One of my favorite things about shopping on Poshmark is Re-Poshing!
I know, I know, there should be a dictionary explaining all the Posh terms! For those who are new to this… “Re-Poshing” is when you resell something that you purchased on Poshmark.
This can be tricky and there is certainly an unspoken etiquette guideline.
Let’s go over a few basics:
1. I am on the fence on whether or not you HAVE to say that you are re-poshing. I do. I feel it necessary just in case the seller sees the listing- I want to ensure they do not think I am trying to “flip” their clothes. If you DO state that you are re-poshing DO NOT BASH THE SELLER IN THE LISTING. (i.e. ” I bought this on Posh and the seller said it was a medium but it’s definitely a small.”) That’s not cool. Resell and move on.
2. Do not mark the item up. If you purchased a Free People dress for a steal at $10… Do not, I repeat, DO NOT resell it for $80. If you Re-Posh it- try to only recoup the money you spent. Trust me, I have seen this happen and it does not go well for the reseller. Don’t forget- if you gave it a 5-star rating, the amount you paid is up there in the “Love Notes.”
3. Do not borrow the original sellers photos without permission. Take your own photos or ask them for permission. You can get reported for this and it’s best to steer clear of upsetting others.
Ideas for Positive Re-Poshing:
- If you seriously can’t get a better shot- ask to use the seller’s photos (she will normally say yes especially of you give her photo cred in your listing!)
- Price it at no more than 20% more than you paid- most people understand the commission and wiggle room in pricing strategies.
- If you feel like you need to, let the original seller know you are listing- she may even help you share!
What other thoughts do you have on Re-Poshing?