possible in your title, this is how buyers will discover your items! 

 

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SHOP YOUR FAVORITE BRANDS & FIND CLOSETS YOU LOVE 

A great way to start your Poshmark journey is by checking out the amazing listings that are ready to shop! You can search by brand, item, size, or color to find specific pieces you’ve been on the hunt for. 

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ENGAGE WITH THE POSHMARK COMMUNITY 

Interacting with the Poshmark community is key for making the most of your experience on the platform. 

  • Share, share, share! Sharing is a great way to show love to other Poshers’ listings as well as your own. The more shares, the more eyes on your closet! 
  • Participate in Posh Parties. Posh Parties are hosted 4x per day in the app. This is an awesome way to get your closet some exposure We see the most engagement on the app during these peak hours: 9am, 12pm, 4pm & 7pm PST (aka when Posh Parties are happening!) 
  • Interact with other Poshers. “Like” items that you are interested in purchasing so that you can receive exclusive offers from the seller, comment if you have questions about items and spread the #PoshLove by tagging your PFFs in items they might enjoy! 

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MADE A SALE? SHIPPING IS JUST A FEW EASY STEPS. 

  • Print your shipping label. We’ll send you a Canada Post prepaid shipping label that you can print out at home.
  • Package up your item. You can use any box or mailing envelope to package up your sales. Simply tape your shipping label on the outside of the box and drop your packages off at the nearest post office.
  • Personalize. Write a thank you card and add some tissue paper to create an even more memorable customer experience. 

We’re so excited to have you join the Poshmark community and hope you enjoyed these Posh Tips!