7 Killer Strategies to Sell Your Clothes on Poshmark

Posted On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide

Last week it was all about how to sell your clothes in store {Buffalo Exchange, Beacon’s Closet, Crossroads, etc.} and today is all about how to master the clothing resale app, Poshmark. I’ve had a Poshmark account for at least three years, but I finally started selling clothes seriously and the process has been eye opening!
If you’re looking to clean out your closet and sell some clothes, here are tips to become a Poshmark pro.

Let’s back up for a minute. Are you familiar with the awesomeness of Poshmark? Quick rundown: it’s an app where you can buy and sell clothes. Though they initially started out as an app for women, Poshmark now includes options for men and children. You can buy new or gently worn items, but for this post it’s all about how to sell your clothes.
With a ton of users on Poshmark, here are a few strategies to start selling.
Upload with Style
Poshmark allows you to upload images directly from your phone, but don’t allow this convenience to make your photos suffer. Take time with styling the item you’re selling. For example, if you’re selling a necklace, you can upload the necklace styled on a mannequin or around a shirt. Make it as easy as possible for people to see what it looks like when worn and/or give them ideas on how to style it so they can envision how they’d actually wear it. This stylized photo should be your cover image {the first photo people see for your listing}. And if you have photos of you actually wearing the piece, that’s even better! Also, photograph it against a solid wall so the garment or accessory really shines.

Just (kinda, sorta, maybe) do it. ✔ #saturdaze #nike #linkinbio

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So now the good stuff. What products sell really well…
Mall Brands 
Sure there’s a market for new or like new Alexander Wang bags, Yeezys and more, but I’ve noticed most of the items that sell are recognizable and easily accessibly brands like Banana Republic, H&M, Ann Taylor and certainly Lululemon. Your grandma’s vintage purse {which I have one uploaded right now on my Posh!} might be better for eBay or a consignment shop. The Poshmark audience wants what’s trending right now.
Beauty Products
While most of Poshmark is clothing, they also allow you to sell beauty products. And one thing I’ve noticed that sells really fast? Fragrances! I had unopened boxes of YSL and John Varvatos and they sold within two days! Even before they sold, I had a few users bid on them {if a seller doesn’t like your price, they can suggest a new one and you counteroffer}. That’s when I realized beauty products are hot sellers. And of course if you have a Kylie Lip Kit, then you can really score.
Update: According to Poshmark they don’t allow fragrances to be sold due to USPS’s regulations on liquids. 
Price High and Go Low 
When it comes to pricing, I know some who utilize the strategy of pricing high just to go low. Well for one, it allows people who are really interested to make you an offer and you can haggle with them until you reach a middle point. And more importantly, Poshmark has something called “Price Drop Notifications.” Here’s how it works: when people like your listing {similar to liking a photo on Instagram}, they’ll receive an email if you drop the price of the item by at least 10 percent. And if the seller buys within one hour of the price drop, they receive discounted shipping. So this is a major incentive for a seller to buy your item right away. One Poshmarker even made 47 sales within 24 hours with this strategy.
Use Descriptive Language 
After you’ve set your price, it’s time to write a description. Don’t just write “blue shirt” but go in to details. What makes the shirt special? Are there polka dots? Butterfly sleeves? Crop top? Descriptive language makes it easier for sellers to find you {more people will search “blue polka dot shirt” vs. “blue shirt”}. I even like to give suggestions on how/where to wear the item. Also, if there are any defects {missing button, pulled threads, etc.}, certainly call those out as you want the buyer to know exactly what they’re getting.
Join Parties and Share
Though I’ve been on Poshmark for years, I finally started to understand the importance of “parties.” Multiple times a day the app has virtual parties that focus on specific trends, garments or brands. Parties include “Best in Shoes & Boots,” Classic Style,” “Dresses & Skirts” and more. These themed parties are opportunities for you to share your listings with others. This simply means your closet and the items you have for sale are visible to a larger audience. I can’t stress enough, join the parties. This is great for sellers of all statuses, but especially newbies who are building up their followers.

Package with Style
Once you make your sales, don’t just stuff the clothes in a box! Wrap them in tissue paper, include a thank you note and maybe even your business card if you have one. And you don’t have to spend a ton of money on the wrapping. I buy colorful tissue paper from the dollar store and cute cards from Target’s dollar bin. Buyers truly appreciate this and it gives them more incentive to give you a 5-star rating.
By no means am I a Poshmark pro, but following these tips has helped me sell a few hundred dollars worth of clothes over the past two months. You can check out my Poshmark closet and if you still haven’t tried Poshmark yet, you receive a $5 credit when you join with code: NBTMD
Have you tried Poshmark? What tips do you have for selling your clothes through the app? 
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5 thoughts on “7 Killer Strategies to Sell Your Clothes on Poshmark

  1. Thanks so much for this article. I have a ton of clothes in my closets that need new homes and this was the incentive I needed to take a look at Poshmark as an option.

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