The new Poshmark Dressing Room feature got me thinking about the features that have been added over the past couple of years. Also, the constant reference to sellers as “Stylists”. Which makes me wonder… are YOU a Poshmark Seller Stylist? Am I?
The answer for me is simple. No, I am not.
I don’t connect with that term.
I will get back to that in a minute.
First, let’s discuss the connect between the Dressing Room and being a Poshmark Seller Stylist.
The Dressing Room and the Poshmark Seller Stylist
The Dressing Room and being a Seller Stylist seem to run hand in hand…
If you are a seller who actively helps customers put together outfits or you know someone’s specific taste- the Dressing Room is perfect for you! You can send your latest arrivals directly to that person. If you have a large closet you can pull out what they may have overlooked. I do like the fact that it is more private than a tag. This feature is touted as being “just like you are in a store!”
If you identify with being a Poshmark Seller Stylist then the dressing room is the natural evolution of what you love to do!
It’s Just Like a Store!
Chalk it up to the fact that I worked in retail for
five ten fifteen a lot of years, but when I go into a store, I steer clear of sales associates. If they follow me into the dressing room I will be as polite as possible to say “I got this”. Why? Well, I have never wanted anyone’s opinion of what I should wear or cared if they thought it fits. I have plenty of my own opinions. I have been this way since I was three and wore the same dress without a care for a week straight. My mother would have to trick me into letting her wash it and I would move on to my next favorite.
The only time I have really sought out an opinion is on the rare occasion that I have used a personal shopper in a department store.
Am I the best dresser? Probably not.
Do I actually need their help? Perhaps.
However, I shop how I shop and I wear what I like. This is part of why Poshmark appeals to me as a shopper.
I think this is why I do not personally connect with the Dressing Room feature. If it’s “just like a store” then it’s not for me. And that’s ok!
So… Who is it for?
Not everyone is like me. Some shoppers love to discuss outfits and really utilize a sales associate’s knowledge of their store. There are plenty of Poshmark shoppers who want to have that one-on-one interaction and get the opinion of the seller who can actually see and feel the clothing item. There is obviously more than one shopping personality!
I have explained my shopping personality and you already know that as a seller I do not sell “boutique” in my closet… I feel like I also attract like-minded customers. The majority of my buyers know exactly what they like and which brands they must have. Since I don’t have multiple sizing, I have to wait for that unique customer who wants it and it’s in his/her size.
I do get the occasional “Will this match this..?” question. But my customer base seems pretty self-sufficient and they come to my closet to fill the gaps in their existing wardrobe. I love searching through obscure odds and ends; I’m guessing a few of my buyers do too.
Which would beg the question: What am I?
I am not a Poshmark Seller Stylist
Some love the idea of being a stylist and getting to be creative with outfits. But like i said in the beginning, I do not identify as a stylist.
I am a seller. I sell pre-owned and sometimes new clothing. I am at a point where I really believe in shopping pre-owned, I would love for the majority of my clothing to be just that. But again, just because I am not into shopping boutiques doesn’t mean that boutiques don’t belong. Remember, not everyone embraces pre-owned.
I am a clothing rescuer. I want to find amazing pre-owned pieces and if they don’t work for me, I want to share them with you.
I am having fun. Period.
If you are like me and don’t utilize every new feature to it’s fullest… remember that it doesn’t make it bad or even useless. Even I plan on using the Dressing Room in my own way.
Here is how I plan on using the Dressing Room…
- I currently want a neutral print, cotton kimono that is no more than roughly 28 inches in length. No fringe and no polyester please! I need anywhere from a size XS- Medium. So if you have that in your closet- SEND ME YOUR SHARES! (See, I just used the feature)
- Also, if I ever host a party- I am going to request that closets send me shares for consideration. I think that’s a FANTASTIC use for it.
I am looking at the Dressing Room in a different way…
It’s a CLOSET SORTER. Take away the “dressing room” claim and you have something really useful for everyone. A CLOSET SORTER. Yep, who doesn’t want to view likes and bundles all in one place? Finally I can see if I liked more than one thing in a closet. Oft-times I have had a customer make 2 purchases from my closet in the same day not realizing they were both from the same closet. I have then had to ask if they want to bundle and then cancel both orders hoping they repurchase.This should help put an end to that confusion.
So for us who may not see this as a game changing update… let’s appreciate that the seller stylists out there love it. If it helps buyers buy, then I am all for it!
The next update might be something we all get excited about…like *AHEM* uploading photos simultaneously and a “draft” option for listings. I mean, a girl can dream, right?
Do you identify as a Poshmark Seller Stylist or have you found a creative way to use the dressing room?
Would love to hear about it!
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