INSIDE: Time is of the essence, and when you’re working your online business, you want to make sure you save as much time as possible. So, here are my best tips for selling on Poshmark and for helping you know how to list and sell items faster on Poshmark.
If you’ve been an online reseller for any period of time, you have likely discovered just how much time selling stuff requires. You not only need to find quality merchandise to sell, but then you need to take photographs, write descriptions, research comps, publish your listings, negotiate with buyers, package, ship, repeat.
If you are working your reselling business part-time, or even full-time, you may find your days running short on hours.
Luckily, there are a few Poshmark tips and tricks to increase your listing speed.
Here are my best tips for selling on Poshmark
I’m a big fan of batch processing. What that means is performing a single activity on a group of items at one time as opposed to completing the entire listing process simultaneously for each individual item. For example, taking photos and measurements of 15 shirts at one time. Then, list those 15 shirts in one fell swoop.
The more you can save time, the more money you can make on Poshmark.
Below is how I batch list my own Poshmark, Mercari, eBay, and Kidizen items.
Source your items.
For many resellers, sourcing items requires the most time. That’s why this is one of the most important tips for selling on Poshmark.
I dedicate Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings to sourcing. If I’m lucky, what I pick up these three days will last me through the next week.
That being said, you don’t want sourcing to be the only activity you do. And that can quickly become the case for many resellers. For many, the thrill of the hunt is what brought them to this industry in the first place. But, remember.
You are a seller, not just a buyer.
That means you need to block time for the following activities as well.
Sort your items ahead of time.
When I get home from sourcing, the first thing I do is go through what I bought. I not only want to count my items and tally my total spent since I use the average cost method of accounting, I also pull out anything that needs a little extra cleaning. I group items by category so I can get into a rhythm when photographing and measuring. I also group items that are going to be listed on a certain platform first before cross-listing.
If you have the space, you can also put the items on hangers at this point. This will keep them from wrinkling and help form an assembly line when it’s time to list.
Another quick tip for selling on Poshmark: Create text shortcuts on your phone for any frequently used listing verbiage, such as measurement templates.
This little prep work will allow you to get into a groove when listing.
Take your pictures & measurements.
You should now be ready to rock and roll. The next thing I do is start taking photos and measurements of each item in my pile. Keep everything at arm’s length, if possible. Less movement is time saved. This is where you will really start noticing the time saved by grouping like items. Shoes, for example, can be listed in a snap when you can sit down on the floor and form a little assembly line.
A few platforms, like Poshmark and eBay, will allow you to save drafts without publishing. That’s what I do. I take all of my photos with the app and save as a draft for later. For some, I’ll create a “skeleton listing” that lists any flaws, measurements or things of note that I don’t want to forget.
Bag your items and put them into bins.
Once my photos are complete, I put everything into numbered bins for easy finding later.
Edit your photos.
When you aren’t “live” listing or saving drafts, your images may need a little editing. Inevitably, you may find a few that are flipped. Many phones will also take long, vertical photos when Poshmark requires a square. Maybe you need to do a little cropping or zooming.
Just flip through the images quickly to make sure everything is good to go. Then….
I find listing on my desktop is much easier. I pull up one of those drafts, write a description, check comps and set my price, then publish the listing.
Enter items into your inventory spreadsheet.
Being organized is one of the key tips for selling on Poshmark and for making money from home. I keep a spreadsheet with every item I have for sale. As I’m listing, I input:
- Platform(s) Listed On
- Bin #
- Price Paid
- Where it was sourced
- Asking Price
- Date Purchased
- Date Listed
As I sell items, I then revisit the inventory spreadsheet and input:
- Date Sold
- Sold Price
Why are these tips for selling on Poshmark are important?
Batch listing may seem like an insignificant change, but it can make a big difference in your online reselling business.
It will allow you to increase your Poshmark sales since you can get more done.
And not only does it shave off a little time here and there – which can really add up in the long run – it can also make a big to-do list seem more manageable. When time is money, every little bit helps.
–By Angie Nelson