Gaining more Followers on Poshmark

followers on Poshmark
followers on Poshmark
How to get more followers on Poshmark

If you’re just starting out on Poshmark, your first goal should be to gain more followers. The more followers you have,  the more eyes that are on your items. When you share an item on Poshmark, it goes into your followers’ news feed. If one of your followers is browsing their news feed, your item will show up without them having to search for it, thus the possibility of them liking it, buying it, or sharing it. Exposure is the keyword! Read the strategies below on how to find people to follow. This will ultimately help you gain new followers.

How to Find People to Follow on Poshmark

When I am looking for people to follow, the first place I go to is the “Find new people” selection on your Poshmark home page (see below).

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How to find new people to follow on Poshmark

Once you click on that you will be greeted by the next screen:

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Finding more people to follow on Poshmark

It is a wise idea to follow all of these people that Poshmark is suggesting. These are Poshmark ambassadors, meaning they are interactive within the Poshmark community. You can keep refreshing this list by going out of the list then back in as many times as you want. You can read more about becoming a Poshmark ambassador here.

Other ways to find more followers on Poshmark

If you go back to the original screen (the first one posted above) where you found the option “Find People”, you will see above the Poshmark ambassador list is an option that says “New People”. I find that by following as many “fresh closets” as you can, I get a lot of follows back. I also get a lot of shares using this method which is always an added bonus.

The “just joined” option is a good list to follow every so often too. These are people that recently just sparked an interest in Poshmark and just signed up, so I usually notice I get more sales when I follow them. The only downside with following this list is the potential for these users to have signed up on a whim and never come back.

Followers on Poshmark
How to find more followers on Poshmark

Sharing to Parties

Sharing to Poshmark parties throughout the day can also help you gain many new followers. You can read more on how I share in my Poshmark Tips article here

Cross Posting your items on eBay and Poshmark

For the longest time, I was solely using eBay. I was happy with my profits, and comfortable with eBay’s layout. But as time went on, I knew that if I wanted to increase my profits, I had to start cross posting items across platforms.

Cross Posting on Poshmark

About two years ago, after joining the Instagram world and following some pretty epic resellers, I decided to venture out and try my luck on Poshmark. You can read about my journey here.  I actually ended up really liking Poshmark and started using it more than eBay. Here is what I do to simplify the process of cross posting:

  1. Go in to your listing on eBay and hit “revise item”. 
  2. save photos from eBay if you don’t already have them saved. This part is tricky though as Poshmark only uses square photos. You may have to resize photos. I use a free app called Instasize. All you do is upload your photo to it and resize it using the “instasize square” option on the bottom.
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    resizing photos for Poshmark
  3. Copy the title from eBay and then paste it in Poshmark. Please note, title space is a lot smaller for Poshmark than eBay, so you will have to consolidate. Consider leaving extraneous words out like the color or size of the item.  You pre-fill this information out into Poshmark, so you don’t need to repeat yourself in the title.
  4. Copy and paste your eBay description into the area for your Poshmark description.
  5. Fill in the rest of the item specifics on Poshmark.

*Always remember, as soon as an item sells on a platform to remove it from all others. I have made the mistake of leaving an item up after it was sold on another platform, and the buyer was not happy. 

Cross-Posting from Poshmark to eBay

Cross-posting from Poshmark to eBay is even easier because you don’t need to resize your photos. You may want to add extra keywords to the title space on eBay since they give you a lot more room than Poshmark. eBay also allows you to add more photos than Poshmark does, so if you have more photos- add them! 

What I learned selling on Poshmark this past year

Poshmark Tips
Successful Poshmark tips

My Poshmark Journey

I have been on Poshmark for over a year now and I have learned so much since I first started out on my journey. I had always been the eBay seller, never wanting to venture out on to other selling platforms because eBay was safe and I didn’t want to have to learn all the new ins and outs of Poshmark. Eventually, as Poshmark gained notoriety, it was inevitable for me to start selling on there. I figured now would be a good time to share with you some of my tips on getting items to sell quickly- better late than never, right?

