Q: Let’s talk sourcing. Where do you get your inventory and how has your strategy evolved recently? A: Before COVID-19, I did a lot of thrifting at local thrift shops. I like supporting the mom and pop stores around me. I also went to the Goodwill outlet centers, called “the bins.” I was fortunate enough when COVID-19 hit I had a huge “death pile” (aka clothing that hasn’t been listed yet). I also started sourcing online [like David did]. I found multiple closets that do 5 for $25, mystery boxes, or reseller boxes and I’ve purchased a few of those. By selling one item you can triple the money you spent, don’t sleep on Poshmark guys!
Q: What strategies do you have for making a sale? A: Definitely using the newCopy Listing feature. Going through and relisting my stuff constantly has really helped pick up sales!
Q: What is one thing you wish you knew when you first started on Poshmark? A: A big thing I always say, is that you don’t have to have the biggest and the best equipment. Since we’re all college students, it’s really hard to have a bunch of money to get ring lights and have a gorgeous set up.
I love sharing the story of my dorm, from one wall to the other wall, it was 6 ft. I stood up on my dorm bed and on the other side of the wall, I had a little shelf and I put my phone up there on a timer and opened my window for some natural light, and stood up on my bed and did some awkward model shots. That was my set up. You can’t necessarily always afford the best things, but get creative, be confident in yourself, and find your own style.
Q: Where do you get your inventory and how has your strategy evolved recently? A: Since COVID-19, I have purchased one bundle box from a Poshmark seller I follow on Instagram. Purchasing bundles on Poshmark is a great way to source while COVID-19 is happening and is also a great way to support a fellow Posher while acquiring inventory at a low cost. Now I’m back reselling my own items along with other family members while waiting out COVID-19.
Q: What is your top sourcing tip? A: I love a good deal and anything that catches my eye. When sourcing, I’m always hunting for good name brands at good prices to resell while having a large selection of women’s items.
Q: What strategies do you have for making a sale? A: Aside from providing new listings, I really focus on the overall customer experience to all the Poshers who are looking at and shopping in my closet. Great customer service is very different on Poshmark via in-person (totally different dynamic).
I have taken all my learnings from my in-person training and have applied them online to Poshmark. If someone likes an item, I will go to the Bundle Feature and add the liked item (or items) into a bundle with a personal comment letting them know a about a sale or answer any questions while providing a great customer experience.
Q: What are your favorite Poshmark tools or features and why? A: I really love the new Copy Listing feature on the app! This is a great way to give a listing “New Life” update without having to keep dropping the price. Also, this is a great way to create a new listing without redoing all the info, size, pictures. It’s so easy!
Q: You’re all reps in our Posh On Campus program. How has getting involved with the community helped you? A: What sets Poshmark apart from all others is the community and the millions of users but we’re still so tight-knit. All the events and programs really help bring the community together.
Being part of Poshmark has taught me to be my own manager, finance team, merchandiser, fulfillment, and supply-chain. These skills have taught me so much responsibility to apply in my real world. I consider this part of my professional profile! Poshmark has also taught me so much about customer experience, the fashion industry, marketing/branding, and time management. Along with putting myself out there while setting goals!
Q: Where do you get your inventory and how has your strategy evolved recently? A: My inventory comes from my own closet. I like to rotate my wardrobe a lot, and I usually buy my personal pieces off Poshmark. As soon as the season changes, I’ll list the items that I’m ready to part with. I’m a big fan of supporting small businesses, and it’s important to recycle clothes until they can no longer be used so there is less textile waste.
Q: What are your favorite Poshmark tools or features and why? A: I like the Bundle Feature because it lets you talk to buyers on a personal level. The comments don’t have to be public. I’ve had a buyer provide me their exact measurements, and I was able to advise her accurately if something would fit her based on that personal information. You can customize your pricing just for the buyer too. It’s a great way to connect personally.
Q: You’re all reps in our Posh On Campus program. How has getting involved with the community helped you? A: My second semester I became a rep, and it changed my entire college experience. We would do photoshoots in our Posh On Campus sweaters, and it was really fun. The community of Poshmark resellers is the most supportive group. We have a huge group chat with 100+ resellers, and we all support each other’s closest and sales. We get so many opportunities on Poshmark that not all resellers get, which makes it unique. All the Posh On Campus reps come from such different backgrounds and majors, so there are a lot of unique perspectives.
