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.
I have been a disorganized mess my entire life. However, I do want to discuss how to organize your Poshmark closet because it is one of the greatest achievements of my life. Maybe… not really, but I do work hard at it.
My current and ever evolving system has developed over the past 2 years. I have some challenging elements as most of us do… I live in a condo that does not have storage space. No generous closets or extra rooms here!
While my system is pretty basic and tucked out of sight in a stingy closet, it has proven effective for me and has relieved so many stresses that come from selling things online. I am finally in control and my “inventory” feels like less of an annoying roommate. Big achievement for a self- proclaimed mess.
We are all searching for the secret to more Poshmark sales, and the title of this post should probably have a big ol’ question mark at the end of it. If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you will note that my opinions evolve and change while on my quest to figure it out. Sometimes I think I find a new strategy and sometimes I revert back to the basics of sharing and following.
Whether or not I have stumbled upon the secret to Poshmark sales, I am writing this post for one reason in particular: Sales Expectations.
Every time I hear someone say “Sales are so slow!” I will also see a photo on Instagram of someone’s sky-high stack of packages going to the post office.
What are these two people doing that is so drastically different?
These photos of enormous shipments certainly motivate some people, but others (like ME, if you want total honesty) it just makes them want to throw up their hands and find a new hobby. Like knitting.
Obviously there are a million factors that go into why you are experiencing slow or high volume sales. But is there a way to set realistic expectations of how much you should or could be selling?
No one denies the importance of a great covershot on Poshmark. It makes even the most mundane cardigan look like the answer to all your life’s problems. Or at least promises to fill the gap in your wardrobe. Not only do we know that covershots are important but we know that lighting is the key to achieving great Poshmark photos.
This time last year I was pretty happy with my photos… I had discovered the best wall in my home to take them and was getting insane natural lighting. While they were not the best shots on Poshmark by far… I knew I was pretty much maximizing my potential. I did a full post about Natural Lighting and I felt I was good to go.
Then… we redecorated.
The new Poshmark Dressing Room feature got me thinking about the features that have been added over the past couple of years. Also, the constant reference to sellers as “Stylists”. Which makes me wonder… are YOU a Poshmark Seller Stylist? Am I?
The answer for me is simple. No, I am not.
I don’t connect with that term.
I will get back to that in a minute.
First, let’s discuss the connect between the Dressing Room and being a Poshmark Seller Stylist.
For this first time, the PMHQ ladies hosted a webinar especially for Suggested Users! It was a quick 20 minute presentation this past weekend about the latest feature coming our way on Poshmark.
The POSHMARK DRESSING ROOM
Makes no sense right? It’s ONLINE… how can you try on clothes?
Well, you can’t. It’s not about trying on clothes.
Yeah, it took me like the entire 20 minutes to stop scratching my head.
I held off posting about this until it went live. Now it’s here.
An important characteristic of a successful business owner is the ability to change and adapt with the markets trends. One part of that is actually being able to recognize when something isn’t working. This can lead to a change of plans and altering your strategy.
This applies to online sellers, regardless of your preferred selling platform. You have to be cognizant of the changes and know how to make them work to your advantage. A growing company like Poshmark is an example of a company that is constantly evolving and changing. Whatever your winning strategy was last year probably isn’t cutting it this year.
Case in point, I know tons of Poshmark sellers who no longer do aggressive markdowns during “Closet Clear Out” as perhaps they once did. Why? Well, while some sellers are still finding success with marking down items because buyers are motivated to purchase with discounted shipping… personally, I am not finding it beneficial for my closet.
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.