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  1. The shoe photos have me laughing, only because it’s done and over with. I can only imagine how awkward that must have been once you got the third request! I would totally get on board with this, if I had anything nice worth selling. I don’t believe anyone would want my old stuff.

      • Noted. While unpacking everything in the apartment, I did find some really nice business clothes that I haven’t worn since joining the AF, and I do think they might sell. Will definitely be looking into this after I settle in.

  2. I would try this with a pair of black heels I wore once to a wedding but I’m not sure how much demand there is for the Naturalizer brand! You must have some wardrobe! I’ve got a walk-in closet that’s half empty.

    Reading your comments about the volume of questions you sometimes receive, and the low ball offers, made me immediately equate it with selling a house.
    More questions = no offer.
    Low ball offer = potential buyer stepping on my every last nerve! Realtor will have to intervene if we’re going to play nice.

    • Naturalizer would sell well! I even sell my Target shoes. I had foot surgery a while back and had (gulp…) way over 100 pairs of shoes. To be fair, I haven’t grown since freshman year of high school, so I have things that are almost 15 years old, too! Regardless, I had–and still have–WAY too much stuff!

    • It is! I’ve had a lot of luck selling in just a few short months. It definitely picked up for me once I started getting 5-star ratings as a seller. I’ve also seen some amazing deals – but I’m trying not to buy anything 😉

    • It doesn’t even need to be high end! In fact, I actually use Tradesy more for designer items. People seem to expect and accept higher value on that site. LOFT items sell really well…but so do my Merona and Mossimo items from Target!

    • There are so many good finds. I think people are really willing to negotiate for the most part. I haven’t purchased anything yet. I really am trying to declutter. But it’s so tempting!

    • You do include an address. I’m sure you could use a PO Box or something else in case the item comes back to you. If you’re nervous about that, I’d suggest Tradesy. The buyer deals directly with them for any issues so Tradesy is actually the return info 🙂

      • Kat

        Thank you for the info about Tradesy! I’ve been selling on Poshmark but wanting to find another platform that supports the sellers better. I do realize that when it comes to dispute, Poshmark sides with the buyers more, kind of disappointing.

        • Tradesy shipping rates are much higher than Poshmark, and they continually flip between listing it as an additional cost to buyers or embedding it in the price. But I do have luck with designer items!

  3. posh is a great app but u must share to make sales unless u been there the first 1-3 years and have tons of followers who help u a lot and do lots of the sharing for u we have been on there 15 months and over 300 sales 4.9 amazing fast shipping and we do like it a lot but the first year was end of oct 2015 it was great xmas came and i was 2 months in and packaging 13 items a weekend al holiday long wow but this year, it was different if i can make 5 items sales or sell 5 listings a week thats a good week for me now theres kids and mens, and more peope tons of sellers and not enough buyers to go around a lot of people sell and buy some just buy some just sell the longest iv gone is 3-4 days not 1 sale ! thank you and happy 2017 @spookyheartsG

    • I agree! It can be hit or miss. I try to “share” when I’m in line at the grocery store or things like that. I figure it’s not any extra time that I would be spending. Between Poshmark and Tradesy and a local consignment shop, I made just under $1500 last year selling clutter from my closet. I was pretty pleased with that! 🙂

    • Monet

      Hi I am really finding this to be the case… you hit the nail on the head. Tons of ppl not enough buyers to go around and ppl are lowering prices just to get the sales they once had. Then put the added shipping increase and it’s down to a drip drip.drip….. what’s the next step???

      • It’s really frustrating. I agree. I’ve also noticed that likes have less and less to do with sales. I’ve had some really great luck with Tradesy for pricier items. I don’t think it’s quite so watered down yet.

  4. Amy (closet kwalden01)

    Great post! I enjoyed it. I’ve been a posher for a couple years now and have been able to leave behind my “career” outside of the home to do Poshmark full time. It’s been so much fun using a hobby I love as an income. It’s a shaky income, not predictable but so far… so good. I do want to say, about the question-askers I believe there’s some truth to the ones who ask a zillion questions not being serious buyers. But then there are people like me. I reward myself with one purchase a week on Posh. I am quite a serious buyer. And my rule is that I ALWAYS ask a question. Even if I don’t need to ask a question, I do it anyway. This is my test to make sure the seller is active, responsive and still has the item. I’ll have to keep doing this until Posh starts deleting inactive users and sellers stop canceling sales because “oh I didn’t realize it was still listed it, I no longer have that sweater”. Lol.

    • That’s a fantastic strategy to test the status of sellers. How amazing that you are able to do this as a career. I must admit that I’ve gotten a bit lax with posting things lately, but now that we have a baby on the way, I’ve got to get to selling again. Poor kiddo should probably have the closet back in his or her bedroom. Ha!

