There is a topic that I can’t get away from lately. It keeps popping up in conversations.
I hate how we take them so personally. Is this really how they were intended?
I have seen Poshmark sellers be completely crushed and lash out because of a low rating and I have seen the upside where sellers have been motivated to grow their business based on positive comments…
I want to share my opinion about three things regarding Poshmark ratings:
- What I think is the purpose of Poshmark ratings
- Why we tend to take them so personally
- The mentality behind the person giving the rating
Sounds like fun? No?
Well, let’s talk about it anyway.
Seeing the Poshmark alert “Congrats! Your Bundle of …. has sold!” on my phone screen is on of the most beautiful sights! Now that shoppers can make an offer on bundles there is more potential to see it!
I started out editing my original post Bundles: Strange Behavior Decoded… but I decided to post a new one and add links. It’s more fun to start a new discussion about the bundle feature anyway.
Looking at the date of that post, I was actually shocked that it has been almost 2 years since the bundle feature was introduced- time has flown!
Ok, let’s get to it! The new(ish) offer on bundles feature…
As most of you know I finally took a huge step toward getting control over my overwhelming Poshmark situation. If you missed my post Poshmark Listing Day I spent the entire day photographing, describing, and listing items in my Poshmark Closet… all with the help of my assistant (my mom!). It was a fun yet exhausting day and it really made me think about what goes into being a Poshmark Full Time Seller.
Here is a quick recap of how my day went:
Recap of Poshmark Day
7am: Transported all of my items to list and necessary supplies to my mom’s house and set things up.
9am: Finally got started. It took awhile to get the right lighting and still had to move to different areas/walls throughout the day. I did the photos while my mom measured and described.
12pm: Took a quick lunch break.
12:30-4pm: Continued taking photos and describing.
4pm: Called it a day.
So, what did we get accomplished?
One of the oddest acronyms you run across when you first join Poshmark is PFF.
There was probably a moment early on when someone commented in your closet “Hey PFF!” leaving you bewildered. It was even MORE confusing after you found out what it meant!
“This person thinks we are Posh Friends Forever? What?? What do I need to do?”
For the new Posher, rest easy, it’s mostly a term of endearment. But if you have been around a while and have built these unique online friendships, it can be so much more. They become your sounding board, your support system, and your biggest cheerleader! I mean who else is going to understand the world of Poshmark?
Before you can understand my need for a Poshmark Listing Day there is something else you need to know…
Let me describe a typical morning in my life.
I wake up around 4am and immediate take out the dog, starting the coffee pot on the way out. Upon our return, I feed the dog, grab a cup of coffee and climb back in bed ready to scroll through my phone. I finally emerge from under the covers around 5am and jump on my laptop. Typically I blog or start sharing on Poshmark…
Then I refill my coffee cup and things start to spiral out of control.