For this first time, the PMHQ ladies hosted a webinar especially for Suggested Users! It was a quick 20 minute presentation this past weekend about the latest feature coming our way on Poshmark.
The POSHMARK DRESSING ROOM
Makes no sense right? It’s ONLINE… how can you try on clothes?
Well, you can’t. It’s not about trying on clothes.
Yeah, it took me like the entire 20 minutes to stop scratching my head.
I held off posting about this until it went live. Now it’s here.
An important characteristic of a successful business owner is the ability to change and adapt with the markets trends. One part of that is actually being able to recognize when something isn’t working. This can lead to a change of plans and altering your strategy.
This applies to online sellers, regardless of your preferred selling platform. You have to be cognizant of the changes and know how to make them work to your advantage. A growing company like Poshmark is an example of a company that is constantly evolving and changing. Whatever your winning strategy was last year probably isn’t cutting it this year.
Case in point, I know tons of Poshmark sellers who no longer do aggressive markdowns during “Closet Clear Out” as perhaps they once did. Why? Well, while some sellers are still finding success with marking down items because buyers are motivated to purchase with discounted shipping… personally, I am not finding it beneficial for my closet.
Often I will run across a Poshmark username and it just looks soooo familiar. I hate when I cannot remember why! Then all these scenarios run through my head…
Did they make a crazy offer before?
Did this person buy a huge bundle?
Wait, they gave me a host pick didn’t they?
If you have been selling on Poshmark for a while OR if you have a horrible memory like myself… this is for you!
I am going to share with you my way of never forgetting a Poshmark customer again!
Some of you may already do this and a few of you may slap your forehead because the solution is so simple!
I feel like we are at the point in our relationship where I can tell you how I really feel, right?
As you are fully aware, I obsess over strategies and what works/what doesn’t.
I have narrowed it down to the top things that I find MOST effective for my closet. If we were sitting at Starbucks hashing out Poshmark strategy (and I confessed actions that I make a Poshmark priority), this is exactly what I would tell you.
And in case you are wondering what my Starbucks order would be, I order a grande in a venti cup of Pike Place coffee. Then I dump half n half creamer in. No sugar.
Now that we have our coffee and are sitting next to the guy with headphones and his laptop…
I am going to tell you my personal Poshmark priorities.
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.
I don’t post about every single new feature, mostly because they are coming out so rapid fire it would be hard to keep up!
With that said, I really am only going to post about the ones that excite me.
Here are just a few that have just been released or are on the way:
- Dragging photos to change the order of them
- 8 photos instead of 4 within a listing
- Higher resolution photos
- Account Change Verifier in Poshmark Support center for security
- Upcoming- offer enhancements that give you more options
If you haven’t updated your APP go ahead and do it and if you don’t have the new features- keep checking back!
So, what am I really excited about?