As of 2/8/2017, Shipping rates on Poshmark have increased to $6.49 for Priority Service. Although this blog post post is about the rate change from the same month in 2016… my opinions remain the same.
Well, my friends… I expect today to be a slow day.
New Shipping Rates on Poshmark are now in effect!
Overnight it was announced that standard Priority Shipping on purchases weighing up to 5 lbs will now be
$5.95 $6.49 (updated 2/8/2017)
Only a few short years ago, the rate was $6.99 so it could be worse… right???
I have already stated my case in the post Are You Talking Ship? so I will not regurgitate my stand.
Take note of Posher comments in the post- very good examples are listed.
Perhaps, in light of the changes we can remain positive and just start bundling more… right? Bundling always helps to make us feel better about shipping costs… Yes, if you are purchasing a $5.00 shirt it hurts, but Shoppers, look around the closet and see if you want anything else. The seller may have the perfect blazer you have been looking for or a necklace you can not live another weekend without.
I know bundling doesn’t make shipping any cheaper BUT a seller usually will be more open to discounts to offset shipping when you purchase more than one item- I know that is certainly true for my closet!
In case you do not go back to read the aforementioned post, I encourage you to ask a Postal employee how much your package would cost if you were paying for shipping on your own. I think you will be surprised!
For all you sellers out there who are about to jump ship- just give it time! Hundreds of people (it seems) sign up for Poshmark daily! New users are ready to purchase and don’t know about magical 0.99 shipping or the good old days of $4.99…
Some people get mad when their server says there is a charge for extra ranch … you can’t please everyone.
Here are some ideas to help your closet during this time of transition (i.e. while people are getting used to the new cost):
- Have a Dollar Sale! Take $1 off all purchases made this month! (Sound ridiculous? Well, so is getting mad about the price of extra guac)
- Increase your bundle discount.
- When listing new items- price so that you have room to discount to help ease the buyer’s mind (and open their wallet).
This is NOT directed towards those of us who are on a strict budget- trust me, I get it. But this is more directed to those who will refrain from shopping based on sheer principle.
How do YOU feel about the new shipping rates? Feel free to vent in the comments below
OR, let us know what you will be doing to help keep everyone calm!
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