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. More exciting features will be 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.
Has your inventory taken over your living room? Is your death pile growing out of control? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you tips and tricks on the best ways to store and organize your inventory. In this guide, we’ll be sharing all the ways you can optimize your space, how to efficiently label your items, and what Poshmark tools you can use to stay organized.
Organize Your Inventory
We know all too well how much inventory can invade your space (we can’t even keep our own closets clean!), so how can you store your items efficiently and effectively? Read on to see our tips on how to keep your inventory organized.
Storage A popular tip that a lot of sellers love to use is the bin method. Packing your items in bins gives you a designated place for your inventory, allowing you to separate your personal items from your items for sale. The way you organize your bins is up to you—you can organize by type of item (i.e. tops, pants, accessories), date listed, categories (i.e. Women, Men, Kids’, Luxury), and more.
On a recent Level Up LIVE, @beckypark shares her method when it comes to storing her inventory: “I have numbered bins where I store the items and each bin has a corresponding spreadsheet. Once an item has been listed, I’ll store the item in a gallon bag that is numbered and place it in a bin. Later, I’ll dedicate time to updating my spreadsheets with the new items placed in a bin.”
Posh Tip: Skip the rummaging around, clear bins makes it easier to see what’s inside!
Clothing Racks Clothing racks are another great way to store your items, keep seasonally relevant items front and center, and remember which item needs photographing. They also look cute in an Instagram photo, just sayin’.
No matter what method you go for, do what works best for you! Everyone’s system is different and sometimes it takes a little experimenting to find a process that fits your life.
Properly Labeling Saves Time Once you’ve organized your items in bins, make sure to label them. Whether it’s the name of the category, a number that corresponds to a spreadsheet, or however you organized your bins, sticking a label on it ensures you know which bin you’re looking at and helps you save time so you can grab your items quickly.
Other Helpful Tools
Your inventory is in bins, your bins are labeled—what’s next? If you’re someone who loves to be extremely organized or you have tons of inventory, keeping track of your inventory via spreadsheet or notebook is another popular system used by Poshers. What information you jot down is up to you, but some things you may want to consider noting are details like how much you bought it for, what bin it’s located in, listing date, etc.
Use My Inventory Report Did you know that Poshmark has an inventory management tool made just for you? My Inventory Report provides valuable information about your inventory and helps you keep track of all your listings in one place.
To find your report, head to the Account Tab on the app. Scroll down and select My Seller Tools which will then bring you to My Inventory Report. Just tap the button to have the report emailed to you.
How to Read Your Report Once you have your report, you’ll be able to see all the elements detailed below.
Listing Date* – Keep track of the exact date you listed an item in your closet.
Numbers of days listed – Keep tabs on how many days your item has been listed and use Offer to Likers or price drop to increase your chance of making a sale by 80-90%.
SKU – Add a unique code to each listing to easily stay on top of your inventory.
Item Description – Learn how to take your listing title, department, category and more to the next level.
Likes – See an item’s Like history.
Cost Price (optional) – Keep track of your profit by noting the original amount you paid for the listing.
Lowest Listing Price – The lowest price you’ve ever listed the item.
Current Listing Price – The current price of an item.
Any additional private info – This is the information you placed in the Private Listing Fields (potential buyers are not able to see this)
*One thing to note, only listings that are available are shown!
We’re excited to announce a new and ongoing partnership—giving you access to affordable inventory directly from Goodwill of San Francisco!
Starting today, Goodwill will offer Reseller Mystery Boxes in the Wholesale Market. Each box will be offered at a special price of $11 and contain up to five Goodwill store-quality items in assorted brands and sizes with a suggested Goodwill retail price of $45 or more.
Receive an offer to purchase the box for $11 with free shipping
Our goal is to help you source inventory during this uniquely challenging time, so we’re subsidizing the cost of the boxes to make them as low-cost as possible. For each box sold, we’re also waiving our fees and redirecting the proceeds to Goodwill to help this important nonprofit, which is a key supply source for Poshers across the nation. Your purchase will support their mission of providing second chances to people with barriers to employment through job training programs.
Ready to score some inventory? Offers will go out tomorrow, April 24th at 9AM PT, so Like your boxes now!
P.S. Goodwill will be adding boxes to their closet weekly. Be sure to follow @goodwillsf on Poshmark and stay tuned for an update on the next drop!
Boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the private offer feature and bundling is not available due to limited supply. New to the Wholesale Market? Visit the Support Center to learn more.
We’re back with another panel of our 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 the unique ways they’ve grown their Poshmark businesses. Follow along and learn something new on a topic you want to learn more about!
