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Jumping into that Full-time Reseller Life

After some careful contemplations, I have decided to focus full time on Archaeo-Chic! I’ve spent about 6 months of part-time side hustling, and it just makes me so happy I figured why not continue? This means I will be much more active on this blog and my socials, so stay tuned!

Three Steps Forward and One Back: Completing the Steps to Becoming a Poshmark Ambassador

If you are looking for information on how to become a Poshmark Ambassador, you can find the list of qualifications in this post here. 


I finally reached my goal of becoming a Poshmark Ambassador! I ended up being a bit late in my goal of when I reached it because I always underestimate how much time it takes to list and share. Also, there was a couple of times where I made sales from my closet and that changed my stats.

One moment I would think I was about to hit another level on the Poshmark ambassador goal list, but then I would make sales and those stats would change! For example, I hit 50 listings, but then I would sell some things either on Poshmark, or on another platform and so I would need to delete those active listings, bringing me below 50.
Obviously, getting that small setback to my goal seemed frustrating at first, but the whole point of me aiming toward becoming a Poshmark ambassador was to make more sales. Regardless of whether I was hitting the status or not, I was doing what I set out to do. If it’s the journey makes that happen, that’s alright with me! The destination isn’t really what matters, after all.

Are you a Poshmark Ambassador? How long did it take you, and do you think it was worth the work?


Want to start selling on Poshmark? Use my referral code ARCHAEO_CHIC for $5 off your first purchase (Part of becoming an ambassador requires shopping on Posh. so this may come in handy!)

Cleaning Day!

Today I spent a little bit of time cleaning and restoring some items I want to sell. I just did another purge of clothing and tech stuff, it’s amazing how much we can accumulate for college and careers!

My first project was cleaning the soles of these Michael Kors heels. I only wore these a few times, so they look awesome on top but they’ve got the marks of city streets on the bottoms.

The bottoms of these shoes have seen some things..

I also have some USB flash drives that I cleared and reformatted. I’ve never listed used USB flash drives before, so I’m kind of excited to see how they do.

Cleaned and cleared and ready to post!

 

Tonight I will start driving for lyft for the first time ever! I am excited to learn more about how to make money driving my own car around. Stay tuned to see how that goes for me.

Places to Sell Your Stuff Online: Depop

Since I’m selling on multiple platforms right now, it’s important for me to spend my time wisely. I took time to revise my Depop shop this week. Depop was actually the first platform I used for selling, and I started there as a buyer.

What I like about Depop:

You can post video! This is great for really showing the special features or issues with an item.

Shipping is reasonable for small items, and you can choose your own shipping costs. You have the option to ship with Depop for flat fees, or organize your own shipping. You can also ship Internationally. By choosing your own shipping.

What I think could be better:

I would love to be able to post more than 4 photos. Some items really ask for more than a few angles, and I also like to include pictures of tags.

Bundles are a thing on Depop, but these still have to be requested and listed as custom orders which is labor intensive for both buyers and sellers

What’s have I sold in my Depop shop?

Feedback from Happy Shoppers

What’s for Sale in My Depop shop?

Right now, I have only been listing smaller items in my shop like jewelry and accessories. This is because of shipping costs. With the small size shipping at $4.50, I am able to offer free shipping to my customers occasionally. While I can provide the shipping for everything, I like being able to offer the Free Ship across all items I have listed in Depop and it just wasn’t economical to keep all of the clothing stocked. I may change my mind and list more broadly in the future, but for now, this works for me.

Thank you for reading, have a wonderful day!

Things to Grow Indoors: Microgreens!

I live in a one-bedroom apartment, so if I want to produce my own food homestead-style, I need to be creative. One thing I love having fresh is microgreens. Usually, when I have bought microgreens at the grocery store or market, I cannot get through them fast enough and end up with a portion of spoiled greens.

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Microgreen Seed Quilt

I can’t tell you how excited I was to find Hamama Greens. They specialize in grow-kits and seed subscriptions that make it simple and easy to grow microgreens in any space! I have been subscribing to Hamama Microgreens, which sends me three seed quilts per month to grow.

My favorite part of this subscription is that, the greens are alive! With barely any space, I have been able to grow a personal supply of greens for our meals and more. I have used them for garnishing just about everything, and they are great for making nutritious salads. And the best part is, they are grown fresh in our kitchen! They last much longer this way, and we’ve never thrown any greens out. In fact, I’ll even throw the parts we don’t use into my vegetable scrap bin to add to broth.

 

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Microgreens on rice! Simple!

Want to start growing your own microgreens? Sign up for a Hamama subscription and get your grow kit today! You can also send a subscription as a gift!

Holiday Shipping Deadlines from the USPS

Sending stuff for the holidays? The United States Postal Service reminds us that at this busy time of year, earlier is better. Here are the holiday cut-offs for Christmas delivery in the Domestic United States:

USPS Holiday Dates
Holiday Deadlines for sending USPS

For USPS Retail Ground: December 14

First Class Mail: December 20

Priority Mail: December 20

Priority Mail Express: December 22

(For international shipping locations, check out the easy-to-use tool from the USPS here)

 

Is It Worth It? Let Me Work It: The Poshmark Ambassador Program

I’ve been selling on Poshmark for a few weeks now, and one thing I am considering working towards is becoming an ambassador. At first, I didn’t give too much thought to it since I was only listing a few items, but now that I want to grow my closet I think it is something to work toward.

What is the Poshmark Ambassador Program?

The Poshmark ambassador program focuses heavily on the community goals of Poshmark. Along with listing and selling, users are asked to share listing for other Poshers. According to the Poshmark blog, ambassadors are expected to “set the tone” in the community, by keeping active and providing good customer service.

Why should I consider working toward the program?

Many Poshers ask if this program is worth it. The main reason to join is that you will be put into a suggested user rotation. This should help your Poshmark closet gain exposure. Some Poshers have claimed that they have fewer sales after joining the program, but since Poshmark makes a profit off each sale, it doesn’t make sense that they would hide listings.

Steps to Becoming a Poshmark Ambassador:

In order to achieve ambassador status, Poshers need to complete a list of minimum community tasks. These are:

  • A minimum of 5000 Community Shares and 5000 Self-Shares.
  • A minimum of 50 Available Listings
  • A minimum of 15 Sold Listings
  • Average Purchase Rating must be 4.5 stars or greater on average
  • Average Ship Time must be less than 3 days on average
  • You also have to give at least one love note, which means review a purchase you have through on Poshmark.

My Poshmark Ambassador Status:

My Poshmark Ambassador Stats as of December 6

Looking at my Posh Stats, I am currently 72% finished with the program requirements. I Still need to do a lot of community and self-closet sharing and list 25 more items in my closet (or more I suppose if I make some sales!). I don’t know how long this will take me, but I think trying to get it by the end of December is a decent goal. Wish me luck!

Interested in joining the Poshmark community? Use my code ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $5 off your first purchase!

The Multiple Places where I Sell Online: eBay, Mercari, Poshmark, and Depop

I’ve been reselling online for a little under 6 months. I started with things I wasn’t going to keep when I moved across the US, and now I do some additional sourcing along with that regular purging.

I am currently using 4 main platforms for my selling. I use eBay, Mercari, Poshmark, and Depop. Some items I will crosspost on different platforms because they tend to attract different types of shoppers, and the shipping costs can vary between platforms.

Selling on multiple platforms can be a bit of extra work, but I have found it to be worth it many times. You never know where people are looking for things online.

If you are a reseller too, I’d love to hear about your experiences with these and other platforms. Feel free to leave me a note in the comments below this post!