My Week In Sales: $800 and It’s Only Been A Week!

Summary: Sold $800 on Poshmark for the month already and it’s only Nov 10th, here’s how I did it.

First off,  sorry for those of you who were saddened by the election results this week. It came to a shock to a vast majority of people including myself. But whatever, we are all one country and we change, we move on, and it’s time to focus on moving forwards and making those sales we got Christmas people!

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Poshmark’s Cover Photo on Facebook (if you can see, my mannnnnn is on it!!)

It’s been a bitchin’ time for Poshmark sales because this is the time when sales pick up like crazy! I’ve been hitting some MAJOR MAJOR breakthroughs that I would like to share with you because I officially broke $800 and it’s only the second week of the month!

At Poshfest, there was a workshop called Poshmark Power Users. Which were led by the two very talented ladies: Lyn McLaughlin Cromar and Jessica Craddock who manage their own Poshmark Facebook Support Groups. They suggested some tricks to boost up some sales and I am happy to report that they do work!

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Poshmark Analytics Groups one of the sites that users can go to for additional tips and tricks on Poshmark

After some major thrifting this past week, I have gone out on business and during my downtime to some pretty good thrift shops around the country and happy to report that the majority of my finds have brought in enough sales that they have already paid themselves off!

One of the key things they mentioned, in addition to sharing, and to following…was LISTING!!! For me and my new inventory, I have made it a rule that I am NOT allowed to shop for my inventory, until everything that I previously purchased has been listed. Makes for a happy home! My husband starts seeing things go out the door instead of piled high in my office. His anxiety has gone down, and merch is starting to circulate! YASS!!

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One of their big suggestions was to list DAILY. Yes daily! I  highly highly recommend it, because really it generates revenue for you, obviously, because if you don’t list it, it can’t be sold. But they mentioned that the constant activity in your closet will trigger the analytics of your account to increase your sales. So listing anything, they mentioned a pic of your dog, will help keep that constant activity, which will increase the likelihood of sales. NOW… I personally have no proof of this, it obviously would be in the coding somewhere, which I don’t have access to and wouldn’t know how to read anyway. But what I can give you is my own personal experience.

Have I sold more sales using this method? Short answer: yes.
Have I listed everyday? Yes.
Have I put up listings of my dog? Sadly, no.

But!

I have double listed items in my closet on days where I didn’t have anything to list, which is something they mentioned to try to do as well and it works! I also have changed up how I list things. I stick with the white background that I have mentioned for cover shots, so that is what I have transitioned into since the chevron days!

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Just a hint of what I have already sold from my closet this month on Poshmark!

I do think you should try it out, you may increase your sales, but for me, it’s going real well. This shouldn’t however deter you from following and sharing other closets as well as your own, this should be in addition to what you already do. Remember to limit your activity to peak times and you should be all good!

If you have any questions, feel free to drop on by and put em down below. I say that because I actually need comments on these posts so please please please try not to comment on the FB post or on my listings on Poshmark. Also if you have gotten this far, please like the post as well, it helps others find the information too! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!

 

Stay Healthy,

 

-E

PSA: There Are Scammers Out There, Here’s How To Find Them

I don’t want to limit this scam going around just on Poshmark, this is something that I am sure all online market retailers are doing so be careful! Poshmark is well aware of what’s going on, so they are working tremendously hard on protecting their users, but of course those scammers exist and their soul purpose is to scam anyone and everyone.

Here’s what an example will look like:Screen Shot 2016-10-22 at 10.15.45 AM.png

They typically go for higher end items, and will put their email on the comment section broken up. If you see the comment in your notifications but don’t see it on the listing, it’s because Poshmark has already banned the comment so other people aren’t getting tricked. The system is doing its job to remove the violators from the platform. Some of them are breaking up the email to keep from getting their email removed but make sure to report them IMMEDIATELY!!

Now I am not saying anyone who chooses to communicate with you offline is a scammer, but they shouldn’t be taking anything offline, period. Taking transactions offline is against Poshmark rules, and you shouldn’t be doing that anyway. Now this is an even more of a reason to ignore those requests!

Also, trading. Trading is such an open market for scammers. People willingly give their expensive items away and entrusting someone to send what they think they’re getting back. Very rarely do I ever see someone trade something of fair value, but mostly, I’ve heard just terrible horror stories. If you want more info on trading, see here.

SELLER BEWARE!! I don’t want anyone falling for these and trust me, just keep the sale on the platform! Have you experienced any of these happening on your listings??

 

Stay Healthy,

 

-E

Shop Smarter, Not Harder, on Poshmark

Holiday season is coming up kids, and THIS is the time to find the best deals! Sellers want to sell and we NEED presents. So this little marriage goes hand in hand. What I’m about to show you is MY super cool tactic on how to find the best deals on Poshmark. Before I dive right in, first I want to show you my loot:

Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, and Burberry for $20-$25

Now I haven’t bought only those brands, some I paid more for and some I paid less. But for the most part I think I’m pretty savvy at getting some decent deals when they appear.

