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.

Sold Details

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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 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.

New to Poshmark? Tips For Selling Success

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A new year means lots of new Poshers! We couldn’t be more excited to see our amazing community grow. You’ve got your listings up, you’re sharing and spreading the #PoshLove when, boom! You’ve made your first sale! We know your heart is racing and you might be wondering what’s next. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Poshmark has made it easy for sellers to ship their sales. Look for the shipping label in your inbox, print it out and attach it to the package. When you’ve carefully packed up your item, simply take it to a US post office location, drop it off in the blue USPS mailbox, or schedule a pick-up.

Here are a few extra tips to help with the process:

1. Communicate with the buyer

Communication is key to connecting with your buyers and being an amazing seller. Poshmark automatically sends communication emails, but it’s also helpful to let them know by a comment in the listing when you’ll be shipping the item.

2. Ship your sale right away

Keep your buyers satisfied (and coming back!) by shipping your item as soon as possible. Buyers can cancel their orders if the order remains unshipped after the seventh day, so you’ll definitely want to keep that in mind. Here’s a step-by-step guide to walk you through your first sale to avoid any additional shipping mishaps.

3. Use the right USPS boxes

Poshmark’s shipping labels are Priority Mail and using the wrong box could cause a delay in your order. You may use any brown or white boxes, but we recommend using Priority Mail (not Priority Mail Flat Rate) for shipping. Plus, did you know the USPS will send you the correct boxes for free when you order them online?

4. Check in on your shipment

Depending on how and when you dropped off the order, USPS may take some time to scan the order in. If you’re taking it to your USPS post office, we recommend asking for a receipt so the package is scanned in immediately. If you’re dropping it off at the blue USPS mailbox or scheduling for pick-up, USPS will likely scan the package at the processing facility. Once the order is scanned, our system will be notified and an email will be sent to you.

5. Need help? Email us!

Last but not least, if you ever have any issues (like the buyer has told you the shipping address is wrong or any USPS tracking issues), reach out to us at support@poshmark.com so we can help you!

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Posh Tip: How to Measure Your Items

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Like you, the Poshmark team is eager to buy and sell fashion on the app. There’s nothing better than snagging a major find from a fellow Posher, except maybe when you make a sale.

When it comes to clicking “Buy Now” on those listings we have liked, we too wonder about how the item will fit. As a seller, it can be tricky to know how to best answer fit questions for a potential buyer since sizes can vary.

So whether you’re buying or selling, we’ve come up with this trusty measurement guide to help accurately describe the fit of your item!

How To Measure Shoes

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Want to know if a heel is the perfect height for a night out? Be sure to measure from the base of the heel to the tip!

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Measuring the sole for flats and insole for heels can also help buyers and sellers get a better idea of a shoe’s true size.

How To Measure Dresses & Tops

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Fit can be tricky and can vary by brand and item. To make sure a dress or top is sized just right, the bust can be measured from armpit to armpit.

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Arm length can also be determined by measuring the top of the shoulder all the way down to the sleeve.

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Want to make sure the dress is just the right length for the buyer? Measure from the top of the shoulder down to the bottom hem.

How To Measure Bottoms

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Trying to snag the perfect jeans? Be sure to measure the waist to determine size accurately.

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Measuring the inseam from the crotch to the hem can also help determine the right length for bottoms.

How to Measure Bags

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To be sure that bag in your “likes” can fit all your everyday essentials, be sure to get measurements! Height can be measured from the base to the top of the item. You can also measure the length from left to right at the base of the bag, and measure the width of either side.

How to Measure Watches

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When measuring a watch or bangle, be sure to measure the circumference of the interior to be sure it fits the wrist perfectly!

Success Story: How She Made $5,000 in 30 Days on Poshmark

Our Poshers have made their closets into full-blown businesses and with the recent release of PoshMatch, business is booming, especially for Alexandra! Known as @alvictoria on Poshmark, you will find her shopping, sharing and making tons of sales (on sales on sales) using some very savvy strategies.

