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Selling Like a Pro: Our Top 5 Poshmark Tips for Success

By Sarah Foster | Inspiration

Have you ever looked at your closet and wondered how much you could make reselling what is hanging in your closet? Are you ready to unleash your inner entrepreneur and turn your closet into a stylish goldmine? Well, get those virtual hangers ready because we're about to dive into the wonderful world of selling on Poshmark! Poshmark is a treasure trove full of preloved items that you can snag for a fraction of the cost of a new one, but you don’t have to be there just to shop; you can be there to shine as a seller!

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Top 5 Tips for Selling on Poshmark

Get ready to embrace a professional approach to selling on Poshmark. With our top 5 favorite tips, you will be able to create a virtual boutique that is sure to sell. 

1. Use a Model to Increase Sales

When you start taking photos of your products, it is important to use a model or a mannequin. When potential buyers see how clothing looks when worn, it helps them visualize how it might fit and look on themselves. It also gives your closet a more professional and polished appearance. Using product models or mannequins shows that you take your business seriously and care about presenting your items in the best possible way. 

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2. Showcase Your Items With Detailed Images

Within a Poshmark listing, you can include up to 16 images per item. However, the number of images you include in a posting depends on the type of item you are selling and the information you want to convey to potential buyers. Make sure always to have at least 3-4 photos, these include a front view, a back view, a close-up of any significant details or flaws, and an image of the item's tag or label. Make sure to capture the details of unique items, up-close images of the pattern or lace are a great way to showcase what is expected from the item. Providing your potential buyers with as much visual information as possible is key. You can always use BeFunky’s Photo Editor to make sure your images are as professional as possible. 

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3. Add an Informative and Well Crafted Description 

There are a few key things that you must include in every listing description: the item details, the condition, the measurements, the material, cleaning, and care instructions, as well as any shipping information. Be very clear about what brand, size, and color items are. Make sure to describe the item as if there are no images accompanying the listing, this will help your shoppers have a better idea of every aspect of the items in your closet. Remember to proofread your description to avoid any spelling or grammar errors that could affect your professionalism as a seller. If you need help with how to describe your clothing, check out this cheatsheet from Poshmark on how to describe the condition of your clothes. 

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4. Customize Your Profile Image and Header Image

The recommended shape for a Poshmark profile image is a 1X1 square. To ensure that the image is square, you can use the BeFunky Crop tool, and you can easily resize it to the desired pixel size with the Resize tool. For the profile photo, choose to use a headshot of yourself that shows off your personal style. When it comes to your header image, this is the perfect opportunity to add more of your shop’s style. Use the Collage Maker to add multiple images of your shop's favorite items with your shop's name. You could also utilize the Graphic Designer to highlight any ongoing sales, special offers, or bundle discounts to attract potential buyers. The recommended size for the Poshmark header image is 1920x1080 pixels. This size ensures that the image looks good on both desktop and mobile devices.

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5. Price Your Items Competitively 

Research similar items on Poshmark to set competitive prices. Consider factors like the item's condition, brand, and rarity when pricing your items. You can also offer discounts and promotions to attract more buyers! High-quality brands will always go for more, while fast fashion brands won’t sell for much. It is good to be realistic about the quality of your items when you are pricing them. If you're unsure about the ideal price, you can experiment with different price points over time. Watch how your shoppers respond to each price and adjust them accordingly.

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Open Your Own Poshmark Closet With Confidence

With our top 5 tips, you are now well-equipped to navigate the thriving marketplace of Poshmark with confidence. Successful selling on this platform requires you to showcase your items with captivating photos and detailed descriptions, price your items strategically, and have an engaging profile, you'll be well on your way to maximizing your sales potential. So, get started on unleashing your entrepreneurial spirit! Happy selling your closet on Poshmark!

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