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

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 easy ways to find cheap clothing inventory for reselling

5 way to find cheap clothing inventory for eBay and poshmark

5 ways to find cheap clothing inventory for 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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Designing flat lays for your eBay or Poshmark auction

Designing Flat Lays for online auctions

how to perfect the flat lay to sell your item

We all know that photos are what draws potential buyers to view your products, so it’s really important how you are presenting them. For the longest time I have been using my mannequin form and hanging form stand to display my clothing. This method is particularly useful when photographing dresses and coats. But lately, I have also added Flat lays to my regimen.Designing flat lays are easy and fun. If you haven’t heard of them, flat lays are just that- clothing laid flat on a backdrop, shown with accessories to spice up the photo, some props, and visual aesthetic choices. Designing flat lays are easy too. Follow the steps I give to optimize your auction!




designing flat lay

One key feature of a flat lay is a clean background. It makes your photos more professional looking and really helps your product to pop out. I have a fake wood-looking background that you can find here. If you prefer a plain white background, I would suggest this one. The white one is on sale for a limited time for less than $10!
Designing Flat lays for eBay and Poshmark

Adding accessories and props to your Flat Lay

To tie the picture together and give your flat lay that extra bump it needs, add some accessories and props. Many people like to add artificial plants or flowers to their photos (like the one above). They are really inexpensive, just like this one on eBay. When I do flat lays, I usually like to show an outfit. For example, if I’m selling jeans, I would add a top into the picture, along with shoes, a piece of jewelry, and a prop. Just be sure to write in your auction that all other items are not available for sale in that auction. You can however let your buyers know that the shirt is for sale (if you have listed in a separate auction) by noting it in your auction. This little trick sometimes gets your buyer to purchased both pieces instead of just one!

Make sure your items are nicely lit when taking the photo. The key is to make your items as visually appealing as possible. Check out where to buy lighting as well as more tips in my article here about other supplies needed.




The Real Real- A guide to consigning luxury items online

The Real Real- Consigning luxury brand items

Consign your clothing on The Real Real www.thethriftaholic.com

90% off luxury consignment

eBay can be a great place to sell used clothing and accessories, but when it comes to high-end items, you might want to try The Real Real. I’m sure you’ve heard stories about buyers purchasing an item and claiming it was a fake. Or other stories where someone is trying to do the bait and switch move. These are the main reasons why I tend to pass on selling these brands on eBay. It’s just too stressful to sell certain brands and nothing is guaranteed. I’m not bashing eBay in any way, in fact eBay is my main source of income, but for selling higher end items such as designer shoes and purses, you might want to try The Real Real.

The Deal on the Real Real

 

TheRealReal.com

The Real Real is an online site that sells consigned designer items that are guaranteed authentic. They will send you a label so you can send in your items to consign. You can even request a FREE kit here– a box will be mailed to you for your items and a label too!  If you have 10 or more items, you might qualify for their white glove service where they send an associate to your house to pick them up. They deal with all the aspects of listing them- authenticating, taking pictures, transactions, shipping, etc. In return, you get a percentage of the sale based upon the price range you are in. You can check out the different tiers here. Though their cut is a little higher than eBay, you aren’t left with the trouble of doing everything on your own. Also, items on The Real Real tend to sell much faster than those on eBay. This means a quicker turnover for you!
You can also make an online inventory packing list here: Online packing list
The Real Real Inventory list

Brands that The Real Real accepts

Since The Real Real is a higher end consigning site, it has it’s own list of designers they accept. Some of the brands have certain requirements, so make sure you check the ones that are flagged with a red i in a circle next to it. For instance, they accept J Brand jeans, but they have to be new with tags. You can access the brands they accept by clicking here on their designer directory.

The Real Real Designer Directory

Consign your clothing online for $1,000 in less than a monthYour cut of The Real Real

The Real Real bases your cut of the profits on your commission period. This is a 1 year period after your first sale, so how much you sell dictates what percentage you receive. Look below for specifics:

The Real Real consignment profit

So there it is. If you are hesitant with listing a designer item and it’s an item that The Real Real accepts, try the service out!

Finding and Reselling St. John Clothing

St. John Logo

St. John clothing

A guide to reselling St. John clothing

One of the most coveted brands we as sellers look for when thrifting is no doubt St. John. The St. John clothing is high-quality and retails for a hefty price. If we are lucky enough to find it in the thrift stores, we know we just scored big time.



One of the main things I look for when thrifting (especially when I don’t have a lot of time) is the knit. When I look through the pants but don’t have time to stop at each pair, I look for the St. John signature wide knit waist band. Same goes with the knit skirts. Please note, not all items are knit, but for the most part, what you find will be.St. John Clothing

The St. John Santana Knit

The Santana knit is St. John’s signature fabric that is rayon and wool woven together. Maria, who works for St. John says “the knit is blocked which means it’s steamed at incredibly high temperatures to either shrink the fabric to a smaller size, or stretched to a larger size”. Pretty cool, huh?

