Poshmark has long been promising an update to the Suggested User Program. Today Suggested Users (and possibly others) received an email from the Poshmark CEO informing us that they that they are rolling out the new Poshmark Ambassador Program. I am updating this post as we find out more!
It’s time for a little update on my opinions and experiences with the Suggested User Program on Poshmark.
I have previously explained the program in my own words: Becoming and Being a Poshmark Suggested User
… and given my opinions on how this program could be stronger: Suggested Updates to the Suggested User Program.
While I have no insider knowledge (no friends at PMHQ)… a few Posh- friends that went to PoshFest last September did inform me that the SU program was addressed and that updates were in the works but not available yet. I’m sure an overhaul of that magnitude takes quite some time for programmers to perfect.
So moving on… Due to the volume of questions I still receive on the subject, I feel like I need to make some comments on how my experience has changed since I first became an SU.
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.
One of the most coveted statuses to achieve on Poshmark is becoming a Suggested User, or what most refer to as being an SU.
Here is a quick recap for those who are new users to the app:
Basics of the Suggested User Program
- Suggested User status is given to sellers who are outstanding Poshers in the community. These users (theoretically) follow the guidelines in what they sell in their closet and how they conduct their business. That is the program in a very small concise nutshell but you can read my full commentary on the subject in this article The Real Deal: Becoming and Being a Suggested User.
The benefits are huge. If you don’t already know, having people follow your closet is key to making sales. Yes, you can have tons of sales with just a few followers, but the more you have obviously gives you more exposure.
Here are a few benefits if you are wondering if it’s worth it:
Before I even open my mouth please know… this is MY OPINION.
I promise that I am not leaking super secret information. I’m thinking big picture here and throwing out a bunch of “Maybes” and “What Ifs.”
I have been thinking a lot about the Poshmark “rules.”
I’m not speaking about the fundamentally wrong ones like taking transactions off the app or selling replicas… but some of the other item restrictions.
In the almost 2 years I have been a part of the Poshmark Community there have been a few items that were once taboo but are now allowed.
There is one mistake you could be making in your Poshmark closet… unknowingly.
Something that could be stopping you from becoming a Suggested User and from Hosting a party.
How do I know?
Because it happened to me.
The warning came in the form of an email. Subject line: “Note from the Poshmark Team”.
To fully explain, I must give you the background:
If there is one ultimate goal in Posh World- it is to be a Suggested User.
At least I know it was mine.
Early on when I learned that this status existed… It was the Land of Milk and Honey. A place where sales flowed easily and Poshers vied for you attention by sharing your page for hours on end. Of course, Manish and staff probably emailed often just to make sure you were happy.
So far, since becoming a Suggested User, I am NOT a “Six Digit Seller”, my closet gets shared based on how much I share, and strangely enough- PMHQ hasn’t called me for advice.
So what’s so great about being “Suggested”? I will get to that in a few.
coffee … let’s get to the basics! Read more
I once ran across a comment from one Posher to another where Posher A was blasting Posher B for not “following” a lot of closets.
I looked at the scenario, Posher B had tens of thousands of followers but was only following a few hundred closets. The accuser had much fewer followers and was following tons of closets. She went on to tell Posher B that she was not being a positive community member because she did not support others by following them. I was shocked by the bold accusations. I, too, only follow a few hundred! Am I doing something wrong???
To explain my opinion on this matter, let me tell you about my Poshmark following journey: Read more
Please Note: The following is my opinion. I am just telling ya like I would tell a friend over coffee. Please see Poshmark blog link listed or email Poshmark Support with any questions regarding specific rules and regulations and how they apply to you.
If Poshmark had a #trending section… “Follow Posh Rules” would be trending day after day, hour after hour.
What is the big deal?
Let’s talk about. The what and why of it all. Read more