There have been a few changes lately with parties that we haven’t discussed yet so it’s time for a Poshmark Party Update!
Hosting a Poshmark party is a coveted spot and one of the biggest honors you can receive on Poshmark.
I was fortunate to be able to Host this past Monday’s “Cold Weather Vibes” and I must say that the experience was slightly different from past hosting opportunities. I have previously shared a Step by Step Guide to Hosting a Poshmark Party…
So what was different this time?
The Hosting Situation
Well, let’s start by talking about the party hosting situation.
Back in the day, there was only one “Hosted” party with Host Picks and that was the nighttime party at 7pm PT. NOW there are 4 parties a day and 3 of them are User Hosted with Host Picks.
Here are the 3 user hosted parties:
(Times are in PT)
- Category Party (12:00pm – 2:00pm)
- Department Party (4:00pm – 6:00pm)
- Style Party (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
It does still seem that the nighttime Style Party remains the most coveted.
Poshmark Party Attendance
Another difference is ATTENDANCE. I’m just throwing out general numbers here… but I remember the Hosting Email sent from Poshmark Staff would boast that the parties would have 400k in shares to the party. Yeah, if you look now- a well attended party has upwards of 800k shares!
I’m going to read between the lines on this one… PARTIES ARE HUGE. As I have said before, I admire the people behind Poshmark because they make some really smart decisions, so if they are adding Parties and adding Hosts then they know if will increase user engagement and make it more profitable for all of us. I mean, they aren’t gonna put so much emphasis on something that isn’t working.
Again with the difference this go round, the second I was named a Host when the “invite” was sent to all users, it was unlike any other time. My notifications were INSANE. Yes, in times past you definitely get a lot of traffic on your party announcement post but this was way more intense. I have to chalk it up to the sheer volume of users.
This of course will vary the most closet to closet… but there was a difference in mine.
I hate to admit this… but rarely have I ever sold anything during a party… but, I got strategic the other day. I had a Nike tank that I needed to list and saw that a “Nike party” was coming up. I listed it as soon as the party started. It sold within the hour! Not saying that is gonna happen every time… but I am saying that it can’t hurt to be strategic when possible. Then, this past weekend before they party I made several sales and sold something during the party. I really think this was a first!
Needless to say, I think it’s time for me to jump back into the party circuit. While I still won’t be awake for the nighttime style party (I am in bed before the party starts on the East Coast), I am going to start paying more attention to the brand and category parties during the day.
and the Biggest Poshmark Party Update…
Requesting to Host
I recently reached out to Poshmark regarding 2 hosting related topics.
First one is the requesting procedure… there was an official form emailed out at some point by I could never find it again.
Second.. this is a biggie… why some Users have been hosting twice in the same week or month. I heard your questions loud and clear so I wanted to get clarification.
While I never heard back directly (if I get a response I will update this post), I JUST received the “SU Scoop” email and it clarifies both.
The SU Scoop is the monthly email sent to Suggested Users with upcoming info, contests, and overall tips.
So, it looks like if you request for all three of the parties… sometimes you are going to end up hosting close together as each party time has its own wait list.
To request to host one (or all) of these parties, you can find the “application” link here on the POSHMARK BLOG
Hope this has helped clarify a few things… I know that from here on out I will be focusing more on my party attendance!