How to Be Successful on Poshmark: The Ultimate Guide (2023)

I first started using Poshmark in 2016. I started by clearing out my closet and making money by selling clothes I never or rarely wore. Over the next few months, I started listing more and buying items to sell. I paid attention to my sales report to see what was selling and looked for similar items and brands to resell. Selling clothes online is a great way to make extra money while clearing items you no longer love.

Wondering how to be successful on Poshmark? Here’s the ultimate guide to selling on Poshmark.

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

Tips for Selling on Poshmark

How to Successfully Sell Clothes, Shoes and Accessories on Poshmark

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

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.

Is Selling on Poshmark Worth it?

If you like making extra cash selling stuff from your closet, then yes! 

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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Source: Poshmark

How to Sell Clothes on Poshmark for Beginners

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 $7.45 for flat rate shipping as long as the total weight of the order does not exceed 5 lbs. 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.

Making More Sales on Poshmark

How to Sell Clothes on Poshmark Fast

1. Check Your Sales Report

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

2. Know What Brands Sell

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.

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, remember that if there are dozens of the same thing, it may be harder to sell the item at a high price point.


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. 

best brands to resell

4. Build a Community

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.

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. 

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.

How to be Successful on Poshmark

6. Take Good 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?”

7. Negotiate

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.  

8. Accept 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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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.

Read more tips: Where to get clothes to sell on Poshmark.

Conclusion: How to Sell on Poshmark

If you want to stand out, make more sales and be successful on Pohsmark, be consistent with your listings. Use keywords and take quality photos. Use the “bundle” feature to communicate privately with shoppers. Know when to accept the offer. We hope you found these tips helpful to sell more clothes on Poshmark.

31 thoughts on “How to Be Successful on Poshmark: The Ultimate Guide (2023)”

  1. Hi the best packaging to use for everything sold on Poshmark is the free boxes from USPS. You can order bulk boxes online to come directly to your home or you can walk into any Post Office and get them but they have more sizes online they even have a shoebox box free!!

  2. Thank you for this article. It’s a great source for beginners such as myself. What is the best packaging to use for mailing shoes that have been sold?

  3. Hi Jo, I just updated the article. It’s $7.45 as long as the total weight of the order does not exceed 5 lbs. Any overweight costs are paid by the seller.

  4. $7.11 for flat rate shipping? Is that the same for all sizes?

    Thank you. Your article is very informative

  5. Girl i thought the same thibg ubtil i had some low otems sell…. Then another and before u know it i had over 200 sales and it was all from items i bought for under $15. There is always a customer willing to buy what you have. Yoh just have to work at it. Its not hard if tou put in the time.

  6. hi, I have si much stuff to sell..but I’m tempted to buy stuff to resell but dont want to clutter my house and try to sell what I have 1st..I just hope I sale stuff so I don’t get discouraged.. what are your thoughts?
    thank you for any feedback.

  7. Thanks for such an informative article! I had a question about cover photos. I was considering wearing some of my items for cover photos, but I’m a bit insecure about my body. Do you have any tips for this?

  8. Thank you for your article, it was interesting to read how easy it is to make extra money and enjoy meeting other people in the process.

  9. thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with others, it may not be the best fit for everyone but if you have a shopping addiction like myself its these are great tools you have shared. I am currently started to sell on more than one platform I find that this will keep me from unnecessary shopping. (fills the void) or I shop and resell so its a win win for me.
    PS my sales are slow but I am new so hopefully it picks up 🙂

  10. Yes, Update the post and relist! If you don’t want to relist your entire closet, start with a few items to see if you get any hits. Good luck!

  11. When you recommend “RELISTING” items, you are suggesting more than just new photos and keywords, right? You mean to close the existing post and start from scratch with a whole new listing, right?

  12. Hi Violeta, have you tried sending a private offer via a bundle?
    Here’s how:

    Go to your closet
    Select a listing
    On the listing page, select Share
    On the share window, select one of the users shown or search for a specific user and select their name.

    Once you share an item to a specific user, it is automatically added to their Bundle. When you’ve added all the items to the Bundle that your buyer is interested in, you can initiate a private offer through the Bundle page. You can even include an exclusive shipping discount with your offer.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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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