How To Sell Stuff on Poshmark – 7 Steps You Should Know
There are plenty of buying and selling apps out there such as LetGo or Facebook Marketplace. But, what if you want an app with a more specific niche, like selling clothes? I’ve got you! Whether you want to start selling clothes as a side-hustle or get rid of old clothes, Poshmark is an excellent app for selling new or used fashion items.
With over 50 million users, Poshmark gives you a broad customer base to target. What makes selling on Poshmark unique is its social-media-type approach to buying and selling. It encourages users to like and share each other’s posts. Now, you also want in on the Poshmark fun!
How do you sell stuff on Poshmark? Selling your stuff on Poshmark is relatively simple and involves seven simple steps:
- Sign Up
- Decide What to Sell
- Decide Pricing
- Post Your Items
- Sell Your Items
- Ship Your Items
- Get Paid
However, the bulk of the work from selling your items comes from the actual selling part.
There are a few tips and tricks that you can follow to ensure your success on Poshmark. For more details on how to sell your stuff on Poshmark from beginning to end, keep reading.
How To Sell Stuff on Poshmark
Below are more details on the seven steps you need to take to sell items on Poshmark. Again, congrats! You’re already on your way to becoming a Poshmark success!
1. Sign Up
First, you need to create a Poshmark account. You can sign up online or via the Poshmark app. You can also sign up with your email, Facebook, or Google account. If you go with Facebook, a profile with a cover photo will be created automatically for you, so this is the most convenient option. Also, having a profile photo will make your profile look legitimate.
2. Decide What To Sell
If you are selling stuff for the first time on Poshmark, you need to decide what you want to sell. On Poshmark, you can sell multiple items like women’s clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry & accessories, makeup, kid’s clothing, and men’s clothing.
An excellent place to start is your closet. First, go through your closet and decide what clothes you no longer want. Then, decide which of those clothes are of good quality to sell. If a piece of clothing has been worn a lot or is torn, you are better off donating that.
If you are trying to make this a side-hustle, you can also go thrift shopping and look for cheap finds to resell. Alternatively, you can buy clothing on clearance at retailers like Macy’s and resell those. You can also go on Facebook Marketplace and look for cheap bundles of clothing and resell that. However, if you plan to resell items at a profit, you need a business license.
Selling used items that you no longer need (at a loss) doesn’t require a business license.
3. Decide Pricing
When it comes to pricing, you want to be competitive so that people are more inclined to purchase your items. If you have no idea what to price your items at, you can use the Poshmark app to search and see the prices that the same or similar items are selling for. Once you know the retail price range, you can list your items according to that range.
If you have a unique item and there aren’t many people selling that item, you can also see what that item was sold for in the past to give you an idea of how to price it.
If you want people to always buy from you, ensure the price is not too high. On the other hand, you also don’t want to price it too low. If you sell used clothes, expect to sell them like you would at a garage sale.
It is also essential to know that Poshmark does take a commission on all of your sales. For sales under $15, they charge a flat rate of $2.95. On purchases over $15, they take 20%.
4. Post Your Items
When it comes to posting your items, the first thing you need to do is take pictures. Make sure you take high-quality photos. You can either hang your clothes on a wooden hanger or do a flat lay on your bed. If you take pictures of clothes on your bed, make sure your comforter doesn’t distract from the design of the clothing.
You can also take photos of you or someone else modeling the clothes!
Poshmark will also give you the option to apply filters to them.
Once you take a photo, you will need to input the item’s details. For example, you need to include the following information:
- What you are selling
- A description (include material, how it feels, and your recommendation on what someone should wear it with)
- Original Price
- Listing Price
The other optional details that you can list are:
- If it is new with tags
5. Sell Your Items
When it comes to selling your items, more goes into it than merely posting and hoping someone bites. As a Poshmark seller, you need to be active. First, you want to follow other people on Poshmark. You can do this by clicking the “add people” symbol at the app’s top.
From there, you can choose to follow:
- People from your contacts
- People from Facebook
- People from Twitter
- People from your city
- People from your college
- New people
- Posh ambassadors
It is important to follow people so that they follow you back. This way, more people will see your posts.
A great way to be strategic about whom you follow is to follow individuals more likely to be your target customers. For instance, if you plan to sell a particular brand, you can follow people who follow that brand. That way, you know that those who follow you back already like the brand you are selling.
Once you have listed your item, you also want to share your post. The reason for this is that when people search for that item, there will be tons of listings from other sellers. As more and more people post or reshare their listing, yours gets pushed down to the bottom.
To make sure you keep it at the top of the listings, you need to reshare the post. Resharing it brings it back to the top. It would help if you aimed to reshare all of your items at least once a week.
You should also share other sellers’ items because they are likely to repay you the favor and share one of your listings (and possibly follow you).
Additionally, if you want to make Poshmark a long-term side-hustle, another good reason to share posts (both yours and others) is that you can become a Posh Ambassador. Once you become a Posh Ambassador, Poshmark will advertise your closet for you!
It’s also important that you stay consistent and post new items to your closet every day. That will drive more traffic to your closet overall and bring you more sales and followers.
Additionally, try to sell items that follow a similar style. Once you have buyers who like that style, they are more likely to buy from you again if it follows that style.
One more pro-tip: If you give potential customers a discount for buying items in bundles, you will sell more things more often.
6. Ship Your Items
When it comes to shipping items, Poshmark makes it super simple for you. For example, Poshmark will email you a pre-paid shipping label once someone purchases your clothing. Then, all you have to do is print the shipping label, package the item, and ship it to your local post office.
Additionally, you don’t pay for the shipping; the buyer does. Poshmark also allows you to use flat rate envelopes and boxes, so you don’t have to worry about weighing the items or selecting shipping. You can get these shipping supplies at your post office.
Make sure to always ship promptly to keep your shipping time down. How quickly you send the item affects your score as a seller. You also want to wrap the clothing well to arrive nice and neat to the buyer, so use packaging materials. The higher your seller score, the more likely people will purchase items from you.
Lastly, you can offer discounted shipping when trying to build your client base. Set up a shipping promotion tied to a listing in your Poshmark closet. The offered discounted shipping price automatically applies at checkout to a purchase that includes the listing. When creating or editing a listing, select Discounted Shipping (optional) on the Listing Details page.
7. Get Paid
Once the buyer receives the items, they will accept them through the app and rate you. Most people will rate you with five stars unless something goes seriously wrong. Before the buyer accepts the merchandise, though, your money will show up as a pending balance. Buyers have three days to accept the item.
Once the buyer has accepted, you can cash out the dough. If they do not accept in 3 days, Poshmark will automatically release the funds to you. You get to choose if you want to get paid via direct deposit to your bank account or check.
Wrapping Up: How To Sell Stuff On Poshmark
Now you know how to sell stuff on Poshmark. It’s straightforward, and Poshmark makes it even more effortless with their simple shipping. The most important part is to stay active on the app/website, reshare your listings, and share the listings of others. If you remain consistent and diligent, before you know it, you’ll be a Poshmark-selling success!