What began as a way for me to unload some of my daughters’ un-needed clothing (and snag some great deals in return) has turned into a six-year (and counting) journey in entrepreneurship that I’ve always dreamed of. Being my own boss, making creative choices, and marketing to the growing crowd has landed me into the ranks of becoming a Posh Ambassador, a multi-selected Posh Party Host, and a highly-rated seller. Are you ready to turn clothing into cash? Keep reading…
Have nothing to wear? We’ve all been there. Whether we’ve shrunk (ha!) or outgrown our clothes, have second thoughts about that last splurge purchase, realized our latest fashion phase has run its course, or just plain can’t stand anything in our closet, we find ourselves faced with a large pile of clothing regrets.
But, don’t fear. As the old adage goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
That’s exactly what you will find on Poshmark. Not trash, of course, but new and gently-worn treasures from people just like you, who, also find themselves in need of something new. And, thus, the buy, sell, trade (if you choose) market of Poshmark is a great way to do just that.
How do you get started? Here are my top 5 tips for getting your Poshmark closet up and running.
- Give the people what they want. Which can be anything! The great thing about style is that it’s a personal choice. Pick items to sell that you think will appeal to others. Women’s, men’s, children’s, you name it. There’s a market for that.
- List with integrity. Your sale items are a representation of you. Represent yourself well with clear, honest, and accurate descriptions. Note any defects or flaws (or don’t sell them at all if they don’t meet your standards).
- Set a fair price. How do you know what’s fair? Begin by asking yourself if you would pay for it in its current condition at your set price. Check similar listings to see what others have as a set price, and be willing to negotiate, if you receive what you consider a fair offer.
- Make your listing work for you. Give your listing a specific title. Describe your item in terms of color, size, material, dimensions, etc. Your buyer can’t try your item on, and they can’t return (as long as your listing is accurate), so make sure you give them the tools they need to make an informed decision about the fit.
- Let your item (and your personality) shine. Take quality photos with good lighting, iron out wrinkled items so they look top-notch, and pose, pose, pose! Show your item from as many angles as you can so a buyer can see how it fits all the way around.
My last piece of quick advice is this. Be kind! Real people live behind the pages on the app, so treat them as you would in a face-to-face environment. Respond in a timely manner to anyone who asks you questions. Keep your conversations polite and positive. There are rules on Poshmark, so be sure to read them first before you begin. Good luck! You’ll do great!
Here’s a peek at the home page of my Poshmark closet.
Find my closet on Poshmark under my user name Slippers74. I’d love to meet you!