Poshmark Tips

First and foremost, if you are the type of person that has the “set it and forget it” mentality when selling online, Poshmark is not for you. Poshmark takes work, and sharing you closet DAILY is one of the most important rule in achieving sales. Here’s my daily Poshmark schedule:

8 am.

At or around 8 am., I share my entire Poshmark closet, always leaving my most-liked pieces on the top (as this is what the customer sees first). This gets a your items out there early in the morning with more chances of being seen.

10 am.

Around 10 am., I share other Poshmark seller’s items. To do this, I usually browse by brand (i.e. Free People, Lululemon, etc). I do about 100-200 shares just scrolling down the page and sharing from multiple sellers. This usually results in immediate shares of my own closet and often leading to purchases. Sometimes I also look for sellers with a high sharing rate. These closets will give you better odds of them sharing back. You can see their sharing stat when you click into a closet and look at their sharing stats on top.

Here is an example from my Poshmark closet:

12 pm.

Poshmark hosts a 12 pm. party. Depending upon which party of the day it is, I share my items to that party. As a side note, it is so important to research the different types of parties that Poshmark offers. This way, when you are out looking for merchandise, you can pick up these brands and items. Being able to participate in the Poshmark parties opens your closet to more views, more interactions with fellow Poshers, and ultimately more sales.

1-3 pm.

In between 1pm and 3pm, I continuously share random items in my Poshmark closet, always ending with putting the most sought after pieces back on top. By sharing multiple times a day, it ups your chances of your items being seen. Poshmark is very competitive and items quickly get buried, so share away- and often!

7 pm.

I’m usually silent on Poshmark until about 7pm. When I go to the gym, I usually share items when I’m in between sets or while I’m on the elliptical- it works for me! Whenever you have free time and are just browsing on your phone, sharing a few items on Poshmark can help you wonders.

10pm- The 10pm party is usually a broader- category party. It’s not brand specific, and its more up to you to decide which of your items belong in it. I share as much as I can to this party every night.

Weekends

On Saturdays and Sundays, for some reason, between 9 and 10am, if I share my closet a couple times, I am guaranteed the most sales of the week. Perhaps because we are all just laying in bed with nothing better to do than scroll through Poshmark?

In conclusion

If you’re not putting time and effort into selling on Poshmark, chances are your items will be sitting in your closet for a while. Sharing your items can get the ball rolling and bring in many sales, so share, share, share!

Be sure to check out my other articles about selling on Poshmark and eBay!

5 ways to find cheap clothing inventory for eBay and Poshmark

5 ways to find cheap clothing inventory for eBay and Poshmark

Reselling clothes on eBay and Poshmark
Reselling clothes on eBay and Poshmark

So you’re looking to build you clothing inventory, but don’t want to dish out a ton of money? Thats doable! Below are 5 ways of finding cheap clothing inventory to stock up your store.

1.Thrift store sale days are a must for cheap clothing inventory

Knowing sale days at thrift stores are key in finding cheap inventory. My local Salvation Army, and other ones in my vicinity, have .49 Mondays. As a way of clearing out their store, they put their oldest tag on sale for .49. During these sales I get a lot of good clothes to resell, and even if I only sell each piece for $10, thats still a huge profit margin. Just make sure there aren’t any defects by checking them over carefully. Check out my previous post about mistakes not to make when thrifting for clothes here. Bottom line- Know your sale days!




2. Church Rummage sales

ways to find cheap clothing inventory for eBay and poshmark

Church rummage sales have always been one of my favorite places to find cheap clothing inventory, especially on bag sale days. Many people in the community donate their clothing to the local churches, so be sure to research the neighborhoods they are in as a clue to what you may find. Keep an eye on your local newspaper and community flyers for upcoming sales.

