The Poshmark Newbie Guide: What is a ‘Like’?

Morning Healthy People!

I’ll be doing a small series called ‘The Newbie Guide’ which will be all about maneuvering through the Poshmark app and breaking down bit by bit what is what. This is a really full comprehensive to get you ready for some of the big stuff that I write about that’s a bit advanced. So if you’re new, you’ve come to the right place, and if you’re a veteran and seasoned PoshElite, then make sure to add in some additional information that I may have missed in the comments below!!

So to start off the series we’ll be talking solely about what a ‘Like’ is and why it’s important on different levels so you are using this application to your 100% benefit!

What is a ‘Like’?

A ‘Like’ is exactly that, it’s something you like! Easy enough! OK DONE POST OVER!! LOL! But on a serious note to ‘Like’ a listing is to simply hit the heart button underneath the main picture or double tap the picture on the listing and in your profile it will save that listing’s information into a stored page on your profile marked ‘My Likes’.

Where can I find ‘My Likes’? What’s so great about ‘My Likes’?

If you look into your profile settings on the app or on your desktop you can find it under the same drop down as ‘My Closet’ or if you’re in your settings The best part about ‘My Likes’ is that it’s your own personal warehouse of the items that you save, so that you have intention to buy at some point, or save the information of the listing (for example, some users will make announcements on their page that they are hosting a party, or even setting up a meet up in their area and you want to save that info for later, for an example see my listing here). Also once you start becoming more into the community, you will eventually host a Posh Party. So all the items that you want to share to the Posh Party you would typically keep track of them in your ‘My Likes’. AND to coattail on that, your likes are private so no one can see what your likes are so you don’t have to worry about someone stealing the items you want to purchase later on!

To ‘Like’ or not to ‘Like’?

That is the question! Use them really for things you actually LIKE!! Poshmark has very specific algorithms within the app that match you to the perfect items that you’re looking for! If you typically like items that are new with tags (NWT), and you favor the brand Hunter Boots, and they’re mostly under $100, then you will most likely see those listings that match your criteria show up in your feed more often. So don’t go ‘like’ happy and just start liking things for no reason, if you want your shopping experience to be better equipped and tailored to your needs make sure you either ‘Like’ items you have every intention to buy! If you go crazy you may be bombarded with people trying to sell you the item, and if you’re not that type of person who wants to be sold, then it may be a bit overwhelming for you!

Now let’s do a roll reversal!!

What if someone ‘Likes’ an item of mine? Should I inquire about it?

Majority rules ‘no’. However I’m just a person, not a cop. So you do whatever you want but after sometime it will get exhausting. Especially once you start having a million items in your closet, “ain’t nobody got time for that!” so rule of thumb, if someone wants to be sold, they’ll let you know with a question or and offer.

Someone ‘Liked’ several of my items, what do I do now?

It’s typically a hint that if someone ‘likes’ a few of your items they are looking to bundle…traditionally. I won’t get too much into bundles since I’ll have another blog post on it, but I would wait on their comment before approaching it. Once they send you that message, look into your news feed to find what items they ‘Liked’ and start your bundle!

If someone ‘liked’ my item, do I have to ‘like’ one of their’s back?

No. The short answer is no. You don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to, but if you genuinely see that they have something you like then do so. There’s no actual standard when it comes to ‘Liking’ items back, there isn’t a stigma about it as much as ‘Sharing‘/ ‘Sharebacks‘.

So that’s pretty much it as far as liking goes, at least that all that I can think of! If you haven’t subscribed, please do so, you can sign up for my email subscriptions as well as subscribe to my YouTube channel. If you look up at the menu bar you can see HealthyGirlTV and make sure to subscribe there too!! If you have any questions, please write them in the comments below!

Stay Healthy,

-E

Ediza Ferris

Ediza has been a Poshmark user since 2013 and is a fashion enthusiast with a insatiable hunger for designer bags. She has completed numerous trips around the world using points and miles as her choice of currency and chronicles those adventures here at HealthyGirlFashion.

4 Comments
  1. This has truly been helpful! Thank you for all the wonderful research and communicating it so succinctly. Eagerly awaiting your next Post! So….I have hit a Posh plateau —spending HOURS sharing per day (my feed; to parties; and my share groups–plural) but will go a week without a sale! While I have just 26k followers, I have followed over 100k people in just a few months. Also trying to step up my cover shot game. I have made $3100 since I started truly poshing in 2016 during my hubby’s back surgery. Also sharing to Insta. Would appreciate any feedback. I need to find balance soon and eliminate the time-suck before my husband and kids ask me to get a “real job” 🙂 Thanks for your insights! – @carrieburke

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