Q: What’s one goal you want to achieve by the end of 2020? A: I want to have more listings by the end of 2020. I have a smaller closet right now, so I really want to grow that. Poshmark is my portfolio, so the more I grow it, it shows that I’m serious about this. I have 300 right now, but I want to get to 500 by the end of the year.
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Level up your business by exploring sourcing methods that you’ve never tried before. Remember, the more you list on a regular basis, the more sales you’ll make! We know that expanding your horizons can be challenging, so we’re breaking down 5 unique ways that you can source high-quality inventory.
Connect and Source From Your Local Community With Nextdoor
Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services in the U.S. and Canada. This app lets you see what’s happening in your neighborhood and interact with your local community. Here are some ways you can tap into Nextdoor to conveniently source inventory.
Browse the For Sale & Free section. Nextdoor has a marketplace where you can search for items that your neighbors are selling or giving away for free! From home items to clothing, you can find almost anything on Nextdoor. Plus, since most donation sites are closed and many are cleaning out their homes, you can usually find a surplus of great items.
Write a post. Sharing a post on Nextdoor is a great way to ask for inventory because it will be highlighted on your neighbors’ Feeds. Introduce yourself, share your story, and ask for help. Be specific on the clothing donations you are interested in and offer to pick up the items at a time of their convenience. Feel free to show your appreciation of the donation through small acts of kindness (i.e. send them a Thank You card, deliver them some treats, etc.) to foster that neighborly relationship.
Search for buzzwords. Looking for words like “decluttering,” “garage sale,” or “estate sale” can help you find people who are looking to sell or clear out some of their stuff. Oftentimes, neighbors will post when they’re having garage or moving sales to get the word out and use Nextdoor as free advertising. Don’t underestimate the power of search!
Ready to try some of these ideas? Head over to Nextdoor to sign up for free.
Did you know? Poshmark has 50+ categories and subcategories that you can list in. Everything from clothing to kids’ toys to home items are supported. If you haven’t already done your spring (or annual) cleaning, now’s a great time! Below are some tips to keep in mind—you may even discover a category you never knew about.
Clean out every closet. We’re talking bedroom, bathroom, living room, kids’ bedroom, office, hallway, even pantry! With Markets such as Home and Kids, you’re sure to find things that you haven’t used in a while or grown out of that you can turn into cash. Does it seem like your kids’ toys overtake the house? Give them a new life by listing them in our new Kids’ Toys category. Those mugs that you collect but never use? The Home Kitchen category is the place for you.
Don’t forget to go through storage. For many of us, the garage is used to store things we wouldn’t normally keep in our house, but when’s the last time you’ve gone through it? Poshmark makes it easy to earn cash from those things that haven’t seen the light of day in a while! From Christmas decorations to your kid’s 8th birthday party supplies, we have a category for that.
Your bathroom has listable items too. You may be thinking, “The bathroom? What can I sell that’s in my bathroom?” Well, thanks to our newest expansion, we’ve added hair, skincare, and body to our list of categories. Not only are you able to list bath towels and shower curtains, you can also sell sunscreen, wigs, beauty tools, and more—just remember to package with care.
Check out our full list of all the recently-added categories. Go Now
Look for Community Reseller Boxes on Poshmark
Looking for reseller boxes to snag from other Poshers is a quick and easy way to get your hands on a good amount of inventory for an affordable price. Whether you’re looking for kids’ clothes or women’s accessories, reseller boxes come in all shapes and sizes! Below are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing a box.
Get specific in your search. Knowing what category you’d like to source for can narrow your search when looking for a reseller box. Being explicit in your search (i.e. looking up brand-name boxes or seasonal boxes) can better your chances of finding a box that best suits your needs. For example, if you’re looking for on-trend Women’s clothes, try searching for “Trendy Reseller Box.”
Read the description. This is the most important rule before purchasing a box. Make sure you’re comfortable with purchasing the box by first getting an idea of what to expect. Descriptions may include the number of items, the sizes, condition, brands, and more.
