I decided to start selling my clothes on Poshmark when I found myself donating gently used clothing that was basically brand new. I love to shop (clearly haha) so when I am done with something or don’t fit into something anymore it’s nice to know someone else will be able to get
- Post photos of the items on When I first started posting I was either laying each piece flat or hanging them and taking pictures but I was not getting any sales at all. After that didn’t work I started putting the clothes on and snapping a picture on my phone, from there I just upload them into the app and fill out all the information then post them. After I started doing that I saw way more interest in my items and sales started to come through!
- Price to sell – it can be hard to set the price because we all want top dollar for our items but I have found that those items tend to sit on my page. If you have a gently used non-designer item then I recommend marking down the item 45-60% of the original price, that way there is room to negotiate a bit higher if someone sends you a low offer that you are not happy with. Sales really add up so keep it in perspective that you are trying to sell high quantities of items not necessarily one item at a high price. For designer items that are gently used with no marks or anything, I would say mark them down 30-45%. *tip- if you don’t know the cost of your item I usually just google the brand name and category (for example sweater) and find the general price and use that as your guide. For designer items, you can search on the app to see what others are selling similar items for so you can price to sell!
- Stock up on packing material and get a printer – Poshmark and USPS make it super easy to pack sales because all of the priority mail
packagingis free at the post office so all you have to do is go and grab a bunch of it to stock up on. I like to have lots of different size boxes depending on what or how much I sell, I also always have clear packing tape on hand. The last piece of this is having a printer available to print out the mailing label. Once your item sells Poshmark emails you a label so all you have to do is print it out and put it on the package, having a printer makes it so easy to do it ASAP. Once the email comes through I print out the label, grab the item(s) from a bin, pick my packaging, pack it up then tape the label on and put it by the door.
- Mail out sales fast – it is so important to mail out items as fast as possible, after a few sales you get rated for shipping speed and I think it has a huge impact on of people make a purchase from you or not. I think my rating is like 1.3 days which is a fast shipper, I know I like when any of my purchases online ship quickly so I try to do it for others!
- Be super specific in postings – it is so important to disclose any issues with an item when you list it. You never want to deceive anyone into buying anything because after a buyer receives an item they have to accept it then rate it and are able to leave a comment. All of those ratings and comments make up your rating on the app. I have a rating of 4.9/5 which makes me a top-rated seller and I am super proud of that! If there is a snag in a top I take a picture and share that in the comments as well as mark the item way down. I do the same thing with scuffs, holes, scratches and anything else that could be wear and tear on an item even if it is super small! If you don’t you will get a low rating and your closet will not do well.
- Add a little note or tissue paper to your sale – I think it is always nice to add a little something to your sale. Some people use tissue paper to wrap it up in the box but personally, I like to nicely fold the items and add a little note in the box. I have it typed out so when I print out my mailing label I print the note out too and hand write the purchasers name and sign my name at the bottom.
- If an item is just sitting mark it down again – There is a price drop option on the Poshmark app so when something doesn’t sell you can use to that to mark it down and then it moves to the top of your page and gets shared again. New people will see it and know you are pricing to sell it’s also a good way to switch up the look of your closet and get more eyes on things that were posted a long time ago.
- Interact in the app – There are a few things you can do to have a higher ranking in the app like share other listings and share other accounts. I know it sounds daunting to have to worry about another social media account but it is super easy to do so it only takes a few minutes a week, sometimes I don’t even do anything and it doesn’t seem to matter!
- Share on social media – you never know who will be interested in your gently used clothes so share that your items are available on Facebook and Instagram with a link to your Poshmark closet.