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So just how does she do it? Thankfully, she’s spilling her secrets so you can start making some serious cash by selling your closet on Poshmark.

What is your favorite feature of the new release and why?

I have started making more consistent sales because of the new update, thanks to how easy it is to explore the brands you love as well as shop the shares of other stylish women! Because I focus mostly on designer items in my closet, the new brand search adjustments have been very helpful in directing new attention to my closet.

What strategies have brought you success in selling?

Even with all of the fantastic new updates with PoshMatch, I’ve always noticed that the more you share and the more active you are on the app, the more sales you make. After 2 years on Poshmark, I now use it as a small business and it works in my favor to be as active as possible and share other stylish closets as well. I also have to add how much I LOVE the new Price Drop Notifications! I have sold up to 12 higher priced designer items in one day because women who liked the item were notified (with a lower shipping rate) about the new lower price!

How has following brands changed the way you shop and sell on PM?

I have to admit that along with selling, I also do a TON of shopping on Poshmark. I spend a crazy amount of time looking for new steals and sharing new closets with my Poshmark pals! I also love being able to pass on deals I find that aren’t in my size or price point to my friends who I know would love them. The new brand follow feature and the “just in” addition has been tremendously helpful in introducing me to fab new closets and letting me be the FIRST to find items for up to 90% off of retail. Crazy, right?

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Now that sharing is styling, how do you utilize this feature?

One of the most noticeable features of sharing with PoshMatch is the log of your own shares “kept on file” in your closet. I have always tried to keep my shares to only things that I think are super stylish, a great deal, or something I would love to wear myself. By having a way to keep track of my previous shares, it shows all of my followers what I think is stylish, and hopefully inspires them to follow along with my favorites!

What are some notable deals that you’ve gotten recently?

Okay, need I say more than “Chanel Espadrilles for over 50% off”? On my most recent trip to NYC, I was dying for a pair of them but obviously they’ve been sold out everywhere for months and are selling for up to $800 on eBay and other sites! Well, as I was doing my usual brand stalking with the “Just In” feature, I saw a glorious black and white pair in my size that had been listed within an hour of me discovering them. Of course I had to snatch them up as quickly as possible!

What advice would you give to someone wanting to make the most of Poshmark?

I talked about this a little bit at PoshFest 2013, but I honestly feel that Poshmark can be anything that you want it to be! The app definitely works for you based on the way YOU want to use it. For me, I recently decided to leave my corporate job in pursuit of other ventures, and Poshmark is now, more than ever, used as a small business! In addition to wonderful support from the Poshmark team, I honestly credit my success on the app to being active, honest, and fashion educated. I think the easiest way to maximize your sales within the app is to make sure to have beautiful cover photos, have at least 15 items listed in your closet, and to share, share, share as much as possible! Reality TV and cleaning have taken a backseat since my start on Poshmark. 😉

What types of items do you see as best sellers?

For me, I think that the most important thing to remember when selling on Poshmark is that women LOVE a good deal! And if it’s designer and over 60% off then you’re doing even better! I try to remember to keep my items as far away from retail as I can possibly stand in order to maximize my sales. Also, cute, styled items for under the $40 price point are always great sellers for me. As far as brands go, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto, and Sam Edelman have always been big sellers in my closet. And I promise you, if you don’t know if it will sell, stick a cute styled cover photo on it and give some styling suggestions for different seasons and it will sell in no time!

New Seller Tools: “My Closet Stats” & “Not for Sale”

With our latest release of the app, we introduced two new tools to empower sellers on Poshmark take even more control of their closets, merchandise, and interactions with potential buyers: “My Closet Stats” and “Not for Sale” listing status.

1. “My Closet Stats”: My Closet stats gives you important information about your closet, your sales history, and the experience you are delivering to your buyers. This page and the information included on it is private (for your eyes only!) and meant to help you continue to succeed. To get to your closet stats, click on your profile tab at the bottom right of the app > click on “My Closet Stats.”

