Some people use Poshmark as a way to purge their closets guilt-free and recoup some of their money when getting rid of old clothes. Others use this social commerce platform as a way to earn a full-time income. If you have been considering using the platform for either purpose but don’t know how to sell on Poshmark, this article is for you.
Currently, Poshmark has over 60 million community members across Canada and the US and over 100 million items for sale on the platform. The app offers a completely new way to shop by making selling and shopping simple, social, and fun.
Selling on Poshmark can be quite a lucrative venture. While I’m not an expert on Poshmark, my wife is and has sold over $30,000 worth of clothing on the platform. I’ve written this guide to help you get started on the platform so you can maximize your earnings on the site.
What is Poshmark?
Poshmark is a popular social commerce marketplace that provides a simple and fun way for people to buy and sell clothes, shoes, and accessories.
For Buyers: The platform connects you to others whose style you love and allows you to conveniently shop their closets and boutiques.
For Sellers: If you have new or used fashion to sell, Poshmark’s selling tools make it easy for you to reach millions of people to find customers for your goods.
Poshmark: A Brief History
Founded in 2011, the company is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and has over 300 employees.
This leading platform, which is valued at over $625 million, has raised over $160 million in venture financing, and the company experienced growth of over 70% in 2018, which earned it a spot on the Next Billion-Dollar Startup list from Forbes.
Although Poshmark only makes up a tiny fraction of the $600 billion US eCommerce market, the demand for discount fashion is huge and with online retail growing at a phenomenal pace these days, we can expect massive growth from this social shopping network.
How Does Poshmark Work?
Poshmark works in a very simple way. All you have to do to start selling on the platform is to snap a photo of an item with your phone. You can then upload the image to your closet directly from your phone (which takes less than 60 seconds), fill in a simple description, and set the price for your item.
Once you’ve done that, all you have to do is share your listing to your network for other shoppers to discover. The more you share the more sales you stand to make. With the platform’s pre-paid label, shipping is easy.
Poshmark takes 20% of the sales price for sales above $15. For items under $15, there is a flat-rate fee of $2.95. You receive the money in your Poshmark account when the purchased item is delivered and marked as received
The Poshmark dashboard is intuitive and user-friendly. Once you sign up, just follow the instructions to complete your profile and start listing your items.
Buying on Poshmark
For buyers, the process to purchase items on the platform is simple and secure. Just tap on the blue “Buy Now” button located at the bottom of each listing.
Next, choose your preferred method of payment (unless you have enough in your redeemable balance and credits). You can then review order information and tap the “Submit Order” button. And that’s it – you’ve made your purchase!
As you can see, the process for buying and selling is quick, easy, and secure.
The platform allows individuals to enjoy one-stop shopping for brand new and pre-loved fashion. There’s a diverse offering of styles, sizes, brands, and price points, and you will be able to find amazing deals for men, women, and kids.
Poshmark Success Stories
A lot of people use Poshmark as a platform to help them get rid of unwanted clothes without feelings of wasted money or fretting about how they’re going to replace the items. Many platform users go even further and transform this selling craze into a full-time job by launching their own clothing boutiques or start a beauty blog to complement their store.
Taken seriously, Poshmark can be a great source of revenue. There are countless examples of people who have successfully used this platform to produce a full-time income to support themselves and their families.
Below are three examples of individuals who are doing extremely well on Poshmark.
Suzanne Canon: Suzanne Canon is the first person to pull in $1 million in sales on Poshmark. The 39-year-old wife and mother of two started selling clothes from her own closet as a way to make a little extra money. Within five years, she had transformed her selling from side hustle to a successful wholesale clothing business. She now sells on Poshmark full-time.
Ashley B: Ashley is a 32-year-old professional engineer from Houston. She loves all things fashion and joined Poshmark as a way to buy and sell clothes, shoes, and other accessories that she loves. In less than one month after joining Poshmark, she became a top 10% seller and now makes a healthy income from the platform.
Haley Gibbs: Haley, aka @haleys_hanger, is a full-time seller on Poshmark. She, like many of her buyers, loves a great deal and she negotiates with buyers until both parties feel they have achieved a fair price. This is one of the reasons why she has become so popular and successful on the platform.
These are just a few of the countless success stories on the platform. By September 2019, the platform announced that it had already paid out over two billion dollars to its sellers and that number has increased significantly in the past year.
Positives of Selling on Poshmark
Whether you are casually selling pre-loved clothes or creating your own boutique, there are tons of positives to selling on the platform.
- Simple Listing Process: On Poshmark, you can list five items in the time it takes you to list one on alternative clothing markets, such as Mercari. The entire process is simple and streamlined.
