How to be Successful on Poshmark

How to Sell Clothes on Poshmark and Be Successful

Want to learn how to sell clothes on Poshmark successfully? In this post, you’ll learn tips to create a Poshmark selling strategy to drive more business to your online closet. After the tips, keep reading to get the scoop on where to find the best places to buy inventory/clothes to sell on Poshmark. 

How to Sell Clothes on Poshmark Guide

Poshmark is an app where you can buy and sell clothes, shoes, and home goods online. 

I first started using Poshmark in 2016 when I was living in Hawaii. Like you, I had plenty of clothes in my closet that I liked, but never wore. When I started making sales, I realized I was giving those clothes I no longer wore a second life in someone else’s closet. Eventually, I started buying clothes to sell and started making more money. I’m always clearing out my closet, and I know when to accept a reasonable offer when it comes my way. I’m now a Top-rated Seller and Posh Ambassador.

To sell more and make money:

  1. Get to know which brands and items that are trending on Poshmark.
  2. Check out your sales report to review what’s working and what isn’t.
  3. Use relevant keywords so your listings come up in searches.
  4. Take quality photos that make people stop scrolling.
  5. Connect on social media to build a community around your business.
  6. Use the bundling feature to message buyers.

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New to Poshmark? Get $10 to use towards your first purchase when you use my code ALOHAALEX to sign up! 

How to Make More Sales on the Poshmark app

When it comes to selling clothes online, you need the right tools (hustle & determination) to be successful and make extra cash. Social Connections and Influencers are redefining brand discovery. According to Poshmark’s 2020 Social Commerce Report, half of Poshmark users surveyed sell part-time and use Poshmark as a side-hustle.

  • 25% of Poshmark users consider themselves small business owners.
  • 45% of Poshmark sellers have repeat customers.
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Poshmark for Beginners – How to successfully sell on Poshmark

Is selling on Poshmark Worth it? If you like making extra cash selling stuff from your closet, then yes! 

Here’s how to sell your clothes on Poshmark: 

How do I create a Poshmark account?

Use your email address to set up a profile to start selling clothing. 

Does it cost money to sell clothes on Poshmark?

No, but Poshmark does take a commission. 

Poshmark Commission: For all sales under $15, Poshmark gets $2.95. When your sales are $15 or more, Poshmark takes 20%.

Poshmark Shipping: Poshmark costs $7.11 for flat rate shipping. The shipping label is emailed to you when you make a sale.

Accidental Purchases: You have 3 hours to cancel when you use the Buy Now button.

Sales Tax: State and local sales tax, when applicable, will be charged on items purchased on Poshmark that are shipped to a U.S. address.

How to make more sales on Poshmark in 2020: Selling tips 

How to Sell Clothes on Poshmark Fast

1. Use the data to review what’s selling in your Poshmark closet.

Want to learn how to sell more on Poshmark? Focus on listing brands and products that are currently selling in your closet.

Poshmark gives sellers access to their sales reports via email. Use this data to search sales by year or look up custom dates. Look at these numbers and use the information to help you decide what’s selling fast and what isn’t. Once you’ve sold a few things, you’ll be able to spot sales trends or brands that are performing well and see how much money you’ve made per item. If you’re new to Poshmark, you won’t have much to go by, but keep checking back once you’ve made a few sales.  

Poshmark Trend Report: Top Selling Categories Right Now

  1. Tank Tops 
  2. T-Shirts 
  3. Blouses
  4. Leggings 
  5. Mini Dresses & Skirts 
  6. Sandals 
  7. Midi Dresses & Skirts 
  8. Sneakers 
  9. Bikinis 
  10. Athletic Shorts

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2. Know your brands

If you want to learn how to sell on Poshmark, you have to know your customers and what brands are in high demand. List items that people want. For example, when I list something from Dolls Kill or a pair of Doc Martens, it won’t last long in my closet. While I love wearing Free People, some dresses don’t sell as quickly as others, so I don’t always pick up Free People items.

(You can relist items, take new pictures and freshen up the description if this happens.) Experiment with different brands to see what works for you.

When looking for new stuff to sell, look at comps to see what the item recently sold for and how long ago the sale was. Also, keep in mind that if there are dozens of the same thing, it may be harder to sell the item at a high price point.

