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5 Tips on How to Sell Successfully on Poshmark

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UVM chapter.

Is your closet overflowing with unworn clothes? Free time on your hands? Need to earn a little extra cash? Poshmark is definitely your solution. A simple, easy way to turn your trash into someone else’s treasure! While it may seem easy enough to photograph, title and post your listings, most people would report their Poshmark closet is not as successful as they wish. Having earned over ten thousand dollars the past two years through Poshmark, I have picked up some of the tips and tricks to quick sales that will hopefully have you all rolling in the clothing dough in NO time!


1.  Use stock photos

While this may seem silly, listings that feature stock photos from the original website the clothing was sold from are MUCH more likely to sell. If you can’t find any stock photos, try your best to take a well-lighted, Instagram quality photo of you wearing the article, and you’re much more likely to get the sale!

Girl Looking Down In Fuzzy Coat
Lexi Tokarski / Her Campus

2.  List high then reduce

Many people on Poshmark list their items for the price they bought it for, but if you do this, then what’s to stop the buyer from buying it brand new on the website? You have to sell smart! Figure out what your item is worth, list it for about 2/3 of that price, and once your listing gets more likes tracking your item, you can reduce the price. This will notify your likes that the price has reduced, enticing them to buy it, similar to how a sale at a store attracts buyers to purchase more.

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Shopify Partners

3.  Don’t argue the small things

Overtime, I have found that it’s not worth losing the sale over the small things. If you list the item at $100, and someone offers you $90, TAKE IT. You not only gain credit with the buyer as a fair negotiator of price, but you have made a good sale and only lost $8 in the process (20% Poshmark fee). Arguing in the comments over price, especially over a $10 difference, isn’t going to matter in the long run and you will be happy you settled.

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Sharon McCutcheon

4.  List everything!

Going through your closet after reading this article, you may think some of your items are not in ‘pristine’ enough condition to sell. LIST IT ANYWAYS. You would be BEYOND surprised what some people are willing to buy. I myself bought a coat for $10 with candle wax burned into the shoulder and a bleach mark covering the underside of the sleeve and it is, to this day, my favorite coat. Your trash is someone else’s treasure. List smart and you will find yourself selling things you had no idea you could sell.

Anna Schultz-Patches On Jean Jacket
Anna Schultz / Her Campus
5.  Offer Bundle Deals

Many new Poshers don’t know about the bundle deal feature and it’s a very useful one. Offering bundle deals is a smart idea if you have a lot of listings, especially inexpensive ones. It allows people to bundle their items in your closet at a discount and save on shipping! You can find this setting under ‘My Seller Tools’ and then click ‘My Seller Discounts’ and you can adjust your bundle deals to whatever you want them to be! This will help your sales immensely!

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Kristen Bryant / Her Campus

Happy Poshing!

Karsen Kimball



Edited by Jordan Watts

Hello everyone! I am a junior Public Communications major at UVM with a passion for fashion and interior design.
Hello! My name is Alex Rosenberger and I was the Campus Correspondent my senior year for the Her Campus Chapter at University of Vermont from January 2020- May 2020. At UVM I studied Public Communication and it's where I found my current passions which includes lifestyle writing, content creation, branding, and graphic design! Thanks for reading!