Slumps happen. In life, in sports, even on Poshmark. If you find yourself in a selling slump, you can recover. The trick is to find ways to spend as a little of your time as possible doing so. And when it comes to being
lazy knowledgeable about Poshmark, I’m your girl.
To recap, I’ve already made over $1,000 selling items from my closet this year. In fact, August pushed me past the $1,300 mark. Summer was a bit slow, and things are finally starting to pick up again. For some, back-to-school stress equals shopping. For others, wine and chocolate. Not that I would know. While I’m still all for using my original Poshmark strategy, I’m also not willing to undervalue my time…again. Whether you’ve been on Poshmark for a while or new to selling, here are some of my favorite low-commitment tricks to make money. Share is Caring — and Selling
Share listings of other people. That’s kind of a no-brainer. Poshmark etiquette suggests if you share someone’s listing that they return the favor by sharing a listing of yours. So, sharing really is caring. But sharing should also convert into sales. To do this, you also want to apply a little bit of strategy here. In addition to sharing the items of other users who have big followings — they’re more likely to reciprocate the sharing to their tens of thousands of followers — you also want to share the listings of new Poshers. They’re likely to engage since the app is new. If I’m feeling particularly crafty, I’ll also share listings of the same brand that I’m selling by doing a search for that brand. Chances are, if someone was interested in Loft or Merona enough to buy whatever is in their closet, they will be willing to buy something else by that brand.
The most strategic part of sharing, though, is where you share. I never devote my time just to Poshmark. I’ll share if the checkout line is six people deep at the grocery store. I’ll also click through the app if I’m listening to a podcast or waiting in the doctor’s office. Multitasking isn’t always the best idea when it comes to making money, but it definitely is here.
Save Your Listings
Chances are, you’re going to end up parting with items in other ways. Maybe you take them to a consignment store. Perhaps you use another selling site like Tradesy and cross-post your listing. Craigslist might hit for you or a neighborhood garage sale might happen. You might even donate your items. No matter how you get rid of your goods, don’t delete the listing.
To keep people from buying the item, simply mark it as Not for Sale in the item listing. The more items you have in your closet, the more robust of a seller you will appear to be. It’s a way to let prospective buyers see your style and your taste. It also lets them know that you’re serious about selling.
Timing is Everything
Timing matters. Sometimes, the stars will align. People will be searching for an item, there will be Posh Parties featuring the brand, or you just get lucky. And sometimes, you don’t. Save your photos on your phone so you can easily repost your listing in a few weeks if you’re not getting a lot of likes or shares. New listings come to the top of brand searches and tend to be shared more readily. To save time, copy and paste your listing description. Remember, your time is worth more than the resale value of last year’s sweater.
If your ultimate goal is to declutter, then what are you waiting for? Pick a timeframe that you want to get a sale by. If that window passes, donate your items. The same is true if you find yourself spending too much time on the app. The ultimate goal is to get it gone, and giving is good for the soul.
So Tell Me…What speed bumps have you run into when it comes to selling? Give us your best garage sale or resale strategy!