Posh Tip: Utilize the USPS Mobile App

This week the Community Team brings you a Posh Tip shared by one of our community members in the app. The USPS Mobile App offers a variety of useful features that all Poshmarkers can utilize to make their lives more streamlined when it comes to purchasing and selling. What’s not to love?

For starters, we love that you can track all of your packages right from the app (fig.3). Simply scan the bar code of your sale’s shipping label or type in the tracking number of your purchase. You’ll have the ease and comfort of carefully monitoring your package’s progress as it moves through the mail stream at the tips of your fingers. (Gotta love technology!)

The other thing we find useful in the app is the “Schedule A Pick Up” feature (fig.4). We understand that many of you have busy lives. Take the opportunity to utilize USPS’ scheduling feature and have your parcel picked up to ensure your order is shipped and delivered in a timely manner. Everyone loves receiving packages on time, so if you can’t make it to the post office or a blue mail box, consider scheduling a pick up.

Lastly, we are big fans of the “Get Supplies” (they’re free!) option (fig.5). Sometimes you don’t have a spare unmarked box at home and need one from USPS. Take advantage of their in-app feature to order some so that you always have them handy when you’re ready to ship a package. Just be sure that they’re plain Priority Mail boxes, not Flat Rate, Regional Rate, or Express Mail.

We want to thank and give a huge shout out to our community member, Lilac, who took the time to share this information in her closet this week. We love seeing useful information shared within the community and hope everyone can benefit from this week’s Posh Tip!

Happy Poshmarking!

Introducing PoshPost

When you make a sale on Poshmark, we provide you with a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label. No stamps. No hassle. Now that’s what we call PoshPost!

Remember, the label is pre-paid and ready to go for all packages up to 5 lbs. (If you think your package is over 5 lbs, you can get a label upgrade directly through the app.)

1. Finding the Right Box

  • Our partnership with USPS allows you to use Priority Mail, Priority Flat Rate & Priority Regional Rate boxes. Please note: our label does not support Express Mail boxes.
  • With Canada Post, you can purchase any Priority envelopes or boxes. Please note: our label does not support Xpresspost boxes. 
  • You can also use a regular brown box to ship your items, just make sure you remove any previous labels before shipping.

Did you know you can request FREE boxes from USPS? They’ll even drop them off at your house!

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2. Packaging Up Your Sale

We recommend adding a special touch to your #PoshPackages. Wrap your item in tissue paper and include a personalized note to thank your buyer.

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3. Placing Your Package In the Mail

You’ve got three easy options:

  1. Drop your package in a USPS or Canada Post mailbox, if the package fits.
  2. Drop your package off at your local post office.
  3. Schedule for a pick up online via USPS. Easy! If in Canada, you can register as a small business (free!) and schedule for a pick up for a small fee on the Canada Post site.

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Posh Tip: Get Started on Poshmark

New to Poshmark?  No problem!  We think you’ll find selling on Poshmark so easy that you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before.

Here’s how it works: List. Ship. Earn. It’s really as simple as 1-2-3.

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Step 1:  List Your Item.

Start by finding an item in your closet that you love but just don’t wear anymore. For example, do you have….

  • A dress you wore to a wedding once?
  • A skirt that still has tags on it?
  • Jewelry from an ex that just needs to go?
  • Throw pillow that just didn’t work out?

Then, list them for sale on Poshmark! It’s easy and free.

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Step 2: Ship Your Item.

Once your item sells, let PoshPost do the hard work. We send you a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label. All you have to do is print it out, package up the item, and drop it off at the corner mailbox (if it fits) or at the nearest USPS Post Office. No stamps, no hassle!

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Step 3: Earn Cash.

You can withdraw your earnings from Poshmark anytime…for free! Deposit your money directly into your checking account, request a check, or use the cash to purchase directly on Poshmark. You choose.

Here’s how our fees work: When you make a sale, we will deduct a 20% commission fee from your earnings. This means that you keep 80% of the sale price as your earnings.

Here’s what you get in return: We handle the financial transaction for you (including paying all those pesky credit card fees), provide you with a pre-paid pre-addressed shipping label, and will serve as your customer support team for your sale.

Once you see how simple and easy selling is on Poshmark, you will fall in love with your closet…again. Sell what you have in your closet so you can shop for what you REALLY love today.

Happy Poshing!

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Discounted Shipping!

Great news! We’re offering $5.50 shipping on all orders of $25 and more!  

 See details below:

  • Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. PST on October 31st until 11:59 p.m. PST on January 31, 2013.
  • Standard $7 shipping rate applies to all orders under $25.

That’s right—Poshmark will pay the difference in shipping costs for all orders of $25 or more! We’ve been celebrating so many great things at Poshmark HQ recently, such as The San Francisco Giants sweeping the World Series, Halloween, and our fast-growing (and amazing) community. That’s why we’re so excited to be able to continue the celebration in the app and give YOU something back in return. It’s our way of saying “thank you!”

Happy Poshmarking!

Posh Tip: Shipping Your Poshmark Sales!

Yay you made a sale on Poshmark! Now what? Without further adieu, here’s a post with some helpful tips on packaging, shipping boxes, and how to prep your shipment before it goes out to the excited recipient!

Posh Tip #1: Make sure you’re using the correct box!

Boxes labeled “Priority” at the post office are free (woop woop!) and a great option if you don’t have packaging materials at home. They come in a variety of sizes, so it’s easy to find the one that fits your recently-sold Rebecca Minkoff bag or lace cocktail dress. Don’t have time to drop by the post office to pick them up? Don’t fret! You can request for them online and have them dropped off at home!

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Also, a standard brown box (like the one pictured below) that you have lying around your house could work too. Just make sure that it’s the appropriate size for what you’re shipping out and ensure the label is clearly affixed to the box.

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Boxes that cannot be used are labeled “Priority Flat Rate,” “Regional Rate,” and “Express Mail.”  Be careful when you’re picking these boxes up at USPS or ordering them online because they look very similar to the “Priority Mail” boxes that you can use. An example of a “Priority Flat Rate” box (that can’t be used!) is below.

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Posh Tip #2: It’s all in the details!

We all love getting pretty little things sent to us in the mail, so why not add a special touch to your sale to make your buyer just that much happier with their purchase from you. Wrap your item in cute tissue paper and include a note to thank your buyer. Check out our blog post for tips on packaging.

Posh Tip #3: Placing your item in the mail

Your package is neatly put together and ready for delivery…now what?! If your parcel is small enough, you may slip it in the nearest blue USPS mail box. For packages that are too large to fit, you can either drop it off at the post office or schedule for a pick up via USPS’ site. Easy breezy.

Lastly, if you want to track your item to see where it is on it’s journey after you’ve shipped it out, make note of the USPS tracking number on the label that was originally emailed to you by Poshmark and plug it in here.

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We hope that all these tips have helped you along in getting your Poshmark sales packaged and out the door. Cheers to many sales ahead and, as always, Happy Poshmarking!