Are you familiar with the Poshmark app? If not and you have closets full of clothes you don’t know what to do with, you need to check it out. I’ve been using Poshmark for almost 3 years and have sold many pieces of clothing that I never worn or wore only a handful of times. It’s a great way to clear out your closet, or find great deals on new items at a fractions of the cost.
Poshmark is a community of people buying and selling clothing. The way it works is that you upload photos of items you want to sell into your virtual closet then you share things from your closet regularly to gain more exposure (more on sharing later). Poshmark makes it super simple to ship and collect payment from the sales. Once someone buys the item, a shipping label for it is automatically mailed to you. All you need to do is print it out and pack-up the item. You don’t need to worry about buying a label, figuring out weight etc… but they do take 20% of your sales so you should take that into consideration as well.
The only negative I found about selling on Poshmark is the amount of time required to make sales. There are a few things that you need to continuously do on the app to make sure your items are seen. Follows and shares are the basis of this app. Poshmark is a feed style app similar to Instagram where people see a feed of items for sale when they open it. In order to stay visible on the feed and make sales you need to have followers, and share not just your own listings but other people’s listings as well. This took me a while to understand, but basically; if you share people’s listings, they will share yours with their followers, the more your items are shared the more exposure it gets.
You DO need to be careful of buying more clothes on the app though! It’s way too tempting and easy to see something you like for a good price and purchase it. I have bought Items from Poshmark, but I control myself to only buy the very exact things I’m looking for, like when I was searching for a Christmas sweater over the holidays, or a specific dress where I know the brand and color I want.
Main tips for selling on Poshmark:
- Share generously
- Follow and be followed
- Take good photos
- Good descriptions and be responsive to comments.
If you decide you give Poshmark a try, use my Invite code: CIELNITESHADE when you sign up and you will receive a $5 credit to your closet. Also comment your username below so I can look you up on the app!