My closet was busting at the seams back in March and I was tired of wearing several items inside. Honestly, I was tired of looking at the mess in general. That’s when I joined Poshmark. Since then I’ve made $3,521 from selling tops, dresses, workout clothes, purses, shoes and jewelry. I’ve sold 153 “listings” which means about 200 items because several of those sells were “bundles.” I’ll explain that more later.
Whether you’re trying to revamp your wardrobe on a budget, get rid of clutter or sell your older items to save up for a brand new large purchase, Poshmark is a stress free way to go about this.
My tips for selling items on Poshmark:
1. Quality Photos
First and foremost, take a great cover photo. Great, that’s done! Now you have 3 other empty spots for extra photos. Use all three. Always! Include a full shot of the item, the back and up close details if needed. Don’t forget to point out and picture any flaws. Lighting is so important. Would you purchase something that you can barely see? Probably not. I always try to think like the buyer and show what I’d want to see. Some members will ask you to model the item so they can get a better feel it. If it still fits me, I’m glad to do this. If it doesn’t look good on me, I’ll let them know it doesn’t fit anymore and attempt to find a stock photo of the item.
2. Presentation of Items
Want to sell a dress you wore once to a wedding and it’s still in perfect condition? Good idea! Is it super wrinkly and you don’t feel like steaming it before photographing? Bad idea! Again, always think of what a potential buyer wants to see. Plus, who wants a wrinkly dress to arrive after purchase?
3. Honest Selling
Does your item have a small stain on the back but it’s hard to see? Always note all imperfections, no matter how cheap or expensive the item is listed for. Write a thorough description for your listing by including the item’s condition, color, size, material, measurements, and any wear or damage. Nothing is more annoying than purchasing something, waiting for it to arrive and realizing it is not what you were expecting. The buyer can file a claim with Poshmark and return the item back to you if it was misrepresented which is a huge hassle for both parties.
4. Answer Questions
Once your items are listed, potential buyers will start asking questions. Does the buyer need clarification? Maybe an inseam measurement? Be sure to answer them in a timely manner. You’ll also receive messages about bundling items in your closet. That’s great for you because you get even more out of your house and great for the buyer because they only have to pay for shipping once.
5. Sold Items
One of my favorite aspects of Poshmark is the buyer pays for shipping and Poshmark immediately emails you a pre paid shipping label. It makes the shipping process nice and easy. Pack your item up nicely (invest in some tissue paper, cute washi tape, twine) and ship out as soon as you can. I always try to ship the next AM. If I’m on vacation or unable to ship for a couple of days, I always contact the buyer and let them know so they’re not in the dark. Don’t forget to grab free Priority Mail envelops and boxes at the post office!
The process of listing your items is user-friendly but there’s still work involved. Take the time to list things at their full potential and you’ll see more sells. Price your items realistically. I’m always much more willing to purchase an item at a higher price when I can see it, read about it and receive answers to my random questions quickly.
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