Here are some Poshmark tips for beginners to selling on the Poshmark platform. If you’re not new to Posh, try out my intermediate Poshmark tips!
1.) Take your pictures in natural light or use a lighting set. Use a solid white background or a backdrop to photograph your items
The #1 thing you can do right now to get more Poshmark sales is to make sure you’re taking clear, well-lit photos with a background that doesn’t take away from your image. Do not underestimate the power of light and clarity!
You’ll sell clothes a lot quicker if your images make it easy to view the features of an item and represent the colors accurately.
If you take the time to use good lighting and a good-quality background, you’ll have better pictures than half of Poshmark already. Many Poshers take pictures at night, with nothing but their bedroom lights, resulting in grainy images.
Or, they lay items out on a busy background that detracts from the photo, such as a patterned blanket on their bed. My post about supplies for Posh sellers talks about the types of backgrounds you can use. You can even just grab a couple cheap, white posterboards next time you’re out and use those!
If you were wondering, you absolutely do not need a professional camera to take pictures for Poshmark. In fact, I recommend that you don’t use one.
Just use your phone camera! That way you can upload pictures straight to Poshmark without having to transfer files from one device to another.
2.) Be honest with yourself – don’t waste time listing things that won’t sell.
- You will get more out of Poshmark if your closet is full of clean, cute items in great condition
Do not post stained-up or beat up pieces of clothing on Poshmark. They will not sell, and you will have wasted your time photographing them, creating descriptions, listing them, and sharing them.
Focus your time and energy on the great stuff you have that you know someone would love to have in their closet.
3.) Draw attention to any imperfections on your items
If you have a cute or trending item that happens to have a small flaw, but you know someone will love it anyway, make sure potential buyers are aware of any flaws your item has. When you highlight the fact that your item has a flaw, you are establishing yourself as an honest seller to anyone who views your listing.
Take a clear picture of the flaw, however small, and include it in your listing. In the description, let the buyer know that the item has an imperfection, and let them know what picture they can see the flaw in.
When someone makes an offer on an item I have listed that has a small tear or hole, I will usually confirm with them that they’ve seen the photos of the item’s imperfection before accepting the offer.
4.) Share other people’s stuff (but don’t forget to share your own)
The more you share, the more shares (and exposure) you will receive! But share your items frequently – especially during parties!
5.) Source items from popular Poshmark brands
Make sure the brands you’re listing on Posh are ones that will probably sell. You can do your own research on this by searching Poshmark’s sold listings.
6.) Save money on shipping products by buying in bulk
You’ll save money if you order your shipping products in bulk. Things like tape, thank-you cards, poly mailers, bubble wrap – order it on eBay or Amazon!
Don’t waste money going to Office Depot or even Walmart and buying one or two mailers or rolls of tape at a time. (Unless there’s a great sale or coupon!)
If you can afford to buy larger quantities at a time, do it. And don’t forget, of course, to get your free priority mail boxes delivered from USPS.com
7.) If someone bundles an item, send them a private offer as quickly as possible
If someone bundles your item, they may have done it by accident – but there’s a good chance that they are seriously interested in that item! Send them a private offer as soon as you see the notification. Hook them in while they are in shopping mode!
Don’t wait for them to close Poshmark and go about their day. This is one of the simplest ways to consistently sell on Poshmark.
About a third of the time, I get a sale by using this tip and offering a few dollars off.
8.) If someone comments a question about your item, reply back ASAP
If someone is interested enough to ask a question about your dress or top, they’re usually interested enough to be a customer. Reply to their question ASAP instead of putting it off. You’re a lot more likely to keep them interested and make a sale if you get back to them while they’re in the mood to shop.
9.) Follow as many closets as you can every time you open the app
Do this. Really. Hit “Feed” and scroll down until you see “Follow more people to grow your shopping network”. Then follow all of the suggested users there.
Scroll back up and hit “New People” and follow a bunch of them. Then go back and hit “Brands”. Find a brand that you have a lot of in your closet and follow as many people as you can stand in one sitting.
Do this regularly. Every day if you can! People will follow you back and you’ll build up a following of people who have your items in their feed when they open their app.
The best way to get new followers is to follow people and interact with them. This is one of the most effective Poshmark tips for beginners because you’ll start growing a following and getting your items in front of more shoppers.
So, there you go! Those are the very basics of how to sell on Poshmark. If you’re looking for more advanced tips, check out my intermediate Poshmark tips
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