First of all I’d like to introduce you to my little friend Justin. Oh wait I think it’s pronounced: Just In

Find the best deals on Poshmark – using the Just In feature

You can find this feature in the filters tab in any of the search finding or shopping showrooms. This is one of the first places I look when I’m shopping, because you get all the newest items that are on the platform and they typically have the best deals. Sometimes if people are motivated to just sell it and get rid of it, they sell it low and you get first dibs!

Finding the best deals on Poshmark – filter out price points.

Next up Filter by Price: I love this feature. Until Poshmark updates with sorting from high to low this is the one of the best features out there to help me shop. I always always always, select my price point, then one above it. Why? Because I can always see if people are willing to negotiate. This has helped me really narrow down what’s available in my range and see what I am able to snag a good deal if someone is at the point to just get rid of it.

Buy things cheap on Poshmark – Making an offer!

One of the best ways of getting something that you want, is just by asking. I’ve made a nifty guide to handling such situations without pissing people off, which you know, happens a lot. So if you use that guide you should be good, I’ve gotten the majority of my discounts from this tactic and it keeps everyone happy!

If you search and use these religiously like I do, you will have no problem scoring some of the best deals this season. If you do find something really good, just make sure to tell me and post your findings on here!

Lastly, if you’ve already made it down this far, you need to like this post! Like it, share it, love it, comment on it. Do what you can to spread the Poshlove!!

Stay healthy,

 

-E

How Descriptions and Details Help Sell Your Items Faster

Good Morning!

Today as I was listing a few items in my Poshmark closet it struck me how many details and descriptions you have to add in your listing before it actually goes up on the market. Not saying that listing an item takes hours but if you can spend a little extra time slamming every detail that you can initially in a listing, it can really benefit you in the long run!

Now I don’t know the exact percentage but what I do know is that a great majority of people who purchase on Poshmark primarily have an idea of what they’re looking for so they shop based on the search function. For instance: if someone’s looking for new yoga clothes, they’re either seachering under the type of item specifically, or a brand.

Poshmark analytics- shopping by brand lets the system know you’re into that brand!

Poshmark in their newest update (v 2.52) has grown much smarter to your shopping habits and patterns to provide you with the BEST shopping experience so that you can buy what you need or what you may potentially want. So if you typically buy items that are NTW by Lululemon Athletica then they’re going to show you items in your size that are NWT by Lululemon. Also saving people and brands that you’ve had the latest interactions with to make shopping easier. Ok, so what does that mean?

I have a point I promise!

Knowing that people shop by searching and Poshmark’s analytics this is very much to your benefit as a seller. Why? Because each part of your listing is one extra detail that people can search and *FIND* you items! Everyone talks about being seen, having their items get seen by people so they have a higher chance of purchasing right? All of the strategies and tactics that we use, it’s all to get your items in front of buyers to BUY them. Well it really all starts at the beginning with the listing. Titling, details and descriptions are added outlets to people’s searches. Throw in as many details as you can in your listings (and don’t use hashtags # they don’t work) so your listings pop up as often as they can when people are searching.

Oh, and the part about Poshmark?

Poshmark listings – I was looking at some YSL listings the other day, and look what shows up on my feed!

Well, Poshmark curates your feed for you based on your followers, likes, shares, searches, and shopping habits. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a compilation of JUST your followers, Poshmark wants you to check out items that may fit your criteria so you can potentially purchase even though you may not follow the person or they may not follow you. This is what happens when a listing shows up organically. This is what you want. You want your items to be naturally placed in front of people’s eyes without any additional effort. No shares from you, no shares from others, just put in the front window of a potential shopper who has purchased items like yours before. Easy fo sheezy!

Ok so how do you get that magical organic listing that shows up on people’s feeds and on a bunch of people’s search finds?

Easily.

Listing your Poshmark Item- Fill out all of the items descriptions and details to the T!!

Adding as much detail to your items really increases your chances of finding the RIGHT shopper to you. Going off of this listing, anything in 8.5 / brown / flats my listing will pop up at the top! Alternatively, if I look in Seychelles/ 8.5 my listing will be at the top as well. So adding those details increases your chances of getting your items seen by the right buyer.

What you want to avoid is labeling your items generically. In the title you should never name your items as: Shoes. If an item has a name, use it. Don’t know it? Google it. If it’s by a brand, even if it isn’t mainstream, use it. Throw the color, the material type, what kind of shoe it is (boot, flat, stiletto) then toss it in!

Hope this helps! If you have any questions place put them down below. I answer very quickly so don’t be afraid to ask.

Stay healthy,

-E

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