What is Your Poshmark Priority?

Poshmark Priorities

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.

I think it’s important to point out that I sell pre-owned, if you sell wholesale or are establishing your own brand name then your priorities may be different (i.e. sharing and follower count).

So here they are… remember, these are MY priorities based on my experience on Poshmark. Unless someone has real data from PMHQ, strategies are simply opinions put into action.

 

Poshmark Priority 1: Listings

There are several things that fall under this…

  • Right product. Did you know that PMHQ (Poshmark Headquarters) TELLS you exactly what is trending and what to stock in your closet? They do a “Monthly Trend Report” video and tell you what key word searches are trending and what Poshers are buying. I don’t understand why everyone isn’t watching these videos. You can check them out on Poshmark’s Facebook page. BUT, also do you own research- check out “sold” listings in high volume closets or check out what the styles are in the store windows at the mall…
  • Brands. Poshmark has afternoon brand parties. Apparently these are determined by what is selling on Poshmark (this is something that was stated in an aforementioned “Monthly Trend Report” video). These are brands that are popular right now. It’s ok if all your listings aren’t super trendy brands, but it helps if you have a few to draw buyers into your closet, they could end up purchasing something else you have listed that they didn’t know they needed. Now I am certainly not saying that these suggestions from the Trend Report and parties are the be-all-end-all, FAR from it. BUT, if you are clueless as to what to list- it’s a great place to start.
  • List as often as possible. New listings will set you apart in the new listing feature– I think they call it “Posh Now”, but you can read more about that here in the post Poshmark’s New Listing Feature. if you don’t have more to list , you can always try this tactic Re-list, Rinse, and Repeat.

Overall, adding new listings is the #1 thing that I find directly affects my sales.

Poshmark Priority 2: Self Sharing

I feel like self sharing gets a bad reputation. No one wants to talk about it or admit how important it is… so I will say it:

SHARING YOUR OWN LISTINGS IS IMPORTANT!

I won’t tell you the correct amount to share, you have to come up with what works for you. Some say share to all the parties, others share a few listings at the top of every hour. You know what I do? I share whenever I can and whenever I feel like it. If you are legitimately trying to do this full-time or really want to make some money- you have to put your business first and share your closet. If this is a fun side hobby or if you are more focused on the social aspect- then your priorities could look different.

Bare minimum try to share your entire closet once a day. If someone filters search results by “just shared” you want to show up somewhere near the top. Why would someone search with that filter? It shows the active closets. Purchasing from inactive closets will run you the risk of slow shipping or a canceled purchase.

Poshmark Priority 3: Sharing Others

With limited time, self sharing should be done first. However, sharing others is valuable as well. I still spend time sharing other closets every single day, I share back as often as I possibly can. But I make sure to share my own and then share others. Kind of like the oxygen mask in an airplane…

 

Honorable Mention: Followers

This to me is the last thing that you should be concerned about. Sure, easy for me to say because I have been a suggested user for a couple of years, right? But, since we are having a real chat over coffee… truth be told- I have seen closets that have a fraction of the followers that I have and have SOLD double or triple what I have. I want buyers to follow me. I want those empty closets with no profile picture to be following me. This is why I don’t play follow games or follow a million people- the time I would spend clicking “follow” can be used in better ways. I have found that time spent following and getting followers does NOT produce an ROI (return on investment) that is worth it. Sometimes I will follow a few “new closets” but I honestly haven’t seen any real bump in sales from doing so.

If you have great listings and items that people are looking for you will have sales regardless of your number of followers.

 

Well, I told you how I feel and now I need a refill on my coffee. But first, it’s your turn to tell me what works for you…

 

XOXO

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13 thoughts on “What is Your Poshmark Priority?

  1. Elle,
    Nothing Works for Me.

    My boutique items are marked as low as I can go…most times I lose money.

    Share Groups yield nothing, but a surprise low ball offer.

    I use to average 3-5 sales a week. Recently one a week…however, when I think back, my handbags sell best…when I self share average 15K in 30 days. Maybe that’s my niche.

    Time to go shopping for bags…

    1. Janis, I have heard that jewelry is extremely hard to sell… And the boutique non-branded is what is most difficult! Especially with the shipping rates. I hear that shoes do reallllllly well and I believe you about the bags! Maybe that is your thing 🙂 Thanks for always coming by and reading and chiming in! Xoxo

  2. You’re so right! I do everything you suggest. Like Ellemyers, I had my prices very low and was losing money too. I made changes and it had a huge impact. I now make sales every few days compared to 1 to 2 sales a month. I now reading this every single item every month. It’s really helped keep my moving. It takes time of course but for me it’s worth it.