- Easy Shipping: The shipping process is a breeze. There is no need to calculate weight and shipping for clothes. Buyers on Poshmark are charged a flat fee for shipping. The platform provides a shipping label, and all you have to do is pack the items in a Priority Mail box and drop them off at the post office.
- No Listing Fees: There are no listing fees on Poshmark, and you can start selling right away just by uploading images of your items and entering a description and price.
- Large, Active Market: Poshmark has lots of buyers. The platform does a lot of advertising to drive people to their site. They also incentivize sellers to share more often, which means that a lot of people interested in fashion will open the app every single day, thus allowing your listed items to reach a much larger audience than they would if you listed them on a different platform, such as eBay.
It’s clear that selling on Poshmark comes with a lot of benefits. But, in order to make it really worth your while, make sure you have at least 30 items that you can list. Also, only sell new or like-new items and avoid selling anything that has rips, stains, or signs of wear and tear.
Drawbacks of Selling on Poshmark
As with most other things in life, there are two sides to this coin. Although this online marketplace comes with tons of benefits for those considering selling fashion online, it also has a few drawbacks:
- High Fees: Poshmark takes a 20% chunk of every sale. This is nowhere near competitive when you consider that other platforms like Mercari and eBay charge 10% and 13% respectively.
However, the high seller fees are justified if you have well-performing listings. As many of the well-known brands and trends tend to go for higher rates on Poshmark’s market, it makes the high fees worth it.
- Need to Be Active: In order to sell more stuff, you need to be active on the platform. You must be willing to commit the time and effort it takes to socialize with your followers and consistently share your stuff with your network.
After all, this is a social commerce marketplace. If sharing, liking, following, attending Posh Parties, and commenting is your thing, then you stand to do well on this platform.
- Limited Items to Sell: One of the major disadvantages of this platform is that you are limited as to the types of items that you are allowed to sell. This is discouraging for people that are looking for diversity since it means they would have to add another platform.
But, if all you’re looking to sell is clothes, shoes, accessories, and a few select home goods, then Poshmark is the perfect platform for you.
How to Sell on Poshmark (Step-by-Step)
Here is the step-by-step process for selling on Poshmark.
1. Download the App: Your first step is to download and open the Poshmark app.
2. Set up Your Profile: Next, follow the easy steps to set up your profile.
3. Take Pictures: Use your iPhone or Android device to take pictures of the items you want to sell.
4. Fill in the Description: Write a description of your goods, making sure to include all the details that your buyers would want to know.
5. Check Appropriate Boxes: You must ensure that you check the appropriate boxes for category, color, and size.
6. Set Your Price: Your next step is to name your price and list the original price of the item.
7. List the Item: Click the “List Item” button to make your item live in the marketplace.
8. Share, Share, Share: Share your listing with your network to increase the likelihood of getting inquiries or purchases.
9. Accept or Counter Offers: Once the inquiries and offers start coming in, you can either accept the offer or make a counteroffer.
10. Print Shipping Label (after the sale is made): Once you’ve accepted an offer, you can then print the shipping label.
11. Mail Sold Item: Now it’s time to send the sold item. Simply pack the item and drop it off at the post office.
12. Wait for Item to be Marked as Received: The buyer has up to three days to mark their purchase as received, after which time it’s marked received automatically.
13. Time to Get Paid: Once the buyer has received the goods, you will get the money in your account. You can then request payment by direct deposit or check.
Poshmark For Beginners (How to Get Started)
Just because it’s easy to start selling on Poshmark doesn’t mean everyone will be successful. Some people do better than others, and there are certain things you can do to help ensure your own success. I’ve listed some of the most important ones below:
Find Items for Sale
Finding things to sell on Poshmark isn’t just about grabbing any old thing out of your closet. You need to know what people want and what’s on-trend if you want to be successful on this platform.
When you’re just starting out, you don’t have to worry too much about finding the hottest, trendiest items to sell. As you build your audience on Poshmark, you will be able to discover the items that sell best so you can stock up on those and avoid the ones that sell poorly.
Right now, you can focus on selling items you already own, Such as men’s, women’s, and kids’ clothing and accessories.
Poshmark now allows you to sell home goods, as well. So look around your house to see what you don’t need or use anymore. This way, you guarantee that you won’t lose money buying things that may not sell.
Clean Your Items
Once you have collected some items, look them over, and only choose things to sell that are still in good condition. If it has holes, stains, or obvious wear and tear, then you probably won’t be able to send it successfully.
Your items should also be clean and free from wrinkles or odors. So, wash, iron, or steam where necessary to ensure that your products look their best.