Check out the seller’s profile. If you’re on the fence about trying a reseller box, take a look at the seller’s profile. By tapping About at the top of their closet, you can see their closet information and Love Notes. If they sell a lot of boxes, chances are they will have Love Notes that can give you insights about their boxes.
The easiest and most economical way to get inventory is to ask the people you know! For many of us, this is the first step in selling inventory because more often than not, your friends and family are looking to clear out clutter and will give you items for free. Here are some ways to get you started.
Text your family and friends. You know that family group chat you’re in? It’s the perfect place to ask all your relatives if they’re sitting on clothes or items they no longer need.
Write a post on social media. If texting is a little too personal for you, try a more casual post on your Instagram story or Facebook status to let people know what you’re looking for. Plus, your friends can share your post with other people.
Ask your friends’ friends. Getting the word out to your family and friends that you’re looking for donations can be a good start if texting and social media aren’t your thing. Word-of-mouth can be great for people who want a more organic way of asking for inventory.
Want more? Find out how other sellers are connecting with their friends and family.
The Wholesale Market is a Market within Poshmark (in the U.S. only) where you can purchase inventory for an affordable price. With hundreds of emerging and popular brands, the Wholesale Market features tons of categories and inventory available right at your fingertips. Keep reading to learn more about the Wholesale Market and how you can use it to source inventory.
Get access. In order to buy from the Wholesale Market, you must be based in the U.S., have 10 successful sales under your belt, and an average 4.5+ rating. Once you meet this criteria, you’ll automatically unlock access to the Wholesale Market! If you haven’t met the criteria yet, please email email@example.com with why you’d be a good fit.
Purchase packs. Inventory in the Wholesale Market can be sold in single or multi-item packs that are filled with various sizes and colors. By purchasing a pack, you can save just like you would if you were buying in bulk (think Costco), and under one shipping price.
Price your own inventory. Once you receive your items, list them and set your own price! Luckily, most brands provide a MSRP or Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, which is calculated to help you get the most value.
Tap the menu on the top left of the app toswitch to the Wholesale Market now! Shop Now
We’re back with another Seller Spotlight feature! This week, we asked four sellers that are in different stages of their Poshmark journey all about themselves and their businesses. Read about their productivity tips, what it’s like to share a closet with a sister and how one seller is making her own custom clothing pieces. Let’s welcome these fabulous Poshers: @mywalkinncloset, @wildvirgoshop, @_rae_bae, and @thriftology101.
Hey friends, I’m Jessica! You can find me on Poshmark, @mywalkinncloset, and on Instagram, @itsjessicalindsay. I’m from Long Island, New York, and am a proud Posher since 2017.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about selling on Poshmark? A: I’ve always had a desire to be an entrepreneur. Poshmark has given me the opportunity to earn an additional income and work towards full financial freedom. Though making money takes WORK, selling on Poshmark is not hard. The app is super user-friendly and there are constant updates to help our businesses run more smoothly and more efficiently. There is nothing like the Posh community!
Q: If you could provide one #PoshTip for new Poshers, what would it be? A: As a new Posher, learning the ropes can seem overwhelming and being successful may seem out of reach. You’re not alone, we ALL started at day one. Learn as much as you can and take advantage of the Poshmark community. There are tons of resources out there to help you grow and make the best out of your business. If it’s possible for them, it’s possible for you. Lean on your fellow Poshers. We’re here to help!
Q: Tell us about your favorite sale you made on Poshmark. A: My favorite sale hands down was a dress I sold for less than $20. Clearly, this was not my favorite because of the money that I made. It’s my favorite because of the note I received from my customer. She messaged me thanking me for accepting her offer. She was a single mom who was graduating from college. She was low on funds but wanted a ‘new’ dress for her special occasion. My heart immediately went out to her and I wished that there was something more that I could do for her. That was probably my best wrapped package to date. These are the moments I live for!
Q: If you could meet any PFF in real life who would it be? A: So I’ve already met her at my first PoshFest but hands down, @karisrenee! I’m obsessed with her style and would love to have a girls day, sip champagne, and talk business.
