Listing your clothes on Poshmark is so simple and easy. You take a few pictures, describe how fabulous your item is, name your price and DONE.
So… WHY does it get so overwhelming??
Ideally I would add a new listing every day as I decide to sell an article of clothing… but, of course, I let it pile up until I have 20+ waiting for me.
Then I like to sit and stare at the basket full of clothes, with every intention to start listing. I get overwhelmed at the thought of even trying to start.. When I get overwhelmed I tend to shut down. I will turn on the TV or find some other “important” activity to work on… like staring at the wall.
I have to remind myself constantly that these clothes are not ever going to sell if I don’t list them.
As I expressed in my previous post regarding Tracking Poshmark Sales, I like to find the most productive and time effective way to do things. It has taken a while, but I now have mastered a routine that makes the task of listing on Poshmark much less daunting!
Here it is….
5 Easy Steps to Listing on Poshmark
Before I can begin, I need my supplies.
- IPad with keyboard
- Lint roller
- Measuring tape
- Cup of coffee
Gather all my items to list.
You can organize them by category, whatever you find easier. I lay them all out flat into a neat stack (this helps them not to wrinkle and also makes Step 2 easier).
Measure and Describe
Since accurate descriptions are important, I inspect each item thoroughly.
Key places to inspect:
- Seams- ensure there are no ripped seams or missing stitches
- Underarms- no staining or deodorant residue
- Overall search for holes or discoloration- I usually hold up to a window to catch any tiny holes- I triple check brands like J.Crew and Vince which are notorious for those tiny holes at the waist (due to the soft cotton material)
- Pilling under arms
Yes, there are a million other things to look for when you describe- but these are just of few examples.
Even if you are selling retail or NWT I think it’s still important to inspect. Especially right before shipping. There is always a chance of factory damage.
As important as the description is, I find including measurements to be equally as important. In my closet, items with detailed measurements seem to sell faster due to impulse purchasing. If a potential buyer needs more information, in the amount of time it takes to ask a question and get a response- they may lose interest.
Examples of Basic measurements:
- Underarm to underarm- tops and jackets
- Back of neck to bottom of hem- tops and jackets
- Flat across waist- skirts and pants
- Inseam- pants and shorts
- Front rise- pants and shorts
Some like to measure sleeve length too- I rarely get asked for it so I do not include in basic measurements. Everyone has different details they like to include so you can adjust accordingly.
Here is my secret to doing this task faster!
I have a prepared “script” for each category. I copy and paste within “notes” and then I fill in the blanks with my item specifics.
I can fly through the stack of clothes fairly quickly with this method. Once the stack of clothes is complete, I have a new file with this round of listings. I will use this new file in Step 4 of the process.
… and seriously, this keyboard is what keeps me sane.
I take photos with my iPhone. Some Poshers like to use a real camera but since you cannot upload photos to Poshmark from a PC, I do not want the extra step.
For Step 3, I take 4 basic photos with the item on a hanger.
Easy as that. Because I am not “styling” these shots… this is quick and easy.
Combine within the Poshmark App.
This step can be done at anytime of the day. I use my iPhone to create the listing. I upload the photos and add a title. Also, I assign brand, size, color, and price. For description I will just put a dot or “coming soon.” Once I upload all the photos with required details… I move on to my iPad.
From my iPad I copy the description from my notes and paste it into the new listing I have created.
I find that my items get more “likes” and ultimately sell faster when I have a modeled covershot. Since this is the most time-consuming step, I leave it for last… and later.
This Step requires optimal natural lighting and a good amount of time (I have to rearranging my furniture so I have a free wall).
So I get to this within the next few days or sooner as time (and lighting) allows. While I am at it- I also update older listings that may need re-vamping. If it’s an item that does not fit me or if it is unflattering on my body type- I use my mannequin or keep the shot on the hanger. Also, some styles have details that need to be showcased differently and is another reason I may opt for a different style such as a “flat lay”.
Yes, I know I said “5 EASY STEPS” and now I am throwing in a SIXTH… But that is because the 6th step is NOT easy.
Put away the clothes.
I have a fabulous rolling rack for clothes that are easily wrinkled and require hanging. Pieces that can be folded are stored in labeled bins for easy access.
My bins are labeled:
Shorts and Pants
Dresses and Skirts
Vests and other
… and whatever other categories I currently have in my closet.
FYI, I hate, hate, hate, hate putting away clothes.
Well, there ya have it! This is exactly how I list my items quickly and efficiently.
Honestly, since using this method I have listed upwards of 40+ items in an afternoon.
What about you? What is your system for listing on Poshmark?