SELLING ON POSHMARK
Ever thought about selling your clothes or other household items online? How about selling on Poshmark? If you’re looking to get rid of some items in your closet and want to make a little extra cash doing it then selling your clothes on Poshmark is a great option.
You should also check out: Best Places to Sell Your Clothes Online
If you were wondering how to or whether it’s worth it to sell your clothes or other items online, then this article is for you. By the way, Poshmark is NOT sponsoring this post, I just really wanted to share my tips and experience selling on Poshmark.
What is Poshmark?
Poshmark is a super popular app and website for buying and selling clothes, shoes, makeup, and more. I like Poshmark because they make selling your stuff online super easy!
You basically just snap a photo of the item you want to sell with your iPhone or Android device, fill in a description, set the price, and you’re done!
They take care of the shipping label, you just print it and the buyer pays the shipping fee. You can even get free boxes to ship your items in (keep reading for links on getting free boxes).
It only takes minutes to take a few photos once you get the hang of it and minutes to ship your items out once you make a sale. Yup, it’s that easy!
Sign Up for Poshmark using my code: ESAVINGSBLOG and get a $10 Credit! Sign up here.
My Poshmark Experience and Tips for Selling on Poshmark
I’ve had an account with Poshmark for some time for shopping purposes but didn’t really use it. But once I started on my decluttering journey I decided to give Poshmark a try because I was getting rid of lots of “stuff”.
I wanted to earn some extra money on some of my gently used clothes and a bunch of new with the tags on them items I was discovering in my closet. I’m ashamed to say that I had quite a bit of these items in my closet!
Once I rounded up about 10 items I started the process of listing them (Poshmark recommends listing as many items as you can so your Poshmark closet isn’t empty). Plus you can offer discounts when people buy more than one item from your closet.
After looking at some other Poshers (a.k.a people who sell on Poshmark) I discovered that the top sellers had a nice theme going where they would take pictures of their items with pretty backgrounds and keep it consistent throughout their postings.
This leads me to my first tip for selling on Poshmark.
Take Nice Photos!
Poshmark and Google seem to like clean white backgrounds which actually makes things a lot easier! You can use pieces of white foam board from the dollar store or Walmart to make a photo backdrop OR even better you can use the free app PhotoRoom to give any photo a white background.
The app can be used on a computer, an iPhone, or an Android and there’s no need to upgrade because you’ll only be using the plain white background feature.
Below is a photo I took where I used PhotoRoom to remove the background.
If you have a nice background and you want to keep it OR you just don’t have the time to remove all the backgrounds, I recommend just doing at least one photo with the background remover and using that as the main photo.
Take lots of photos and make sure you show any wear and tear of the item or any imperfections so that you’re not deceiving the buyer (remember you don’t want returns and you want good reviews to make more sales).
I take at least 6 to 8 pictures and use the best photo for my “cover” photo which will show up in the feed as people scroll through the Poshmark app. Poshmark also allows you to add a short clip video to your listing if you like.
You can check out my closet here to see what I mean. You will want to take pictures of any tags if new and of the brand name labels to show authenticity especially if it’s a popular or designer brand.
Another important tip is to make sure you have good lighting! Take photos in the best lighting possible.
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Write a Good Description
You want to be as descriptive as possible when writing your product descriptions. I’m actually still trying to get better at this myself. You want to include everything you can such as size, brand, any imperfection notes, color, and measurements when possible especially with clothes because people are less likely to buy without this information.
I use a clothing measure tape to measure clothes and when possible I leave the measuring tape on the product when I take the picture so they can see the dimensions.
You also want to fill out as much as you can when listing your item because people are doing searches in Poshmark and if they’re looking for Coach sneakers size 6, for example, you want to make sure your listing will show up for them as a result.
I quickly learned this after getting several low offers on my items. Pretty much EVERYONE makes an offer and hardly anyone will just buy at the price listed. For this reason, you want to price your item higher than you’re willing to actually take.
How do you know what to price your item at? Look around and do some searches on Poshmark to see what others may be listing similar items for and that should give you an idea.
For example, my Coach sneakers happen to be brand new, I spent $54.99 on them (I show the price tag in the photos) and I listed them at $45. With that price, I will make $36 but most likely I will be getting lower offers so that’s why I started at $45.
You can start even higher and once you get a bunch of likes on your item you can lower the price in 10% increments and it will notify everyone who liked your item that you lowered the price!
This is a great way to keep eyes on your items and is a strategy many Poshers use to get more people to share and buy their items.
Follow, Follow, Follow, and Share, Share, Share!
To get your listings seen when you are new, you need to follow lots of other Poshers and share their items! Poshmark is a great community of buyers and sellers and you will get lots of shares and follows this way.
You want to keep sharing your own items as well as you get more followers. I share my closet several times a day now because I have thousands of followers and hundreds of listings. You don’t want to share excessively as that will look spammy to Poshmark so be sure to space out your shares every couple of hours or so.