This week, we went live with @chevah, @desireluxe, and @merileean to chat about how they take listing photos, capture the perfect Covershot, and more. Check out the highlights below.
Chevah Poshmark Closet:@chevah Instagram: @chevah Location: California Posher since: 2017
Q: Do you have a dedicated space for taking photography? A: I have a dedicated space in my living room and it’s very versatile, so I can pack away [my photography stuff] when I have people over. My space consists of assembled hardwood composite tiles that I placed on top of my existing tile. I’m fortunate to have a nice brick wall that adds a great backdrop and I can store everything under the couch and out of the way. You only need a pack [of tiles] and you can find it at any supply hardware store.
Q: How do you prepare for taking photos? A: I try to take photos during the daytime, but my schedule dictates my time. I’ve been making a lot of use of the Drafts feature lately. If you’re running short on time, rather than focusing on descriptions, take a bunch of pictures, then go back to add details to the listing when you have time and don’t need light. If I know which items I’m going to photograph the following day, I can build out a listing draft the night before and add the photos the next day. I also try to take photos of the same type of items at one time to get in the zone and make sure the angles and lighting are consistent. For example, if I have a few hats, I’ll photograph them on the same day. I’ll try to do this most of the time, but sometimes I prioritize getting favorite items out quickly.
Q: For anyone looking for lighting kits, what are your recommendations? A: I recently caved and bought a selfie ring light and I’ve noticed a difference in the quality of my photos. You can also make due with what you have around the house. Before purchasing the ring light, I was using two lamps with bright, white light. Find what works best for you and your space. You don’t have to invest a lot of money to get great results.
Q: How do you decide which props you use and how do you use them to enhance the item in your Covershots? A: I use an acrylic stand to prop items up and capture them at a better angle so that the item that I’m selling is slightly elevated and stands out more. Also, my Covershots include 4 items that are also in my closet. I get so many messages from people asking if an item in the Covershots is available. It’s a great way to advertise other listings in your closet. I like to create a vibe and outfits in my Covershots to give buyers an idea of the potential of the item.
Q: What is a step you make sure you do to capture the perfect Covershot? A: I’m all about natural light. Try to get all the photographs first and then measure later. Getting measurements do not require lighting and you can take your time with that after.
Q: What happens when you don’t have natural lighting? A: I try not to use my studio lighting and I’ll honestly go outside. I may use an umbrella light to boost the lighting in my closet. You do not need a lighting kit but it helps with taking photos during off times. I will also add that I like the way lightboxes look and it makes everything white instead of yellow.
Q: Do you do any editing after you take your photo? A: I like to use the built in iPhone editor. The tools I use the most are black points, contrast, and shadows. Sometimes, I’ll lightly use the brilliant tool but that may make photos look yellow so you’ll have to be careful.
Q: With the 8 photo listing option, how do you dictate what photos to use? A: I definitely utilize the 8 photos every time. I make sure I have pictures of the care tags, measurements, fabric, and flaws if applicable. In the end, you’re being honest to your buyer. If you need to go beyond 8 photos, you could create a collage or create another listing.
Q: What is your top tip for someone who wants to revamp their Covershots? A: Do your research! Browse other places to find inspiration and see if you want to replicate it and make it yours. There are so many boutiques other there and figure out what draws you to that listing.
Q: Do you have a dedicated space for taking photography? A: I take pictures all over the place, I’m all about finding natural light. So depending on the time of day I have a hook on my porch, sometimes I’m in my master bedroom that has tile that looks like wood. It sits right by a window and is a beautiful tile that’s so neutral and works really well for me. Wherever I can take a picture where the lighting is the best, that’s where I am.
Q: How do you prepare for taking photos? A: This is my best Posh tip, I’m not even kidding! One day in a Poshmark Facebook group, I posted a photo of a shirt before I cleaned my [phone] lens, and after I cleaned it and people were shocked. People don’t think about it, but it’s in your pocket all day. A huge thing to remember after lighting is a clean lens before you start.
Q: How do you decide which props you use and how do you use them to enhance the item in your Covershots? A: Whenyou have too much in a picture it’s hard to tell what’s for sale. If I’m going to add a pair of shoes, I sneak them in. I’ll sort of cut off the back of the shoe or only half of it, just so it’s obvious that I’m selling the item taking up the most space.
Q: What is your top tip for someone who wants to revamp their Covershot? A: Steam or iron your clothes and make sure your item looks like someone would want it. Don’t forget you’re selling to a stranger. I’ll even rotate my Covershots—I’ll have a mannequin form shot and a flat lay shot and I’ll sometimes swap it. A lot of times it’ll get new likes. If you have 2 Covershots, don’t be afraid to periodically switch them around.
