Often I will run across a Poshmark username and it just looks soooo familiar. I hate when I cannot remember why! Then all these scenarios run through my head…
Did they make a crazy offer before?
Did this person buy a huge bundle?
Wait, they gave me a host pick didn’t they?
If you have been selling on Poshmark for a while OR if you have a horrible memory like myself… this is for you!
I am going to share with you my way of never forgetting a Poshmark customer again!
Some of you may already do this and a few of you may slap your forehead because the solution is so simple!
There is a topic that I can’t get away from lately. It keeps popping up in conversations.
I hate how we take them so personally. Is this really how they were intended?
I have seen Poshmark sellers be completely crushed and lash out because of a low rating and I have seen the upside where sellers have been motivated to grow their business based on positive comments…
I want to share my opinion about three things regarding Poshmark ratings:
- What I think is the purpose of Poshmark ratings
- Why we tend to take them so personally
- The mentality behind the person giving the rating
Sounds like fun? No?
Well, let’s talk about it anyway.
Before you can understand my need for a Poshmark Listing Day there is something else you need to know…
Let me describe a typical morning in my life.
I wake up around 4am and immediate take out the dog, starting the coffee pot on the way out. Upon our return, I feed the dog, grab a cup of coffee and climb back in bed ready to scroll through my phone. I finally emerge from under the covers around 5am and jump on my laptop. Typically I blog or start sharing on Poshmark…
Then I refill my coffee cup and things start to spiral out of control.
It’s Time to Start Planning…
I may be alone in this, but as a child, I absolutely loved back to school shopping. Not necessarily the back to school part, but the gathering of new school supplies. I took such careful time to arrange the pencils, pens, erasers, and sharpeners in my new pencil box. It brought such excitement in my heart to carefully insert fresh paper in a binder and plan the organization of future papers between the subject dividers.
Some of you have just mentally checked out and are closing this web page… but for the few who just enjoyed the memories and could almost smell the new box of crayons… Let’s continue!
Now as an adult, these feelings reemerge as we approach the New Year. The same excitement is kindled by a new journal that makes that paper crackle sound as it is opened for the first time, pages sticking together… It’s tearing that staticky cellophane off my new planner inserts for my Filofax… and even the overwhelming smell of plastic in the plastic tub aisle that holds the key to an organized home.
Are you with me on this?
“Are sales slow for you?”
This question is asked approximately every 5 seconds on Poshmark.
Ok, I totally made up that statistic.
BUT, I personally get asked this all the time. Honestly, I find myself asking my friends this question too!
There are times I see people posting photos on Instagram of all of their packages towering in a stack, and I just want to throw my hands up and quit because I haven’t had a sale in two weeks!
Then there are the times I have had to duck my head when asked… knowing I shipped out 15 sales that weekend.
If there is anything I have learned in the past few years of selling and completely overthinking the entire process is that sales are a complete roller coaster, so there is a much bigger question to ask…
(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.
One very important aspect to the Poshmark Community is the role of the Mentor. It’s part of what makes the Poshmark atmosphere unique and sets it apart from other selling platforms. It helps us to lift one another up and to keep each other motivated!
If you have just signed up in the app and plan on selling, you may want to find an experienced user to help guide you and act as a mentor. If you have been around a while maybe you want to help others.
We talk all the time about the importance of powerful and attention-grabbing covershots. But sometimes we ignore the importance of descriptions on Poshmark!
Unfortunately, accurate and responsible describing is often overlooked by even the most experienced Poshers. Some closets have such stellar reputations that you know what you are getting will be nothing less than perfect… But what about the rest of us?
I don’t know about you, but I am an impulse buyer. If I allow myself too much time to think, I can talk myself out of most purchases.
It’s the first day or a new month so I wanted to send you all a quick note about tracking and calculating your Poshmark Sales…
Why do I keep talking about this subject?
Like I said, I was a retail manager for almost 1 million years.
If you have every stood on your feet, in heels, for 9 hours a day then you know exactly what 1 million years feels like.
Also, you all know that I like numbers… I have always liked to find different ways to look at sales figures to see what strategies work best and what the sales trends are doing. It’s part of who I am at this point. Tracking your sales is key in determining patterns and what is or isn’t working in your Poshmark closet. Time after time- my feelings and hunches have been proved wrong by consulting sales reports.
… and it’s happened yet again.
There is something I have recently noticed in abundance in my Poshmark closet…
Tell me if any of these comments sound familiar:
“I LOVE your closet- come check out mine!”
“I see that you love Free People too! I have some for sale if you want to make an offer!”
“Will you check out my closet please?”
These are virtually harmless. However, for veteran Poshers (or newbie rule followers) they might come across as spam or as shameless promotions.