As a blogger, I’m constantly buying and receiving new clothes. As my style changes—or I just plain start to run out of closet space—you need a way to clear out the overflow. I’m sure you fashionistas can relate! While a trip to your local Goodwilll is always a great option, there’s also a quick and easy way to make a little cash just in time for the holidays. Enter Poshmark!
I’ve been using app for a little over 3 years now and it’s really been a godsend. It’s the perfect way to shop new and gently used items from the closets of other women all over the country.
1. Posh Parties!!!
Posh Parties are themed parties that take place several times a day hosted by Poshmark influencers. I recently hosted my first one. WOOT! What I love about Posh Parties is the fact that hosts can choose items from your closet as their “Host Picks” and they get seen by the entire Poshmark community. It’s a great way to bring new followers to your closet and make a few sales at the same time.
2. “Make An Offer” Feature
This is a new feature that I really love. It allows buyers to send you a private price offer for an item in your closet. I especially love that if I accept a private offer, the sale is automatically generated. It saves me days of going back and forth with someone over the price only to have them not make a purchase.
3. Closet Stats
No matter what you do, you should always strive to be the best. Closet stats let you see how you rank against other sellers on Poshmark (for example, I’m in the top 10% of sellers) and keeps track of how much money you make. It also keeps track of things like how long it takes you to ship items on average.
4. Direct Deposit
No waiting for checks and all that nonsense. (Although, you can request a check if you’d like.) But I’m a “It’s my money and I want it NOW!” kinda girl. I love being able to tap my screen a few times and have the funds transferred directly into my account.
5. User Ratings!
I loooooove to see positive feedback from people shopping in my closet. I love when they receive an item and leave me a 5-star rating with little notes like, “I bought these shoes for my best friend. They’re beautiful. She’s going to love them!” …And the best best friend of the year goes tooooo…..!!!!
Inside My Closet:
Some of the secrets to a successful Poshmark closet are eye-catching cover pictures, detailed garment shots, and most importantly…great customer service! I make sure to only list items that I myself would be happy to receive if I bought them from someone else and I always try to answer any questions buyers might have quickly and honestly. There’s nothing worse than missing out on a sell because you were too busy playing Candy Crush to answer a buyers question. Lol.
Here’s another really good customer service tip. Whenever I receive a new package in the mail, I keep any reusable packing materials to use for shipping Poshmark purchases. Always having a stash of shipping supplies on hand means I can ship things quickly (normally the next morning) without having to worry about running to the store or post office. I just set them out on the porch in the morning before heading to class and it’s a done deal. Easy! I also love including handwritten notes inside each package just to say, “Thanks! Enjoy!” It’s a great personal touch that buyers really love.
Take a look at a few of the items I have up for grabs in my closet!
Now get your shop on! The Poshmark app is available for iPhone and Android users.
Download it here.