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

Bohemian Bib Necklace $65 (Retail $90)

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.

Special Edition Ray-Bans $72 (Retail $150)

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.

Lovers + Friends dress $65 (Retail $154)

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!

Posh Q&A: Price Drop Strategy with Ediza

Today we’re chatting with Ediza of Healthy Girl Fashion about her closet-selling strategies. Utilizing the new Price Drop Notification feature, she made 47 sales in 24 hours! Plus, tonight she’s hosting our Boho Babe Posh Party at 7pm PST, so be sure to tag her in your related listings and shop her host picks!

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Hi Ediza! How long have you been on Poshmark and what led you to the app? 

I’ve been an active Posher for a little over a year now. I initially downloaded the app and didn’t know what I was doing. After I had a garage sale where I was selling my designer denim for $10 and no one wanted to buy it, my friend suggested that I should start utilizing the Poshmark app and for sure they would sell, and she even said I could probably get more. So I did, and I sold all my jeans for a little over $10 and I was instantly hooked. That’s when I started selling not only my clothes but items for other family members as well.

How much have you made through Poshmark?

A little over $6,000, but I wasn’t as active in my closet as before. Since I’ve been devoting more of my time into my closet, I’ve been able to increase my sales. The bulk of my earnings were literally within the last 6 months.

What strategies have proven most successful in getting your items sold?

I share a lot, whether it’s my closet or through the feed. I also follow members who are active and follow the Poshmark guidelines. I believe that if you are consistently sharing your own closet at least 3 to 4 times a day you are giving people a look into your closet, which will boost interest as well as boost your sales.

What is your approach to pricing, both setting initial prices and adjusting them?

It really depends. If I purchase an item to resell, then I have to stay within my own guidelines so that I don’t go negative on a sale. If the item does not belong to me, then any offer will be passed along to the owner of that piece. I know some people purposefully place their items a bit higher so that when people ask the famous question “What’s your lowest?” they are able to accommodate that request. Right now I am at a time where I can be really flexible with my inventory since I am really trying to downsize. I’ve taken off up to $20 on bundles or been able to lower the amount to offset the shipping cost for the buyer, but it is usually what I believe is fair for the buyer as well as fair for myself as the seller.

How has the price drop feature affected your sales? 

The price drop feature has changed by sales immensely. There was a period where I wasn’t getting any sales for about a week and it seemed really dry at the time. I remember that it was a Thursday and on a whim I thought I should just lower half my closet anywhere from $5-$35 each item, whatever I could afford. Then orders started pouring in, one right after another. People were bundling like crazy, and I was non-stop all night! Within 24 hours I had sold 47 items in my closet and my packages were sky high. It was one of the greatest Poshmark sales that I’ve had and it was great! Now I wait till Thursday or Friday to lower my closet since it’s one of the busiest times of the week for shopping.

I love the new feature; now if I decide to have a sale, I don’t need to make a listing to show I’m having a sale and hope people see it. If I lower an item, there will be people who are actually interested in the item, getting a notification so the likeliness of it selling it is way higher!

What advice would you give to other sellers?

Lower your items on Thursday or Friday, since that’s when people get paid. Share your little heart out, and don’t forget to share your closet, it’s your way of marketing yourself. Lastly, make sure to answer your buyers questions in a timely manner. I’ve lost a few sales just by not answering questions right away.

Anything else you have to share about your Poshmark experience?

Well I went to PoshFest last year which was a BLAST so of course this year I will be attending as well. I have never in my life felt so attached to something that I originally thought I wouldn’t be noticed among its users. Right now, other users in my Los Angeles region know me and even some of the staff at PMHQ which is an incredible feeling! The Poshmark community is so wonderful, it really sends out such a positive message of women supporting other women, which is why I started my blog HealthyGirlFashion.com to help support other poshers as they are getting acquainted with the app. The team is so unbelievably approachable and they are the sweetest, genuine people, bar none. What’s even better is that the CEO Manish will make time for each and every Posher to talk to them, listen to their needs, and pose for pictures with each and every girl. I am very pleased with the app and all the changes and the opportunities that Poshmark gives to its users and can’t wait to continue further as the company grows. Furthermore, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank team Poshmark for featuring me on their blog and the honor of hosting this upcoming Posh Party. All their hard work and efforts they put together to bring the community closer, to involve users, and to create wonderful events is really remarkable.

Posh Tip: The Three Ps for Packaging Your Sale

There’s only one thing better than getting a #PoshFind delivered to your door, and that’s being able to send one off to a newfound PFF! Here are some tips and tricks for making your #PoshPackage oh-so-sweet:

Personalize It

Whether sleek and simple is your style or you love all things color, let your personal style shine through. A twist of colorful ribbon, a touch of rustic twine, wrapping paper, customized stickers—little touches like this can make all the difference when shipping off your buyer’s new #PoshFind. The icing on the cake? A handwritten thank you note, straight from you to your new PFF!

Plus, don’t forget to snap a pic and share on social with #PoshPackage to show off your fine work!

Protect It

Be sure to choose the right kind of packaging for your order. Shipping envelopes can work for smaller items that can be folded, such as tops or skirts. When it comes to shipping out that delicate necklace, a pair of sunglasses, or a structured bag, boxes always work best. Just be sure to choose a size that best fits your needs, and don’t forget to add padding when necessary! Wrapping up your item in tissue paper doesn’t just look pretty, it also helps protect it. We’ve also love using magazine pages, torn straight from our fave fashion mags, to add a little bit of padding to a package.

Post-Its!

We know how easy it is to mix up an item or two when you’re packaging up multiple orders. Here’s our little secret: Post-It notes! Just jot down the item (or items) in the order on a Post-It note, stick it on the shipping label right after you print it out, and double check your boxes right before you tape them up. That way, you can make sure that your West Coast PFF gets those shoes she’s been eyeing while your East Coast PFF gets her bag. A little reminder goes a long way!