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We’re back with week two of our brand-new series, Level Up LIVE on YouTube! This week, we spoke with Poshers @beckypark, @elducho, and @poshingwithmona on how they manage their inventory and what systems work for them. From organization tips to processing inventory and utilizing Poshmark tools, check out the highlights below.
Q: How were you managing your inventory in the beginning? A: I had piles of stuff along the wall and then my inventory started to take over my daughter’s room. It would take me hours to find an item that sold. That’s when I realized that I need a better system because it shouldn’t take me this long to find something.
Q: What does your inventory process look like as soon as you get new items? A: I’ll photograph the item and set it aside to organize later. I’ve tried to come up with a system that’s as efficient as possible because I don’t have a lot of spare time. I have numbered bins where I store the items and each bin has a corresponding spreadsheet. Once an item has been listed, I’ll store the item in a gallon bag that is numbered and place it in a bin. Later, I’ll dedicate time to updating my spreadsheets with the new items placed in a bin. I make sure to reuse my inventory supplies too.
Q: What does your process like when you make a sale? A: When an item sells, I’ll search in my spreadsheets for the item and locate the item in its corresponding bin/bag. I’ll package the item using the free USPS supplies and any supplies that the buyer can repurpose such as tissue paper and yarn.
Q: How are you utilizing the private inventory fields that are available in the listing? A: I was so excited when this feature launched and thought it is such a game changer, but I have yet to use it. If I had more time, I would probably use those fields to track the buy/cost expenses, which would help determine my potential profit when I get an offer. I definitely see the value of it!
Q: What roadblocks did you encounter while developing your process? A: I’ve had many days where I’ve had to go through every bin trying to locate an item I’ve sold and I also have a student that photographs my items, so it’s difficult to keep track of who has the item and where it is. I took a lot of inspiration from other resellers and how they approach their inventory system.
Q: For anyone considering getting organized or evolving their system, what advice would you give them? A: It’s important to be honest about how much time you’re willing to invest and evaluate how feasible an inventory system is for your lifestyle. Also, clear bins make a huge difference because you can peak through and find an item without digging through everything. Lastly, use this time to find a system that will set yourself up for success.
Q: How were you keeping track of your inventory at the beginning? A: I had bins but it still wasn’t the best. The reason is because I had 60 or so items in each bin and so looking for items was a challenge.
Q: What does your process look like after you purchase your item? A: When I bring my loot home, I first photograph the item. I’ll do them in batches and knock out 40 items at a time. I’ll sit at my desk, measure the items, and put in the inventory in my Google spreadsheet. I have a virtual assistant so I have to be clear and give as much detail as I can so that they can help me create descriptions.
Q: How are you utilizing the private fields? A: I input the date in the sku. I know some people will add their buy cost. I don’t do that but this is a great place to do that.
Q: For anyone that’s looking to evolve their system, what advice do you have or them? A: Be proactive in being organized right away so you don’t run into this problem. There’s a lot of content out there for resellers. I recommend watching those videos, cherry-pick what you like, and add your own spin to see what works for your space. You don’t have to wait until you have 500+ items in your closet to start your inventory process. Do that now as it’s easier to add to your inventory process than to work backwards. In addition, always be willing to evolve as your inventory is evolving.
Q: How can you compare your inventory process from when you started Poshing to what it’s like now? A: In the beginning, I honestly would just take my inventory and throw it in the closet. Yes, it was a chaotic mess. I realized that it wasn’t sustainable so I moved towards having an actual inventory process. Now, I use bins so that I can locate my inventory easily.
Q: What does your process look like after you purchase your item? A: I prefer writing it down in my notebook. Once I do that, I describe it, steam my item, take the pictures, and put it in a bag. I try to do all the work prior to the sale so that when I make the sale, I can just pull the item, put it in a box, and ship it immediately.
Q: What benefits do you see tracking in a notebook vs a spreadsheet? A: My laptop is currently dead. Using a notebook is what works best for me. I used to do everything on the laptop but find it being easier working through my notebook. In scenarios like this, it’s great to have a reliable backup.
Q: For anyone that’s looking to evolve their system, what advice do you have or them? A: Do what works for you and find something that makes it easy to locate your inventory. It’s ok to do it differently. Don’t get overwhelmed or you’ll burn yourself out quick. Using bins works for me but if that doesn’t work for you, then that’s ok. Also, take into consideration the space you have. If you don’t have a lot of space, consider getting compartments to store under your bed.