    • Alicia

      I just started listing items on Posh and was wondering if I would have any luck. Instantly I got a ton of followers but so far no buys. I was also curious about active sellers. How do you know besides asking at least one question about the item? Do you filter your search based on recently added items? I noticed many comments on items but no response from the seller. If you click buy now do you get charged before the item ships? I am a little worried about ordering since my question hasn’t been answered or acknowledged but I found two items I really am interested in. Maybe I should just concentrate on continuing on cleaning out first. I am working towards my first round of Project333!

      • Best of luck with Project333! While I don’t buy much from Posh, I will say that they absolutely protect their buyers (probably much more than their sellers). If the seller doesn’t confirm and ship within two days, the order is refunded. And if you use a credit card, you can always get your bank involved to put a hold on the transaction or file a dispute if necessary. Since Posh was opened up to men’s and children’s clothes, I think the market has really been flooded (even more than before). I still use it, but I’d be lying if I said I made the same amount of sales. The plus side is, I have way less stuff now to sell. Maybe my most desirable items are already gone? Keep me posted on your progress. I’d love to connect more!

  5. Amy (closet kwalden01)

    Oh! I meant to comment too on your “sentimental” thing. I was cracking up because I’m right there with ya! You should have seen me when I finally talked myself into listing my vintage members only jacket in pristine condition. I cried when I listed it. I cried every time shared it. I rejected really good offers. Finally, it sold at my asking price which was not cheap (I think I priced high hoping it wouldn’t sell). I know there must have been teardrop marks on the tissue paper I wrapped it with. But alas, I sent the package off. I was appalled when I didn’t get a love note. I got an immediate 5-star rating but I thought … that jacket was my baby and deserves a few words of praise by golly! My hubby reminded me I was being a bit ridiculous. I did everything except post a eulogy in the local news for my loss, but I certainly grieved.

    • Haha! Amy, this might be the greatest comment on my blog EVER. I feel your pain. I get love notes for things that I couldn’t care less about and radio silence for my beloved family members. It’s tragic, really 😉

  6. Jennifer G

    Hi! thanks for the article! I just set up a closet on Posh yesterday, I posted my most beautiful pieces…Haute Hippie, Vince Camuto, Ted Baker London, Missoni, etc. for about 60% off retail. They are all NWT and great pics. I wanted to put up my best pieces to show my style and look classy/high end but no one is interested. Tough crowd! Now I just feel like throwing up some Target Massimo, second hand jeans, and scuffed shoes, (Lol) and charging $5, $10, $15 per piece. Would I make more money that way? When I’ve listed an item, PM says they are deducting $6 for shipping or something, and I will make such and such (a lower amount than asking price) so I don’t understand this, or how people are listing things for $5 can you please explain?? I am very green. Thanks!

    • The shipping cost doesn’t come out of what people pay you. They have to pay $6.49 (I believe?!) in addition to whatever the purchase price of the item is. Now, Posh does take a percentage of every sale (or a flat dollar amount if the price drops low enough).

      You won’t make more money selling cheap items, but you’ll get more sales and more five-star seller ratings, which helps when you’re getting started. Posh used to be all about shares and likes. All the sales I’ve had in the past two months have been on items that have had zero likes and no comments. I think the market is just so saturated that people aren’t interacting with all the features of the app like they used to. This is a great reminder that I should probably do another post!

      • Jennifer G

        Thank you! Now I remember, PM was deducting the 20% and saying I will make i.e. $16 if I list an item for $20. So if I list a bunch of things at $10 each, I would have to sell over12 items in order to crack $100 profit. And they usually want something really high end marked down to that price, it seems! I agree that things must have changed alot since the inception of PM and all of the promises it has made caused it to be flooded with sellers. I’m sure it’s even changing as we speak, and as trends move in a different direction. Oh well, looks like I’ll be making many trips and returns to Nordstrom Rack, after purchasing a boatload of clearance items and thinking I could re-sell them on Poshmark! Those gals are too savvy for me, and may prefer my used H&M and Mossimo! And what’s all the rage about Victoria Secret Pink? I just don’t get it. Haha 🙂

  7. Jennifer G

    Please clarify this one as well…if I list an item for $10, does that mean that the buyer has to pay $10 + $6.49 for shipping?

  8. Jodi Osego

    I really like the q & a’s here! Has really answered some of my Poshmark questions.. But I have one (or 2). If someone likes a couple of my items.. Is it a no-no to comment back to them you are willing to negotiate a price? Or is it better to see if they are serious and offer to you the seller a price to purchase ?
    Second question.. Can you do a sale like “buy one purse and get the second one of lesser value at a %off”? And if so how do you go about doing it?
    I’m new at this and don’t want to make any mistakes… And not so tech savvy either!

    Thank you!

    • Sorry for the late reply, Jodi! I have a special listing that says I’m open to all serious offers. I share that image from time to time. I’m more than happy to negotiate, but I would suggest using the offer button. Prices in the comments don’t mean anything. As far as sales go, you could make a separate listing that advertises it. You will also seem some Poshers actually post SALE in the item name and then include the sale details in the description. Good luck!

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