We’d love to hear your feedback on this tool, Posh sellers! Please click through to this PM Editor listing and let us know what other information about your closet you’d find helpful for selling more on Poshmark.

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Examples of the type of information you’ll find in “My Closet Stats”:

  • Available listings: The total number of unsold listings available for sale in your closet. Closets with a great number of “Available Listings” are more likely to sell an item to a buyer (we recommend having at least 10 available listings in your closet).
  • Self-Shares: The total number of times you have shared a listing from your closet in the last 30 days. Sharing your listings to your followers and to parties will increase the number of potential buyers viewing the listing and your closet.
  • Listings Sold: The total number of listings you have sold in your closet. (Special kudos if you’re one of the top 10% sellers on Poshmark – keep it up!).
  • Total Earned: The total amount of money you have made through your sold listings on Poshmark, less Poshmark fees.
  • Days to Ship: The average time you have thus far taken to ship your orders to buyers. We calculate the time between when the order was placed and when your package was accepted by the US Postal Service. The faster you ship an order to a buyer, the faster she can start enjoying her purchase! If you delay shipping an order to a buyer, you may harm her purchase experience and reduce the chance she shops your closet again.

2. “Not for Sale” Listings: You now have a clear way to tell buyers which listings are no longer available in your closet. This includes items sold in bundles, reserved listings, notes, or purchases that you just want to share with other Poshers (#PoshFinds!). Listings that are marked “Not for Sale” don’t have a blue “Buy Now” button, but others will still be able to see, like, share, and comment on them.

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To mark a listing as “Not for Sale”: click the “Edit” icon on the listing details page > select “Mark as Not for Sale.”

To make one of these listings available for purchase: click the “Edit” icon on the listing details page > select “Mark as Available.”

Note: Poshmark’s minimum listing price is $3. Listings with a $0, $1, or $2 listing price are automatically set to “Not for Sale” listing status and won’t have a “Buy Now” button. For more info, please check out our FAQs here.

Simplified Lower-Priced Shipping and Commission Change

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Over the past year, you’ve given us valuable feedback about ways we could help you achieve even greater success selling fashion items in your closet. One of your most frequent requests is for lower shipping fees to encourage buyers to purchase more. We’ve also heard that you love the ease and simplicity of selling on Poshmark, but we know we can do more. Therefore, we’re so excited to announce that we have partnered with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to bring you PoshPost, a new, simpler shipping label exclusive for Poshers.

PoshPost officially launches this Thursday, March 20th at 12:00 a.m. PT. If you have any questions, check out our FAQs. We’ll also be taking questions here.

Introducing $4.99 shipping on all orders.  We will reduce the shipping rate for buyers from $6.99 to $4.99 for any order under twenty-five dollars. This means that all orders, no matter the price, will ship at the same low rate of $4.99. We know your buyers will be very excited about this change, which means more sales for everyone. Think of this as a permanent shipping promo! Learn more.

Up to 5 pounds for free with PoshPost.  In addition to continuing to provide a free shipping label when you make a sale, PoshPost increases your free weight allowance to 5 lbs. (up from the current two pound limit). Now you can ship a large bundle, those knee-high boots, or that handbag with a lot of hardware, worry free and without having to pay for an upgraded label. The new 5 pound label helps keep selling on Poshmark simple and fun.  Learn more.

Flat Poshmark commission for orders less than $15.  In order to support lower-priced shipping for all orders and provide a more robust label to simplify shipping we are making our first ever change to our commission. Beginning March 20, 2014, we will be changing our commission for orders less than $15 to a single flat rate of $2.95. Commission for orders $15 and up will remain unchanged at 20% of the selling price. This also means that all items below $3 will no longer be available for purchase on Poshmark. Learn more.

To give you a better sense of how these changes might affect you, here are two examples:

EXAMPLE 1:

  • Listing: White blouse with black buttons
  • Sale price: $12
  • Weight: 0.5 pounds

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EXAMPLE 2:

  • Listing: Bundle (3 pairs of shoes, 2 tops)
  • Sale price: $35
  • Weight: 4 pounds

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