If you notice any damage, make a note of it because you will need to disclose it in your product description.
Once you’ve cleaned your items and made sure that they are functional and presentable, you can move on to the next step.
Check Comparable Items
Although you can set any price you want on Poshmark, it doesn’t mean the item will sell for that. That’s why it’s always a good idea to check comparable sold products, or “comps”.
For instance, say you have a pair of men’s hiking boots to sell. To find out how much similar boots have sold for, simply do a search on Poshmark to see the price for the sold items.
When searching through comparable sold products, you can narrow down the results by color, size, or “new with tags” to help you match your item.
Keep in mind that you can still price your items higher and then take offers. A lot of sellers do this on the platform so they can offer discounts to their customers as a way to make them feel like they got a really good deal.
Take Quality Pictures
Once you have thoroughly cleaned and inspected your item, it’s time to prepare it for listing on Poshmark. The first thing you need to do is take pictures of the item.
It’s important to take great pictures in good lighting to make your product as enticing as possible to buyers. You can take the photos with your camera and edit them, and then once everything’s done, upload the images to the app.
However, it’s much simpler to do everything on the app. So, open your Poshmark, pose your items, and then use your phone camera to take images.
Pro Tip: Pose your items in natural light and stand as close as possible while still getting the entire item in the frame.
Do your best to take quality pictures regardless of the equipment you’re using. As time goes on, and you start making money on the platform, you may want to invest in a lightbox, mannequin, light ring, and other tools to help make your items look their best.
You are allowed up to 12 photos for each item. Fill those up, if you have to, with pictures from different angles.
- Take pictures of the size tag and label
- Make sure you get close-ups of all imperfections or flaws
- Take pictures of any damage or stains
- Get a close up of the material
- Capture the front and back of the item
- If appropriate, take a picture with the clothing on
You want your buyers to have as much information as they need to make an informed decision so you can lower the likelihood of the item being returned. Adding all this information also helps to reduce the number of questions in the comments.
Use Keywords in Titles and Descriptions
You’re likely already aware of the importance of using keywords to help searchers find your products.
Most online shoppers on platforms like Poshmark search for specific things. They use keywords to find exactly what they’re looking for, such as “Men’s Denali Fleece Jacket“, or “Kids’ Winter Gloves“, and so on.
Do: Choose keywords that are a good match for your item. In your title, include the brand and style name, whenever possible.
Don’t: Use abbreviations, emojis, or any phrases and terms that are not descriptive of the product, such as “cute pants“.
In addition to helping users find your items on the platform, using the right keywords in titles and descriptions also helps your listing show up in Google searches. Ultimately, this will drive more buyers to your closet from the search engine.
Just because something is damaged doesn’t mean you won’t be able to sell it on Poshmark. However, you do have to disclose any damage to your buyers. For instance:
- Does the item have any tears or stains?
- Is the zipper not working?
- Are there holes in any of the pockets?
- Is there any loose stitching?
In case of any of these, make sure you disclose in your description to avoid unnecessary payment delays and returns.
Include Correct Measurements
You need to include the correct measurements in your descriptions. Returns for fit aren’t allowed on Poshmark. While this is good for sellers, it’s a major drawback for buyers.
So, if you want to make it easier for your customers to make a decision to buy your items, include all the relevant measurements in your description. This will also save you the headache of having to answer multiple requests for measurements from prospective customers.
Here are some of the most common measurements you can include:
Tops/Jackets: Measure from armpit to armpit when laid flat, and also from shoulder to hem.
Jeans/Pants: Measure the waist, rise, and in-seam.
Dresses: Measure from armpit to armpit, shoulder to hem, hips, and waist.
Leverage Offers and Markdowns
Offers and markdowns are among the two most important things you must understand when selling and Poshmark.
Users can “like” or “watch” items they are interested in. This gives you the opportunity to send them special offers with limited-time discounts for them only, as opposed to lowering the price for the entire public.
In addition to using Poshmark’s “Offer to Liker” or OTL, you can also host “Closet Clear Out” or CCO markdown events. This allows you to offer buyers discounted shipping charges if they purchase within the next six hours of you lowering the price publicly. Poshmark will pay the difference in shipping prices.
Customer Service and Follow Up
Finally, you must always ensure that you provide quality customer service, follow up with your customers, and respond to all feedback promptly.
You may receive a lot of positive personalized feedback from your customers, but you will likely also receive negative reviews and responses, as well. Instead of ignoring these or lashing back, use them as an opportunity to improve your service and possibly transform an unhappy customer into an avid and loyal fan.
These are just a few of the things that can help you succeed and sell more goods on Poshmark. Keep these tips in mind as you prepare to become a seller on this platform.
