If you have lived in the USA for a while, you have probably already seen the ads on TV or online about the Poshmark App, or maybe you already have an account and are an expert seller or shopper. However, if you don’t know what Poshmark is or if you would like to know more about it, I suggest you to keep reading my unbiased Poshmark review, from a seller and buyer point of view, as it is indeed a cool app for buying and selling available in the United States and Canada (with a separate market)!
Poshmark App: create an online boutique without thinking about coding and marketing
My experience with the Poshmark App began over 3 years ago when, after I opened up my boutique online selling at first only brand new clothes and accessories, I was looking for other platforms to sell online beside the usual “make your own website” or most known apps like eBay, which at the time I found too overwhelming. The Poshmark app presented itself as a hybrid between a social network and a selling/buying platform, which I found at the time really appealing and new as a concept. Once you register in the app, you create what in the app is called “closet” which is basically your storefront, and your first listing will be your presentation post with your profile picture. You have the option to remove that listing or to edit it, and of course it will be marked as a “not for sale” listing, since it’s used just as a way to add a bio and few pictures about yourself or your business. It’s totally optional! Some people use it to add information about their closet and not just themselves, like announcing that theirs is a “pet friendly closet” or that they “ship the same day if you order before 12 PM” and such. Those that use Poshmark exclusively as buyers usually have no listing in their closet, or just the presentation one, while those who also use the app to sell will have the listings for sale, and those sold, displayed on their closet. You can delete the listings sold after a certain period of time, if you don’t want them to be visible.
Poshmark App: Easy and Intuitive to Use
The navigation on the app is pretty easy and user friendly. At the bottom you will find 5 buttons to access quickly to all the main features of the app: feed, where you will see all that you and the people you follow shared; shop/search page, where beside searching for brands and items you will also find the events; sell to create a new listing, or even a draft that you can save and complete later on; news page, which are basically all the notifications about who followed you, the likes and comments on your listings, bundles and sales, shares and story reactions; clicking on @username will bring you to the settings, your wallet and your closet.
Poshmark is in my opinion one of the best apps of its kind, with unique features that take inspiration from social networks. You can for example share your listings or other people listings in your feeds, or post stories announcing new items that will be posted soon. There are virtual events every day where you can share your items that follow the event rules: there are events by brand, by type of item and by theme; I suggest to share your items in the events regularly to gain more exposure. I also suggest to share your own items as often as you can on your own feeds, because beside sharing them on your feeds and your followers feeds, you are also putting them higher in the search results when ordered by “recently updated”. In all the years I have been a seller and buyer on Poshmark, I noticed that many things have changed for the better: from new features and options, to new products categories and brands.
There are still some restrictions on the products you can buy and sell on Poshmark compared to other websites and apps, like for example you cant sell most electronics (unless a category for it is available, as again they often expand the selection of what you can sell/buy) or items too big and bulky. The shipping price as of today is a fixed fee of $7.45 for up to 5 lbs, which in my opinion is great for most orders considering that with USPS it cost over $8 to ship a flat rate padded envelope and over $13 for a medium box. With Poshmark you can use any flat rate Priority box or envelope from usps or your own, as long as you use the Poshmark shipping label and the weight does not go over 5 lbs: there is a way to ship bundle orders over 5 lbs paying a extra fee, however is often better for the buyer to place two separate orders. Overall the shipping price isn’t really convenient when shopping for small items, for which you would spend $3-4 using usps first class (2-3 days shipping times), but if you purchase several items together or something heavy like a big jacket, I can say 100% that is way more convenient than other websites where shipping costs are by weight or type of package.
As I wrote at the beginning of this article, Poshmark is an app to sell both in the United States and Canada but their markets are separate. This means that Canadians can only buy and sell from and to people in Canada, and users from the United States can only buy and sell from and to people in the United States. I personally prefer not to sell out of the country as shipping can be tricky and expensive, and issues with it are common, hence this is not a big issue to me. Since March 2021, Poshmark added the option to add videos in the listings which is AWESOME, and a huge plus compared to other similar platforms. There is also the option to add a shipping discount on a certain item right on the listing, without the need to send an offer to those who liked your listing, which is by the way another great feature available! The slogan of Poshmark is that you can create a listing in only 60 seconds, which is true as the listing creation it’s very easy and smooth, however remember that it takes much longer to create quality listing with good pictures and a good description. More information on your listings translates in less questions from the potential buyers and higher chances of making sales.
I hope you found this “brief” Poshmark app guide and introduction that I wrote, both useful and interesting. There is still a lot to say about Poshmark, but I believe is better to have dedicated articles about each specific subtopic and most common questions answered. So if you liked this topic and want to know more, feel free to send me a message with your questions and stay tuned for more articles here on my blog and follow the stories and posts on my social networks to don’t miss a thing!