These Tips To Selling On Poshmark are completely 100% my opinion and based on my own personal experience. There are no guarantees these will work for everyone, but they have worked for me.
So before I begin this article, let me just first say that I have been selling second hand clothing on Poshmark for a little over a year now. To date, I have made a over $330 from selling mostly clothes that my kids or I have worn.
I can also say that this is not a quick money making tactic, from my experience it took time to make that first sale. I also recommend listing what you already have (versus starting with purchasing clothes for the purpose of resell, so far I have only sold 2 items this way.)
Now if you are new to the app or have questions, here are my tips as well as screenshots directly from my profile on the app.
You can’t do anything on Poshmark unless you download the app and register. Here is a little self promotion (when you signup, I could make $10 after you purchase an item) For a limited time, use my code FASHIONJSN1 to save $10: https://posh.mk/txDnI8Eht2
2. Create a descriptive profile:
When you get started on Poshmark, it will ask you to complete a “Meet your Posher” about yourself. No need to give out private personal information, however be descriptive about the brands you like and the sizes you are looking for.
This way other “Poshers” AKA app users similar to your profile can find out what you have in common. Check out my profile for an example HERE: https://poshmark.com/closet/fashionjsn1
3. Go through your closets and sort into 3 piles:
I say three piles because first, you need to sort by brand names, next by quality, and then go back through and sort by condition.
Name brands sell well, but if you have a generic leather belt, that might be something to list if it is in good condition. However, if you have clothing that is torn or stained I would highly recommend either saving for a garage sale or donating those items. I only list the best of my shirts, pants, and shoes.
If you have an item that does have a small stain, you can still list it (in fact you could list it with a big stain or tear) however you need to include that in the description when you add it and price it accordingly.
4. Take clear photos of what you are selling:
Buyers want to purchase from individuals they can trust, if your photos are grainy or dark it will make it difficult to see the article. Take multiple photos in good lighting so the buyer can see as many views of the items as they can.
As you list items on Poshmark they will be placed in your closet and just like in a real closet, it is easier to get to what you want if it is clean.
5. Be detailed in your descriptions when you list an item:
Include the Brand or if it is for a Man, Women, Boy, Girl. Add the size. Talk about the occasion it could be worn for, if it has an adjustable waist line.
Did you only wear the item once? Be sure to include that it is barely used.
6. Do your research on price:
If you can’t remember what you purchased the product for or if it was a gift, just list the original price as $0. However, if you aren’t sure on what you should list it for look at other sellers and where their prices are at. Also, be open to negotiating or giving a discount if a buyer wants to Bundle. You can either manually give a discount or set up an automatic discount in the app setting.
7. Follow people on Poshmark that are selling similar items:
I say this because if you are selling a lot of a certain brand, example Old Navy or a certain size of clothing example Size Girls 10, it is likely that a person who like that brand or have children close in size would likely follow back.
The more followers you have, the better your chances are at making a sell.
8. If you sell an item ship it as soon as possible.
Package items nicely with tissue paper. Appearance matters, so make sure your clothing is clean. For an extra added touch, I even include a thank you note in the shape of a heart. Buyers rate purchases, and if you have great ratings the better you will look to future shoppers of your closet.
FYI, get free shipping supplies at the Post Office and look for inexpensive tape and tissue paper at the Dollar Store. Here is a great article on Tips of How To Ship With Poshmark.
9. Finally, remember to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE.
In regards to sharing, I mean share your items every few days to your followers, share your items in Poshmark parties, and share from other Posher’s Closets if they share your items. Then, go through your followers closets and share their items.
The more you share, the more others share and this is how you communicate to potential buyers. FYI, you can also share on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote your items.
To summarize it up!
I only devote a very small portion of my time to listing and sharing. I am not getting rich off of Poshmark, but I have made enough to give the kiddos money for Holiday Gifts as well as purchased new clothes for my children.
Poshmark is a fun way to clean out your closet and an option to sell second hand clothing online. If you found my Tips To Selling On Poshmark helpful please feel free to share in the comments! If you have your own tips, I would love to hear them as well.
Carlee @ FLL
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