I don’t want to limit this scam going around just on Poshmark, this is something that I am sure all online market retailers are doing so be careful! Poshmark is well aware of what’s going on, so they are working tremendously hard on protecting their users, but of course those scammers exist and their soul purpose is to scam anyone and everyone.
Here’s what an example will look like:
They typically go for higher end items, and will put their email on the comment section broken up. If you see the comment in your notifications but don’t see it on the listing, it’s because Poshmark has already banned the comment so other people aren’t getting tricked. The system is doing its job to remove the violators from the platform. Some of them are breaking up the email to keep from getting their email removed but make sure to report them IMMEDIATELY!!
Now I am not saying anyone who chooses to communicate with you offline is a scammer, but they shouldn’t be taking anything offline, period. Taking transactions offline is against Poshmark rules, and you shouldn’t be doing that anyway. Now this is an even more of a reason to ignore those requests!
Also, trading. Trading is such an open market for scammers. People willingly give their expensive items away and entrusting someone to send what they think they’re getting back. Very rarely do I ever see someone trade something of fair value, but mostly, I’ve heard just terrible horror stories. If you want more info on trading, see here.
SELLER BEWARE!! I don’t want anyone falling for these and trust me, just keep the sale on the platform! Have you experienced any of these happening on your listings??
Holiday season is coming up kids, and THIS is the time to find the best deals! Sellers want to sell and we NEED presents. So this little marriage goes hand in hand. What I’m about to show you is MY super cool tactic on how to find the best deals on Poshmark. Before I dive right in, first I want to show you my loot:
Now I haven’t bought only those brands, some I paid more for and some I paid less. But for the most part I think I’m pretty savvy at getting some decent deals when they appear.
First of all I’d like to introduce you to my little friend Justin. Oh wait I think it’s pronounced: Just In
You can find this feature in the filters tab in any of the search finding or shopping showrooms. This is one of the first places I look when I’m shopping, because you get all the newest items that are on the platform and they typically have the best deals. Sometimes if people are motivated to just sell it and get rid of it, they sell it low and you get first dibs!
Next up Filter by Price: I love this feature. Until Poshmark updates with sorting from high to low this is the one of the best features out there to help me shop. I always always always, select my price point, then one above it. Why? Because I can always see if people are willing to negotiate. This has helped me really narrow down what’s available in my range and see what I am able to snag a good deal if someone is at the point to just get rid of it.
One of the best ways of getting something that you want, is just by asking. I’ve made a nifty guide to handling such situations without pissing people off, which you know, happens a lot. So if you use that guide you should be good, I’ve gotten the majority of my discounts from this tactic and it keeps everyone happy!
If you search and use these religiously like I do, you will have no problem scoring some of the best deals this season. If you do find something really good, just make sure to tell me and post your findings on here!
Lastly, if you’ve already made it down this far, you need to like this post! Like it, share it, love it, comment on it. Do what you can to spread the Poshlove!!
Today as I was listing a few items in my Poshmark closet it struck me how many details and descriptions you have to add in your listing before it actually goes up on the market. Not saying that listing an item takes hours but if you can spend a little extra time slamming every detail that you can initially in a listing, it can really benefit you in the long run!
Now I don’t know the exact percentage but what I do know is that a great majority of people who purchase on Poshmark primarily have an idea of what they’re looking for so they shop based on the search function. For instance: if someone’s looking for new yoga clothes, they’re either seachering under the type of item specifically, or a brand.
Poshmark in their newest update (v 2.52) has grown much smarter to your shopping habits and patterns to provide you with the BEST shopping experience so that you can buy what you need or what you may potentially want. So if you typically buy items that are NTW by Lululemon Athletica then they’re going to show you items in your size that are NWT by Lululemon. Also saving people and brands that you’ve had the latest interactions with to make shopping easier. Ok, so what does that mean?
I have a point I promise!
Knowing that people shop by searching and Poshmark’s analytics this is very much to your benefit as a seller. Why? Because each part of your listing is one extra detail that people can search and *FIND* you items! Everyone talks about being seen, having their items get seen by people so they have a higher chance of purchasing right? All of the strategies and tactics that we use, it’s all to get your items in front of buyers to BUY them. Well it really all starts at the beginning with the listing. Titling, details and descriptions are added outlets to people’s searches. Throw in as many details as you can in your listings (and don’t use hashtags # they don’t work) so your listings pop up as often as they can when people are searching.
Oh, and the part about Poshmark?
Well, Poshmark curates your feed for you based on your followers, likes, shares, searches, and shopping habits. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a compilation of JUST your followers, Poshmark wants you to check out items that may fit your criteria so you can potentially purchase even though you may not follow the person or they may not follow you. This is what happens when a listing shows up organically. This is what you want. You want your items to be naturally placed in front of people’s eyes without any additional effort. No shares from you, no shares from others, just put in the front window of a potential shopper who has purchased items like yours before. Easy fo sheezy!
Ok so how do you get that magical organic listing that shows up on people’s feeds and on a bunch of people’s search finds?
Adding as much detail to your items really increases your chances of finding the RIGHT shopper to you. Going off of this listing, anything in 8.5 / brown / flats my listing will pop up at the top! Alternatively, if I look in Seychelles/ 8.5 my listing will be at the top as well. So adding those details increases your chances of getting your items seen by the right buyer.
What you want to avoid is labeling your items generically. In the title you should never name your items as: Shoes. If an item has a name, use it. Don’t know it? Google it. If it’s by a brand, even if it isn’t mainstream, use it. Throw the color, the material type, what kind of shoe it is (boot, flat, stiletto) then toss it in!
Hope this helps! If you have any questions place put them down below. I answer very quickly so don’t be afraid to ask.
It is official!! In the app that is his image they’re using for The Men’s Fashion party tomorrow evening at 7pm PST. Bring your guy friends and lady parts to the app to make sure to check it out! Also (I believe) this is the first Men’s party they’re hosting so if you have ANY men’s clothes that you would like to share make sure to list them ASAP so you can share them. There isn’t a lot of inventory so hurry to get your items seen!