Visitor submit by Amanda Miska
My identify is Amanda, and I’ve been reselling clothes since 2008. I used to have a classic retailer with my sister on Etsy (and blogged about classic style, which is how I had the pleasure of assembly Alison!), dabbled in eBay, and have been promoting on Poshmark since 2016, however I’ve solely grown to be a daily “full-time” vendor within the final yr. I additionally assist Alison run her Poshmark closet! As a result of so many individuals are doubtless cleansing out closets proper now–whether or not as a result of it’s the brand new yr or that Marie Kondo collection on Netflix or perhaps you’re impacted by the federal government shutdown and will use some additional money–Alison thought it is perhaps useful to share a crash course on the best way to earn money on Poshmark.
- 1 What’s Poshmark?
- 2 How Poshmark Works
- 3 Find out how to Get Began on Poshmark
- 4 Poshmark Images Ideas
- 5 Tips on how to Create a Profitable Poshmark Description and Title
- 6 Understanding Poshmark Pricing and Gives
- 7 Have Enjoyable Making Cash with Poshmark!
Poshmark is mixture reselling and social app. With Poshmark you possibly can simply promote clothes, footwear, jewellery, and extra proper out of your telephone. You possibly can comply with individuals’s closets and know once they add new gadgets. You even have a information feed the place any necessary alerts seem, like gross sales, presents, or questions on your gadgets. In contrast to eBay, Poshmark is only for style, and in contrast to The RealReal, Poshmark is a superb place to promote mall and large field manufacturers and garments in good situation that could be a couple of years previous.
Whereas Poshmark might contain a bit of extra work and participation than eBay or apps like Mercari, in case you are promoting style and somebody who loves garments, it’s completely value it, for my part. It’s additionally extremely handy, contemplating you possibly can function completely out of your telephone, which signifies that aside from taking the merchandise photographs, you’ll be able to do every thing remotely. I listed gadgets on the market from a seashore chair on the pool this summer time, from a desk at my favourite espresso store whereas sipping a latte, whereas watching my youngsters play on the native park.
How Poshmark Works
Poshmark is an app during which customers have their very own closets. You submit gadgets to your closet and may store in different individuals’s closets. Your latest gadgets will seem on the prime of your closet when individuals scroll. Poshmark has a feed of all of the closets, and once you add new gadgets, they’ll present up within the feed to your followers. There’s additionally an in depth search, which is usually how individuals discover gadgets. Most consumers come to Poshmark in search of one thing particular, so describing your gadgets clearly is necessary! Poshmark additionally has events, the place seasoned customers curate showrooms based mostly on totally different manufacturers or themes. The app additionally has and showrooms the place you’ll be able to see what the present developments are.
The app is split into simply navigable sections:
- Feed, the primary web page the place gadgets are shared throughout the app;
- Store, the place the events and showrooms are displayed, in addition to the place to seek for gadgets or manufacturers;
- Promote, which is what you faucet so as to add a brand new merchandise in your closet;
- Information, which is the place you’re alerted to new followers, provides, gross sales, and feedback;
- After which your vendor web page. That is the place you’ve entry to your closet, likes, purchases, profile, and tons of vendor instruments, in addition to your stats.
When it comes to group, you comply with individuals, they usually comply with you again. You possibly can touch upon gadgets publicly to ask questions, and also you reply to purchaser questions publicly as nicely. Consumers should settle for and price their purchases earlier than your cash is dispersed into your account; nevertheless, solely your common score is displayed, not feedback, which could be a aid to individuals who may need nervousness about shifty consumers (and there are all the time a couple of).
Find out how to Get Began on Poshmark
The very first thing you need to do is about up a profile. This consists of making a username–you need to use a variation of your personal identify, however a memorable identify in your closet is one thing I’d additionally advocate if reselling is one thing you may love to do often!–and fill out a measurement and model profile that may mirror each what you could be promoting or in search of as a purchaser. This info is what Poshmark makes use of to assist curate your feed and assist consumers discover you and vice versa! You possibly can select to incorporate info like your social media accounts, the college you attended, metropolis you reside in, manufacturers you’re keen on, and extra.
An entire and detailed profile helps others discover and join with you on the app. And it’s additionally the place the place potential consumers can see your stats and your love notes, that are optionally available notes individuals can depart for you once they have a very good expertise shopping for out of your closet.
When it comes to posting your gadgets, Poshmark’s course of is fairly normal:
- Add (as much as eight) high-quality pictures of your merchandise
- Write a descriptive title to have your merchandise discovered simply in a search
- Create an outline of your merchandise that provides potential consumers necessary info, together with any flaws within the merchandise
- Choose the merchandise’s measurement, model, shade from a pull-down menu
- Set a worth in your merchandise
- Click on LIST!
Poshmark recommends that sellers have a minimum of 10 gadgets of their closet to start out. You additionally ought to share your closet day by day, at the very least as soon as, however ideally two or 3 times. This ensures gadgets are seen within the feed and by potential consumers. When potential, submit all through the day moderately than abruptly. This retains your closet recent and retains you showing lively on the app.
