The popularity of Poshmark has skyrocketed over the last few years. Some people do well on there, while others don’t even know what Poshmark is. I’ve been selling on Poshmark for a few years now. It’s one of my favorite apps to sell items on. In today’s post, I’ll review how to sell on Poshmark for beginners. I’ll even show you how to list your first item.
What is Poshmark
According to Poshmark’s website, they are the largest social commerce marketplace for fashion. They have over 2 million sellers at the moment. I opened my Poshmark account in 2017. I did nothing with it for a few months. I eventually made my first sale in 2018. Since then, I have taken it more seriously and added many more items.
Selling on the platform is pretty straightforward. Here is some basic information that will help you better understand Poshmark.
Poshmark has four categories in which you can list your items. They are women, men, kids, and home. With the women, men, and kids categories, you can list items such as shirts, shoes, blazers, sweaters, pants, jackets, bags, and more. In the home section, you can add things like party supplies, bath items, dining, kitchen, wall art, and more.
When you are first starting with Poshmark, start with what you know. I know a lot about sports, so I initially listed jerseys. My first sale was a Washington Nationals Bryce Harper jersey. If you know jeans, you can list them, or if you know purses, list them. Selling things you know about will help you get those first few sales.
Poshmark fees are straight and to the point. If your item sells for under $15, the cost is $2.95. If it sells for over $15, the fee is 20%. It’s slightly higher than some sites, but I am okay with it. These fees are only charged when an item sells.
Shipping is a flat fee. It was $7.11. The buyer pays that. Once you sell an item, Poshmark will email you a shipping label. You will then need to print the label. Next, tape the label on the package and take it to the post office. You use any regular brown box or USPS priority boxes. This is one of the best things about Poshmark. You don’t have to stress and worry about charging the buyers for shipping since Poshmark takes care of it. I know some people who only sell items on Poshmark for this reason.
Poshmark has a small social media-type feel to it. They encourage you to share listings. You can share your own listings with your followers multiple times per day. Doing that will allow them to be seen more frequently. You can share other sellers’ items as well. Doing that will get you more followers and more potential buyers. I share my items at least once a day.
This next tip is helpful when it comes to Poshmark for beginners. Posh Parties are virtual shopping parties that people have on the app. There are several each week. The parties allow buyers to shop for a specific brand or item. For example, someone may host a Nike Posh party. Sellers are encouraged to share only Nike items with the party. The parties are another excellent way to get more sales.
Protection & Payment
Poshmark is one of the safest online platforms to use. You’re protected with Posh payment. Posh payment protects buyers. It’s a guarantee that the item they purchased is the one they received. Once the buyer receives the item and updates that info in the app, the funds will be released to the seller. That happens within three days of the item being delivered. The funds are then deposited into your Poshmark account. From there, you can transfer it to your bank account.
How to Sell on Poshmark
Download the App
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As with any online selling platform, you should take great pictures. Make sure that the ones you take are clear and have decent lighting. You want to make sure that you take shots from different angles. Poshmark allows you to add up to eight photos of the item. For most items, you will want to use all eight photos.
Title & Description
Make sure that you create accurate titles and descriptions for your items. Be 100% honest. If there are minor issues, such as a stain that won’t come out or a missing button, include that info in the listing. If someone wants an item, they’ll purchase it even if something is wrong.
As I stated earlier, make sure that you are sharing your items. Some people do it several times a day. I get my shares in once a day. I may share items in the morning and once in the evening. That may help me sell more items. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.
Once your item sells, the shipping label will be emailed to you. Print the shipping label, take the package to the post office, and ship. It’s best to ship your item within two business days.
Do you see how easy that was? You will be a pro at Poshmark in no time.
How Does Poshmark Work
Now I want to show you how I list an item.
Get the Poshmark app here.
Log in to the app and tap the sell button at the bottom in the middle.
This is what it looks like after you tap the button.
Next, add your pictures.
Once you add the pictures, you can choose a cover shot. It should be the best picture of your item because it will be the first one that people will see.
List the details. The following three images show the details section. It includes the description section, the category, the quantity, the size, the brand, the color, whether it’s new or used, the price, and the earnings that you will make.
List/Share. Last but not least, you list the item by tapping the “list” button at the top right. You can also share your listings on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, & Tumblr if you want to.
You’re done! That took a few short minutes to list an item. Can you take about 20 minutes weekly to get your Poshmark listings up? I hope that you’re ready to start crossposting your items today. After reading this, I’m sure you know how to sell on Poshmark now. Make sure that you share this post with anyone else that is thinking about selling on Poshmark.
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Jason Butler is the owner of My Money Chronicles, a website where he discusses personal finance, side hustles, travel, and more. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Savannah State University with his BA in Marketing. Jason has been featured in Forbes, Discover, and Investopedia.