“Staying organized.” “Share and don’t get defeated”.“Presenting items in a nice way”. “Great customer service”. “Adding new inventory”. “List daily”. “Finding inventory & seeing what resonates with your gal”. “Curate your closet and figure out what sells more often”. “Be ok to let it go”. “Share in bundles”
These are some hot tips are from The Deets on Doubling Your Sales panel. I love these tips, most of which are pretty no brainers for people who’ve worked in customer service. But some of us who don’t know what life is like on the other side of the coin really adding that special attention to your buyers is a great point.
Some special attention to your closet really sets your closet aside for some real true followers and branding yourself. It really does set you apart from the Mary Jo who’s selling the same item. If your closet is nicer and cleaner, people will gravitate to your listing rather than theirs.
Some of my favorite tips are: “List daily” and “Be ok to let it go”. Listing is so hard to do but doing one a day can make a difference and really show there’s activity in your closet. The more you list you’ll start noticing more activity in your closet. Also, being ok with letting items go and taking a loss on items is just part of the game. Its the nature of the beast so just don’t let it got you down.
Sourcing inventory tips:
Thrift stores: Know price point while shopping. Know if you can fix items. Get to know the employees and they can sometimes show new merchandise.
Black Hat Trick: go to local boutiques buy it try to sell it and if it doesn’t in two weeks, then return it (didn’t come from my mouth but pretty funny!)
Join Facebook trade/ buy groups: People will list some of their items on FB groups, so ask people in some higher income areas to see if they want to bundle items and private message them.
Garage sales/ estate sales: some people want to give away their clothes for dirt cheap. So try checking out you local areas.
Sample Sales: Go to them & go early, attend the sample sales! Follow your favorite brands on social media and watch when they’re having sample sales.
Hot tip: When you’re looking at clothing go for the shoes and purses first because those tend to sell faster.
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Reader Amy asked if I can do a post on what we should wear to PoshFest 2016. Ask and you shall receive! If you’re like me and flying into Los Angeles for this year’s annual Poshmark PoshFest gathering you’re probably berating your brain with the age old question: WHAT DO I WEAR?!
I’m going to throwdown the lowdown on some Do’s and Don’ts to help your little butt out so that you can pack care free and have all the essentials, as well as some stylish outfits prepped and ready to go!
For those of you who have been to PoshFest before you kinda have a good idea as to what is in store for the days ahead. But if this is your first time, I would check out the agenda here just so you know what you’ll be getting into.
Day 0 – Poshmark Pre-party, Friday September 30
This will be an evening attire event, so plan to dress like you would at a swanky bar. So no ball gowns, PJ’s or bathing suits required at this event. This is a time that you’ll be on your feet a lot through the evening, so plan your footwear accordingly. Also, this is the night before the event the next morning so don’t plan on partying too hard! What to wear: party outfit, sparkle, stylish, heels/wedges, make-up, hair, the whole nine!
Day 1 – PoshFest Saturday Morning October 1
This day will start off as a social hour, lots of meet and greets, exploring the area, and then a TON of panels. They’re usually pretty back to back and you’ll be sitting most of the time before we break out into workshops. I am under the impression that the venue has climate control so bring a light jacket just in case. What to wear: business casual with a panache of style! I would recommend wedges rather than heels, or super cute flats!
Day 1 (cont.) – Saturday Evening PoshFest Party
So remember this isn’t prom. Still no ball gowns at this event but I would like to think of the ambience more as a New Years Eve party. You will be dancing, you will (possibly) have some appetizers to munch on, and drinks to consume. Also there will be photos! So dress to impress, so you can party hard! What NOT to wear: flip flops, swim suit, winter clothing, costumes, and active wear.
Day 2 – Poshfest Sunday October 2
So if you aren’t terribly hung over (like I was at the first PoshFest in Vegas…don’t judge me, everyone was! Lol) this would be a good day to wear a comfortable outfit of your choice. There will be some finishing remarks and some long lasting goodbyes before everyone parts ways, but t-shirt, jeans, booties are pretty common on the last day, but really you can wear any nice outfit. Just don’t come with vomit in your hair, or look like a hot mess from the night before.
I hope this helps you ladies pick out your outfits for PoshFest before you jet set out to sunny Los Angeles! On another note, if you happen to not check the weather, Los Angeles is in the triple digits, so it is hot hot hot. Don’t think if you’re from the East Coast that since the weather is starting to tone down, that your blanket scarf, pumpkin spice havin’ ass, fall attire is gonna work here. Nuh uh! It is hot and dry, so keep that in mind.
Also- don’t think that you have to get decked out in all super designer attire and that everyone is a freakin’ Victoria Secret supermodel at the event. No- we’re just normal women & men who love to sell fashion, all different shapes and sizes. Just think you’re going to a convention of all small business owners. So rock your own style, come and meet some new friends, and if you’re scared, come find me, I’ll hang with you! It’ll be fun, we will have a blast! If you’re still pretty curious, then check out the video I made of POSHFEST 2014 RECAP below:
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What are you gonna wear to Poshfest?
Good morning fam!
Just wanted to do a quick Poshmark blog post today and share some of my weekly trials and triumphs. This past week was pretty good, Ryan and I did some last minute shopping for the week and while we were out we snagged a few men’s fashion items that we wanted to re-sell. I posted them up within 24 hours and within the week BOTH items sold!
I absolutely couldn’t believe it! It sold faster than my $30 Twilight jacket from BB Dakota (which was severely underpriced btw)! But I’ve only had 3 items in my closet that were men’s and to have 2 of them sell so quickly?! Just WOW!! If you’re handsome hubby has clothes to re-sell get em to start modeling because MEN’S ITEMS ARE HOT!!
Also with Ashton Kutcher’s Pop Up shop it’s causing a new influx of male users and shoppers. Not to mention his whole closet sold in less than 2 hours. I mean my husband wants to start up on Poshmark now. He’s got the bug!!
Be sure to check out part 2 of Ashton’s pop up shop today at 12pm PST!
I’m telling you ladies, if you’re looking to make some quick extra sales, start moving out some of your husbands inventory and start making some extra cash. That way you can also make some space in the closet for your stuff too!! LOLz
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