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Selling on Poshmark

Selling on Poshmark is an easy way to clear out your closet for clothes you don’t like and make room for new clothes. Initially, Poshmark was just for fashion but not they expanded to selling beauty, homes, electronics, and pets. I will be focusing on how to sell clothes on Poshmark but it’s pretty similar to selling anything on Poshmark.

How I became a Posher that is selling on Poshmark?

I graduated high school and I had a bunch of clothes in my closet that I no longer liked. Some of these clothes were brand new with tags so I felt bad for not wearing them. When I was looking for ways to get rid of my clothes I discovered Poshmark. Poshmark amazed me because I never thought I could sell my own clothes that I wore. It’s basically online thrift shopping but I never went thrift shopping so this was fascinating to me. I started selling on Poshmark in 2019 and now I can teach you everything I know!

What is Poshmark?

Poshmark is a community of fashion lovers where Poshers sell clothes from their closets. The idea behind it is that you’re buying clothes from a real person with a certain taste in clothes. Now, these clothes can be used or new with tags. Some people do Poshmark as their full-time job and sell clothes for a profit. I have just been selling clothes to clear my closet like most Poshers.

Is Poshmark used clothing?

Yes, there is mostly used clothing on Poshmark but there is also clothing on Poshmark that’s new with tags and new without tags. I recommend trying to wash any clothing you buy anyways regardless of whether it’s used or new.

What does nwt mean on Poshmark?

NWT stands for new with tags. These are clothes that someone

Poshmark Selling Fees

poshmark selling fees for selling on poshmark

Poshmark Selling Tips

  • Good Photos! I like to use the model’s photos from the original online listing of the clothing item. Try to get pictures of yourself wearing the clothing item if you can in cases where you don’t have a model. Get close-ups too!
  • Measurements: Make sure you have a measuring tape handy. Some people like to know the exact measurements of clothing items. You can also you the Measure app if you have an iPhone. If the clothes fit you then it’s also helpful to provide your own body measurements.
  • List Material: Some people like to know what material the clothing is made out of so if you have that information provide it to them.
  • Likes = Sales: Those items that get the most likes are the most likely to sell. And trust me you will be surprised by what people like in your closet. My personal favorites from my closet actually get zero likes! I listed my hip-hop dance costume in my closet just to have more listings and surprisingly people really liked this and it got sold!
  • Engage every day! Share share share! Poshmark is a serious commitment and something you have to work a little at every day. The listings are always listed by most recently shared so this is why you need to always share your items. Also, don’t be afraid to share other Poshers items! I never did at first because I felt it was like a competition but by sharing other people’s listings you’re sharing the love and trust me most people will share your items too as a thank you note. By having other people share your closet items you are expanding the network of people that will come across your listings.
  • Never sell anything that doesn’t match what you listed! I canceled my first sale on Poshmark because I listed the size incorrectly. However, I did once sell a pair of sunglasses that had a scratch on them which I was aware of but sold anyways because I didn’t think it was a big deal. BAD IDEA! The customer had filed a case and had to return the sunglasses and I made no money on the sale and it was a waste of time and disappointment to the customer. I did admit my mistake and admit to the customer that I was well aware of the scratch and would be happy to take a return which is why my case wasn’t so complicated but the better choice would have been for me to cancel the sale when I saw the scrape in the first place. But it’s okay accidents happen and now I know to never sell anything unless it’s picture-perfect!
  • Notifications: Set up notifications so you will know when people comment on your listings or purchase your items. This will help you respond to customers quicker so you can answer their questions in the comments section or ship out their order faster!
  • Recycling! You don’t have to buy boxes or fancy cards or wrapping paper to package your order. I literally just save old wrapping and packaging from my own online orders and just reuse that for my Poshmark orders. I have even used plastic bags to deliver orders to customers. Recycling is great for the environment and it also saves money! So make sure you do recycle and reuse when you package with Poshmark. You can order free boxes from USPS to be delivered to your house if you don’t have anything to package your item with.
  • Thank-you notes: I usually use the scraps of the shipping label paper to make a small thank-you note for the customer. Thank you notes are a nice personal touch to your order. Some people print them out too but it’s up to you on how you want to make your notes.

Poshmark Return Policy

You may be wondering what happens if someone wants to return something they bought from you on Poshmark. Customers can only return things that are not described in the posting. Examples of this might be the wrong color or a rip in the garment. Poshmark won’t let the customer return the item if it doesn’t fit. Also, returns have to go through Poshmark for approval. If it’s a minor issue the customer may be given some Posh credit in exchange for the inconvenience. You will get the item mailed back to you if a customer does return it.

How to put Poshmark on vacation mode?

If you’re gonna be away from home, then it’s best to put your Poshmark closet on vacation mode. This prevents people from making purchases in your closet. While missing out on sales can sound bad you can always reengage with any visiting shoppers later. Also if you don’t put your closet on vacation mode and can’t ship out the product your shipping time will increase which is not good for your customers. So here’s how to set your closet to vacation mode.

What are the most active times on Poshmark?

graph depicting time people make a purchase on Poshmark

Take a look at this fabulous graph I made! This is real data from me (a real Posher) showing you real-time data of when Poshers have bought from me. As you can see Poshers are not early birds or night owls. They definitely do have certain times during the day when they like to Posh. 6 am-8 am EST is a great time slot. This works well for people who like to wake up early and do some shopping before they get to work. From 1-5, EST pm is also a great time! This is after lunchtime and people have gotten through the busier times of their day. Although my customer base data doesn’t reflect that Poshers shop in the evenings and nights, I have heard that many people do shop during this time of day as well.

Poshmark Referral Code

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