Some people are rule followers, some people are not. Like some of you, when I signed up to sell on Poshmark, I read every single bit of the terms and conditions. I wanted to make sure I was doing things correctly and I also wanted to know what Poshmark would be responsible for. I’m not sure what part of my personality causes me to read the fine print… but it’s how I am.
I know a lot of Poshmark users are very passionate about the rules. I am a big fan about personally following the rules but am not too concerned about other people’s business. That doesn’t mean I don’t find the new feature fascinating!
What am I talking about?
The new Review Listings Feature on Poshmark allows users to pitch in and help monitor potential rule violations.
About two weeks ago this alert showed up in my news feed:
I tapped on it and it took me to this page:
Apparently there was nothing for me to review, but the second time I receive the alert there certainly was!
In the meantime, you know me, I tapped on the little question mark icon there on the bottom left to read the terms 🙂
Now, I have heard speculation that only Suggested Users are invited to participate, however, I truly wonder if they are sending it to people who have reported listings in the past… chime in below in the comments if you are not a Suggested User but have received the invitation to review!
When I finally had a few listings to review, it showed me a listing (user name and all!) and it gave me three options:
The only two issues I have been asked to review are concerning mistagged brands and replicas.
The ones I have reviewed have been pretty straight forward. The majority have been a “mistagged brand” and usually cheaper brands being labeled as a sought after brand but clearly stated in description “brand for exposure only.”
Kudos for the honesty, but still not allowed.
With the replica listings, some are easy and some brands I have no clue about. For example, I was shown a pair of potentially fake Alexander Wang sneakers. I have zero clue what to look for and, quite frankly, don’t really want to research it. This is a really tricky thing to be asked to determine based on photos alone. I could go off on a tangent about authenticity and my experience with authenticating, but I will leave it at this: it’s not easy. With some luxury brands, even the most trained eye can be wrong.
Why the Review Listings Feature on Poshmark is awesome:
I have never doubted that Poshmark has always been acutely aware that there are prohibited items, mistagged merchandise, and fakes EVERYWHERE… there are also millions of listings. I assume that this helps Poshmark Support weed through all the reported listings.
Spoiler Alert: not all reported listings are in violation! You will see that when you see what gets reported!
In my opinion, crowd sourcing serves two purposes:
- Helps them by getting a second opinion.
- Makes the passionate rule followers feel like something is being done to clean up listings.
I hope that there is a final review by Poshmark Support before taking down a listing.
While this feature was fun to check out, I don’t think it’s something I will spend too much time on. I have my own business to tend to. But, if you love it, here’s a little secret… if you keep going back to the same alert, new listings pop up for you to review… so keep tapping on that alert!
How do you all feel about the Review Listings Feature on Poshmark?