Q: What’s an item you’re currently selling that you wish you could keep for yourself? A: I’m a sucker for a cute pair of mules. I have these black and pearl Karl Lagerfeld mules that are simply adorable. If they were my size, I’d keep them for sure.
Q: Share some of your best productivity tips. A: I juggle a full-time job, being a wife, friend, sister, and Poshmark. Productivity is crucial to helping my business grow. Here are some of the ways that have helped me stay productive and work efficiently during the day.
Plan Ahead: Decide in advance what you’re going to focus on for the day. This will save you energy and time.
Batch Work: Working on one system at a time keeps the momentum going. Listen to a podcast or a YouTube video in the background to help with the monotony.
Inventory System: Find an inventory system that works for you and continue to tweak it as your business needs change. You’ll thank me when it’s time to ship!
Stop comparing: There is always someone doing better than you but playing the comparison game only hurts yourself and your business. Take the time you’re using to compare yourself, and invest it back into your business. You are doing great. Just be consistent and keep going!
Q: If you had a $1,000 shopping spree on Poshmark, what would you buy and why?A: A shopping spree…I just got excited! Lol. I’ve had my eye on a few pairs of Madewell jeans and a Chloe bag. When I find a quality piece, I’d much rather spend my coins to support a small business than a big retail chain.
Hi babes, I’m Dana Draper and I’m from Boston, Massachusetts! My closet name is @wildvirgoshop and I’ve been on Poshmark since 2015.
Q: What’s your advice for other young aspiring resellers?
A: Some advice for other young aspiring resellers would have to be “start cheap.” I started selling random items around my house and found that I enjoyed the process of it all. After I decided that I was going to see if I could make reselling a part-time job, I decided that I did not want to risk too much by spending a lot of money upfront, just in case it wasn’t successful. I then started to strategically sell items in my closet first to see if I could make the monthly goal I set for myself with the hopes to pursue the possibility of reselling full-time. I think it is important to try everything out before going full force to make sure you love what you’re doing.
Q: When did you decide to pursue selling DIY pieces? A: I decided to pursue selling DIY pieces on Poshmark starting in January 2019. I found myself enjoying the process of custom tie-dying every piece of item I owned and those I have thrifted over the years.
Q: Where do you find inspiration when creating your pieces? A: Most of my inspiration comes straight off the runways and from fashion influencers on social media. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and I’ve always been interested in trend forecasting. I follow and research what the next big trends will be for the upcoming seasons.
Q: What’s an item you’re currently selling that you’d want to keep for yourself?
A: There are so many items that I’m currently selling that I would love to keep for myself. Most of my items are a representation of my style, so I typically like to wear some of the items before selling them. If I find myself pulling that piece out of my closet often, then I end up taking down the listing and end up keeping it all for myself. I have a Vintage Cowboys Football Betty Boop T-Shirt in my closet that I am currently taking down as I write this.
Q: What’s your favorite TikTok trend right now? A: I am on TikTok way too much. My favorite trend right now would have to be “pick your character.” I love when creators get really into it.
We are Jenny and Tracey (aka @_rae_bae), two sisters from the Philadelphia area who run a closet together. We started on Poshmark in early 2019 as a way to buy and sell clothing for our 3 growing toddlers – Henry, Evan and Lucy. Soon after, we were hooked and expanded our closet to sell women’s and men’s items as well.
Q: How do you balance sharing a Poshmark closet together? A: We have different strengths that (mostly) complement each other. Tracey works in fashion and enjoys the hunt of sourcing inventory and taking pictures. Jenny is more into the behind the scenes work of organizing, listing and shipping. It’s difficult at times since we do not live together, but it’s a great excuse for hanging out and doing something we both love!
Q: What’s an item you’re currently selling that you wish you could keep? A: A Topshop tie-dye denim skirt we have that just doesn’t fit either of us!
Q: What’s your favorite kids brand to sell on Poshmark? A: Zara! Their style is always trendy and cool while still being fun and youthful for kids to enjoy wearing.
