Spring Cleaning Tips For A Fresh Closet & Full Wallet

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‘Tis the season for some closet cleaning! Might as well make some cash while you’re at it, right? It’s time for a Poshmark listing spree and we’ve got tips to help you get started.

First, be sure to carve out some time this weekend to clean, sort and list. If it’s a big closet purge, you may even need a couple hours. Before diving in, set the mood with lots of light and a killer playlist to blast. Now you are more than prepared for a little adventure through the depths of your closet.

With that settled, here are some tips on what to list.

New clothes you never got around to wearing

It happens to the best of us. You had the best intentions to wear it, but never did. This is a big sign that you most likely won’t be wearing it at all. List it!

Clothes you only wore once

Feel like you can get a few more wears out of it, but we haven’t worn it for over a year? Chances are you won’t. Make room for something you love. List it!

Trending styles that you’re not wearing

Check out Lily Pulitzer. The brand is hot this spring! If it’s not a trend you’re into, we bet someone else is. Is it hanging in the closet untouched? List it!

Pieces that reflect your past style

Not only is Poshmark a place to earn some money, it’s a chance to show off our past and current style. It is okay to let go of some pieces that you’ve only wore a few times in order to grow and change up your personal style. Won’t be rocking it again? List it!

Now you’ve spent some time dancing around your room and you’re on your way to making cash Want to learn more about what to list? Don’t miss this helpful guide.

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Posh Tip: How To Get Paid Selling On Poshmark

There comes a day in a woman’s life when you realize the items in your closet could earn you money! Money to spend on amazing things…like more things to put in your closet.

Seriously though, now that you’ve found Poshmark, the largest destination for buying and selling fashion and accessories, let’s get you on track to earning some major cash. Read on for the full rundown on how the Poshmark selling process works.

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Create a listing in your closet

You can’t make money without selling items! Once you’ve looked over what you are able to sell on Poshmark, use the app to create a listing. Each of your listings automatically comes with the option to “Buy Now” and a “Make An Offer.” Note that you won’t see these buttons on your own listings since you can’t buy your own items. Rest assured, everyone else can. Make sure your items are seen and share, share, share within the app and to your social networks.

Made a sale? First things first…

You’ve made your very first sale? Congrats! Now it’s time to get the item to your buyer. Our system will automatically send you a shipping label for you to print, just ensure that your profile information is complete. If you didn’t get the label or can’t find the email, that’s no problem. You can download it directly from the app or the web.

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Carefully package your item in the correct box

Now that you’ve made a sale and located your shipping label, you’ll have to package your item. make sure that you package your item with care. You want to make sure that it gets to the buyer in pristine condition.

It’s important that you take the proper steps to avoid any shipping mishaps. Poshmark sends all packages through USPS Priority Mail, so make sure you a Priority Mail box or envelope or another sturdy box you might have around the house. Just be sure you don’t get a USPS box that says “Flat Rate” on it, as it’s a separate class of mail than just Priority Mail. Using a Flat Rate box could cause delays and your buyer might not receive the package. Pro tip: you can order the correct boxes directly from USPS.com for free!

Ship your item to the buyer

Now that you have your package ready to go, securely tape the shipping label to the box and either take it to your local US Post Office or have your postal carrier pick it up right from your house. Once the USPS has received the package, it is scanned into our system. It’s that easy!

Get paid when the item is accepted

Once the buyer receives your package and has accepted the item, your earnings will be automatically deposited into your Poshmark account. Buyers have up to three days to accept the item and after that, the funds are automatically released to you, the seller.

Note that Poshmark takes a commission for each sale, which is used to ensure credit card safety and provide support from Poshmark to help create a fun, safe and ever-improving platform for our Poshers. For every sale over $15 that is made, you keep 80% of your sale. For any order under $15, there is a flat commision fee of $2.95. When you list an item, we make sure you know exactly what you’re making. Just check out the “My Earnings” section on the listing and you can see how much you will make for that sale price.

