I don’t care what anyone says, making a lot of sales on Poshmark isn’t easy. It’s time-consuming, frustrating, and… actually really rewarding and fun. You know the rush of making a sale and sending the little beauty off to her new home, and you probably also know the nudging agony of opening your app to find no new sales. If you have been on the app or site for a little while now and you’re ready to sell more on Poshmark, many Poshers will tell you to buckle in and get a little more money in your pocket with a few tried-and-true methods.
- Get more followers.This is the best piece of advice I can give you as a Poshmark seller. The more followers you get, the more eyes you will have on your items when you are active on the app and/or website. In addition, having a lot of followers helps build your credibility and may make some buyers more likely to buy from you. In Poshmark parlance, a “follower” is similar to an Instagram follower in that she or he could get your shares and new listings in their feed. The more followers you have, the more feeds your pretty pictures are going to show up in.
- Share your closet. This is the second best piece of advice I can give you as a Poshmark seller. When you share your listings, you’re putting them in front of all of your followers by pushing them into their feeds, which means more people are more likely to see your lovely items. And now, with Poshmark’s app update that allows you to share without opening another screen or an overlay, sharing from your app is easier than ever.
- Take new pictures or edit old pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words, and in the Posh world, the right pictures can be worth a thousand dollars. Poshmark is a very visual marketplace, and the prettier your picture is, the more attention it will get. I have noticed with my own sales a direct correlation between how quickly something sells and how pretty the picture is. I will confess up front that I am a lazy picture taker, but the pictures I’m proud of have helped me make more sales on Poshmark, Mercari, eBay, Vinted, and Tradesy. Taking better photos makes your followers more likely to pay attention to the pictures, and it also makes others more likely to share your item to their followers.
- Share other people’s closets. While this doesn’t really encourage a lot of sales directly, participating in the community and being supportive of other sellers can help your roster of followers and buyers grow in subtle ways. If you share a lot, you are more likely to get return shares, meaning you can show up in the feeds of people who don’t follow you. In addition, it just puts good vibes out into the Posh community, and it’s a fact of life that what goes around comes around. One GREAT way to do this is to play a share game or join a share group. More on getting more shares in a future post.
- Re-list old listings. While this can feel a bit tedious (why do the work AGAIN?), it can be immensely helpful. For one, it is kind of like forcing yourself to revisit your photos and the description of the item, giving you a chance to tweak them and make them better. Additionally, it helps your listing show up in more places. When you have a “new listing,” Poshmark puts your profile at the top of the app, giving you a little more exposure.
- Drop your prices. I put this one last because nobody wants to hear it, myself included. Ha! But it’s a sad, sad truth. As a Posh seller, you need to decide whether you want to have quick sales or whether you want to have a higher profit margin. You can, of course, have a mix of the two in your closet, but each item probably has to be one or the other (unless you got everything for free or your Goodwill is full of Tory-Burch-by-the-pound.) People shop on Posh because they want fun fashion at great price, so you have to be willing to work within the parameters that creates. That means, if you want fast sales, try dropping prices. I’m talking EUC Frye boots for $60 and rag & bone dresses for $40. You’ll notice that most of your sales coincide with sale prices, not necessarily with the