Although I have mentioned Closet Clear Out in many posts when detailing certain strategies, I realize that I have never talked about the basics of the promotion. So for those of you who are new- or if you just like reading about things- here is my opinion about Closet Clear Out… what it is, and how I personally use it.
What is Closet Clear Out on Poshmark?
Closet clear out is a promotional set amount of days where anything you “mark down” on Poshmark will receive discounted shipping. That’s the basics of the program. BUT, of course there are little terms and conditions in the fine print!
Poshmark always announces it first with a dark burgundy banner at the top of your newsfeed. I do not have a screen shot of an actual CCO announcement but there is always an informative banner and this is where it’s located:
Seeing the Poshmark alert “Congrats! Your Bundle of …. has sold!” on my phone screen is on of the most beautiful sights! Now that shoppers can make an offer on bundles there is more potential to see it!
I started out editing my original post Bundles: Strange Behavior Decoded… but I decided to post a new one and add links. It’s more fun to start a new discussion about the bundle feature anyway.
Looking at the date of that post, I was actually shocked that it has been almost 2 years since the bundle feature was introduced- time has flown!
Ok, let’s get to it! The new(ish) offer on bundles feature…
(listing featured is from the closet of BrieWinePosh)
I have dedicated the majority of this blog to the sellers and giving opinions on a variety of subjects pertaining to such. Now that I do not have any listings in my closet- I am solely BUYING!
With that said, I figured it’s about time we discuss the magic of BUYING on Poshmark!
It’s all too easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices OR unfortunately make a purchasing mistake and have an awful experience. This can happen on any online selling/shopping platform. However, from my experience, Poshmark is my absolute favorite online place to shop and I generally have loved all my purchases.
In this post I am going to tell you how to recognize a fabulous closet, how to get the best deal, and how to ensure you love your item.
I had a truly eye-opening conversation concerning Offers.
But let me start at the beginning…
My best friend is obsessed with shoes. She does not just claim to love shoes, it is a lifestyle for her.
She has a room in her home dedicated to her shoes. She has hundreds of pairs.
My best friend is also on Poshmark. She doesn’t sell, she has yet to purchase, but she does browse.
She browses the shoes, of course.
Occasionally she will ask my opinion on a pair she finds. I insist that she let’s me check out the listing to determine if it looks like a reputable seller and closet.
A week or so ago, we were sitting at Starbucks enjoying our grande flat white lattes when she showed me a pair of shoes she liked. They were really nice Vera Wang flats, not my style, but TOTALLY her.
This is how our conversation went…
This post is to discuss how to think like a Store Owner in regards to customer service. If you sell on Poshmark, you are a Store Owner! You are responsible for your inventory, presentation, as well as customer service. Not only that, you are also the head of operations and accounting. I would say that most people take their closet/store very seriously. With that said, it’s all too easy to take things personally as well!
There are a variety of reasons that bring users to Poshmark and why it’s so personal to us. Some have dreams of running their own boutique one day while some simply started to clean out their real closet. The addiction can be gradual, those who were just cleaning up have found themselves keeping their Poshmark Closet full of their shopping treasures. There are Poshers who have made a business out of their closets and have quit their full-time jobs to run their online store. Whatever the reason, something draws us in to the virtual world of Poshmark.
Here is a little background about me… the Gray Asparagus.
If there was one word I could remove from the Poshmark vernacular it would be “lowball.” As in, lowball offer.
I hate it, it makes my skin crawl. It’s not the meaning behind it that I despise (although we all cringe at $5 offers on our designer jeans) but the word itself… it’s overused, but for a good reason.
I will explain two major ways that “lowball” offers are given in case you have not experienced one before, or if you are a buyer and not a seller.