EDIT: There are some Poshers who have already pointed out there needed to be an update due to the commission in the ‘Poshmark cut’ column. If you’ve already DL the spreadsheet and want the updated one. It’s been uploaded and fixed here. However if you have already downloaded it, and still see $0.00 in the Poshmark cut portion, then please update the spreadsheet with this formula: =IF(D4<15,2.95,D4*0.2) in the “Poshmark Cut” column. Continue reading FREE Poshmark Inventory Workbook!
Morning Healthy People!
I’ll be doing a small series called ‘The Newbie Guide’ which will be all about maneuvering through the Poshmark app and breaking down bit by bit what is what. This is a really full comprehensive to get you ready for some of the big stuff that I write about that’s a bit advanced. So if you’re new, you’ve come to the right place, and if you’re a veteran and seasoned PoshElite, then make sure to add in some additional information that I may have missed in the comments below!!
So to start off the series we’ll be talking solely about what a ‘Like’ is and why it’s important on different levels so you are using this application to your 100% benefit!
What is a ‘Like’?
A ‘Like’ is exactly that, it’s something you like! Easy enough! OK DONE POST OVER!! LOL! But on a serious note to ‘Like’ a listing is to simply hit the heart button underneath the main picture or double tap the picture on the listing and in your profile it will save that listing’s information into a stored page on your profile marked ‘My Likes’.
Where can I find ‘My Likes’? What’s so great about ‘My Likes’?
If you look into your profile settings on the app or on your desktop you can find it under the same drop down as ‘My Closet’ or if you’re in your settings The best part about ‘My Likes’ is that it’s your own personal warehouse of the items that you save, so that you have intention to buy at some point, or save the information of the listing (for example, some users will make announcements on their page that they are hosting a party, or even setting up a meet up in their area and you want to save that info for later, for an example see my listing here). Also once you start becoming more into the community, you will eventually host a Posh Party. So all the items that you want to share to the Posh Party you would typically keep track of them in your ‘My Likes’. AND to coattail on that, your likes are private so no one can see what your likes are so you don’t have to worry about someone stealing the items you want to purchase later on!
To ‘Like’ or not to ‘Like’?
That is the question! Use them really for things you actually LIKE!! Poshmark has very specific algorithms within the app that match you to the perfect items that you’re looking for! If you typically like items that are new with tags (NWT), and you favor the brand Hunter Boots, and they’re mostly under $100, then you will most likely see those listings that match your criteria show up in your feed more often. So don’t go ‘like’ happy and just start liking things for no reason, if you want your shopping experience to be better equipped and tailored to your needs make sure you either ‘Like’ items you have every intention to buy! If you go crazy you may be bombarded with people trying to sell you the item, and if you’re not that type of person who wants to be sold, then it may be a bit overwhelming for you!
Now let’s do a roll reversal!!
What if someone ‘Likes’ an item of mine? Should I inquire about it?
Majority rules ‘no’. However I’m just a person, not a cop. So you do whatever you want but after sometime it will get exhausting. Especially once you start having a million items in your closet, “ain’t nobody got time for that!” so rule of thumb, if someone wants to be sold, they’ll let you know with a question or and offer.
Someone ‘Liked’ several of my items, what do I do now?
It’s typically a hint that if someone ‘likes’ a few of your items they are looking to bundle…traditionally. I won’t get too much into bundles since I’ll have another blog post on it, but I would wait on their comment before approaching it. Once they send you that message, look into your news feed to find what items they ‘Liked’ and start your bundle!
If someone ‘liked’ my item, do I have to ‘like’ one of their’s back?
No. The short answer is no. You don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to, but if you genuinely see that they have something you like then do so. There’s no actual standard when it comes to ‘Liking’ items back, there isn’t a stigma about it as much as ‘Sharing‘/ ‘Sharebacks‘.
So that’s pretty much it as far as liking goes, at least that all that I can think of! If you haven’t subscribed, please do so, you can sign up for my email subscriptions as well as subscribe to my YouTube channel. If you look up at the menu bar you can see HealthyGirlTV and make sure to subscribe there too!! If you have any questions, please write them in the comments below!
Sharing is caring on Poshmark! and it’s easy as 1 – 2 – 3!!!
1. Start out by finding the share icon on a listing.
The share button is the little window with the arrow pointing out of it. Click on it!
Ta-da!! That’s it! Now start sharing away to all of your followers and make sure to share some of their listings too!
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Wow, I can’t count on my hand how many times I’ve been asked “Ok so I’ve done everything on your blog but I still don’t have the sales. What am I doing wrong?!” So I scope out each of their profiles and let me tell you: Covershots? Immaculate. Shares? See them daily. Likes? below average. Pricing? Generous. So what is the common denominator when it comes to their sales?
So let me kind of give you a little insight as to what followers mean and how they play into your Poshmark sales! Followers are pretty much your fandom (Fan + Domain= Fandom). They follow you based on the look of your style and the items/brands that you have, or even your size in clothing! It’s a popularity contest in a way where anything that you list/ share/ like will be seen by your followers. Whether it’s your own item from your closet, or another closet, they will follow all activity that you do while you are exploring through the posh world.
The more followers you have the more love your closet is going to get, because if people don’t SEE your closet they’re not going to buy anything from it. Which means that your sales directly depend on how many followers you have. To counter that, if you have low followers that means your activity is being seen by the same few people and it’s not getting anywhere.
SO HOW DO I GET MORE FOLLOWERS???
It’s easy, I go over 3 full proof steps on how to gain more followers, and you’ll see your sales start to increase over time!
#1 – Start following people!
The benefit of following people, is that they follow back! There are 2 ways you can go about doing this as a newbie. First you can just go on a follow spree, where you click on a member’s name and click on their followers and see the list of people that follow them and start clicking on the follow button and start mowin’ down the list. Like so:
You can start shopping followers. Which pretty much means that you’re shopping for closets to follow. The good news about this, is that you are tailoring your likes, shares, preferences, and overall Poshmark experience to be more catered to your wants and needs. Typically the people you follow, their listings show up in your feed & searches so you will constantly be surrounded by what you like, which makes the shopping experience much more enjoyable.
Sharing is caring ladies! There is no doubt about it that it gets your name out there and it helps other people promote you when they share you back. People tend to follow you if A) they see you more often and B. If they like your stuff or the stuff you share. On your marks, get set, SHARE!!
3. Use the celebrity status you already have!
External platforms is an excellent way of getting your blog subscribers, instagram followers, or even Facebook friends and family to join Poshmark and follow you! In addition to that, have them register with your code so you get $10 posh credit and they will too. With a total up to $50. So get 10 people to sign up and you can get yourself a nice coach purse and a nice handful of followers. I mean if anyone wants to sign up through me be sure to sign up with your email and use my code HDUMJ.
So let me hit you with some knowledge! This came straight from Poshfest this year so listen up! According to Poshmark’s data analyst they say the biggest thing that posters should do in order to gain sales is engage in the app. What does that mean exactly? It means that you need to start commenting, liking, following, sharing…all the time. According to their data research, about 4000 followers is the sweet spot before your sales start to take off. About 2000 likes on all of your items combined you’ll start to notice an increase in sales as well. And they suggest about 5000 closets to follow before you start seeing a real impact in your sales. So however you go about doing it just make sure that you get to that amount so you can see your sales grow. Hopefully this helps you in the future, I hope that you’ll make tons and tons of sales and make lots and lots of money for this upcoming holiday season!
As always, if you have any questions feel free to put them in the comments below, or just hit me up on Poshmark!