Right now is a great time for spring cleaning. Poshmark offers an easy way to sell clothing items you no longer need or wear. Poshmark is an app available for Apple or Android devices that allows users to easily list their gently used or new with tags clothing items and accessories for sale online. Today I’m sharing step by step how to sell on Poshmark.
I joined Poshmark in 2017 at the urging of a friend who know I loved to shop secondhand. My first action was actually to make a purchase – I found and purchased a gently used wrap around robe. It wasn’t until a few months later that I decided to try selling a few of my items. When my items sold I was able to use the money I earned to buy new pieces for my wardrobe.
How to Sell on Poshmark
What is Poshmark?
Poshmark is a social selling marketplace all accessible via the palm of your hand in an app (now accessible via desktop too!). Users are called “Poshers” and offer clothing for sale via a virtual “closet.” It only takes a few minutes to list an item on Poshmark. Buyers pay shipping and once sold, Poshmark will deposit the cash for clothes directly into your PayPal account.
Selling on Poshmark is Easy
One thing I like about Poshmark is it’s easy to both buy and sell on the app. In fact you can list an item for sale in just a few minutes. The instructions today will show images from the Apple version of the app. You can also sign up for Poshmark directly online via web browser (poshmark.com) and buy and sell items from the Poshmark login web browser.
Sign Up for a Free Poshmark Account
If you haven’t joined Poshmark yet the first step is to download the app to your phone and sign up for an account. When you sign up you will need to create a username (just like a social media handle), a password and enter some basic information such as your name and the city you live in.
Free $5 Poshmark Coupon
- Enter invite code HFHAMMERS when you create your Poshmark account to receive a $5 credit toward your first purchase.
Fill Out Your Profile
Next you can fill out additional information about yourself to add a little more color and personality to your profile. This is not required, however, when people are shopping they like to see your face and know a little bit about you.
Poshmark users are shopping primarily secondhand items, although new with tags items can also be sold on the app. They tend to shop for the experience of buying from another individual versus a corporation, shop to reuse and to find items that are no longer made or difficult to find.
Additional information includes uploading a profile photo of yourself, a header image (just like having a header image on Facebook) and filling out the About page for your Poshmark account.
How to List an Item for Sale
How to use Poshmark? Now that all of your information is filled out you might want to try listing your first item for sale. Hopefully you have gone through your closet already and found a few clothing items you no longer use or wear. Take up to 8 photos of your item.
It’s a good idea to take a photo of the front and back of the item, the label, the materials tag, the size of the item and some Poshmark users also like to take photos of measurements. It helps to have natural light and a clear (non-distracting) background for your photos.
Next upload your photos. You can rearrange the photos and flip them from side to side. I don’t recommend using any filters so that any shoppers see the item for truly how it looks and not distorted in any way.
Describe Your Item
Next you will be asked to fill out an item title. I like to include the brand name of the item, the name of the item itself any describing factors such as color, style and size. Try to use as many characters as possible.
Then you will fill out the description box. Again be as thorough as possible here and use up as many characters as you can. Also include additional information about the item such as the fit (loose or fitted), the style, interesting features, the colors, how you might wear or use the item and most importantly the condition of the item. Do not try to deceive your buyers. 100% honestly is best!
Lastly you will need to fill in a few more fields for the item such as name brand, type of garment, size and color. These fields are important to fill out because they help shoppers find your item.
Pricing and Fees on Poshmark
The final step when selling on Poshmark is to enter a price for your item. Poshmark requires you enter the original or retail price. If you do not know this you can guess or put $0. I prefer to put $0 if I do not know as I do not want to be deceptive in any way. Then below that you enter the price you wold like to sell the item for.
Poshmark will take a fee of 20 percent of the sale price of your item so keep this in mind when pricing (the buyer will pay for their own shipping). Also remember Poshmark, buyers can buy your item outright or send you an offer (a price lower than you asked). You are all done! Tap the List button and your item will officially be listed for sale! I hope this was helpful to teach you how to use Poshmark.
Shipping Your Item and Receiving Payment
When one of your items sells, either outright or via an offer, you will need to ship your item. Poshmark will email you a PDF label for the item. Attach this label to a USPS Priority Mail box or envelope (or you can also reuse a clean envelope or box you already have or use your own unmarked shipping supplies). Place the item in the package, label it and drop it in any USPS blue postal box or directly at your local post office.
- I highly recommend buying some clear packing tape and a tape gun to secure your labels and save time!
Once your item arrives at the buyer’s address and they accept the package your money will be released to your Poshmark account. You can request the money by direct deposit or check. Or if you leave the money in your Poshmark account you can use it on your next Poshmark purchase.
Selling on Poshmark
Now that you are on the Poshmark app I encourage you to click around, try tapping different buttons and simply exploring the app. You can follow other closets, share items from other closets and like items to save them for later. Poshmark is a very social application very much like Facebook or Twitter.
- Don’t forget, if you are looking for a Poshmark coupon, be sure to enter invite code HFHAMMERS when you create your Poshmark account to receive a $5 credit toward your first purchase.
It is also a lot of fun. I have found and purchased several items on Poshmark that I was not able to find anywhere else. I have always enjoyed shopping secondhand so using Poshmark has become very second nature to me. I hope this Poshmark review tutorial was helpful to you in learning how to sell on Poshmark.
If you have any questions about Poshmark please leave me a comment.