List Like A Pro

So if you’re a pro or a newbie, there are different perceptions when it comes to listing. For those that are new, its kind of a new experience for most of us once we start out. You’re really excited, and you start dressing things up, take a few pics and upload your new listing, then voilà! You get your first sale!!! All of a sudden, you get the bug and you’re immediately addicted. You dart to your closet and take pics of EVERYTHING you can sell, old shoes, new shirts, ANYTHING you can get your hands on…then it sets in after the 10th listing. Yes you all know what I’m talking about! The: “I have 2 whole piles of clothes more to go, this is exhausting!”

Yes, we’ve all been there, especially if Poshmark is your business and you buy to sell. It’s so much easier to shop and buy, than it is to ‘list’ the actual item. So let me throw some harsh facts your way first so that you can take these tips and create your own method of listing.

  1. Poshmark is a mobile platform, so the only way (for now) to list an item is through your mobile device. Sorry guys but until Poshmark releases a new update where you can list on your desktop computer we’re stayin on our smart devices until then.
  2. Photos are usually taken on your mobile device since its on a mobile platform. Unless you want to throw in an extra step or two you can take pictures on an external device and upload them to your phone.
  3. You get 4 pictures per listing. I’ve heard that Poshmark will be updating it soon to add more pictures but it’ll stay 4 for now.
  4. You have to add a description and details to each listing.
  5. Each listing needs to be done one at a time, there’s no way to submit multiple listings at once.

So having these rules and restrictions makes way for you to get a little creative, so to speak. For myself I’ve been one to make things easier for me rather than harder. I’ve made a sure fire way to get all your listings done with the best quality, but also with the most efficiency. Now just remember that my way may not work for everyone, but you can always try it out and see how it works for you!

Let’s get started!

1) Start by setting your stage.

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Notice the setting where I am taking picture of the shoes and all the accessories and props.
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Same area, just added accessories!
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Set my area for jeans and clothes that need to be hung.
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Now all I have to do is add the next pair or whatever and I can move on quickly!

What I mean by that is that you must always get your area ready. I like to list my items in categories. All the shoes at once, all the bags at once, and all the clothes that are on hangers at once. All items that are to be staged in the same way do them all together, it will save you tons of time switching back and fourth for every different piece of clothing (it will also save your back too!). This is the time to dress up your area, bring in the light, get your background ready so that once you set your area, you’re ready to rock and roll.

2) Take all your photos all at once.

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This is where you can just fly. Once you’ve got your lighting and all your props and designs in order, you can just add the item in and just snap away. This is a great time to add hints to yourself later on when you’re listing the item. What I mean by that is when you are taking pictures, make sure to take pictures off all the details that may help you when you’re listing the item later on. When taking pictures of jeans, I like to take a picture of the tape measure at them bottom of the inseam so that I can add it in the description later, same with heels. Also take pictures of the size tag and damage if there is any.

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As you can see by my photos, they are of amazing quality, this you cannot get on the iphone yet but I do take photos on my Sony A6000. NOW- this was a gift from my wonderful husband but this fancy camera also has amazing features where I can download the photos from my camera directly to my iphone via wifi. This is the only extra step that I have to take when I am doing this process to get this type of covershot/ hero shot for my listings. If you want to do that, this is up to you, however this is not required, you can take your photos on your smartphone in lieu of this.

3) Edit/ Crop/ Collage photos all at once.

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Once you’re all done with your photos, then it’s time to put away your inventory, nicely and neatly then take a look at all the gold you just produced. This is one of my favorite parts of the listing because I can sit down on the couch and just edit all the content. If a photo needs to be highlighted or I need to add a filter, I can do so there on my phone sitting down and relaxing next to a cozy fire! I do this all on my phone so that they’re ready to go once I am ready to list and upload them.

4) Upload from your bed!

This is my happy place! My warm cuddly bed, where it’s quiet and I can just list in the comfort of my PJ’s. This is also the perfect thing to do in your downtime, list a few items at a time, there’s no rush. I never want to feel like this stage is daunting! So I make sure that I do this last part where I am most comfortable. I can get about 20 items in before I am ready to pass out. Then I can do another 20 the next day, but this also saves the time for you rushing to get 10 listings in at best doing them one at a time, then losing the sunlight, or even having to bend up and down to take pictures over and over again. That way all your pictures are done, editing is done, and uploading is at your leisure!

By using this method, and breaking up all the different segments it makes it much easier to get this done and not have to feel like listing your whole closet is the worst thing in the world, especially when you have bags and bags full of stuff that you need to list. TRUST ME I’VE BEEN THERE!!! lol

Hopefully this helped and I hope you start plowing through your closet and get everything listed! Questions? Comments? Please leave ’em at the bottom!

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.

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