How to Make Money Selling on Poshmark
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Selling used clothing on Poshmark, just might be the ultimate side hustle.
Why you ask?
You already have a giant inventory in your home to stock your shop!
If you have kids, they are constantly growing out of their clothes and needing new ones. Wouldn’t it be nice to make some money from their clothing, instead of just spending it?
When you sell your stuff on Poshmark, you make money and de-clutter your home!
You can make a few bucks here and there, or turn it into a full fledged business.
In 2018 I made $500 just casually selling things from my closet.
I sell my out of season clothes, my maternity and nursing clothing, my husband’s clothes, shoes, jackets, and I have STACKS of clothes that my 3 children are constantly outgrowing.
My goal for this year is to try to get close to $500 per MONTH and use that extra cash to pay off debt.
I’ve learned some pretty good tips in the last year, on how to really be successful selling on Poshmark, and I can’t wait to see just how much I can make this year!
Like anything, the more you hustle the more you can make.
If you don’t have a Poshmark shop yet, sign up here and get $5 to use toward a purchase. Buy yourself a little something or cover the shipping on something big!
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What I like about selling on Poshmark
The shipping process is so simple.
Poshmark provides flat rate shipping labels to download and print right from home.
I love it because I just pack it up and drop it off at the nearest mail box on my way to work, or whatever outing or errands we have planned that day.
Going to the post office with 3 kids is not my idea of a good time, so I love that the process is so easy.
I like that I don’t have to worry about weighing the package or losing money on shipping like I have experienced when selling on EBay.
I also love that you can do everything from your cell phone! Download the app, take pictures of your items, and list in minutes. It’s so easy, and I can share my listings from my bed at night.
What I don’t like about selling on Poshmark
Poshmark does take a commission of your earnings, but I personally think it’s worth it for the ease of use.
The fees for selling on Poshmark are as follows:
- Flat $2.95 fee for all sales under $15
- Poshmark takes 20% commission on sales over $15
Once the item has been delivered and the buyer accepts, your earnings are redeemable.
It’s easy to transfer your earnings directly to your bank account, or you can use your new found cash toward purchases. I do this often when buying clothes for the kids.
How to be successful selling on Poshmark
List new items frequently.
I’m going to try to list 2-3 items every day this month and see if it gives me a big boost in sales.
It can be time consuming to list items, so it might be helpful for you to take all of the pictures one day a week, and list a few each day or at least every other day.
You should have a well stocked closet. The more items you have to sell, the more you can earn.
As a buyer, when I find something I like I am more likely to buy if I can find 2 or 3 items from the same closet. Since the buyer pays one flat shipping fee, it makes since to get more items per sale!
You can incentivize buyers to purchase more, by offering them a discount on bundles of items from your shop.
It’s important to take nice, clear, well-lit photos. I use my cell phone, but I wait until there is good natural light coming in the house so I can get pretty photos. There are some accounts that do an amazing job of flat lays and lifestyle photos. If you are trying to make this a full time gig, you should definitely take time to learn how to take quality photos and product shots.
Make sure to share items from your closet daily so they have a better chance of being seen.
You also want to share items from other seller closets. Poshmark is a social selling app, and wants sellers to like and share other’s items frequently.
Once you have received a few likes on an item, you can send a private discount with the “offer to likers” feature. This is usually how I make the most sales. People love a good discount!
Don’t be afraid to send an offer to the buyer right away. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity if the buyer is already in shopping mode!
Take the time to write good, long descriptions that have strong keywords that people might be searching for.
You can check out my Poshmark closet and follow me @shannoncairns30, and sign up to shop or sell here.
I find some amazing deals on kids clothes, as well designer brands for myself.
You can bundle items from the same seller to save on shipping, and make offers to the seller to get the best deal.
I seriously love this app. Install the free app now, and use code SHANNONCAIRNS30 to get $5 off your first order. Start shopping brands at up to 70% off today!