I’m slowly creeping up on my 2 year anniversary of selling on Poshmark! I’ve learned a lot from trial and error, and I wanted to round up a few tips for selling on Poshmark! Poshmark is pretty easy to figure out – snap a picture, write a description, download a shipping label + put it in the mail. Whether you’re trying to earn a couple extra dollars, start a side hustle, or just get rid of stuff in your closet, there are a few tips you can be implementing to help your items sell! I’m always amazed that people don’t know about these, so I wanted to make sure to share these tips for selling on Poshmark!
If you’re new to Poshmark, check out my blog post about how to list your items for sale on Poshmark!
ONE // Describe your item in your title!
Google drives a LOT of traffic to Poshmark, and Google is a search engine! What might people be trying to find when they discover your item? For example, go to google and type in “Anthropologie sunglasses dress.” Look at the images. The third result is my listing! Include things like brand name, color, size and any style detail you know. Don’t say “red t shirt” when you could be saying “Gap ruffle hem red v-neck tee shirt size M.” You have 50 characters for your title; use them well!
TWO // Re-describe your item in the listing!
Just because you wrote the description in the title doesn’t mean you shouldn’t re-state the information in your description! Use that first description as a building block. After describing the item again, elaborate on the condition and any extra details.
THREE // Share your items!
A LOT of people don’t know this, but Poshmark’s newsfeed is kind of like Pinterest (before the algorithm lol). Most recently shared stuff goes to the top of the newsfeed! If you haven’t shared your item in awhile, there will be a banner at the top of an item you’re viewing that tells you how long its been since you’ve shared it. Try sharing your closet once in the morning and once in the evening and see what kind of traffic that gives you!
FOUR // Price with some wiggle room
When you price your items, make sure you have room to send and accept offers. If you’re hoping to sell an item for $8, don’t be afraid to list it for $13! Then if someone offers you lower than listing price, it still has a chance of being more than what you wanted to make. Don’t forget about Poshmark fees, too. Luckily they show you what you’ll earn when you’re making your listing, but it’s important to remember that selling for $13 doesn’t mean you’ll earn $13 🙂
FIVE // Take a bunch of pictures
Don’t just take a picture of the front of the item and list it. I always take at least 4 photos – front, brand/size tag, fabric content tag and back. If there are any details or flaws/wear, take close up photos of those parts. Beading, embroidery, snags, pilling all deserve a close up photo so the buyer knows what they’re in for!
SIX // Offer to Likers!
When someone “likes” your item, you can send them a special discount! Go to the item listing, click on “Price Drop” and select “Offer to Likers.” You’ll have to offer 10% off the lowest listed price plus a shipping discount. The offer stays open for 24 hours after it’s sent. I’ll write a whole blog post about this later, but when I first had access to this feature, I sold 50+ older items in 48 hours. Price to keep offers in mind!
SEVEN // Share other people’s listings!
At the end of the day, only your items getting shared will actually result in shares but Poshers often have a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” mentality. Shares are often returned, so if you find closets to share, your items might be shared to a whole new audience! Find closets with a high share number and a high following. That means they’re likely to share and the item will be seen by a lot of people. This is one of my top tips for selling on Poshmark.
EIGHT // Offer a bundle discount
In your seller tools, you have the option to offer a bundle discount. That means that if a buyer orders 2+ items for your closet, they’ll receive a discount AND they’ll save on shipping! Even more incentive for someone to buy from your closet. Yesterday I sold 11 items for $110, profiting $88. Some of them were items I’d been given. The rest I purchased for under $1 each at the Goodwill Outlet. I’ll take that all day every day!
NINE // Create a bundle for someone who likes your items
If you see someone has “liked” a few of your items, you have the opportunity to bundle those items for them and send them an offer. I often offer $5-$10 less than my bundle discount of 20% off 2+ items. I price with wiggle room so it’s still a price that makes me money!
TEN // Be consistent (and patient)
I see more action when I’m consistently posting (even just 2-3 items every few days) and sharing. When I ghost my Poshmark closet, it often ghosts me. Show up and put in the effort even when it’s not yielding immediate results! Poshmark’s algorithm is a bit mysterious. You can’t force people to buy anything. Sometimes you are consistent and you are showing up and… crickets. Don’t give up, it’ll come back around (I tell myself this so often).
I hope these 10 tips for selling on Poshmark yield great results for you! Let me know if you have any specific Poshmark questions 🙂 If you’re new to Poshmark, sign up using the code STEPHANIEAMBER and you’ll get a $5 credit towards your first purchase! If you choose to redeem your $5 credit in my Poshmark closet, let me know and I’ll give you an even deeper discount!
Cheers and happy poshing!