Every day, Poshmark users search for various methods to help them increase their sales and success on the platform. “Increasing Poshmark Sales” is by far the most popular search term on my blog. Many people refer back to the 30MM and the 30MM Ambassador methods. Those are tried and true ways to increase Poshmark sales. There are others, however, who try various methods and successfully see not only an increase, but actual consistent sales on Poshmark. Kaahreena, @KPRDM, is one of those Poshers, and has been kind enough to share her ideas on for online selling:
Do you follow other resellers on Instagram and envy the towers of Poshmark packages they ship out every week, or in some cases, daily? Trust me, so do I. For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on ways to make consistent sales and avoiding dry spells. I can confidently say that in the past 3 months, I’ve be selling consistently. There aren’t as many days that pass without a sale! Even just one sale a day keeps motivated to work on my business. This is just one of the tips I have on how to make consistent Poshmark sales.
I am a firm believer that whatever energy you put out into the universe is what will be returned back to you. With that being said, I think Poshers need to be consistent. With Poshmark, sharing and listing are both timing consuming, but important. Everyone has their own schedule and is capable of different things. I can personally commit to at least 3 full closet shares a day and 5 new listings/relisted items. This is my bare minimum and I do more when I can. Even on those super busy days when I hardly have time to breathe, I dedicate the time to do my bare minimum.
Each person has to figure out what they can comfortably commit to. The more activity you have in your Poshmark closet, the more likely you are to make sales. In addition, the more items you have for sale, the more likely someone will find something they want to purchase. I believe that it’s the same for all selling platforms. It may have something to do with the app’s algorithm. However, I won’t get into that much, as I’m still trying to figure that out myself. In short, the more you put in, the more sales you’ll make.
Secondly, it’s important to make sure you have things that people actually want. I plan to write a whole separate post about this on my blog. Keep these things in mind when you’re sourcing and listing:
- Are your items in demand/on trend?
- Are your pictures appealing?
- Are your prices reasonable?
You could have an awesome piece, but bad pictures and a high listing price can really turn away customers. This is where you may need to step back from your closet and look at it from a customer’s viewpoint. This is a business you’re running after all. You want to make sure you’re providing quality items at a fair price and presenting them in a way that will make people want to buy them. If you’re stuck trying to figure out what changes you need to make, take some time to research what fashion trends are in. Look at other Poshers who you look up to and see what brands and styles they’re picking up. You can also search recent solds to see how you should be pricing your items.
As far as photographing goes, there are so many possibilities! You could invest in a mannequin, a lighting set, and a backdrop . You could model all your clothes, or you could curate cute flat lays!
Lastly, engage with your customers and other Poshers. What separates Poshmark from other selling sites is that it isn’t just a selling site, there is also a social aspect to it. It’s important to communicate with other people on the app and share Posh love. It helps to create a presence for yourself and market your closet. Engaging with customers means following and welcoming new users, sharing both your listings and other people’s, communicating with potential customers by sharing likes to bundles and reaching out to them by leaving comments.
The “Offers to Likers” is a newer feature that has proven to be a very successful method for making sales. With this feature, you don’t need to wait for Poshmark to host a “Make A Deal” day. Instead, you make your own sales offer to Poshers who have liked your items. If you need to generate some additional sales activity in your Poshmark closet, try out the Deal Queen Method (@thedealqueen on Instagram and YouTube), With this method, you just send out offers to people who have already liked items in your closet. There’s always those impulse buyers who can’t refuse a great deal when the notification pops up on their phone!
Poshmark is a great way to earn extra money, but it’s also an amazing platform to start your own business. In order to get consistency with sales, you need to put in the work and the effort. If Poshmark really isn’t cutting it, try cross-listing to other sites such as eBay or Mercari. It’ll help increase your audience and your items will be that much more likely to sell! Every seller has their own methods and ways of running their business, so if you’re just starting out, don’t be scared to try everything out and see what works well for you. I’ve been selling for over 4 years and I still find myself looking for new methods and tricks to try out.
I hope you found this helpful! Thank you so much for reading and a huge thank you to Jenn for allowing me to write a guest piece for thismommyisreal.com. If you have any questions feel free to follow me and reach out on Instagram @perdiemthrifts.