Poshmark: A Beginners Guide To Selling 2017

Hello future Poshmark slayers.

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I have had a great experience selling both slightly used and new items on Poshmark. I started selling on Poshmark to sell a few items I had never worn, but I graduating to purchasing new items which I flip on Poshmark for a profit!

you are new to Poshmark here are a few tips to help get you started.  Next week I will go over how I buy and resell new clothing to make $100’s of extra dollars per month.

What is Poshmark?

Poshmark is an app where you can sell and buy clothing, accessories, shoes, etc.

How do I get on Poshmark?

Download the Poshmark app. Use the code UVEOD and you to get $5 off your first purchase.

What should my username be? 

Once you pick a username you cannot go back and change it, so make sure you pick a name that is eye catching. Top Poshers have catchy names that reflect what they are selling.

Names I love:

@mycrowdedcloset

@emptyhanger

@poshestunicorn

@resellitmom

What can I sell on  SELLS Poshmark?

Go to the Poshmark home page, the brands and categories they’re advertising are going to be their best sellers. Think about it this away, as a buyer what are you most likely to purchase without being able to return it? A brand you already trust, and items where you don’t have to worry about sizing.

I have had the most success selling…

  1. Womens shoes (sizes 7-9)
  2. Bags
  3. Althletic clothing
  4. Accessories

These some of the best selling Brands…

  1. Lululemon
  2. Anthropologie
  3. Free People
  4. Alex & Ani
  5. Madewell
  6. Steve Madden
  7. Dolce Vita
  8. Nike
  9. Kylie Cosmetics
  10. J Crew

Poshmark Fees

For all sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95.

For sales of $15 or more,  Poshmark’s commission is 20%.

Once your sale has been delivered and received by your buyer, the earnings from your sale are yours.

How Does Shipping Work on Poshmark? 

Easy, this is one of the best parts about selling on Poshmark. All you have to do is print out the label and add it on to your USPS priority shipping box, don’t make the mistake of using a flat rate box.

Add a special touch by wrapping your items nicely and adding a thank you card.

Poshmark provides a flat rate of $6.49 for expedited shipping for all orders.
Each order is shipped using 1-3 day USPS Priority Mail.
Shipping is paid for by the buyer.
Multiple items from one seller can be added to a bundle.
*Keep in mind, if a package is over 5 pounds the seller has to pay any additional charges.

 

How Do I Price an Item? 

Always search on Poshmark for the item you would like to sell, filter by “sold” and see how much your item has sold for in the past.

Keep in mind buyers love to make offers and are excited when they can save even more on an already discounted item.

I suggest pricing items higher by 10% – 15% so you can accept reasonable offers and still make your desired profit. This also helps with customer satisfaction ratings! A buyer will come back if they know you accept offers. 

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Photos

  1. Use a clear stock photo if available.

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2.  Take a beautiful picture of your product in great natural light. Many Poshers like to place their items on a fluffy rug, but if you can be more original go for it! In my opinion the rug is slightly overdone.

Stand out, you will  have a better selling items for more. Additionally, If you have tags include them in a picture, it helps build trust with potential buyers.

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3. Include a close up shot of Item details, since there are no returns on Poshmark you have to go overboard on providing pictures and giving great descriptions.

Buyers want to have a lot of information before purchasing your product. Especially if you plan to sell high end items!

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4. Take pictures of all blemishes. Include a description of the stain or blemish in your product description. For example “Has a makeup stain on the inside interior ( see pics) otherwise in Excellent condition.”

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Description

Include as many details as you can! Include material, dimensions, if a small really fits like a medium etc. Buyers will ask you these questions so it saves you time to include this information.

Poshmark Social Tips

SHARE your closet at least twice a day. This will keep your items at the top of the page under recently shared. This is the filter where Poshmark shoppers are taken to automatically.

SHARE other peoples items and people will share your items back. This is the golden ticket to getting your product seen by a wide range of shoppers.      

THE best time to list your items is in the evening on Thursdays and Fridays. This is when Poshmark is most active. Most of my sales happen from Thursday – Sunday. 

You can also share your items to Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. This will boost your views, Poshers who post on social media draw in 20% more traffic!

App Store Reviews:

“Really great community, and great way to help reuse unwanted clothes. Many beautiful items for great prices!”
“You’ll never shop any other way. Addicting for sure. Moderators do a great job deleting fake items. Great group of sellers on here willing to help other sellers. Just love this app & site!”
Hope these tips helped! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, happy to dive in deeper to my experience with Poshmark. 
 
CHEERS,
Amy

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