It’s been one fabulous year filled with fashion, glitter and our ahh-mazing Poshmark community. We had so many wonderful firsts – from Poshmark on Android to jetsetting to Vegas for PoshFest to our shiny new Showrooms feature – that 2013 is the year to remember. To top it all off, we celebrated our 2nd birthday at PMHQ and across the country with the ladies who made it possible: our community.
1. Hello, world! If you haven’t heard all the buzz, we’ve welcomed a new addition to our Posh family: the Poshmark app for Android! To learn more, check out our blog post! #POSHDROID
2. Our Founder & CEO, Manish, spoke about the dawn of the future with mobile – and to spread Posh love, of course – at SF’s Open Mobile Summit this week. When fashion and tech collides, there’s twice as more fun!
3. Missed out on the fabulous finds of Isabel Marant for H&M on opening day? Find your perfect size and item on Poshmark without the stress of the in-store craziness! Just search for Isabel Marant for H&M on the app.
4. With our new Android app, we’re welcoming an entire family of new Posh users! Our handy Posh Guide can answer all your new user questions. Check it out here!
5. Fridays are for inspiration! Celebrate TGIF with Poshmark by taking on the adventure of this inspirational post. To get more inspired, check out our “Words of Wisdom” Pinterest board.
Day 2 at PoshFest called for our fab attendees to get up-close and personal at workshops that were led by power Poshers and Team Posh! From learning the tips and trick to being a rockstar user to understanding why spreading the PoshLove is SO important, these intimate sessions definitely sparked the most ahh-mazing conversations.
“Spreading the PoshLove: How to Build Relationships That Matter”
Moderated by the lovely Lyann, Poshmark’s Director of Community, and our workshop speaker, Charis Gailard, this workshop had the entire room tearing up just a little bit as we shared our own personal stories on how relationships on the app have changed our lives. We learned that Poshmark not only connects us all as women across the country, but through generations of daughters and mothers using the app!
“Like a Boss: How to Start a Business on Poshmark”
This hot topic had us all eyes and ears with our notebooks ready in hand! In a discussion led by Director of Marketplace Operations, Olivia Tam, power user and businesswoman Evelyne Teman shared her experience of creating a booming Posh empire, turning her garage into a merchandise warehouse and using the app to connect with customers all over the country.
Bubbly and bold power user and Community team member, Adiel Cloud, dug deep in her bag of tips and tricks to show our attendees how they can go above and beyond with their Posh etiquette! From using the handy USPS app to describing your item like a seasoned Posher, this workshop covered all Posh tips from A(pp) to Z!
To say that PoshFest was a success would be an understatement, so we’d rather say it through pictures and our favorite soundbites. For those who couldn’t make it this year, we hope that this short and sweet recap will inspire you to join us for all the Posh fun next year:
To welcome all our PoshFest attendees, Manish introduced a very special someone who couldn’t make it, but wanted to send us her Posh love: Rachel Zoe!
One of the most rewarding things about the Poshmark experience is hearing the stories from some remarkable women. Our inspirational speakers, Simonett Pereira and Natasha Bontempo, definitely have a sparkle about them, and they inspire us to knock down any obstacles – no matter how big!
We learned that the way you style yourself is the first impression you make with people, that you should never discount the power of a great pair of shoes or a wonderful handbag and that style is bigger than what we wear – it’s how we carry ourselves!
The infamous and oh-so-amazing Kate Franco of Poshmark’s Merchandising Team led an engaging discussion on a topic that all Poshers want to know about: secrets to being a successful seller. With panelists and power Poshers – Brenda Edmondson, Kathy Adams, Alexandra Marquez and Hannah Ouimet – this panel shared so many insights on why passion has a purpose in sales.
We learned that Posh power sellers take into account that time zones extend your window for selling, that building a following through external networks like Twitter or a blog increases your selling influence and the great packaging definitely builds your closet’s brand.
Keynote Speaker: Manish Chandra
From the mind that started it all, PoshFest attendees got an insider look on the company from CEO and Founder, Manish Chandra! It was completely mind-blowing to find out that the number of listings on Poshmark grows by a full Nordstrom’s store every two weeks!
Even though we at PMHQ hear him talk about Poshmark every day, we still get a little starry-eyed hearing about the future and new features of our app.
We learned that Instagram is a great place to find your target market, that spreading the Posh love and sharing the listings of closets with a lot of followers will increase your own closet’s exposure and accurate sizing with the help of a measuring tape will save you time!
Poshmark’s beautiful and brainy product gals – Tracy Espeleta and Kate Franco – got up-close and personal with future plans for app features and some extra-special surprises!
The Founders took the PoshFest stage to answer a few of the burning questions you had about the app, the future of Poshmark and their preference for boxers or briefs.
This insightful and intimate talk with the Founders did teach us that private chat on the app isn’t a possibility for now, neither are hashtags, that we’re looking into new features and programs that improve the new seller experience and that having a majority of women in the office definitely makes it a warm (and sparkly) place to be.
As for answering the age-old question of “boxers or briefs,” our very classy Founders replied with a lot of chuckling, but no answer. The Posh world might never know!
Of course, we ended the day with a Posh Party – Vegas style!
We’ve been packing our bags, and with all the gifts for your PoshFest goodie bag ready to be shipped to Vegas, we hardly have space for our hair curlers and stilettos.
Since we love our Poshers so much, we wanted to give you a little sneak peek at which brands you’re going to find in your limited edition PoshFest gift tote:
France Luxe is a collection of exquisite hair ornaments that outshines any the basic hair accessory. From daytime to nighttime to party time, the collection offers styles that can take you anywhere.
Lovingly handcrafted by the founder and creative director, Compliment is a jewelry company whose products feature genuine Swarovski crystals, authentic gemstones, freshwater pearls, and handblown glass beads. Every product at the Compliment shop comes with a personalized way to say “I love you,” “You are special to me,” or “I’m thinking of you.”
Rivet & Sway is an online eyewear retailer whose dream is to make women feel more beautiful in their glasses – from the inside out. Their eyewear aspires to take women from liking to LOVING their relationship with glasses and how they shop for them.
Outrage Fashion is a jewelry and accessories retailer that sells trendy pieces for prices that are even more fabulous! Their fantastic, high-quality accessories are from the most creative up-and-coming designers.
Love On Print is too-cute-for-words stationery and design prints company that believes inspiration for design can be drawn from a number of things in life including music, architecture, nature, & even food!
RocksBox is a jewelry subscription service that acts as your personal jewelry stylist. With RocksBox, you can experiment with different looks, discover the latest designers, wear new pieces all the time and only buy the jewelry that you truly love.
… and last, but definitely, not least:
Endicia is the leading supplier of e-commerce shipping solutions, teaming up with Poshmark to create the postage labels used by you (our Poshers!) every single day. Together we are all about empowering our business-savvy sellers to turn your closet into cash!