Popular Brands on Poshmark Right Now

  1. lululemon athletica 
  2. Nike 
  3. Free People 
  4. Victoria’s Secret 
  5. American Eagle Outfitters 
  6. PINK Victoria’s Secret 
  7. Coach
  8. J. Crew 
  9. Anthropologie 
  10. Old Navy

Trending Brands

  1. ZYIA 
  2. Balance Athletica 
  3. LoveShackFancy 
  4. Peloton 
  5. Princess Polly 
  6. FIGS 
  7. Acacia Swimwear 
  8. Wild Fable 
  9. Ed Hardy 
  10. Aerie

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3. Use the right keywords

Want to get more views on your items? Think of every title and description as an opportunity to make a sale. Use the title and description space to add as many keywords to describe the item so that people will find your listings. For example, if you’re selling a “red cocktail dress,” you’ll want to include the brand, style, fabric, fit, and the size.

Use Pinterest! It’s a visual search engine tool that links back to your website or closet. 

4. Connect on social media

Create a community with your Poshmark followers. Post engaging content about the clothing you’re selling on Instagram to create a buzz around your closet. Use a scheduling app to schedule posts to save time. I use Planoly to schedule my content.

Not sure what to post on Instagram? Try this: 

  • Photos of new listings. 
  • Post pictures of how you creatively package items. For example, cute cards or colorful tissue, so buyers know what to expect when they purchase from you. 
  • Include comments from happy customers. 
  • Share stories of your goals and what you hope to do with the money you earn. 
  • Share pictures of your favorite Posh purchases. 
  • Ask customers to tag you on IG with photos of themselves wearing what they bought from you. 
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How to make more sales on Poshmark

5. Use the bundling feature

If someone likes a few items in your closet, send them a private message with a discount or ask them to make a reasonable offer. Reach out and connect with the buyer and offer to answer any questions or details about shipping.

6. Display quality photos

You already know that you need to take well-lit photos to get people to stop scrolling. When people are shopping online, they want to know what they’re buying and the item’s condition. Grab their attention with a flat lay, or model the outfit if you have the time. Search for stock photos online by looking up the brand, and use “keywords” to find an image. 

Before listing an item, look at the pictures you took, and ask yourself, “Would I stop what I’m doing and check out this item?”

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7. How to close the deal

If you get a lowball offer, always come back with a counter. If you decline, you’re automatically closing a potential sale. Send the shopper a private message via the bundling feature to discuss prices.  

Visit: How to Fix Slow Sales in 2020 for tips on what to do when you’re not making money on Poshmark.

8. Know when to take the offer

If the offer is fair, don’t lose the opportunity for a sale by asking for a few extra bucks. It’s always a gamble when you use the counteroffer feature because you don’t know the buyer’s budget. Consider what’s a better option for you: making a sale today, or waiting around forever and never getting the price you wanted. 

Use these tips to help you make more sales in your Poshmark closet. If you don’t have a Poshmark account yet, use ALOHALAEX to save money on your first purchase.  

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Bonus

Want to take your Poshmark and Depop business to the next level, but don’t know where to get clothes to sell? 

When I first started selling clothes online, I quickly realized that I needed more inventory if I wanted to make more. Here are two amazing places where you can find great deals on brands and items to flip.

  • Tip #1: Check out Sample Sales – Get the best deals on high-end brands at a fraction of the price.
  • Tip #2: Clothing swaps with friends and family – Freshen up your inventory with new merchandise by hosting a clothing swap to trade the stuff you’re not selling.

To get the six more tips, visit: Where to Get Clothes to Sell to get more ideas to grow your business.

Conclusion

Here’s how to Sell Clothes on Poshmark Successfully: Be consistent and use relevant keywords. Spend time taking high-quality photos to display what you’re selling. Use the “bundle” feature to communicate privately with shoppers. Know when to accept the offer.

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17 thoughts on “How to Sell Clothes on Poshmark and Be Successful”

  1. Poshmark is a huge waste of time unless you have a ton of brand new high price items to sell (some people do, that’s great for them) and you don’t mind listing hundreds of items for a slow or no payoff. Mercari is better but still, both of them are time sucks with crowds of sellers competing for very few buyers. This is a lovely article but I just hate to think about more people getting their hopes up and wasting time with these platforms.

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    • Hi Anne, Thanks for your feedback. Such a bummer that you think it’s a waste of time, but some things are not for everyone. I really enjoy it and don’t have any complaints about the amount of money I’ve made since using the app.

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    • Hi Amy, thanks for reading my tips for selling clothes on Poshmark. If you have any follow up questions about your Posh closet or business, don’t hesitate to reach out.
      – Alex

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  2. Wow! That’s an amazing article that covers everything about selling on Poshmark. With the current situation, most e-commerce companies have seen huge increase in sales. I think this is the best time to start selling online.

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  3. Great advice. I have clothes that I want to sell but wasn’t sure how to go about it, this is really helpful. and has given me a push to get onto it.

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