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Spend or save your earnings

Your purchase is complete and there’s money to spend. Woohoo! You can keep your earnings as credit in your Poshmark account and spend it within the app. Or if you’d prefer to have your earnings as cash, you can either set up direct deposit to your bank or have a check sent to you. On the app, you can simply go to My Account and choose My Balance. From there, you will be able to see your Posh Credit, Redemption Amount, and your Pending Amount. Just click on Redemption Amount and let us know if you’d like a direct deposit (which takes 2 to 3 business days) or a check (which takes 8 to 10 business days).

Need help?

Whether you missed a step or have a question about a particular transaction, be sure to reach out to support@poshmark.com so someone can work with you directly.

Posh Tip: How To Make PFF Connections

The beauty of Poshmark is that it’s not just about making money, it’s about the wonderful connections made with women across America. But how do you take a connection to the PFF (Posh Friends Forever) level?  Read on for some tips on making friends within the Poshmark community.

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Be a Positive Posher

Never underestimate the power of positive Poshing and the golden rule of treating others the way you want to be treated. Respectful and friendly encounters are the foundation of the Poshmark community and can open the door to lasting friendships.

Find a Stylemate

Love another Posher’s closet style? Found your stylemate (someone who shares a similar taste in style and wears the same sizes you do)? Share and comment to let them know! Friendships can begin just by a mutual affinity for specific designer or style.

Get Super Social

The love of fashion and shopping goes beyond Poshmark. Keep the social love going on and find fellow Poshers on Instagram, Twitter and more! Try searching through hashtags such as #PoshStyle, #PoshPackage and #PoshFind. Plus, when you follow Poshmark’s social channels, you can discover new PFFs that way, too. Find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and YouTube.

Attend a Meet-Up

Take your Poshmark relationships to the next level and attend a local Posh N Sip meet-up. Meeting with your favorite Poshers in real life is sure to deepen the connection and helps everyone remember there are real, awesome people on the other side of that screen. Pro tip: Don’t see one near you? Reach out to us for information on how you can host one!

Already have a PFF? Tell us how you met yours in the comments below!

Posh Tip: How To List Luxury Handbags For Resale On Poshmark

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Do you have a luxury handbag that you love, but don’t wear? With thousands of items from top brands – including Balenciaga, Hermès and Celine – Poshmark is the perfect place to sell it. Plus, with our exclusive Posh Concierge and Posh Protect services, you can buy and sell luxury with confidence.

How do you get started? When selling luxury items online, it’s important for sellers to know the item is authentic. While verification practices vary by brand, we’re here to help with this handy listing photo guide for sellers.

First thing’s first: be sure that your photos are on point. Photos should be taken in a well-lit area with plenty of natural light so that your pictures are crisp and clear. We recommend avoiding the use of filters that would alter the appearance of the item for sale. Want to share more photos of your item? Consider adding a separate listing for extra photos.

Logo and Hardware

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Capture a clear, straight-on photograph of the logo that is labeled on the handbag. Don’t forget the small, but important details such as the zipper and hardware. Make sure that the images are focused and bright enough to read any small inscriptions!

Serial Number, Date Code or Hologram Sticker

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Buyers will feel confident in purchasing from you when you display the unique code for your bag. Most of these codes are located in secretive areas like the bottom of the bag or deep down in the interior pocket. Can’t find your code? Call up the store where you purchased your bag and they will be able to help you locate it.

Documentation and Extras

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Do you still have the tags, dust bag or box for your bag? Include it in your photos and mention it in the description.

Condition

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Make sure to disclose any wear and tear on your bag through photos and in the description. See our handy guide to help you know how to describe the condition of your item. Hiding flaws can jeopardize your sale on Poshmark. We recommend creating another listing to provide more detailed photos for your prospective buyers.

Brand Photo Checklist

While each brand has its own standard for verification features, we can look to some of our top brands to see what photos should be included when showcasing your item’s authenticity:

CHANEL

  • Foil Logo Stamp
  • Serial Hologram Sticker
  • Zipper back
  • Quilt pattern and Stitching
  • Hardware/screws
  • Authenticity Card

Louis Vuitton

  • Heat stamp (made in tag)
  • Serial/Datecode (usually embossed on a tag or to the lining)
  • Hardware/screws
  • Base of handle (for stitching)

GUCCI

  • Tag with GUCCI stamp
  • Serial number (located behind the tag)
  • Material/fabric tag if applicable
  • Zipper Back
  • Clean Stitching

Still have questions when it comes to listing luxury items on Poshmark? Get in touch with us at support@poshmark.com.

