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Start your closet:
First, log in and update your profile. Make sure you've got a picture of yourself for your closet - It helps creates a personality and element of trustworthiness.
Also, be sure to connect your Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr in order to share listings if you'd like.
Next, go find some people to follow. Many people will follow you back, and more followers = more eyes on your closet. The best way to do this, is go shopping (at the bottom of your screen) check out brands and sellers to follow.
Tip: follow people who have similar closets. That way, you can share what they list to your followers, and the other seller may thank you by sharing one of your listings as well.
Click the sell button:
Tap the sell button at the bottom of your screen. This will bring you to a picture screen, where you can either snap a photo, or you can grab a photo from you picture library.
I highly recommend saving photos of your items and adjusting the brightness and contrast of the photos to make them look their best before you post them on the app.
You can add up to four images per listing, which is a great way to show off tags on clothing or anything you'd like to highlight on your item.
Tip: I DO NOT recommend only using brand photos (the ones you may find online from the brand). Showing the actual item is more representative, and prevents people from being worried about getting scammed.
Talk about your listing:
Be descriptive, Be clear, and Be honest.
Use a descriptive title that includes the brand (if it's a well known one). Also, be sure to note anything important about the item, like blemishes or the fact that is wasn't worn very often.
It's ok if the item has a blemish, as long as you're not asking too much for it. Which brings me to pricing.
If you can't remember the original price, and can't find it online - estimate conservatively. Next, make your list price something reasonable as well. Most people sell for 50% or more off of retail (depending on the condition, obviously).
Tip: Start listing a little higher that you'll really take for it. You can lower the price later (and sometimes people who like your listing will get discounted shipping) or accept offers.
Sharing is caring:
Poshmark throws "parties" at different times every day, like the Best in Shoes Party. You can share a listing directly to a party, or just to your followers (when you create a new listing like I did on the right, it will share no matter what).
You're not limited to just sharing your own listings either. You can share any other seller's listings, which is a great way to build your own followers.
Sharing is a great way to get other people to share your listing, or thank someone for liking, sharing, or buying something from your closet.
Another way to share is to go off Poshmark. You can connect your Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts so that you can share there as well.
Sold something? Check on your $$:
If you buy thing on Poshmark, you can track it on "My Purchases," and any sales in "My Sales." "My Sales" will tell you what stage you're at in the shipping process (when you've printed your shipping label, shipped your item, etc).
Sell something? Congrats! Check on the status of your pay outs in "My Balance." It will tell you how much money you have earned, if you have any credits, and how much is pending (aka you've sold something, but it hasn't been received).
Tip: Ship fast. It's a great way to get your rating as a seller up!
Tip 2: Send a thank you note along with your items. It's a great way to be an awesome human, and if you're a blogger, direct them to your blog!
Tip 3: Let your balance build up. You can cash out whenever, but getting one larger check is so much more satisfying than getting a few small checks.
Now a little bit on how buying works on Poshmark:
Poshmark just added an option to create bundles, where you can get a discount on shipping and on items by buying two or more items. Most sellers have a discount.
You can also make offers (which I recommend trying). But only make REASONABLE offers, because no one likes to feel cheated.
Tip: as a buyer, feel free to ask questions in the comments secion of the listing.
If you're buying (yep, you can use your earnings to buy on Poshmark), these two are a great way to save yourself even more money!