TIP: I use a free service called Flyp to automatically share my closet every 2 hours on slow speed. I HIGHLY recommend signing up for Flyp if you have a lot of items to share. You can even set it up to send out offers to likers. You can check out Flyp here.
I also like to go to my feed in Poshmark and share items from other Poshers. A lot of people will say that this is unnecessary but I find that most Poshers will share items from your closet when you share items from theirs and I just think it’s a nice thing to do as well to help out other sellers.
Share your items to a Posh Party! Posh Parties happen often and when you can you’ll want to share your listings to relevant parties. Most parties have themes so you have to fit the theme to share to that particular Posh Party.
For instance today they’re having a Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour party so if you had listings under those brands you could share them. If for some reason it says not eligible it’s probably because you didn’t select a brand when you made the listing so make sure to go edit your listing and select the brand.
Sharing to Posh Parties gets your listings to more people. They will get shared a lot during the parties.
If you’re on Poshmark make sure to follow me @esavingsblog and leave your Poshmark name or link in the comments of this post and I’ll follow you back and share some of your listings! If you’re not signed up yet use code: ESAVINGSBLOG to get $10! Sign up here.
What to Do After A Sale (How to Ship on PoshMark)
First of all Congrats! You made a sale but now what do you do? First, you want to make sure you’re prepared for the sale before you actually make one! This is so important because you want to ship it out as soon as you can, I usually ship the same day or the day after.
The good news? Shipping on Poshmark is so easy!
Print your label. Make sure you have a working printer so you can print out the label that will get emailed to you upon a sale. Poshmark takes care of creating the label, you just need to print it.
TIP: Use my hack to get free ink! Check it out here.
Order Free boxes from USPS now! Yes, there is no need to buy boxes because you can get them at your local post office for free or shipped to you absolutely free right from the USPS website.
IMPORTANT: Orders can be shipped using boxes that are labeled Priority Mail, Priority Mail Flat Rate, or Regional Rate. Any other USPS boxes, including Express Mail are NOT allowed and may cause delays in shipping and receiving your earnings
Order Your boxes here NOW before you make any sales. I ordered the Priority Mail Box – 1095, Priority Mail Box – 1096L, and the Priority Mail Shoe Box for example.
The Good News: standard brown boxes and padded envelopes that you have around the house will work just as well! Just make sure they are in good condition and all old labels are off them.
If you’re shipping shoes on Poshmark I recommend not shipping them with the box unless it’s small. I usually just put them on a large ziplock style bag then wrap that with cute tissue paper and add a thank you note.
When ordering your boxes from USPS they do have shoeboxes that you can pick for free as well. These work great for shoes.
Make Your Package Special!
This one is totally optional but as a new posher I highly recommend trying it as you will get more reviews this way ( I get reviews on most of my items).
You may be thinking really? But Poshers love pretty packages! You can do this easily and cheaply by using pretty tissue paper to cover your products and by adding a simple thank you note as a special touch.
You can grab thank you notes and tissue paper from the dollar store, or order them on Amazon. I usually write a special thank you note and tell them to come back again. When I can I even add a freebie, I have lots of free samples I collect so these are easy to add to my shipments.
Now that you have your box, your label, and your thank you note just put it all together. If your product is breakable or may get damaged by rain I usually add bubble wrap or put it in a plastic ziplock type bag to protect it.
Tape the pre-addressed label you printed right from Poshmark to the box and bring your box to the post office, give it to your mailman, or put it right in the blue mailbox. That’s it!
How Much Can You Make on Poshmark?
This will depend on how many items you have to list and sell. Once I went through all the items in my home I started sourcing inventory from friends and family and from thrift stores to resell on Poshmark which has made me a lot more money.
I’ve sold 524 items as of August 2023 and have made a total of $17,065.00 (see a screenshot from my account below).
Tip: FLYP is also great for sourcing inventory to sell on Poshmark! It works in the form of commissions. They give you the inventory and when it sells you’ll split the profit with Flyp. You can find out more about that here.
Resources to help you sell on Poshmark:
Flyp Sharer– Great for sharing, sending out offers and even sourcing free inventory to sell on Poshmark!
Thank You Stickers (You can get a pack of 500 for less than $8)
I mentioned earlier about becoming a long-time Poshmark Seller, some people end up liking selling on Poshmark so much that they open up a boutique on Poshmark or they shop thrift stores and then resell on Poshmark for a profit. Opening a boutique requires a simple certification that can be completed right in your Poshmark account.
This can be a great side hustle but I recommend starting with your own items first to get the hang of it.
If you sign up don’t forget to use my code: ESAVINGSBLOG to get a $10 Credit! Sign up here.
Also, leave your Poshmark username in the comments so I can follow you and help share your listings!
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