How to Make Money on Poshmark
When it comes to making serious money on Poshmark, there are a few things you need to pay attention to, such as supply and demand, the time of year, and so on. There are also different business models to use on the platform. For instance:
- Selling your own clothes
- Selling clothes for friends
- Buying wholesale
- Using retail arbitrage to buy and sell clothes
- Buying at resale and then cleaning and selling items
- Buying at resale and altering clothes before selling them
- …and so on.
There is no shortage of ways to make money on the platform. Below, we take a look at a few tips and tricks to help you sell successfully so you can make more money on Poshmark.
What Can you Sell on Poshmark?
On Poshmark, you can sell fashion, accessories, select home goods, and new personal care products. You can list pre-owned items if they are in good condition, but makeup and other personal care products have to be new, alcohol-free, and aerosol free.
Prohibited products include:
- Illegal items
- Replicas or fakes
- Products derived from extinct or threatened species
- Medical products
- Products requiring a prescription
- Items that make medical claims (such as N95 masks)
- Stolen goods
- Misrepresented American Indian/Native American arts and crafts
- Repurposing branded items (for example, taking a button from an authentic designer jacket and using it on another item)
If you list or buy such illegal items, you risk being immediately and permanently suspended from Poshmark.
What Sells Best on Poshmark?
There are lots of items that sell well on the platform. The trick is to find out what people want and offer that to them.
Items that are in demand will obviously sell out quicker, so take the time to research what’s on-trend right now. You can check out the Poshmark trend report for 2020 to see the most popular products for this year, which include:
- Short Suit Sets
- Teddy Coats
- Platform Sandals
- Combat Boots
- Two-tone Items
- Mini Bags
- …and more.
What Sells Quickly on Poshmark?
Things that are in demand sell very quickly on the platform. This includes:
- Women’s cosmetics
- Levi’s shorts
- Frankie’s bikinis
- Tumi bags
- …and more.
When you can discover what people want, it makes your job of selling to them a lot easier. You’re better off going with smaller items that are easy to ship and don’t cost a ton.
Read the Poshmark blog to discover the best items to sell depending on what’s trending at the moment.
What Brands Sell Best on Poshmark?
There are a lot of brands that sell well on Poshmark. Some of the best brands to focus on include:
- Kate Spade
- Mark Jacobs
- Ralph Lauren
- Golden Goose
Keep in mind that without an effective marketing strategy, even products from the best brands won’t sell well. However, any brand can sell well if you are good at selling.
Also, it’s important to note that you don’t have to sell only design items. You can make money sending items from retailers like LOFT and Target. As long as you have trendy items to sell at a great price, it really doesn’t matter where they’re from.
And since Poshmark’s approach is community-guided, it means that the more likes you generate on your posts, the higher your items will be placed in the platform’s search results.
This greatly impacts your ability to sell products, and it’s one of the reasons why a product might sell in an instant on one seller’s closet while it takes another seller weeks to move the same product.
How to Increase Sales on Poshmark
The importance of effective marketing on Poshmark cannot be overstated. Needless to say, you need to offer quality products at reasonable prices. But, there are other tactics you can implement to help you generate more sales.
Listed below are a few things that you can do to increase your sales:
- Maintain Consistent Style: Use the same colors, style, etc. in each of your listings. Your closet has a brand, and it’s important to maintain consistency in everything you do, including your images, titles, and descriptions.
Doing this helps build trust with your customers and allows them to know what to expect when visiting your closet.
- Share, Share, Share: One of the best ways to generate more sales on the platform is to share your own listings, as well as those of other sellers. You can also use this strategy during the parties that Poshmark hosts for different categories, themes, and brands.
This is a great way to get more exposure for your items and it allows you to reach a lot of people who are not your followers.
- List Your Best Items at the Top: Always put your best items right at the top where people will see them as soon as they arrive at your page. If someone is reciprocating your shares, they are most likely to share these items since they often don’t have the time (or the inclination) to scroll down to search for your best products.
- Curate Your Products: Unless you’re simply using Poshmark to sell whatever you have laying around in your closet and around your house, then you need to consider the profit potential of the items you intend to sell.
If you are going to obtain products to sell in volume, you need to make sure it’s worth it to you after subtracting the 20% seller fees. Also, consider whether it would be worth it to buyers to purchase the item with additional shipping costs. For instance, if you are selling a $10 dress, would it make sense for the buyer to pay $7.11 shipping on that item?
How to Bundle on Poshmark
Poshmark offers you two options to provide bundled discounts. One way is by setting the percentage off received by a buyer for a specific number of items they purchase, such as “25% off of 3 items”.
