It’s Poshmark’s GOLDEN Birthday!
It has been 6 years since Poshmark first began… time flies, huh?
I was not among the first.
Back in 2011, I was using my Blackberry Pearl… then my Blackberry Curve, and then my amazing Blackberry Bold!
I didn’t get an iPhone until 2014. Heck, I’m still using my 5s.
This is how my Poshmark story started…
Stop Chasing Other People’s Dreams… it’s not a new statement, I didn’t make it up, but it’s real and it sometimes happen without us even realizing it. I wanted to write about it in case you needed to hear it, because I certainly do.
When I find myself burned out and unmotivated I have often times found myself chasing someone else’s dreams and goals.
While I am referring to selling in general, I’m sure you can apply this to other things.
But for the sake of this post, let’s talk about selling on Poshmark (or insert your selling platform of choice)…
Here are a few of my most recent mistakes and what I have learned:
I have a few thoughts on the Stylist Match Feature on Poshmark. In case you haven’t noticed, Poshmark is making a huge deal about the launch. Why? Probably because it’s a huge deal.
There has to be something behind it all, right?
But as with every new feature, there will be lovers and haters. Let’s look back:
Sometimes a blog post subject will come along that I am excited about writing. This was one of them. Particularly because I got to do things and test things and then report what I learned. So keep that in mind. This is just an opinion piece not necessary factual and your results will vary… so like with all my posts, it’s all my thoughts and opinions that are probably wrong anyway.
This post is about Requesting to be Styled as a Buyer through the Style Match feature.
If you have experienced the new Style Me feature on Poshmark, you probably have a pretty strong opinion one way or another… Especially with the recent upgrades to the process.
So, You Want Me to Style You?
Poshmark has long been promising an update to the Suggested User Program. Today Suggested Users (and possibly others) received an email from the Poshmark CEO informing us that they that they are rolling out the new Poshmark Ambassador Program. I am updating this post as we find out more!
At one point or another we have grabbed our phones and texted our friends “What’s going on with these slow sales on Poshmark?” or have reached out to our social media friends to commiserate.
I know I have!!!
Slow sales on Poshmark make me reflect on my former days as a retail manager. I remember one of the worst job responsibilities being the dreaded nightly recap.
No, not nightcap– that was after you got home.
If you haven’t worked in a sales management position, let me explain… at every company I worked for over the years, there was a required business recap that you had to report to your boss via phone or email. If you had an outstanding day or failed to hit your goal, you had to explain yourself!
Although I have mentioned Closet Clear Out in many posts when detailing certain strategies, I realize that I have never talked about the basics of the promotion. So for those of you who are new- or if you just like reading about things- here is my opinion about Closet Clear Out… what it is, and how I personally use it.
What is Closet Clear Out on Poshmark?
Closet clear out is a promotional set amount of days where anything you “mark down” on Poshmark will receive discounted shipping. That’s the basics of the program. BUT, of course there are little terms and conditions in the fine print!
Poshmark always announces it first with a dark burgundy banner at the top of your newsfeed. I do not have a screen shot of an actual CCO announcement but there is always an informative banner and this is where it’s located:
Some people are rule followers, some people are not. Like some of you, when I signed up to sell on Poshmark, I read every single bit of the terms and conditions. I wanted to make sure I was doing things correctly and I also wanted to know what Poshmark would be responsible for. I’m not sure what part of my personality causes me to read the fine print… but it’s how I am.
I know a lot of Poshmark users are very passionate about the rules. I am a big fan about personally following the rules but am not too concerned about other people’s business. That doesn’t mean I don’t find the new feature fascinating!
What am I talking about?
The new Review Listings Feature on Poshmark allows users to pitch in and help monitor potential rule violations.
When it comes to your online inventory, a big decision you have to make is when you should be switching out seasonal clothing on Poshmark.
Some sellers are compelled to keep their closet stocked with only season appropriate clothing.
Of course you can’t rely on calendar dates like the first official day of summer or follow traditional Labor Day outfitting rules. By the time the season has officially changed, most shoppers have already made their big seasonal purchases. I see this shopper every year… she just bought a fabulous pair of boots, a plaid scarf, and the perfect heavy leather fall bag. She is so excited about her purchase and can’t wait to wear it on her next outing and its 80 degrees out.
When switching out seasonal clothing on Poshmark, I follow one simple rule in my closet…