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Congrats, you made a sale! Now what? Packaging and shipping your items is the last step in closing your sale and ensuring your buyer has a positive shopping experience (we’re talking customer satisfaction). In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about shipping and packaging, along with tips, tricks, and all the perks that come with shipping through Poshmark.
PoshPost – The Poshmark Shipping Label
Once you’ve made a sale, a prepaid, pre-addressed shipping label will be immediately emailed to you. This label, paid for by the buyer, is a USPS Priority Mail shipping label that covers a package of any size up to 5 lbs. That’s right, no stamps and no hassle required.
Package more than 5 lbs? No problem. Upgrade your shipping label right from the app.
Step 1: In the app, go to the My Sales section in your account tab and tap the order that needs a label upgrade.
Step 2: Tap Need New Shipping Label.
Step 3: Next, select Need Heavier Weight Label, then Please Select Weight, and input the new desired weight for your label. Any extra costs will be deducted from your earnings/credits.
Step 4: Lastly, tap Next, then Send New Label, and the new label will be sent to your email.
Find the Right Shipping Parcel
Our partnership with USPS lets you use Priority Mail, Priority Flat Rate, and Priority Regional Rate boxes and mailers. Pick them up for free from any USPS store or have them delivered right to your door! Please note, our label does not support Express Mail boxes. You can also reuse a previously used shipping box to ship your items. Just be sure to remove or cover up any previous labels before shipping.
With Canada Post, you can purchase any Priority envelopes or boxes. Please note, our label does not support Xpresspost boxes.
Packaging & Shipping Fragile Items Shipping out a fragile home item or delicate makeup? Make sure your fragile items get to their buyer in one piece by protecting them with extra padding. Bubble wrap, old newspaper, or tissue paper can go a long way by keeping your items safe while in transit.
Branding & Personalized Packaging
Personalize Your Packaging Let’s not deny it—we’re suckers for good packaging. With just a few extra touches, you can surprise, delight, and even put a smile on your buyer’s face (and possibly convert them into a repeat customer)! All you need is some tissue paper, ribbon, thank you cards, and anything else you’d like to use to help spice up your package, such as stickers, stamps, business cards, etc.
Branding is Key Marketing is a great way to spread the word about your business. Showcase your brand through your packaging by including a business card (or writing it on a thank you card) and asking your buyer to show off their latest #PoshFind on social media and tag you. Plus, buyers are more likely to flaunt their favorite items if the packaging is on point.
Want Poshmark-branded thank you cards? Find some designs available to print at home here.
How To Ship Your item is packed, your packaging is eye-catching, and the label is secured—now it’s finally time to ship your package. Here are 3 easy options:
Drop your package in a USPS or Canada Post mailbox, if the package fits.
Drop your package off at your local post office.
Schedule a pick-up online via USPS. Easy! If you’re in Canada, you can register as a small business (for free!) and schedule a pick-up for a small fee on the Canada Post site.
Shipping & Packaging FAQs
What are the shipping rates on Poshmark? Poshmark provides a flat rate fee of $7.11 (paid for by the buyer) for expedited shipping for all orders. Each order is shipped using 1-3 day USPS Priority Mail. Multiple items from one seller can be added to the order for the same fee as long as the total weight of the order does not exceed 5 lbs (see Bundles).
Can I print my shipping label on adhesive labels? Yes, shipping labels can be printed on adhesive labels. To select your shipping label format:
Go to your Account Tab
Select My Seller Tools
Select Shipping Label Settings
Select a page dimension
Select your profile picture at the top-right of the page
Select Account Settings
Select Shipping Label Settings
Select a page dimension
4’’x 6’’ (Adhesive Labels) This paper size works for specific printers that allow printing on self-adhesive paper. Check your printer settings for compatibility.
Examples: Dymo LabelWriter 4XL, Rollo Direct Thermal Printer, etc.
8.5’’ x 11’ ’(Standard Printer Paper) This paper size works for all standard printers.
Do you support international shipping? We currently do not support international shipping. US sellers will only be able to ship to a US address and Canada sellers will only be able to ship to Canada addresses for the time being but we’ll keep you posted when this changes.
Do you ship to PO Boxes? Yes, we support shipping to PO boxes.
I can’t find my shipping label in my email. What do I do? Not to worry! First, double check that we have the correct email address on file for you. You can check this in the app by going to your Account Tab and selecting Edit Profile. We also recommend checking your email’s Spam folder to see if the email was routed there.
If your email address is correct or you have changed it in the app, please re-send this label to yourself.
Go to your Account Tab
Select My Sales
Select your order
Select Need new shipping label.
An updated label with the current date will then be sent to the email address associated with your account.
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.
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.
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.
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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