  3. Awesome post, one of my faves so far! I have been thinking about dropping out of all of my share groups and tag lists for some time. I exited my share groups, and this post gave me confirmation to exit the tah lists, so I did…today! It is WAAAAYY too time consuming, and it’s time I just don’t have. I need to get better about self sharing, I share the same few items daily. And followers…I have been so pressed about my numbers, but I’m slowly learning, it isn’t quantity, it’s quality! I have been looking into other platforms however, I’ve been very frustrated with Posh this week and I’m seriously burnt out. Honestly, my numbers have not changed with/without share groups. I’m really not sure what works. I do not want to get into boutique because I like the idea that my closet is a little different and a lot of the boutiques look the same…I’m going to go back and read some.of your blogs for inspiration!
    @mamazthang ✌💕

  4. This is great advice. I try to self share at least once per day and do my very very best to share the items of people that shared my items but lately, I’ve not been doing much more than that. It’s so much faster on my desktop than phone. But Elle is right, you have to feed the beast if you want to make sales. I’ve had some items languishing in my closet for a year a now so I’m going to delete them, take new pics and re list them. It’s weird how you have a little sales bump after you list new stuff, even when it’s not the actual new item you listed. It must be someone visiting your closet and seeing something else they like. Here’s to more than 5 sales for April!

  5. Hi Elle!

    Thank you for this post. I was selling like crazy about 40-60 items a month steadily and beginning April everything STOPPED. I’ve sold 12 items this month and though it seems like a lot it is a drastic plummet compared to past months on posh. I’ve tried everything from sharing others listings all day to sharing my own 3-4 times a day, changing prices and doing price drops, bundle offers, new listings and it doesn’t make much of a difference. You are completely right when you say SELF sharing is top priority. I always try to share other posters listings the best I can but it is very time consuming and rarely results in sales.

    On another note… I recently purchased a bunch of inventory wholesale to try out the boutique end in posh and it has completely failed me. It seems extremely competitive and perhaps a bit generic with most of the boutique items being the same style and brand. Who knows, maybe I’m just not doing what I’m supposed to.

    Thank you for always posting great blogs and advice! Xoxo @danicaccs

  6. Elle great post!!! I’m so glad I’m on board with you about the self shares!! It works for me. I am not on FB to see the trending report. But I do find when I add more items, I get a sale or two. Love this blog!!

  7. Elle,
    I absolutely LOVE your blog. Great relevant posh posts are rare and yours are so helpful and clever! I was wondering if I could ask your advice – if not that okay too!!! I have been poshing since February 2017 and have had great luck (171 listings sold to be exact!). Similar to Danielle’s comment, I feel like I am hitting a wall because I share ALOT, and mostly with other sellers, but I don’t think many buyers are seeing my listings. For example I will have 200 notifications of shares – yet no offers or buys! Is that to be expected? Have you had this experience when you were starting out? Do you have any advice to get back to having visibility for BUYERs not sellers? THANK YOU!! – @lorirb

    1. Hey! Slow times are to be expected and I would say that 171 sales since 2017 is awesome! Are you still listing as much as your were? Or what other changes have happened? It’s hard to gauge who is seeing your listings when they are shared… I feel that most shoppers use the search feature these days since it’s so much easier now. So self sharing is very important to get your listings in the “Just shared” filter and listing new items gets your closet featured in your follower’s “Posh Now” sections.

  8. I found that I got more traffic through my closet (i.e. comments, likes, sales) when I wasn’t obsessively sharing. After a few life events inadvertently slowed my Poshing I began to notice more interest in my closet with me doing much of anything. I hadn’t been sharing or discounting items or following new Poshers. It seems crazy but I stopped frantically sharing everything (and stopped lowering my prices) and started sharing only when I have the time and energy. I also starting sharing my closet items in groups of about 4. The news feed will only show 4 of your shares at a time so sharing more items than that won’t be seen by your followers. Having a more focused share plan seems to be working for me. I’ve had multiple sales at the full asking price and a bunch of new likes.

  9. Hi, thank you so much for your blog. I am a SU, I have a closet with about 300 active items, I share my own and others’ every single day. I even have a reminder on my phone that goes off telling me “it’s Poshmark time”. However, seems to me like ever since men’s and children’s clothes were added, things are so diluted. I have hardly sold anything lately. I was hoping to be able to quit my day job and work full-time on my Poshmark sales, but now I don’t feel that it could sustain me.

  10. Yes it is a slow time…. I only make about 3 sales a month now. Great blog! I like selling the used items but I was thinking about purchasing some wholesale items but not from Poshmark’s app and trying out a couple things to see if that would change up things a bit.

    PM username: Robynstank soon to be Robynonposh. 😉

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