Big news! A new market is going to hit Poshmark on May 30. The “home” market really expands what sellers are able to list, but I know many of you have been against this from the start. I am open to exploring the new home poshmarket, and hope it allows sellers to earn more in their small business endeavors.
What do you think about the new market? I’d love to hear what you think!
I just bought an adorable Victoria’s Secret dress on Poshmark. I was super excited to receive it, but when I did there was a problem.. the dress was very short. I mean, I know VS sells sexy peekaboo stuff, but this wasn’t cute. I turned the hem over and sure enough, there dress had been hemmed.
When you sell a previously owned item online, it isn’t enough to just state the measurements. Body shapes differ greatly, so length is often not enough of an indicator (the booty takes some of that length) If it has been altered in any way, this needs to be addressed.
Of course, if you have thrifted items, you can’t really know what the original owner did.
How to spot alterations BEFORE you resell an item
1. Check the Hemline
One of the most common alterations is the hemline. An altered hem may have different colored thread than he rest of the garment, and may be missing finishing details.
2. Look at the color and quality of threads throughout the garment
It is rare for a seamstress to have an exact match in color and quality for all garment threads. For alterations where the stitching is hidden, this is especially common. In my Victoria’s Secret dress example, the thread used was a very thin white colored thread. The original thread is blue and much thicker.
3. Search for Stock Information Online
If you know the style name or number, you can search for more information about the original measurements online. I’ve found many items with detailed information on sizing and fabric that is super useful.
4. Try it on
Of course, the garment may not be in your size exactly, but if it is you can use your own perspective to help explain the fit. Many sellers will model for their own listings, and then explain how the fit is in more detail.
Taking the time to double checks your inventory will not only help you to avoid return cases, but you will also seem a more knowledgeable and reputable seller.
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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?
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.