Today, I am beyond EXCITED To be sharing my first guest post on The Newbury Girl! As someone who loves thrift shopping and who hates wastefulness, Poshmark is a wonderful place for buying and selling gently used items. In today’s post, my friend and Poshmark Expert, Jasmine, will be sharing her top tips for getting started on Poshmark.
My first campaign I actually made money, not app credit. The incentive now is app credit. Now, I totally get that influencer marketing doesn’t always result in actual monetary pay, but Poshmark should have announced the change.
I did notice it when I signed the agreement for the new campaign, but there were a lot of resellers who saw this as a new stream of potential income. Now any credit will need to be converted to new inventory on Poshmark first.
I don’t think I’ll be putting as much effort into advertising for a company that doesn’t pay, but if you are looking for a way to earn more credit for in-app purchases, Poshmark campaigns may still work for you.
Join me on @poshmarkapp to buy and sell fashion. Sign up using my shop name ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $10 off your first order. https://posh.mk/hxR1O1eeFW
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.
Join me on @poshmarkapp to buy and sell fashion. Sign up with ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $5 off your first order. https://posh.mk/hxR1O1eeFW
Such a slow Sunday. I have been rocking a headache for most of the day but wanted to get some of my logging caught up. I just finished entering my sales into my sales log from the past couple of weeks. I do have a paper log that I note on during the week, and then I just transfer it over to the digital version, so it isn’t too time-consuming to catch up. This has also become much easier after scaling down which platforms I sell on.
My plan for the rest of today is to add some new inventory into my database. I have been listing a lot of jewelry for my 3 for $15 jewelry promotion, so I’ve got quite a few numbers to add.
I did also manage to make some vegetable soup broth and kale chips, so there’s that to enjoy while I work on it!
New to Poshmark? Join using my code ARCHAEO_CHIC for a $5 credit towards your first purchase!
Well, the time has arrived. I knew it would happen eventually, and I have finally hit the point where selling on four platforms is just not feasible. For a while, I have been on eBay, Mercari, Depop, and Poshmark. I have decided to pull my inventory completely from Depop and most of it from eBay for now and will focus on Poshmark and Mercari for making sales.
The Poshmark community is buzzing about the launch of the new Poshmark Affiliate Program. This program allows seller partners to create ads for Poshmark on their social media accounts. These are paid content. so each ad must follow specific criteria, and will be tracked by using a customized link. I am excited because I have been waiting for the launch of this program. It was easy to create my ad, and I was paid super quick. Thanks, Poshmark!