Poshmark Selling Tips

Why You Should Start Stocking Your Poshmark Boutique with Swimwear NOW

With the start of a new year, many people are eager to revamp their Poshmark shops, and with good reason! Winter may feel like it’s never-ending for some of you around the country, but spring and summer are righhhht around the corner! Time to start thinking of how you’ll stock your boutique with new seasonal items!

Why You Should Start Stocking Swimwear ASAP!

Right now is the best time to start stocking your boutique with swimwear and summery items. When you’re the first up on the scene to stock the coming season’s styles, more often than not you’ll be the first to make the sale too! You also have to remember that many large states stay warm year round. (Over here in California we’re sunshine all the time – don’t forget Texas, Florida, Arizona, and of course those lucky bitches in Hawaii!)

Take Full Advantage of the Selling Season

Early stocking means you’ll have a larger window of opportunity to sell seasonally specific items. If you wait until mid season, then you’re cutting down your time to sell drastically. Not to mention that as we get further along into the season many buyers will expect items to go on sale and possibly low ball you with offers. In short, stocking up on swimwear now means that you’ll most likely have higher profit margins and chances to make the full price sale. (High profit margins = more money in your pocket!)

Many brick and mortar stores do not have a large stock or swimwear yet, which turns Winter Getaway shoppers to Poshmark where they know they’ll have a higher chance of finding a cute swimsuit for their vacation.

Spring Break is Right Around the Corner

It’s important as a shop owner to anticipate your buyer’s needs. Posting early means you’ll be the one to guide them into the new season with fabulous styles first. Spring Break is quickly approaching – many girls will spend months planning out the perfect wardrobe before they flock to Miami Beach or Cabo for a few weeks of precious freedom and sunshine! It’s smart to have your Poshmark boutique ready to make these sales so that your buyers can be fully prepped when the first days of sunshine hit their states!

Chase Away the ‘Winter Blues’

If you’ve ever lived in a cold weather state then you might be familiar with the ‘winter blues’ that so many people experience when it’s just too cold to get out and really enjoy yourself like you would in summer! I lived in Colorado for a few years and let me tell you – seasonal depression is REAL! By the time Christmas was over I was practically dying to bask in the sun at the pool with a margarita in hand… I had to do something to really shift my mindset from being cooped up in the house or crazy bundled up in the snow to really shake off those blue feelings. So I would start shopping for my spring and summer wardrobes ahead of time online!

Retail Therapy is a real thing guys! I would always focus on my summer wardrobe and start shopping all the colorful sunshine styles ahead of time to help get rid of my ‘winter blues’. If you’re stocking your shops now with these styles, who knows – you might be helping others around the country to get excited about their summer wardrobes and effectively ending their winter blue moods too! Gotta share that PoshLove, am I right?

 

TAKE ACTION:

xo, Kate @theposhbossbabe | @shopwila

Poshmark Selling Tips

Tips for Making Fast Sales on Poshmark

 

Everyone knows that in this age of social shopping (and selling), efficiency is crucial to your success! This is especially true on Poshmark’s platform. Here are two of my most successful methods I’ve used over the years to ensure sales come rolling in everyday:

 

– Use Proper Keywords & Descriptions for Listings –

 

 

There’s nothing worse than seeing a gorgeous covershot of an item only to see the title is poorly written as “ cute dress” or “nice handbag”… there’s very little chance that someone searching Poshmark to buy a new handbag will ever find those listings…and they very well may be the perfect item someone was ready to buy! 

Instead, fully describe the style, color, shape/silhouette of an item in your listing. Additionally, make full use of the category and subcategory selections as you edit your new listing. Many buyers use these search features to quickly find exactly what they are looking for! 

BONUS: if you purchase inventory from WILA, you can use the exact title we provide since we always make sure the best keywords are included so you can easily find what you’re shopping for!

 

– Use The Price Drop Tool –

 

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This tool was recently upgraded to have two options: public offers and private offers to likes (the people who already like your item). Both are useful and will reach people interested in your item.

– Private Offer to Likes –

 

 

Personally, I find myself using the Private Offer option much more because it allows you to reach the people who are already actually interested in this item directly. You are required to offer a 10% minimum discount with at least $1.50 off shipping costs (there is an auto calculator included in this feature!) It will send an in app notification as well as an email to all users who like this item and will remain active for 24 hours unless the user declines. 

    – Do note that users will only receive the price offer notification if you offer it 10% lower than your previous offers. However, that rule resets after 90 days…but most likely you’ll already have sold out by then! Also, if you ‘edit’ the listing after you’ve sent out the offers it will mark the offer invalid. So make sure your listing is ready to go and let it sit while the offer is live. You can still share the listing, just don’t ‘edit’ it!

Generally, I’d use this private offer feature after the listing has received 5+ likes or if the listing has been live for at least 3 days. You can use it as soon as you receive 1 like if you want, but I like to wait a minimum of 24 hours to see if they will just buy at full price. To use this feature, go to the listing, scroll down to price drop in the right bottom corner and select “Private Offer”. 

– Public Price Drop –

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If you’ve already offered the private 10% off to everyone who likes the item and you’re still waiting for the 90 days to pass before you are eligible to remake the offer, you can always use the traditional Price Drop Tool. This means you will be lowering the public listing price by at least 10%. Everyone who likes the item will receive the app and email notification at this point, regardless of how long ago you sent them a private offer. My advice on this: don’t use this unless it’s been a month or so since you sent out your private offers. You don’t want to bombard people with offers, you’d like to use this last option as a kind reminder that “Hey I’m still willing to give you a deal…” without being like “Helllo, I’m giving you a good deal – buy my stuff!”

 

I hope you’ll give these tactics a shot when looking to ramp up your Poshmark sales – they have definitely worked for me if I keep up with them consistently. Let me know in the comments your own ideas on how you make sales fast!

 

TAKE ACTION:

  • Go through your shop and revamp your listing titles to have proper keywords
  • Carefully look through your listings to add appropriate categories, subcategories, and colors selected
  • Start using the Private Offer to Likes tool after you’ve revamped!

xo, Kate @theposhbossbabe | @shopwila