I’m still new to Poshmark but because I’m so determined to turn this into a business I’ve been traveling around Poshmark at Mach speeds, learning the “to do’s” and “to dont’s”.
I’ve learned very quickly that Share Groups are a waste of time and very rarely will participating in them result in a sale. A “Share party” is a two word phrase to describe sellers spamming other sellers with listings that they’ve never looked at and have no intention of buying. It also involves communicating with 1) women 2) who are in competition with you in spite of the “sharing is caring” motto and 3) will stab you in the back for a $5 sale. Just as there are no friends in business you certainly have no friends on Poshmark either. Are you on Poshmark to make friends, to expose yourself to unnecessary drama and to be a part of a clique or are you there to sell your closet? What are your goals?
Some of the larger “share groups” take themselves very seriously. It’s very easy to get sucked in by the interaction and the belief that you’re a part of something but after you give yourself a moment to step back and view the whole picture for it’s true value, hopefully you will realize what a burdensome waste of time it was. If this doesn’t persuade you then just wait until you make your first mistake. If you mistakenly skip someone, if you are having a bad day, are busy or need to excuse yourself because you are sick, (insert laugh of knowledge with one eyebrow raised here), you’ll find yourself on the outs real quick and they aren’t nice about it. Everyone in the share group will be instructed to block you. You’ll feel hurt and have a sense of wonder as to what just happened but the rebound is sweet. If you’re smart you’ll gladly remove yourself from the faux network and follow all of their followers and move on knowing that you’re really not left out of the loop. Hint: All of Poshmark is one big loop.
So — I joined Poshmark in November of 2017 after finally accepting that eBay will never yield the results it once did. Of course being scammed out of $608.00 is good enough motivation, especially for somebody who already lives in poverty. I don’t dwell on it, I simply pick my hurt pride up off the floor and start over. It was a big hit for someone so small but I’ve already earned my losses back 5.5 times over by moving to Poshmark.
I didn’t actually become involved in selling on Poshmark until January 2018 because I didn’t realize the way Poshmark worked. I thought it was like eBay where you upload a product and abandon it until it sells. It wasn’t until I clicked to edit one of my listings and was greeted with the message across the top of the page, “Your listing hasn’t been shared in more than 4 days” did I realize how much more involved Poshmark is compared to eBay. You have to be motivated to be an effective seller on Poshmark and you have to have a lot of time on your hands.
I became a Top Seller in less than four weeks and was qualified to be a Poshmark Ambassador in the same month. The only thing holding me back at this point is my finances. Instead of turning my profits into more inventory, I’m paying my bills and am spending whatever is left over on a menial amount of inventory as opposed to sinking it back in the way I should in order to maintain a steady growth rate. To become an Ambassador you must complete a number of achievements (which I did in three weeks) but what remains outstanding for me is the ability to have 50 available listings. To be paying living expenses off of your Poshmark sales while trying to grow a business pretty much leaves you with very slim margin. From what I understand having that Ambassador status is key to generating a reliable enough sales level to flourish. This is my current challenge and I look forward to squashing it.
I am a Top Seller and am very close to earning the coveted Top 10% ranking. I have a five star rating and 53 sales with a total profit of $3354.00 – on a site so complicated I’m not ready to pat myself on the back yet because it’s not nearly enough. Even though I know I will eventually be one of Poshmarks’ highest ranked sellers (at which point my goals will change) I want more, faster and with bigger numbers today, not tomorrow.. I’m capable of doing more, faster and with much larger numbers, it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time for a much needed launch. Baby steps truly sucks but I won’t let it stop me. I’d like to double each 3 months.
As for how I got here so fast and how I plan to push forward? Fuck off. Any business minded person would be a fool to share their trade secrets. I will never discuss my strategy with anyone, not even in private because lessons of the past have taught me that there are always eyes and ears trained on people like me and one mistake at it’s birth can send it all tumbling down.
The short of it, if you are Googling for information on how to make sales on Poshmark you will definitely come up with all kinds of answers. Very few of them are anything more than surface answers, and this blog post is no different. If you want to make sales you must first know yourself, your audience and who your competitors are. What you do with that knowledge defines you and your business.