For the fabrics that are not Santana knit (like the photo above), they are referred to as novelty knit. This knit is a lighter weight than the Santana.




St. John and Paillettes

If you have been researching St. John, you will see that some of the items are described as having “paillettes”. These are tiny little shiny adornments placed on St. John clothing. If you find an item with these on it, make sure you put that in the auction title because it is searched for! See the pictures below for examples:

St. John paillettes

St. John couture label

St. John Logo buttons

Logo buttons are another key feature that St. John lovers look for. If your item has logo buttons, be sure to note that. Sometimes there won’t be logo buttons, but when there are they usually look like this:

St. John Logo Button

St. John Logo Button

St. John Clothing Labels

St. John has many different clothing labels, and they all will tell you something different about the item.

St. John Collection items are classic, timeless pieces, work-ready, and sophisticated. They are usually two piece suits or dresses.

St. John Collection label

St. John Evening items are usually the pieces you will see adorned with paillettes or crystals. They are the “going out” pieces or holiday wear.

St. John basics are pieces that are either black, white or navy and never go out of season. They can be styled with other items of different lines. Funny fact- this line NEVER goes on sale because they are always “in season”. This is probably why buyers look on eBay for this label. 

St. John Basics Label

St. John Couture label is very dressy, luxurious with crystals, and often lined with silk. They are very expensive.

St. John Couture

St. John Sport is a more laid back, less expensive line. It aims at the younger crowd.

st. john sport

And finally, this tag below is the vintage label circa 1970s. There are other vintage labels, not many are seen anymore, but you can check the full list here.

St. john vintage label

 

4 Clothing brands you shouldn’t pass up while thrifting

4 Clothing Brands you might be overlooking at the thrift store

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Everyone who starts selling out on eBay has their own list of clothing brands to look for while thrifting. A lot of them being well-known mall brands such as Abercrombie, Victoria’s Secret Pink, Lululemon, etc. What you don’t realize is that you just might be passing up on brands that, though lesser known, sell for much higher.  It’s always important to research and study as much as you can about brands to look for while thrifting. This way you will have many more items to be on the look out for, and don’t leave empty handed from the thrift store. Plus, the more you know about thrifting, the more you sell. And as you know, the more you sell, the more money you make!

Below I have compiled a list for you of a few lesser known brands to be on the look out for while thrifting. They are currently selling for a good amount of money. I have also added links to completed auctions on eBay so you can check them out for yourself.

Thrifting Lesser Known Clothing Brands that sell for Big Profit

  1. Uru. This brand is hand-dyed with all natural fibers. It falls under the category of  “artsy” clothing.

 

thrifting brands to look for

Check out some of the most recent completed auctions:

thrifting brands to look for




2. Citron Santa Monica– These clothes are “wearable works of art”. They are unique, and the more detailed an item is, the more it sells for.

thrifting brands to look for

And as you can see, it sells for a pretty decent amount:

thrifting brands to look for

 

3. Bryn Walker– This brand focuses on comfort. Its usually oversized, and almost always linen. If you’re in a rush at the thrift store, focus on looking for linen, then check the tag.

thrifting brands to look for

 

And check out those completed auctions:

thrifting brands to look for

4. BlueFish-Another artsy clothing brand. talented studio artists in New Jersey and Iowa hand print designs onto the clothes that they have carved from lino-blocks.
thrifting brands to look for




Bluefish always sells, and usually for quite a bit of money. I always love finding this clothing brand to sell. Check some of the completed auctions:

thrifting brands to look for

So there you have it. 4 good brands to look for when thrifting. You should never pass up these clothing brands if the price is right because you’re always guaranteed a sale!

Check back often because I will be divulging in more brands to keep an eye out for!

 

Reselling Vintage Backpacks and Totes- 3 brands to look for

Reselling Vintage Backpacks and Totes- 3 brands to look for

reselling on eBay for profit vintage backpacks

reselling on eBay for profit vintage backpacks

reselling on eBay for profit vintage backpacks

reselling on eBay for profit vintage backpacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re anything like myself, you probably skip sifting through the backpacks and totes when you are out thrifting. That was me…until I found out about these 3 gems. Now, I always take a couple minutes to wander over to the backpack section and browse through. You should keep an out for these three brands in particular. We all are familiar with the brand, Jansport, but did you know that some of the vintage ones are highly sought after? Vintage LL Bean totes, especially with the script label (seen above) sell for a lot on eBay too. I actually never heard of Gregory backpacks until I stumbled upon a high selling one (and now I’ll never forget them!).

Check out some of the completed auctions on eBay. Here is a Jansport style backpack highly sought after :

reselling on eBay for profit

 




And here is a high selling Gregory backpack. Look at that end amount! You can also see some up close photos of other styles to look for here 

reselling on eBay for profit





LL Bean has always been known for their totes, but did you know how popular the vintage ones are? Check this listing and the end price out:

reselling on eBay for profit

So the next time you head our thrifting, be sure to check out the backpacks and totes because those vintage ones are out there hiding!

