I have a few thoughts on the Stylist Match Feature on Poshmark. In case you haven’t noticed, Poshmark is making a huge deal about the launch. Why? Probably because it’s a huge deal.
There has to be something behind it all, right?
But as with every new feature, there will be lovers and haters. Let’s look back:
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.
A quick update to yesterday’s post covering the Poshmark Dressing Room…
It was a tough 24 hours but go and update your app again.
The edit button is back.
I mentioned in yesterday that it was moved and apparently I wasn’t the only Posher who noticed! While it never totally went away… it was just in a place that wasn’t helping anybody out. I saw so much on social media (Instagram) regarding the disappearance. The great news is that Poshmark listened and immediately put it back. I think it shows that YES they do listen and YES they care about user opinions.
If you are clueless as to what I am talking about … and of course “tough 24 hours” is said tongue-in-cheek, then I will explain about this quicker sharing technique that so many of us use. It’s different for android users but this is how it works on an iPhone or iPad…
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.
I am a huge advocate of promoting your Poshmark Closet on Instagram.
Yes, there are so many Social Media platforms to promote with… Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest are just a few.
When you make (or edit) a listing there is even an easy share option:
Or if you are just sharing the old fashion way:
For those who might be cynical and think “Of course Poshmark wants us to promote POSHMARK! That’s why it is easy…”
Let me tell you how this benefits YOU.
Sharing makes the Poshmark world go ’round!
Love it or hate it- it is part of what keeps Poshmark from being just another online retailer. It allows us to see listings we wouldn’t normally see, helps us make sales we may not otherwise have, AND it connects us to each other. I am willing to bet that you probably first stumbled across a PFF or two because of a share.
Sure, we could go back and forth about the different ways to share and what gives you the highest ROI (return on investment).
But that’s not why I am writing this today… Today I am talking about what is going on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Let’s be honest.
How many of you have had a slow month selling?
I am not afraid to say it…
I haven’t had a sale in over a week.
Before you roll your eyes, NO, this isn’t the first time I have had a lull in sales.
You can have the cutest listings, with the most popular name brands, mark it all down to $5.00 and STILL not have a sales… it happens.
But this month of June has been pretty tough… I am not the only one who has been experiencing this based on how many comments, DMs, and texts I have received asking for advice!
However, I do need to go ahead and admit that Poshing has not been my #1 priority. It can’t always be… right?
If you aren’t interested in reading yet another person’s manifesto about the importance of sharing… I don’t blame you.
From the moment you sign up on Poshmark, the term and “importance” of the action is shoved down your throat.
Sometimes I view sharing like I viewed Lentil Stew as a child… I know it’s supposed to be good for me but I just can’t stomach it anymore.
Let’s face the facts though, out of all of the currently popular selling platforms, none offer such a straightforward opportunity to get your listings out there. From what I have observed, to get attention on the other popular platforms it is advised to constantly list new items, utilize hashtags, and participate in forums (among others). All are well and good, but Poshmark offers an easier way… to Share.
So you have downloaded the Poshmark App … now what?
This is a question that seasoned Poshmark users get asked daily… with good reason! It can be overwhelming and downright confusing! I had a friend who introduced me to Poshmark and the basics on how it works… I think I stared at the app for a week before listing something. After reading everything I could about it and all the fine print, I gave it a shot.
Then, eventually, I had a couple of super friendly users take me under their wing and answer questions along the way.
The rest was trial and error. As you read my blog posts you will find they are mostly tales of mistakes I have made and lessons I have learned.
Here is a quick and simple 5 step guide for your first 7 days…
I hope you read the guidelines in the menu portion of the app. I know, the fine print isn’t the most fun to read, but DO IT. You need to know the rules, trust me.
Let’s get to it:
If you have read any of my blog posts you might notice that I am constantly testing out different strategies. I like to hear opinions and try them so I can share my results with the
hundreds seven people who read my blog. My opinion can sometimes evolve or change.
For every strategy that a Posher swears by, you will find another who believes the exact opposite. I have posted on the subject of Sharing and how important it is… but even I go back and forth on what strategy leads to the most sales.
Once again I tried an experiment. Shocking, I know! I won’t be redundant and discuss styles and strategy. I only wanted to form a firm opinion on the topic of whether or not it’s better to share your own closet or share other closets. I am not presenting you with cold hard facts because there are so many different factors that go into this. Factors such as: what time of day you share, how many followers you have, brands of items in your closet, and so on. Your personal results may be different.
Here is my opinion…