Poshmark is a great way for us fashion fanatics to shop sustainably as well as resell our unwanted items, but it takes some time to learn how to posh like a pro. Keep reading to see see my personal tips and tricks.
If you’re anything like me, you always want the next trendy thing. I am totally and completely addicted to online shopping, but my addiction comes at a huge cost. Right now I am dreaming of a Christian Dior Saddle Bag and a rectangular pair of Gucci sunglasses that I found on Revolve, but, sadly, my wallet is always running on empty. That is, until I started selling my clothes on Poshmark. I am continuously cleaning out my closet, so Poshmark is the perfect online fashion marketplace for me to resell items I find in the back of my closet. You know, those items I am never going to wear again (or maybe never even ever wore). I posted my first listing on Poshmark back in the summer of 2018, but it took a while to gain a following, to learn the ins and outs of the site, and to finally start selling my belongings on a regular basis. So, to help you get started fast, I’m sharing my top Poshmark tips and tricks so that you can start poshing like a pro.
1. Make sure to give as much detail as possible
Most sales on Poshmark are final, but if an item is “not as described” the customer is allowed to return it. This applies to all kinds of things like size, authenticity, condition.
2. Put an exclamation mark in front of your name on your account
Now this trick I only just learned last month, but the exclamation mark comes before A in the alphabetical order on Poshmark. This will help you gain followers fast because you will be listed first on follower/following lists. I went from 1,500 followers to almost 10,000 in just three months!
3. If you still have the tags on your item, make it obvious!
Poshers definitely buy pre-loved fashion, but if it is never worn — and the tags are still on — you can sell for much closer to the original price! Your hand-me-downs will sell, but new and pristine clothes at a discounted price are a great find on Poshmark.
4. List your item at a higher price than you want to sell
There is a lot of negotiation that happens on Poshmark. The buyers are allowed to make offers, and typically do. So, I normally list my item for higher than what I want to ultimately sell it for.
5. Poshmark takes a cut of your sale
Be aware that Poshmark takes quite a bit of your sales. For all sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95. For sales of $15 or more, Poshmark takes 20% commission. Take this into account when you’re choosing what price to list your item.
6. Find stock photos!
If you know the exact name of the item you’re listing, chances are there are better pictures of it on the internet than pictures you can take. Especially easy if you’re selling an item with the tag still on!