Posh Tips: 5 Steps to Start Selling on Poshmark

New to Poshmark or simply want to step up your selling game? We’re here to help! We’ve collected some of our most popular Posh Tips to get you on your way to filling your wallet with cash made from your closet. Are you a seasoned seller? Share your tips in the comments below.

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1. Learn which items to list

Poshmark is a place to buy and sell fashion and accessories, but what about swimsuits, electronics and makeup? Here’s the guide to what you can list.

2. Provide an accurate description

When selling pre-loved items, it’s important to provide as much information as possible. What’s the difference between “like new” and “good condition”? Here are a list of helpful terms to include in your listing. Plus, you’ll want to be sure to cover your bases with a detailed description.

3. Take a great Covershot

Do your items justice and take photos that will entice Poshers to click that “Buy Now” button! Here are some mobile photography tips and a collection of some of our favorite Covershots for inspiration.

4. Consider a second listing for more photos

Whether you want to show off special details, possible defects or proof of authentication, we recommend creating a second listing of additional photos. Instead of a collage of smaller images, your item can really shine in a larger format.

5. Market your item on social media

Let the world know about your amazing closet. Sync your social media accounts and share, share, share! One of our favorite ways to promote is on Pinterest.

Posh Party Hosting Tips with @stephanieshih & @riavianna

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You’re just days away from hosting a Posh Party. You have your co-hosts, theme and are charging up all your devices. How do ensure your Host Picks Showroom is going to look absolutely amazing? We have Ria and Stephanie, two Poshers who are sharing their mad curation secrets in advance of hosting the Everyday Essentials Posh Party tomorrow night at 7pm PST.

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Stephanie | @stephaniehih

What are tips for finding the best deals on Poshmark? I love looking through the Just In and Price Drop categories of my favorite brands.  I’ve also noticed that a lot of closets reduce prices on Fridays and Saturdays.  As a seller, I know that I’m more open to offering great deals to users that are respectful and polite.

How do you prepare to host a Posh Party? I love browsing through some of my favorite users shares.  While I would love to Posh 24/7, sometimes when you take a break you miss amazing deals and it’s nice to know that there are other Poshers out there scouring closets for amazing pieces too!  I also make sure to have a tub of Talenti waiting for me after the party is over.

What are your top three favorite brands to shop for? Zara, Madewell and Rebecca Minkoff

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Ria | @riavianna

What are tips for finding the best deals on Poshmark? Use the make an offer button to submit a reasonable offer after someone has done a price drop, so you can save on shipping and get an additional discount!

How do you prepare to host a Posh Party? I usually go through listings I have liked and check out their closets to see if they have any more listings that follow the theme.

What are your top three favorite brands to shop for? Zara, Jeffrey Campbell, and Madewell

Posh Tip: Seasonal Selling

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Have you ever wondered why some listings sell like a hotcakes and others sit in your closet longer? Today’s Posh Tip explores marketing your closet for the right time of year.

We think it’s valuable to keep in mind the current season, the upcoming season and the overall seasonality of your garments. When listing items in your closet, take into account what the Community may be shopping for in the coming weeks.

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A helpful hint: ask yourself what you’ve been shopping for lately. Your thin, lightweight tops, silky shorts and strappy sandals will likely get more interest during the warmer months. When you consider that people are looking to buy in advance of the upcoming season (about six to eight weeks), in- and pre-season items can call for a higher price as they’re more in demand.

At the same time, if you’d really like to move your inventory of thick, chunky sweaters and knee-high leather boots in those same warmer months, consider lowering your price to attract buyers. Nothing is more drool-worthy than a gorgeous, warm coat or jacket with an equally enticing price tag.

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In the end, an AH-MAZING deal is an amazing deal regardless of season, but after surveying the PMHQ team, we find our listings get swooped up quicker when we’re catering to the season.

Happy Poshing!