Like many of you, when I first downloaded the Poshmark App, I had NO CLUE what was about to happen.
I didn’t know that almost 2 years later I would still be buying, selling, and now blogging about it!
When I signed up and had to quickly choose a closet name, I didn’t think much of it… I didn’t think ahead to having a little store, making friends, networking on social media…
To be honest, some of us ended up with really odd names. With that said…
My Poshmark Closet name has changed!
@vance289 is now…
Have you been considering a closet name change?
There are a few things we should talk about…
Do you need a name change?
Well…. ask yourself these questions…
How easy is your name to remember?
I had a few numbers at the end of my closet name and have been concerned for a while that they may be difficult to remember… I sometimes can forget my PFF’s closets that have numbers! I always remember catchy names best.
Does your name represent who you are?
Your name, just like your profile picture, gives people a first impression of who and what you are about. What does you name say about you?
Can people find you?
If you use social media to promote your closet- can people connect the dots to find your closet? I certainly didn’t want to be missing out on any sales!
Ready for a change?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the change. First check to make sure it’s not already taken. Your new name must stay at or under 15 characters.
It take only 1-2 days for the change to go into effect once you email. I emailed on Saturday and heard back the following Monday afternoon that the change was complete. Once they alert you of the change, your new name is already in effect for everyone to see. For you to see it inside your app you must log out and log in with your new name. Your old name will not link back to your new account so let your friends know!
Make a listing letting everyone know of your name change and keep it at the top of your closet for a while. Don’t forget to tag your PFFs and frequent customers. Also, in your “about me” section there is now an “info” option that you can write whatever you want! Might be a good idea to add “Formerly @_____” for a while.
Right after I sent the email, I started to prepare. I made the cover shot for my name change alert listing (you can see it here), I also made a list of users in my iPad notes so I could copy and paste to tag them quickly and not forget anyone. I only tagged the closets that I share with a lot. Of course, I also wrote this blog post!
Before you make this big change- you need to know the CONS:
I really only see one main CON…
Some people may not be able to find you. This is a given and what has stopped me from doing this sooner- on the flip side, if you are using a new catchy name- you will have more closets drawn to you!
Like I said, your old closet name will not redirect people if they click on it. Getting the word out is key.
I am so excited for my Poshmark Closet to now be called @GrayAsparagus! Make sure to come by and say hi.
BTW, I love when you comment and leave your closet names- I always go and check them out 🙂
Have you changed your name? Leave any tips you may have in the comments below!
P.S. If you want to help me spread the word about my new name AND let others know about the name change process- please share this post on social media!