I’ve been using Poshmark for over a year now with a fair bit of success. I’m a Poshmark Ambassador, I have 16.9k followers, and I’ve earned over $1000. Not bad! I’ve picked up a few Poshmark selling tips and tricks along the way and today I’m going to share them with you!
First things first, if you’re new to Poshmark, be sure to use my invite code “poutineandprada” when you sign up to earn a $15 credit towards your first purchase. I get a $15 credit as well, which is always very much appreciated!
Ok, let’s get into it. Here are my seven top Poshmark selling tips!
1. Take the best photos possible
This is arguably the most important trick to selling your items successfully. It means clear, well lit, and detailed. This is not the time to be creative or artistic, buyers want to know exactly what they are getting.
Before you even pick up your camera, make sure everything you want to sell is clean, wrinkle free, and in good condition.
Photograph the details such as buttons, zippers, seams, areas that typically pill or show wear, pockets, and any design details that are special. Be sure to clearly show any flaws; doing this will help to avoid returns or poor reviews when your buyer receives the items. Make sure to mention these flaws in your description as well. Doing so will protect you from buyers claiming that the item is not as described when they receive it.
Take your pictures in a brightly lit area, close to a window, with a neutral background. A white sheet on the floor or bed works well, and you can’t go wrong with displaying your clothes on a hanger on a white or light coloured wall. It’s also a good idea to include a photograph of the tag showing the fabric content and care instructions.
Buyers often want to know the measurements of a garment so it helps to include pictures with a measuring tape showing measurements of the armpit to armpit length, top to bottom length, inseam, waist and rise.
2. Share, share, and share
The next tip is to share your closet at least once a day, and more if you can. This means every item! Share your listings to your followers and any appropriately themed parties.
It’s also important to share other seller’s listings. This really helps you become part of the community, gain followers, and get other people sharing your closet to their followers.
I also like sharing listings from parties, this can get fresh eyes on your closet and help to widen your audience.
3. Drop those prices
When deciding on pricing do your research. Check the prices of similar items on the app and, if it’s still available in store, make sure that your price is lower. Decide what the lowest amount you’re willing to accept is and price 10-20% higher so that you can offer a discount whenever someone likes your listing.
Keep an eye on your inbox because Poshmark regularly has promotions such as offering cheaper shipping on any items you offer a discount to likers on.
4. Make your titles informative
Be sure to include the brand, size and colour and any keywords you think people might use in searches.
5. Be flexible
If a potential buyer makes an offer within about 20% of your asking price consider it carefully. If you make a counter offer knock five or ten bucks off. This does not mean that you have to accept low ball offers. I decline them most of the time – it’s bad etiquette and you’re not likely to get the buyer up to a price you’re happy with.
6. Follow the rules
Poshmark has clear guidelines regarding what items are not to be sold. Familiarize yourself with these guidelines and follow them. You do not want to have your closet suspended! This is also important if you want to be viewed as a reputable and honest seller.
7. Be honest and authentic
When I see an item that is clearly damaged, a fake (I would not suggest buying designer bags, etc. unless you are really well versed in spotting fakes), or really over-priced I roll my eyes and keep on scrolling! You don’t want to be ripped off and neither do your buyers!
And that, my friends, is it for this post. Do you have any great Poshmark selling tips that I may have missed? Please share them in the comments if you do.