5 Tips for Selling More on Poshmark

If you’re looking to sell more on Poshmark, there are a few things you can do that will help your items be found easier and sell faster. I’ve been selling on Poshmark for a few years now, and I like the way they make it so easy to sell used clothing and other items. The main advantage it has over eBay is that you don’t have to worry about figuring in shipping costs- they just send you a label with the postage included. They also make it very easy to list items through their phone app. But just like any selling site, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of closing that sale.

If you haven’t tried Poshmark yet, but are curious, click here to sign up and get $10 in Posh Credit when you put my username: SEWGEEKMAMA as your personal invite code/referral code. (*I’m not sure if this promotion is still active, but it’s worth a try!)

5 Tips for Selling More on Poshmark

1- Shoot square photos from the start.

Good photos are the first thing that catches people’s eyes, so you want the photos to look the same as when you took them. If you take regular size pics, Poshmark will crop every photo square and sometimes crop off important parts. It’s much easier if you change your photo setting to take square pics from the start. To do this, just go to your phone’s camera settings and choose “square.”

choosing the square camera setting on iPhone is the best way to take photos for Poshmark

2- Take pics of everything.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve decided not to purchase something because there weren’t enough photos. The more photos the better! You can show the item on a mannequin, a hanger or lie it flat. Take pics of the front, back, sides, inside and tags. Do close-up shots of anything of interest, like small details that make the item unique. Also take close-up shots of anything that might be wrong with it, like rips or stains.

3- Use natural light or purchase good indoor lighting.

Natural light is free, but not always easy to find in just the right spot. So if you can’t go with nature, invest in some decent soft box lighting. The soft boxes will diffuse the light and are great for selfie photography as well. You will get much better photos than if you use the flash on your phone, which can be harsh and cause weird reflections or distortions in color.

I use these soft boxes by Mount Dog, which comes as a set for about $70. They were easy to set up and give me enough light to shoot indoors.

softbox lighting setup by mount dog

4- Put more info in the title like color, size and brand.

There is so much stuff available on Poshmark that sometimes it’s hard to narrow down your search. So if you are listing something like a pink shirt, just using “Pink Shirt” as the title is not going to show up in many searches. So be descriptive- “Pink Roxy T-shirt Small” is going to come up more often in search results and makes it easier for buyers to know what’s in the listing before even opening it.

5- Share is caring.

Sharing really does make an impact on your Poshmark shop. I am terrible at sharing other people’s listings, although I hear that is a good thing to do! But at a minimum, remember to share your own listings. I pop in every few days just to share four listings. I do four, because then they are displayed in a square grid on the main page so it maximizes the space and looks good. I also try to keep up with sharing items that are low on the display page, so it pushes them up to the top and past all the sold listings.

If you have brand name clothes that you looking to get rid of and they are in good enough shape to sell, than opening a Poshmark account is an excellent option. I find I have a harder time selling clothes there if they aren’t a popular label. They do sell! But sometimes it will take a while. The great thing about Poshmark is that it costs nothing to list items and costs nothing to keep your closet open as long as you want. You only get charged when something sells!

Click here to check out Poshmark and get $10 in Posh Credit when you put my username: SEWGEEKMAMA as your personal invite code/referral code.

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