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Complete Guide to Selling, Buying, and Trading on Poshmark


Source: Poshmark Instagram

Hello pals, readers, and people who have stumbled upon this blog. You know that dress you bought a few months ago and have never worn? Well, now you can get (most) of your money back by using Poshmark! Poshmark is a free app for iOS and Android that allows you to sell and shop a virtual marketplace for women, and now men and kid’s clothing.


I have been poshing since March of 2016 and I am utterly addicted! I didn’t know how to use the app at first, but after an hour of reading up on it I figured it out with little difficulty. I currently have about 2,000 followers and the numbers are growing every day. I tend to buy more than  I sell, but I’ve found some great deals! I have found a Sherri Hill prom dress for $199, a Lauren Conrad sweater for $6, and an Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit for $15.

Here are a few tips on how to sell, buy, package, and trade.

Okay, let’s get started. After downloading the Poshmark app here, follow my steps to create your first listing.

  • Take 3-4 good photos of your item. You can take and edit photos directly in the app. The better the photo the more likely shoppers are to purchase it.
    • Use good lighting. Natural light is the best
    • Style your item! Show users your quirky style and they’ll be more apt to buy. I modeled my Vineyard Vines dress and it sold within minutes.
    • Another good way to have good photos is to remove the background. There are plenty of free websites to do this, but my favorite is an app called SuperImpose. It is super easy to use, and only costs $2.99
  • List your item
  • Give a good description. Make sure to include any damages your item might have. You don’t want to hide any flaws because that would result in an unhappy buyer!
  • Price your item according to the condition and if it is new with tags or not.

Once your item has sold, ship it ASAP. The faster you ship, the faster you can earn money. Poshmark does not release your payment until the buyer has received their purchase.



Source: Poshmark Instagram

How to Sell Faster


  • Poshmark is a social network, so share, comment, and give love to closets and they will do the same. Poshmark has an unspoken rule that if someone shares your listing, you share theirs.
  • Share theme-appropriate listings to parties. Posh Parties are themed virtual parties that every day, three times a day. Thousands, if not millions, of users search parties in hopes of finding the perfect listing, so promote yours!
  • Respond in a timely manner, and don’t forget to tag people back in your comment. I have lost a few sales by not tagging someone. You can do this by typing @ and then the commenter’s username, just like insta. 😉
  • Remember to have good customer service. This is a business for you now, and the better your customer service the more you will sell. People will more likely buy from you again if you are polite and offer them a good deal. In the settings of Poshmark, you can set up a closet discount that takes off a percentage of the total if the user bundles.
    • Bundling is offered for people to buy multiple things and only have to pay for shipping once. It’s really a win-win. You make more sales and they get a discounted price.

Okay, I’ve sold my first listing. Now what?

Now comes the fun part, packaging.

  • Stock up on shipping boxes.


    Source: Poshmark Instagram

  • (optional) Decorate the outside of the box! I like to write “Hello, Darling.”  or “I’ve arrived.”
  • All of this is optional, but it is appreciated.
    • Wrap your item in cute tissue paper and baker’s twine.
    • Include a thank you note! A little appreciation goes a long way. I like to write “Your purchase made my day and I hope this package brightens yours.”

Remember to ship your item in a timely manner, you don’t want an unhappy buyer!

What is trading and how do I do it?

Some users, not me because I’m too scared, like to trade closet items. What this means is you will ship someone an item and they will ship you something in return. You do this by finding someone to trade with, then the item you want to trade. Try to trade for similarly priced items. Once this is done, you will drop the price of your item to $3 and  other trader will do the same. Then you’ll purchase their item and they’ll purchase yours for shipping label purposes only. YOU WILL NOT MAKE ANY MONEY. Caution. There have been stories of people never receiving their item they traded for, and since Poshmark doesn’t support trading you are unable to get your sale back. I know for a fact there are plenty of honest traders, but be careful.


And there you have it, a complete guide to Poshmark. Comment your Poshmark username and I’ll follow you! Happy poshing.

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