As I mentioned in my last post (my first post in a year) I took a long break from Poshmark. I basically hibernated for the winter. Ok, and the Spring/Summer. I even contemplated if I wanted to turn in my keys and get rid of my remaining inventory.
I went at least 6 months without listing a single item. I would easily go 30 days without sharing. Guess what happened during that time…
absolutely NOTHING. I was shocked if I had a sale a week. At the end of June when I decided I was not, in fact, done, I started listing and sharing… sales immediately happened. Sure, I still have a day or two with zero sales (Yes, they happen!) but I also have good days too.
Coming back after what was a relatively short time, I noticed some different things about the app. Some were obvious functional differences as well as … things just felt different.
What has changed:
There are all these Markets now. I don’t remember when they launched this concept but they keep adding new ones. I would love to explain this feature to you in depth and show you how to make it work to your benefit- but I will leave that to someone else. I don’t quite understand them. I assume it’s a way to sort and maybe make shopping easier? I find myself getting stuck in the sorting and can’t find my listings. I will unknowingly be in “Women’s” market and then lose my men’s listing and they won’t get shared for days. User error I know. If I figure out “Markets” one day and how to use them for your benefit then I will talk about them.
Home, obviously. Now we are allowed to list Home stuff. I am very supportive of this. I mean, it’s always been there but now no one has to put their closet status jeopardy to sell grandma’s crystal vase. I don’t know if I will jump on board and sell home stuff. The idea of cluttering up my small living space even more… it makes me cringe. But never say never, right? I’m sure I will be testing it out soon.
Sharing feels different. I can’t quantify this one. I have just noticed that perhaps when I share my closet or share from my feed that I don’t get as much activity or share-backs as I once did. I don’t think that means it is less impactful and I am certainly going to continue to share (my own closet and others)… but I have a different expectation on how to measure my results. For more about my opinion on sharing check out this post and this post. Both are from over 2 years ago but I still feel the same.
However, the two most important things are the same… LISTING items and SHARING your listings. It’s still as simple as that. Yes, we can debate the details of brands, pricing, photos, etc. But at the core of Poshmark, those two important things remain unchanged.
How do you feel about Markets, Home, and any other recent changes to Poshmark? Comment below if you have seen any other big changes in the past few months!