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!
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?
Looks like it’s official: starting February 7, poshmark shipping costs will increase from $6.49 to $6.79. While it’s not much of an increase, this is pretty much the opposite of what buyers and sellers wanted for the app. A first class option for small items would be ideal.
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.
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:
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!
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!
After a while of contemplation, I decided to move some of my Depop listings to Poshmark, to see how they might do. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast things can move (although they do have a higher seller fee than eBay and Depop).
After my first week, I can see why it’s so popular. I sold 10 items from my closet, one of which is being returned (so really 9 sales in total).
Here is a look at my first week states from November 11-18, 2018:
If you’d like to join me on Poshmark, my closet name is Archaeo_Chic (and if you use my name to join, you get $5 off your first purchase!)