One of the most basic of all functions and often the most misunderstood are Likes on Poshmark.
New sellers may be baffled: Are they about to purchase? Should I thank them? Should I wait around to see if they have questions?
Before you can decide what to do when you receive a like on your listing, first we have to discuss the basic functionality and then possible reasons someone may be liking an item.
I am an avid lover of stats, figures, and tracking things related to my Poshmark Closet. It should come as no surprise that I am thrilled about the Closet Value amount added to our Poshmark stats!
If you haven’t noticed this yet, go into “My Posh Stats” and right below your available listings you will see a figure. Before you can really use this amount, you have to determine if it’s accurate. This Closet Value number is the sum of all of your available listings.
We all want more Poshmark sales. Including myself. While I am a self-proclaimed “part-time Posher”, recently I have decided I want more. I am tired of being complacent. For the past two months I have been focusing on what I KNOW I should be doing. As I made my game plan and charted out my course of action, I began to believe that perhaps we tend to overthink our Poshmark strategies. What do I mean by that? I am beginning to think it’s a little more simplistic. Yes, there are tons of features and layers that have been added over the years that can fine tune your sales tactics and get you major results. However, I am now of the belief that the best tactics to full throttle your Poshmark closet are quite basic.
While this post will present strategy we have discussed before, I am going to explain what I feel are the two major factors to getting your closet in a position to make sales and get your closet charged up and into a full throttle mode.
Pour yourself a cup of coffee (I have mine) and let’s chat!
Sometimes a blog post subject will come along that I am excited about writing. This was one of them. Particularly because I got to do things and test things and then report what I learned. So keep that in mind. This is just an opinion piece not necessary factual and your results will vary… so like with all my posts, it’s all my thoughts and opinions that are probably wrong anyway.
This post is about Requesting to be Styled as a Buyer through the Style Match feature.
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?
At one point or another we have grabbed our phones and texted our friends “What’s going on with these slow sales on Poshmark?” or have reached out to our social media friends to commiserate.
I know I have!!!
Slow sales on Poshmark make me reflect on my former days as a retail manager. I remember one of the worst job responsibilities being the dreaded nightly recap.
No, not nightcap– that was after you got home.
If you haven’t worked in a sales management position, let me explain… at every company I worked for over the years, there was a required business recap that you had to report to your boss via phone or email. If you had an outstanding day or failed to hit your goal, you had to explain yourself!
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.
When it comes to your online inventory, a big decision you have to make is when you should be switching out seasonal clothing on Poshmark.
Some sellers are compelled to keep their closet stocked with only season appropriate clothing.
Of course you can’t rely on calendar dates like the first official day of summer or follow traditional Labor Day outfitting rules. By the time the season has officially changed, most shoppers have already made their big seasonal purchases. I see this shopper every year… she just bought a fabulous pair of boots, a plaid scarf, and the perfect heavy leather fall bag. She is so excited about her purchase and can’t wait to wear it on her next outing and its 80 degrees out.
When switching out seasonal clothing on Poshmark, I follow one simple rule in my closet…
You just shipped out several packages and are feeling really good about the money that is about to show up in your account. The packages are safely at the Post Office and you are now cleaning up the supplies. Wait, isn’t that blue skirt that I was supposed to ship to Meghan… or was it Tara?… why is still at my house? What did I just ship?
Oh $^*% !!
It’s 5:30 am on the East Coast. I am awake and sharing my Poshmark Closet. Some might say sharing your Poshmark closet this early is a waste of time because the majority of Poshmark users are not awake let alone shopping their feed (it’s 2:30 on the West Coast!!). But this is all part of my strategy which I will explain in just a few. This also ties in to one of the MOST asked questions…
“What is more important: sharing your Poshmark closet or sharing others?”
– Everyone on Poshmark
If you have never been asked this before, you probably have been the one asking. I have been on both sides.
I would love to do research and figure out which gives you the best ROI (return on investment) but there are simply too many factors involved. Factors such as:
- Amount of followers of person sharing
- Time of day/ Time zone
- Appeal of listings (photo quality, item desirability)
… and about a million other little factors, including the elusive algorithm.
I firmly believe that sharing your Poshmark closet and sharing others both hold significant importance.