Poshmarks Founder and CEO Manish Chandra sent the following message to users:
“Dear Poshmark Community,
My heart is heavy with our nation’s tragic history of violence and racism that continues to target the Black community. So many are hurting, including many of you, and this pain cannot be ignored. I grieve for those who have lost their lives, their loved ones, their innocence, and their opportunity in life as a result of prejudice and discrimination.
We stand with the Black community. As a company, we haven’t spoken out publicly on important social issues like racism and injustice up to now, but we need to use our voice to help drive change and support the path to healing. The crisis of systemic racism in America is something that demands action and attention from all of us. As a first step, we are donating $100,000 across a number of organizations for their vital work to advance racial justice, civil rights, and economic empowerment in the United States: the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Urban League. We also want to create a future with more women of color in technology and will be supporting Black Girls Code as part of this donation.
We want to help create long-term change and will continue to seek out ways to be part of the progress, as a company and community. You have our commitment that acts of racism, hate speech, and discrimination of any kind are not tolerated on Poshmark and are a violation of our community guidelines. If you see or experience such acts, please contact us so we can take action.
We’re proud of the strong community we’ve built together over the years, one that leads with love and one where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Although the gravity of the injustice is immense, I believe in the power of community, the possibility that comes when we work together, and that love will always overcome hate.
Thank you for being part of the Poshmark community.”
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What is with all of these closets on Poshmark using the Poshmark Logo as their own? Haven’t you read the community guidelines?
What the Community Guidelines Say about Branding
Poshmark has a specific line in its community guidelines about brand respect. It states that “The Poshmark name and logos are trademarked and may only be used with prior written permission.” This means if you are using “Poshmark” and or their logo in your closet or social media, you are infringing on this brand respect.
Poshmark also mentions the penalty for violating this brand respect may result in “permanent or temporary action on your account privileges.”
There are Other Options for Personal Branding
While it may not be simple to conceptualize your own brand, making your own branded logos and content is easy (or easy to outsource if you are not a design-savvy individual). You can also use personal pictures or drawings, so long as it is your own content. It feels much better to own yourself than to piggy-back existing branding, and it is less risky legally too. Plus, not everyone loves posh, so you may actually be doing your business a favor by being able to exist independently from the platform.
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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