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.
- Used swim suits
- Pre-owned bras
Both of these were huge violations and would keep you from being a Suggested User or even getting a Host Pick.
Now you can sell them!
More and more lately I am hearing that Poshers are up in arms about the lack of rule enforcement.
I haven’t noticed it because quite frankly I mind my own business.
Just Kidding! I write this blog so clearly I don’t ALWAYS mind my own business.
The rule infraction that bothers me is the designer replicas … I report those but I honestly don’t go back and check up on them to see if they were removed. I just trust the system however it works.
BUT, back to rule enforcing, there has been lots of talk and dissatisfaction about listings not being removed no matter how many times it has been reported. I haven’t been dissatisfied with the system because I know I personally got flagged before hosting because of a potential rule infraction AND I received the email response concerning bot activity. I feel like PMHQ (Poshmark Head Quarters) is on top of things.
So, if they really aren’t removing them immediately… WHY???
Here is my Gray Asparagus opinion:
Maybe, just MAYBE, Poshmark is about to expand their categories.
What if we got what Poshers have been screaming about for years?
What if they left up the prohibited listings to determine if they would sell, and how quickly?
What if they are researching the interest for a MENS category, or a KIDS category?!
MAYBE they are keeping the option open and are working on the site.
The computer programmers/ software engineers can’t make a huge change like that AND work out all the bugs overnight. It takes time, and is a huge process…
If my theory is true they wouldn’t want to remove all these listings. If they did that, the sellers would move to other sites and establish accounts at Totspot, Vinted, eBay… and other online marketplaces. Getting established as a seller on any platform is no easy feat.
If kicked off Posh, they may never return.
In the meantime, just in case my prediction is true… I am just going to sit here at my desk, share my closet, report those fake bags, and see what happens next!
What do YOU think?