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!
Do you want to sell stuff online, but can’t figure out what you want to sell? You are not alone. In fact, this is one of the first questions many people ask themselves when starting an online sales business, and this is a good thing! There is nothing wrong with an open mind at the start, but it can also be frustrating to take action without that known direction. Here are a few ideas that may help to inspire you in finding your sales niche.
Sell what you have
Look around and find those things that you want to part with. Anything you are not using and is still in good condition is likely sellable on some platform. Consider listing your clothing, shoes, and jewelry on Poshmark and non-fashion items on Mercari.
Start with your style
When you are first starting out, you may make some poor investments. If you start sourcing things that you like and fit you well, at the very least, you will have some things you can wear before donating.
Sell your hobby
Are you into a certain type of hats, or jewelry? Focus on those items that make you happy. You are much more likely to stay motivated when you have a personal interest in what you sell.
I also think it is beneficial to spend some time browsing potential sourcing spots BEFORE you commit to buying anything. Do not rush into investing in products for the sake of excitement. You will make more money in the long run if you learn how to do research comparisons and market your listings early on.
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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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!
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Today has been a very productive day for listings. I’ve been focusing on eBay today, since I’ve got a 200 free listings promo on my selling account and I need to take advantage of those before they expire in a couple of days.
I am excited to share with you a few of the fun and useful things I was able to source this last week.
Did you know Rae Dunn has paper plates too? I always stayed away from it because I’m scared of breaking in transit, but paper is much less likely to break on the way. Aren’t they cute? These would be perfect for family picnics and parties.
If I have a weakness, it’s organizer bags. And after watching Marie Kondo’s show, I just may keep one set for myself. These are great for house organizing, purse or backpack, crafts, etc. So versatile.
These were something I’m not entirely sure about for reselling. It can be hard to find the right buyers for collectible toys, but the price was too good to pass on. I haven’t even seen the Emma Watson version of the film.
Alright, so this one is kind of funny, take a look at these razors and tell me if you can spot the the difference:
Do you see it? The two packages cost different amounts and while I was in the store I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why. I finally saw it when I got them home to take photos and list. It turns out the razor handle and lades are almost identical, but one pack has 4 cartridges and the other has 5! It was the “5 flexible blades” that threw me off. Oh well, they are both listed!
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!