Hey everyone! Today I’m going to talk about my newest obsession, Poshmark! I recently discovered it by total fluke, and I’m slightly ashamed to say how much I’ve purchased already. I’ve also begun selling some of our old baby clothes on the app as well! So I decided to put together a guide to Buying & Selling on Poshmark for anyone who wants to know how it works! Just an FYI, this post is not sponsored in any way. I’m just a huge fan of the app!
Poshmark is an app and website that makes buying and selling gently used and new clothing and accessories super easy!
One of the great things that Poshmark offers is “Posh Protect”, which is basically a protection on your purchases. Now, an important thing to note is that All Sales Are Final, except when an item does not ship or is not how it was described.
When you purchase an item, the payment isn’t released to the seller until you “accept” the order, which means that you have received it and everything is as described. Poshmark gives you three days to do this, and you do have to verify your claims, but it’s a very simple process.
They also have an added service of Posh Concierge, which is a service that provides free authentication on all items $500+. I love that they do that because there are a lot of designer brands available on Poshmark.
Anyways, let’s move on to Buying On Poshmark:
When you sign up for Poshmark, you are able to select some brands and Poshmark sellers that you want to “follow”. The listings for those brands and the sellers listings are shown in your “feed”, as well as any listings the sellers that you follow share. The feed kind of reminds me of a social network feed, which makes it really easy to use since I’m already used to that format. The above image is a sample of my “feed”. I can select from specific brands on the left, or see recent listings from the people that I follow on the right.
This is an example of a listing. Sellers can post pictures, sizing information, a short description of the item, the brand name, what type of item it is, etc. Poshmark does allow you to pay through Paypal, which I love.
Their buying process can get a bit confusing. You can purchase an item at the listed price, such as shown above. You can Make An Offer to a seller. You can “bundle” products from a sellers closet together (and sometimes sellers offer discounts if you bundle multiple items together), and sometimes if you “like” an item, the seller will offer you a private discount. There are lots of great deals to be had, but I’ve purchased a ton of stuff from multiple sellers and I’ve had great experiences with all of them!
Now, if you’re interested in selling on Poshmark, here’s the scoop:
When you go to sell an item on Poshmark, it’s a really easy process. You upload 1-8 pictures, and then fill out the basic information on the product. A title, a description, sizing information, brand information, category. There is some optional information that you can fill out, like color or if the item is NWT. Then you set your price and list the item!
You can offer people bundle discounts & private discounts, you can have sales or you can keep firm on your prices. When an item sells, the buyer pays for shipping and Poshmark sends you a printable shipping label, so all you have to do is package is up and mail it out!
I’m finding the app as a whole incredibly easy to use, and I’m having so much fun listing my gently used clothes and shopping for other clothes. I personally love used clothing. It’s affordable, so much better for the environment and it’s kind of like a treasure hunt!
If you’re interested, you can check out my closet here. I’m always adding new stuff to it!
If you’re a Poshmark seller, please leave your closet link below so that I can follow you!
I hope that this guide was helpful. My goal was to make a nice, simple guide just to give you an overview of how Poshmark works. Let me know what you think in the comments below!