I took a year off of Facebook and recently re-activated my account. The “like” feature and it’s uses seem to have changed. It’s no longer that you actually like something… it now seems to stand for acknowledgment. Anytime someone comments on my status, I feel that I have to “like” it. If I don’t I fee like I am somehow being rude.
On Instagram, people collect likes… not even sure why I “like” anything on there. I mean, it doesn’t save it anywhere so I can go back and check it out. Are people supposed to “like” back?? Such a confusing thing to do.
Twitter doesn’t get involved in such nonsense… Thanks Twitter!
The there is the ever confusing Poshmark “like”….
Most new Poshers upon receiving a “like” on their listing may jump for joy with the perception that THIS PERSON IS ABOUT TO PURCHASE! Newbie Posher will then immediately comment “Interested???” to the liker hoping to secure the deal. Low and behold, the item sometimes this listing gets “unliked”, but typically you just get ignored.
If you are new to Poshmark, please continue reading… these are the potential reasons for a “like” …
1) They think it’s cute, period. Not gonna purchase though… take every “like” as a compliment and go about your day.
2) They actually LIKE it and may come back later to buy.
3) They “like” it but want to be alerted if you mark it down.
4) What they “like” is your cover shot and want to remember it for inspiration. (I do this all the time)
5) They are selling/or thinking of selling the same item and are just wanting to see how much you end up selling it for.
6) They are book-marking your closet so they can find you in the future.
This is the one we love…
7) They are liking several things and are going to ask you for a bundle.
Poshmark “likes” can be VERY useful to a Poshmark seller. Here are a few ways that I use them.
- The Markdown. Of course this is the premiere way to use them. Once you build up a good amount (anywhere from 10+ I would say) you could have success selling the listing by dropping the price by 10%. Everyone who “liked” it will receive an alert.
- Sale Alerts. Consider making a listing promoting promotional sales or new listing alerts. This will attract “likes” and then mark it down to alert them of a sale. Click HERE for an example of the one in my closet.
- Similar items. This one is slightly more time-consuming and indirect. Find a popular listing in a fellow Poshers closet that is similar to your style and then look at everyone who has “liked” it. Follow the “likers” and even share a few listings in their closet if they are a seller. This will draw attention to your closet indirectly. DO NOT tag them in your listing or comment about your item in this listing that is not yours. Please, I have been tagged and have had multiple people advertise in my closet and it is NOT COOL. You will not be voted “most popular” I promise you.
What are some reasons that you “like” listings that I may not have mentioned? Or how do you like to utilize likes in your closet?
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