My Week In Sales

So this week my husband and I are charming it up in the city of Tokyo for our first wedding anniversary. We made a pact to spend our anniversary in a new country so it just so happened that Japan kinda worked it way into this week.

Just as a short trail off: Japan is fucking cool! If you have a time in your life to go to Japan just do it for a dip into a new culture! You’ll love it!

So this week was much shorter than others because since I was on vacation I wasn’t able to do my normal routine of sharing my closet or others. I purchased the incredibly over priced wifi onboard and shared what I could, so that if I made a sale or a few sales, that would offset the cost and I’d be on Reddit half the time wasting my life away on /r/Poshmark or listing more items at a discounted price. I keep telling myself that if its not listed, it’ll never get seen, and that was the sole motivating factor that got me to take pictures of everything that was left in my inventory before I left. I’ve still got a bit more to go, but it’s still going!

I have no idea why, but the universe aligns itself in a way that EVERY SINGLE TIME I go on vacation/out of town/business trip I always make a ton of sales. Don’t know what it is, but that’s what happens. It’s a blessing and a curse really. But I prepared this time, I made up a vacation listing on my page and anyone who purchased something or made an offer I tagged them in it and made sure they were aware of the late shipping. If anyone from Poshmark is reading this, please add in a vacation feature! I would hate to be on a 2 week vacation and set the delayed shipping that the buyer agrees to and then have them cancel the order after 7 days. The re-listing is such a pain in the ass, and building it back up again! Ugh! Gives me the shivers I tell you!

Other than that, having T-Mobile abroad is the shit since data roaming is freeeeeeeeeeeeeee. So I got to take care of a lot of business while being on another continent. 

How has your week gone? Let me know in the comments below!
Stay Healthy,
-E

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My Week In Sales

Good morning all!

I feel like I should keep a diary entry of my weeks so far of just how I’ve been doing lately with my sales and Poshmark etc. it’ll keep me updating at least weekly and give you all some insight as to how things are going on our end out here.

As of the last few months or so January – March I’ve been hitting quite the lull lately. My sales weren’t doing too hot even during the holiday season. My average for sales were probably one every 2-3 weeks which I didn’t mind entirely because I’ve been focusing a lot on travel lately. So making a sale was a bit of an annoyance. I feel guilty, but it’s been a goal of mine as of late.

Just covering the past few weeks as a whole I decided to make it a personal goal of mine to take pictures of EVERYTHING in my inventory. Then using the listing system that I normally do, I uploaded them into my phone and then started listing them one by one. I was going to do this all at once on my trip to Beijing, but since my documentation paperwork didn’t come through, my 13 hour flight listing party didn’t actually happen. But I spent several mornings and evenings pasted to my phone getting all 81 listings up in my closet (and that was just the pants!).

I decided to reinvent myself and shed the chevron pattern background and opted for a more mature look. Having my husband help me list was like I was shooting my product on speed (metaphorically speaking). We had an awesome routine going and we were able to pump out a lot of clothing. But I’ve made a smarter approach to my cover shots and used my trusty Sony A6000 to get those super clear and vivid looking shots that attracts buyers. IMHO (In My Honest Opinion) I feel like, if people are looking/ shopping for clothes on the app, they’re looking at cell phone pictures all day. They’re gonna notice a nice clear pic and they tend to gravitate towards them. 

So in about a week, I’ve made about 10 sales. Not bad, just an extra $200-$300. Just by changing up my cover shots! Nice light, very simple pictures of the product, and no background. I did do some editing of the pics after I transferred them into my phone and used just the regular iPhoto editor to brighten up the photo, (cuz you know, bitches love bright photos!) and that really made a difference in their appearance.

I’ve been receiving a lot of low offers as of late, which was starting to bug me, so I decided to combat that by pricing high! People have been so bothered by my high prices, if they only knew how low people offer, they’d understand. I’m sure you feel the same, we’re all victims! Lol

I also decided to try out Tradesy for some of my items, and sold 2, but for some reason got kicked out and blocked. I have no idea why, but they never explained to me the reason. I mean I don’t mind, I don’t really use them anyway, but to be blocked and kicked off without telling my why?! I’ve been having issues with them on my first 2 sales with the shipping and I had to call them each time to get my funds or tracking updated and that was it for me. Plus they withheld my earnings from me and it took me a week to get someone to respond to me! Imagine! So I’m all done with them!

On the sharing front, I’ve been putting a lot more emphasis on sharing my own closet since I have so much more to sell. But I’ve shared my feed a few times and gotten some amazing responses, so make it a habit to share your feed, you connect with so many more people and open yourself up to getting your stuff shared by so many different people and not just people in your share groups!

Other than that, I’ve just been buying thank you cards and making more of an effort to making my packages stand out and adding more stuff to it. The One Spot at Target has helped on that front, plus I have a lot of giveaways from NYFW that I need to just give away so you may see some pretty cool stuff in your packages this week!

Stay Healthy,
-E

Closet Of The Month: March 2016

I am so excited to announce this month’s closet of the month. You may recognize her, she is from The Yellow Petuina please check out this Posher’s closet @ashleysunshine!

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What I love most about her closet is the variety of the items she has. It’s like Lilly Pulitzer met up with Tory Burch and Kate Spade for lunch on the beach! I love the one of a kind selections that she has, and to add, she is also a personal stylist. So if you like the items in her closet, it would be easy to curate a new look for yours!

How long have you been with Poshmark?

I have been with Poshmark since April 6, 2013.

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What brands do you have in your closet?

My top brands are Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, J. Crew + Kate Spade.
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How do you create your cover shots?

My cover shots are uniquely inspired by the item. I love finding things around the house to add to a photo (for example, palm trees in the background if a dress has a tropical print; or colorful flowers to enhance the vibrancy of a neutral wristlet.)
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How do you think your closet’s style separates you from other Poshers?

I feel that my closet’s style separates from other Poshers because I’m not just on Poshmark to sell, I’m on Poshmark because I’m truly passionate about the community and the sisterhood. I am so honored to be a successful stylist and brand ambassador. I treat each buyer as if they are my number one client, and hope that my enthusiasm for the app is contagious!

Share with us your favorite Poshmark Story.

I love educating and uplifting new users, so my favorite stories are when I unexpectedly get a message from someone thanking me for all I did to make their experience on Poshmark a success. It’s great when you can encourage someone from the beginning and see them mirror and adapt one’s own positive qualities—it’s like being a teacher—so proud of a student. I’ve met so many wonderful women this way—and I am humbled and blessed to be a part of such a splendid extended family.

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What is one tip that you could give yourself that you wish you knew when you started?

Patience and perseverance, quality over quantity! Don’t be so driven by the sale or a particular trend that you lose your sense of self. Let your closet reflect your personality, and don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions!

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What do you do to stay healthy?

I am so incredibly fortunate to live in the sunshine state—Florida! One of my favorite ways to stay healthy and keep in shape is to walk the beautiful nature trails here in my hometown. I try to do 3-5 miles daily. I also love trying fun workout routines. I’m obsessed with Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home, dancing the samba (best cardio ever!) as well as the girls from Tone It Up.

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To see more of Ashley’s blog, click here. To check out more of Ashley’s items on her closet, feel free to click on any of the pictures to take you there!

To be featured as a Healthy Girl Closet of the Month, there’s still time, make sure you subscribe to the blog and email us at healthygirlfashion@gmail.com

 

Stay Healthy,

 

-E