Q: What’s your number one #PoshTip? A: Customer service. We are constantly trying to improve our communication and outreach with Poshers who visit our closet. Whether it’s sharing items to Bundles and explaining to new Poshers how to save on shipping or following up right after a purchase to thank them for choosing to shop our closet and letting them know when their items will be shipped out.
Q: Tell us about your favorite sale you made on Poshmark. A: Our first sale, which was a bundle of Lucy’s clothes. The buyer was so excited to receive them and we were thrilled to make our first sale!
Q: What’s your favorite thing about selling on Poshmark?
A: We’ve learned so much since starting on Poshmark and the environmental benefits of buying secondhand and the damaging effects that new clothing production has on our environment. We enjoy the ability to find new homes for great clothing that might otherwise go to waste.
Q: Any tips to other Posh Moms that you’d like to share? A: As part-time Posh Moms, we have learned to celebrate what we’re able to accomplish, rather than stressing about what we didn’t get to. The great thing about Posh is there are lots of different ways to make sales, but you don’t have to tackle them all at once. You can be very successful on Poshmark even part-time (and some days no time)!
Hi my name is Sierra! My posh closet is @thriftology101. I live in the northwest Indiana area about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. I’ve been reselling on Poshmark for about 3 years now. And I started becoming a much more active reseller a year ago!
Q: How did you discover Poshmark? A: I found out about Poshmark through an Instagram blogger I was following! I signed up for it to browse her closet but I soon found so many other great closets as well! I’ve always had such positive experiences with other Posh sellers and I decided to give it a try one day. I sold my first item (a Dooney and Bourke bag) and was hooked. The Poshmark community is awesome. There are so many resellers who are willing to give you great pointers and advice. It’s such a positive community. My only regret is not finding Poshmark sooner!
Q:What’s your favorite thing about selling on Poshmark? A: The best thing about selling on Poshmark is the extra income I have coming in each week. It really depends on how good of a week it’s been but typically, it ranges between $30 to $100 a week. For me, it’s a great side income and a great way to connect with a like-minded community.
Q: How do you balance Poshmark into your daily routine? A: I designate a time in the morning and in the evening to complete my Poshmark checklist. I spend about a solid 30 minutes to an hour depending on my schedule that day. I like to focus that time to the following:
Sharing my closet and sharing other closets that need love too!
Q: What was the first item you ever sold on Poshmark? A: My first item I sold was a Dooney and Bourke bag I had sitting on my purse shelf for years and had not used! It went to a great home!
Q: If you could meet any PFF in real life who would it be and why? A: Oh wow! So many amazing ladies I would love to meet! It’s so hard to name one! @poshlikeaboss has amazing tips and videos!
Q: Tell us about your favorite sale you made on Poshmark and how it made you feel A: I feel like so many times I’ve made a sale and it feels great! But one sale I made several weeks ago I received my first ever return request. Oh man it was scary and rough but honestly this was one of my favorite experiences and the reason is this:
Poshmark was so great and professional with the buyer and myself!
I was able to explain there was an error I made in my listing and the buyer was able to return the item to me swiftly and easily. It was a huge learning experience for me in that I learned to be much more detailed and to include that information in my listing. It also taught me as a reseller to be extremely thorough when inspecting an item! It was overall a positive experience and one that I was able to walk away from with more knowledge to make my Poshmark closet that much more enjoyable and accurate for my buyers!
We’ve expanded our catalog to include personal care and more. Now, you can buy and sell a variety of beauty items including skin care, hair, bath, and body products—plus, select toys, games, and more. Check out the full list of items included below.
Questions? Head to the Support Center for US and Canada for full details on our updated policy.
P.S. As we continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 health crisis, your health and safety remains our top priority. Poshmark does not support the sale of any used personal care products. Visit our blog for more info on the steps we’re taking to protect the community during COVID-19.
*Refers to non medical grade fabric masks. Please note, medical grade masks, such as the N95 masks, remain unsupported on our platform. Personal care products must be new, alcohol-free, and aerosol-free. Any liquid products must be in their original sealed packaging. Sellers are responsible for carefully packaging liquid items and Poshmark is not liable for any items damaged in transit as a result of poor packaging. If you receive an item that is not as described, please visit My Purchases > Problems/Order Inquiry.