Poshmark: Secrets from a Successful Seller (Part 2)

September 23, 2016 0 Comments

Poshmark: Secrets from a Successful Seller (Part 2) Are you familiar with my post, Poshmark: Secrets from a Successful Seller? If you are, then great! You are going to LOVE today’s post! If not, then you need to go back and read it HERE  before proceeding…

Ever since I launched my initial post back in January, I have received many questions regarding Poshmark. As a follow up to the original post, I thought that I would answer some of the most popular questions that I have received recently. If you have any additional questions or would like any advice, please feel free to email me. I will respond, I promise. So here we go!

Question 1: When Is the Best Time to List an Item?

A: The best day to list an item is on Friday’s. Why? The answer is very simple: Friday is pay day. People are more likely to spend money on the weekends (Friday-Sunday) as they just got paid. Most of my sales for an entire week occur during this time frame. With this in mind, the best time to list is on Friday morning. 

Question 2: What Types of Items Should I List?

A: You can list whatever you want! Personally, I only choose to list items that I know will sell. Through the years, I learned that my biggest money-makers are shoes and purses. Sometimes, you will see me list other goodies but for the most part, I stick with designer accessories. 

Question 3: How Do I Get More Followers?

A: This is probably my most asked question by far. Just like any other form of social media, it takes time to build a following. I didn’t get almost 50,000 followers in a week. It took me 3 years to gain my followers and many hours of being active on the app. I’m not going to lie, there were days when I spent 5-6 hours a day on the app interacting with people. My advice to you is to be active and be patient. Good things take time my friends!

Question 4: Where do you get your Inventory from?

A: My inventory comes from a variety of places. Some items are from thrift stores, others from my closet, and some gifted by family/friends. Regardless of where my items are from, I make sure that I list authentic, quality items in good condition.

Question 5: I get SO annoyed when people lowball me. How should I handle these situations?

A: This is a very good question! People do this to me all the time and it drives me crazy!! Honestly, how I handle these situations depends the value of the item and how low people try to drive the price. A few weeks ago, I listed a pair of Tory Burch boots on Poshmark. They had a few marks but were in excellent condition overall. In the listing, I wrote “NO TRADES” and “PRICE FIRM” hoping that people would get the idea. In addition, I priced the item at a lower price to speed up the sale. The result: people tried low-balling me like you would not believe. I declined every offer that was below asking because I knew that I would find someone who would pay the asking price. A few days later, I sold them at full price.

My advice to you is to (1) raise your listing price leaving room for negotiations or (2) lower your asking price and keep it firm. 

Poshmark: Secrets from a Successful Seller (Part 2)

Poshmark: Secrets from a Successful Seller (Part 2)If you are interested in joining Poshmark, please sign up with my special code RECYCLEDROSES and you will earn $5 when you sign up with the code and download the app. Also, check out my shop: @recycledroses!

Any questions on online resale? Please share below or email me! Don’t be shy!

Be Classy, Be Confident, Be Strong


Bianca Ida