If you have experienced the new Style Me feature on Poshmark, you probably have a pretty strong opinion one way or another… Especially with the recent upgrades to the process.
So, You Want Me to Style You?
There are 2 ways to get styled, and by styled I mean, a seller sends you shares based on what they think you will like and it gets shared to your dressing room. From there you can purchase, skip, bundle, or negotiate. It is accessible through the hanger icon in the top right of your closet. If you want to read more about that, check out The Poshmark Dressing Room.
Two Ways to Get Styled with the Style Me Feature:
- You can go directly to a closet that you like and request to be styled.
- You can use the new style match feature where you choose the style (ex. Athleisure, Date Night, Cocktail Party) and Poshmark’s algorithm matches you with a closet.
As of right now, the latter is in a test phase.
I have been getting a lot of requests and I know a lot of you are too, and there have been a lot of great ideas thrown around concerning strategy. One of my favorites is where you share an informative listing as your last share that explains your bundle discount, closet info, etc.
I have a “Thank You” one that I just started sharing, but I really feel like I should be sharing THIS:
Here are my brief thoughts:
Requesting from a specific closet is a pretty cool idea especially if you are a fan of a seller’s closet or they just have a HUGE closet.
The random matching according to a broad category? Well, it’s interesting in theory, yet slightly awkward. I have one HUGE suggestion… when a buyer requests to be styled if they do not have a “style card” filled out, it should be mandatory. A screen should pop up that says “Before we can match you with a seller stylist, tell us a bit more about yourself!” I have been receiving requests with ZERO info or they wear sizes I don’t even carry.
But, overall pretty cool and a great way to potentially find a great closet…
So, what’s my point?
Well, it has me thinking about what to list in my closet.
When I first started out 3 years ago… like most of you, I mostly listed items from my own closet and some random things I picked up while shopping. I would grab stuff that I liked and it would typically be in my size. In case it didn’t sell, I had the option to wear it!
I feel like I had a lot more bundles back then…. hmmmm.
So fast forward to today where I have 500+ active listings. I have branched out, I try to list a variety of sizes and styles and popular/recognizable name brands. While this is a wise game plan… I find that I have somewhat deviate from what I like and what I would wear. I have a few thoughts about this…
- I feel like I don’t enjoy my closet as much because I don’t LOVE everything.
- Since half of it isn’t my size, I cannot tell a shopper for certain how it fits. Also, I cannot model the items or keep for myself.
- Not everything is bundle-able.
Let’s stop there and discuss being bundle-able or the bundle-ability of my closet.
(I don’t think either of those are real words)
How do you become bundle-able? Have a variety of consistent sizes and styles. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to carry all one size- BUT the higher the quantity in each size and complementing style, the better the chances. For instance, if you have 5 kid’s items listed and they are all different sizes, you may have a hard time bundling those unless the shopper needs something for themselves and you have their style. But it gets more difficult to list quantities of styles because style is so subjective.
Now, I am not about to delete all my listings and start over! (well, that IS something I would do) But, going forward, I think I am going to be more conscious about what I am listing and try to list items that make me happy and are more in line with my personal style.
So, I feel like before I can properly style YOU… I have to style ME first.
This might be a fleeting thought and idea, I may not fully follow through, but, I am going to keep this in mind when adding items. If the Style Me and Style Match feature takes off and becomes a driving force for sales, then this new strategy may pay off in the long run.
How are you feeling about the STYLE ME Requests?