Poshmark Images Ideas
No want to purchase a flowery lighting package, however you do have to take clear, well-lit pictures to be able to get probably the most consideration in your gadgets. There isn’t a want for a model (though I like utilizing one, and you should purchase them pretty low cost today). You possibly can grasp your merchandise on a clean wall. Simply ensure you’re getting pictures from numerous angles, and gadgets are as wrinkle-free as potential. Attempt to take your photographs in daylight close to a window. And you may all the time use a photograph modifying app (there are such a lot of good, free ones on the market now!) to brighten them a bit (simply don’t go overboard or the colour or texture of your merchandise may get misrepresented). One other essential word: take a photograph of the model/measurement tag in addition to the supplies tag, if it’s there, so consumers can see precisely what they’re getting.
One other photograph hack, which is at occasions controversial, is to discover a inventory photograph of the merchandise and use this as your main photograph. You’ll be able to typically discover them by googling the model with a selected description of the merchandise. Nevertheless, you continue to have to take and current photographs of the particular merchandise for consumers. (see picture under: on one aspect is an Anthropologie inventory photograph I used to be capable of finding because the merchandise was newer; the Free Individuals gown I shot in entrance of a white wall with my model).
Tips on how to Create a Profitable Poshmark Description and Title
You don’t need to be an web optimization professional to know how one can create a very good title or description: you simply should assume like a purchaser, and in addition perceive Poshmark’s focus, which is about manufacturers and on-trend types. When you needed to purchase the merchandise you are attempting to promote, what would you Google to discover a photograph of it? This can be a good place to start out. When you have room on the finish of your description, you may also add the dimensions (or only a S, M, L, XL) as a result of Poshmark gadgets fairly often present up in Google searches and individuals are possible on the lookout for one thing of their measurement.
When it comes to descriptions, you additionally need to have good key phrases that inform your purchaser something they’d have to find out about an merchandise. In your description, you need to embrace the sort materials, if there are any flaws with the merchandise, and typically, in case you are fashion-savvy, you may embrace a styling tip to beef up the outline: “These heels would look nice with a pair of ripped denims and an outsized boyfriend blazer” or one thing alongside these strains. Measurements do come in useful for issues like denims, the place the rise (crotch to prime hem) and inseam (crotch down inside leg to backside hem) and waist are essential elements in match. It doesn’t harm to incorporate different measurements as clients typically ask for them.
Above, an instance of the title and outline for a fuzzy pink cardigan from Anthro that I posted simply this week.
Understanding Poshmark Pricing and Gives
The most effective methods to decide on a promoting worth is on Poshmark! Search for a similar merchandise or an identical merchandise on Poshmark and see what it has bought for on the app. You are able to do this by typing the model and outline of the merchandise into the search bar, and within the superior looking bar on the prime, scroll to the far proper, and beneath AVAILABILITY, choose Bought Gadgets. Typically, you may assume an merchandise is value quite a bit, however like several shopper expertise, provide and demand applies. A lower cost is the best way to compete in a saturated market. And if the typical promoting worth was $25, you’re in all probability not going to get $50.
A whole lot of consumers make gives on gadgets. My suggestion is worth at the least 10-20% larger than what you’d need for the merchandise to account for this. Remember that Poshmark’s minimize is 20% of the promoting worth, or $2.95 on any sale underneath $15.
It’s also possible to ship provides to individuals who “like” your gadgets, utilizing the Supply to Likers button, however these gives should embrace a delivery low cost and be at the least 10% lower than your set worth.
On this cardigan, if I hit Worth Drop, I am going to have two choices. I can both drop the worth general, or simply ship a particular Supply to Likers with the delivery low cost. I’d supply them $35 with discounted delivery. They will purchase or they will even make a counteroffer.
I really like promoting on Poshmark as a result of they deal with probably the most tedious and troublesome a part of reselling for me, which was delivery. Poshmark sends a mailing label on to you, and consumers pay delivery. That’s it. No weighing, no measuring, no evaluating one of the best technique. Every thing ships precedence at a flat price, so long as it’s underneath 5 kilos.
Have Enjoyable Making Cash with Poshmark!
There are much more issues occurring on the app like events and Poshmark ambassadors and Bundles. Nevertheless, that is your quickstart information to beginning a closet. One other strategy to get snug is simply to fiddle on the app. Take a look at different individuals’s closets, take a look at the primary web page events and showrooms, search a model you’re keen on or personal numerous, and see what’s obtainable.
Have further questions on the way to generate income on Poshmark? Ask within the feedback! Additionally, please add Alison’s closet to buy a few of your favourite items from the weblog, and my closet for a variety of sizes and styles (and even some menswear and youngsters, which you may also add to your closet!), and I’ll add you again and share yours! In case you be a part of, use my code MANDAMISKA and get $5 off your first order, and I’ll get somewhat bonus for recruiting you: WIN-WIN!
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Amanda Miska is a mom, author, editor, style reseller, and general goodhearted badass. You’ll find her on Twitter @akmiska, and on Instagram @mandamiska and @mandamiskacloset.