3. eBay- cheap clothing inventory and wholesale lots

Yes, you can really find cheap clothing inventory on eBay! Many people list things without researching their value first, and as a result they put low ‘buy it now’ prices on them. This is where you can step in and buy the item for less and then resell. To do this, search for a certain brand you are wanting to sell (i.e.Lululemon) and sort by lowest first. Make sure you have ‘buy it now’ checked or else you will get auctions mixed in with your search results.

You can also find wholesale clothing lots on eBay. Click here for some of the current ones listed right now.

eBay wholesale clothing lot

4. Friends and Family- possibly FREE and cheap clothing inventory

Friends and family can be a great source of obtaining cheap clothing inventory. If you have some stylish friends or family members, mention to them that you would buy clothing from them if they are looking to clean out their closet. Sometimes they’ll just give you a bag of stuff that they were going to donate anyway. Don’ be afraid to reach out!




5. Craigslist/Local Facebook resell groups

Craigslist and local Facebook groups are excellent ways of finding cheap clothing inventory. Check the clothing section of craigslist or use keywords of items you’re looking for to find results. I once found a 200 piece lot of flax for $100, talk about profit! Facebook also has many local reselling groups. Search for them on Facebook using keywords such as “(your town) buy and sell”, etc.

Also, For more tips on finding cheap supplies for you store (such as shipping supplies, scales, backdrops, etc.) check out my blog post here. It talks about where to find these items, with links to all of the products.

Thanks again for reading! Enjoy your day!

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Top 5 Jeans for Reselling on Poshmark and eBay 2019- Update

Designer Jeans for reselling

Designer Jeans for reselling
Designer Jeans for reselling

Reselling Designer Jeans

I love reselling designer jeans because I can usually find them cheap, and the jeans section is so much easier to go through than shirts! Some sellers are weary of them because they haven’t had good luck. This may just be that they are choosing the wrong brands and styles. Choosing current trends and designer jeans can help you sell jeans fast and efficiently.

Currently, the trendy styles that buyers look for are higher rise, skinny leg, cropped, and factory framed hems. 

Jeans to resell
Mother Jeans Frayed

Designer Jeans to look for- 2019 Update

  1. Mother Jeans. I recently just started finding this brand, and the sell through rate for these is amazing. They are highly sought after, and the good thing about this brand is any style sells! I wish I could resell these jeans every day!
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    Mother Jeans label

 

2. Everlane. Everlane is known for their Ethical Factories and their jeans are a cult favorite. I haven’t found many pairs of their jeans yet as they haven’t been making them for long, but when I do I feel like I strike gold. These jeans are well made, and usually on current trend. This brand also usually sells well regardless of style. 

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Everlane Jeans label

3. Rag & Bone Jeans. The company says their jeans “meld classic tailoring with an edgy yet understated New York aesthetic”. They are highly sought after, I sell them really quickly.  Really, any style by this designer sells exceptionally well. 

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Rag & Bone Jeans Label

4. J Brand Jeans. These designer jeans sell well for me, but only certain styles. I pass up anything made by them that isn’t high-waisted or skinny leg, unless its the BIG bell bottoms.

5. Hudson Jeans

I love finding Hudson jeans because I know they resell well, especially the ones with the triangle flap pocket. One piece of advice when you are looking them over- check the hems because they usually run REALLY long. For this reason, many pairs are hemmed. Don’t forget to disclose the tailoring if your pair is hemmed. Another bit of information. I can’t sell the smaller sizes (23, 24) so I pass those up. Otherwise I sit on them for a long time.

An Important Note when Buying Designer Jeans

Buying Designer Jeans

Make sure to double check their condition and pay attention to the hems for wear or tailoring, the crotch area for holes and wear, and ALWAYS try the zipper to make sure it works! I have gotten so excited finding a brand before that I just ran to the register without looking them over. So check well! You can read my other blog article here on how to check items over when purchasing them secondhand.

Reselling Designer Jeans
Reselling Designer Jeans