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How I Sell Clothes on Poshmark + All My Tips & Tricks

Recently I've been putting a lot of effort into trying to sell my clothes on Poshmark. I have a lot of old items I'm trying to sell, and there's no better time than now to sell those items! Today I thought I'd share a guide as to how I sell clothes, as well as some of the best tips and tricks I've learned on how to actually make sure someone buys your items.

Before we get started... here's a shameless plug to go check out my Poshmark! You can use the code BROOKEBUTLER9 for $10 off your first purchase!! I also just started a Depop too (@brookekbutler) and it's very similar to Poshmark but I've had better luck selling on Poshmark because I've been on the app for a while. I just made my first sale on Depop so I'll report back later and do a post comparing Depop and Poshmark!

ft. all the clothes i've bought on poshmark... it truly is an addiction :)

// HOW TO SELL //

I love selling clothes on Poshmark because it's a super straightforward process. You basically just take pictures of the item you want to sell, write a description of the item, add some details, and upload the listing! When someone buys your item, Poshmark sends you a prepaid shipping label and you just pop your item in the mailbox. The US post office will actually send you free envelopes if you order them online (I use these) which makes mailing your packages incredibly easy because you don't have to leave your house!

When the buyer receives your order, you'll get paid in Poshmark credit. You can either deposit that money directly into your bank account, request that they mail you a check, or simply leave the money as Poshmark credit and put it towards purchases you make on Poshmark (I always do this... oops).

// TIPS & TRICKS //

I've found that the best way to gain followers is to follow a bunch of people. I'm talking thousands. The easiest way to do this is just to go onto someone's account and follow everyone they're following, and then repeat that process. I started doing this a week ago and I have gained a couple thousand followers since doing it (and I've made more sales than I normally do!)

I also recommend sharing your items as often as possible. Every day, Poshmark has Posh parties, where you share items of a certain category (for example, a Tops party or a Free People party). This is a great way to get a lot of eyes on your items!

You'll also want to make sure that you have good quality photos of your items and you capture all angles. Poshmark allows 8 photos per item, so I always try to make the first photo a picture of me wearing the item, the second photo a picture of the item laid down, the third photo a picture of the back, and the rest of any details the item may have! It's super important that your first photo is eye-catching and well-lit, because that's the first thing that potential buyers will see.

Let's talk pricing! When pricing your items, you'll want to take into account the fact that Poshmark will take 20% of the cut you make from the sale. If I sell a top for $20, I'll really only receive $16. Additionally, many potential buyers will make an offer on your item for less than you are selling it for (for example, a buyer might offer $15 for an item that you were selling for $18). Because of these two factors, I always price my items a little bit higher than I think they're worth. For instance, if I have a top that was originally $45, and I want to make $20 off it, I'll list it for $27, knowing that someone might make an offer on it for $25 and then I'll receive $20 because Poshmark will take 20%.

Here's a great article on how to specifically target potential buyers. This is definitely a lot of work, but I just started doing this since I have so much time on my hands. I've already sold so much and it's crazy how well this works! Basically, you find sold listings of the same clothing items you're trying to sell--same item, size, everything. Then, you go look at the users who liked that item, and you leave a comment on one of their posts--something like:

Hey! I saw that you recently liked an Urban Outfitters Rolling Stone t-shirt that sold. I have the exact same one in my closet if you're interested!

This is a great way to target buyers that are definitely interested in your items. I started doing this last week and I've already sold five items by doing this. GAME CHANGER right here!!

Lastly, I would recommend working towards becoming a Posh Ambassador. These ambassadors get to host aforementioned parties, are recommended to new users, and receive other exclusive benefits. The qualifications are pretty rigorous (you have to have a certain number of sales, shares, etc). I'm about 80% of the way there and I'm working my butt off to get there!

Drop your poshmark username in the comments below! If you have any other tips, let me know :)

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