Happy Thrifting!

How to search completed listings on eBay

eBay tutorial search completedAlways research your items before listing them on eBay

This eBay tutorial will show you how to research your item’s value. It is important to research your item and see what it has been selling for. This is especially important if you are deciding to use the ‘buy it now’ feature. If you price your item to low on eBay, you can lose out on money that you otherwise would have made.  You can search completed items by using the search bar at the top of your eBay page:

eBay tutorial search completed

Make sure you try to be as specific as you can when researching your item. See below for keyword help.



Once you have put your search terms into the search box, scroll down and look for the box to click on the left hand side that says “completed items”:

eBay tutorial search completed

If you want the link to the general completed search page on eBay, you can find it by clicking here 

Once you click the ‘completed listing’ box, the search results will change. From there you can sort them by highest to lowest or most recent, check the screen below:

eBay tutorial search completed

If I already have purchased the item and am getting ready to list it, I usually sort by most recent. This way I can see how much my item has been selling for recently to get a better since of what to list it for. On the other hand, if I am at a thrift store and looking at the completed listings, I usually sort by most expensive first to see if it would be worth purchasing for resell.

eBay Tutorial- Searching completed items on a mobile device

If you are searching for an item from your mobile device, make sure you have the eBay app installed first.

Once you have the app installed, click on ‘search’ on the bottom of your and type your keywords into the search bar and hit the blue search button. Once you do this, then click on filter in the upper right hand corner:eBay tutorial search completed

When you click on filter, a long menu will appear. Scroll down until you find “completed items” and then turn that box on. Last, click “done” in the top right corner. You can also filter items by category, price, etc.

eBay tutorial search completed

eBay tutorial- Use keywords when researching your item

When searching in completed listings, make sure that you try and use as many keywords as possible. This will help narrow down your search results. For example, check the photo below:

Acne Studios Sweatshirt

If I was trying to look this item up in the completed listings, I would use the brand, color, item and pattern to narrow down the results- “Acne Studios Blue Dot sweatshirt” and see what I come up with. This will narrow your search to the items that are relevant to your item. If you are only searching by brand, this will not help you in reselling your item.

It is so important to search completed listings on eBay prior to buying an item as it can help you save money on a possible ‘dud’.I hope this quick eBay tutorial has helped you out! Always research!

Anthropologie Brands List and reselling clothing

Reselling Anthropologie Brands

Researching and reselling Anthropologie Brands

Anthropologie Brands and Reselling guide

History of Anthropologie

If you haven’t heard of Anthropologie, now is the perfect time to learn. Selling their clothing on eBay and Poshmark can be very profitbale. Anthropologie is a highly coveted brand that has a high resell rate.  Free People, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters are all part of the same company, URBN. Each brand has their own store and style.  Urban Outfitters is cheaper and geared more towards a younger crowd, whereas Anthropologie is a little higher-end.

Quality of Anthropologie

Personally, I think Anthropologie’s quality far surpasses both Urban Outfitters and Free People. From my own experience, my Anthropologie pieces have withstood more washes and wear than Urban Outfitters.  Regardless of quality, all three of these brands sell well on eBay and Poshmark. I do notice that Anthropologie brands seem to sell much better for me than Urban Outfitters probably because they are more expensive to begin with.

Reselling Anthropologie on Ebay and Poshmark

Reselling clothing is a profitable way to make money, but you have to make sure you are setting your auctions up right. Check my article on supplies needed to get started reselling here!  Also, make sure your pictures are clear and well-displayed. The new fad right now is flat lays- a unique way to photograph your items. You can check the article out here!

Buying Anthropologie on eBay

I love Anthropologie clothing! I can’t get enough. Buying it on ebay is a lot cheaper too if you’re looking for items for yourself. Check out some of the awesome listings here

Reselling Anthropologie Brands labelsIt is a well-known fact that Anthropologie  brands sell well on eBay and Poshmark, but how do you know what brands come from there?

The trick to knowing if an item comes from one of these stores is checking the RN number on the label. All of these brands will have the RN #66170, so if you’re unsure of a brand, this little tidbit will help you. There are a few brands that Anthropologie sells that are not exclusive to them, therefore they will not have this RN number. Check the tag below for an example:

Reselling Anthropologie brands




The following link below is a great resource as it has compiled a list of all the label tags for Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Free People. I highly suggest checking it out and studying the labels so you know what to look for the next time you are out thrifting.

Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People Label Resource

A piece of advice- I used to pick up every Anthropologie piece I could find, but I was noticing that some didn’t sell so well, and other pieces were taking a long time to move. I no longer pick up Anthropologie pieces that are plain and simple, unless the case really calls for it. The more unique the item is, the better it sells.