Once you have this feature activated, you can then publicize the discount in your listings to encourage viewers to shop. You can turn the discount on and off any time you like with an effortless tap on the app.
Alternatively, you can use the bundling feature that allows you to make an offer when a person adds your items to a bundle (or you add the bundle item for them). This feature also allows you to negotiate privately with the customer.
Either of these methods helps you generate more sales and can prove extremely lucrative in the long run.
10 Tips For Selling on Poshmark
Here, we take a look at 10 best practices for selling on Poshmark. Master these tips to help you become a Poshmark selling machine.
1. Use a Template to List Faster
Using a template helps you systematize things and makes it faster and easier for you to list your items. By deciding certain things ahead of time, it makes listing a breeze. Also, it helps you maintain brand consistency, which is one of the factors that determine how well you do on the platform.
Your template can include things like:
- Filters for images
- Lighting setup for photos
- Background for listing pictures
- The percentage for marking up items
- …and so on.
2. Ship Items Quickly
Poshmark gives you a week to ship sold items, but you should never wait that long. The quicker you can ship the better. Ideally, you want to ship the items in two days or less, otherwise, you risk getting a less-than-ideal review.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need more than two days, simply send the buyer a note explaining the issue. This will go a long way in ensuring that the buying experience remains a good one.
If you sell lots of items, you can stay organized and still capture the 2-day period for all your orders by going to the post office every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.
3. Target Potential Buyers by Size, Brand, and Style
This is one of the absolute best ways to increase your sales on Poshmark. Rather than waiting for buyers to come to your closet to view your items, you can go directly to them.
During Poshmark Parties, you can use the filtering options in any feed to only allow items matching your brands, styles, and sizes.
Check out the likes on each of the items left after filtering – those are your customers. They are the people who have your style, like your brands, and will fit into your size.
4. Share More to Sell More
As previously mentioned, sharing on Poshmark directly impacts your sales. If your thumbs aren’t sore yet, then you’re probably not sharing enough. This is the way things are on Poshmark – the people that share the most, sell the most.
But, you shouldn’t share just for the sake of sharing. You need to share the best content, with the best people, at the best times.
Most users are active in the evenings and during Poshmark Parties. That’s when you have the best chance of capturing their attention.
Try to share at least one party every day (the more, the better). And remember, in addition to sharing your own items, also share other fellow Poshers’ items with your followers. Most sellers will reciprocate by sharing your items, thereby exposing you to a whole new set of potential customers.
5. Follow Thousands of Poshmark Users
Although it’s not considered good etiquette on other social platforms, Poshmark accepts and even encourages people to follow crazy numbers of users on their platform. Having said that, if you follow up to 10,000 people in one day, Poshmark will stop you.
But, that’s a lot of people, and while not all of them will follow you back, some will. And since this is a numbers game, just continue playing that game and growing your number of people followed.
Try to get lists of Poshmark users who have the same interest in style, brands, and size that you sell. These are the people who are more likely to follow you back and purchase your items.
There are certain tools like this one that you can use to follow thousands of people in just a few hours to help you save time.
6. Discount Prices on Payday
One of the most reliable ways to increase your sales is by dropping prices at strategic times, such as paydays – that is, Thursdays/Fridays, or bi-monthly on Fridays, on the 10th and 25th, or some other close variation as paydays differ.
You can also drop prices when Poshmark offers free shipping to make the price even more enticing so it’s more likely that your followers will make a purchase.
7. Become a Posh Ambassador
Being a Posh Ambassador comes with a lot of benefits. For instance, you receive an exclusive newsletter and you get to unlock access to tons of exciting programs and opportunities. There are set criteria that you must meet in order to be chosen as an ambassador, and you will be expected to maintain active participation in the Poshmark community.
Once you are chosen, you will be recommended to new Poshers which will help to increase your sales significantly.
8. Exhibit the Proper Etiquette
Although underrated, this is an absolute necessity for succeeding on Poshmark. By treating your customers well, you make it more likely that they will become repeat customers or advocates for your closet.
But, if you treat them poorly, you may end up with bad reviews that will cost you even more business.
When you get questions, comments, or feedback, always respond quickly and courteously. Never ignore customers, and always do your best to resolve issues as amiably as possible.
9. Add Extra Surprises to Your Shipment
This is yet another underrated tactic that can help win you lifetime customers. Is there something you can add to each shipment that won’t eat into your profits but will bring a smile to your buyer?
- For instance, you can include a sweet handwritten note or a handmade souvenir.
- Or maybe you can use fancy packaging, bows, fun tape, colorful tissue paper, etc. to make unboxing the item more luxurious and exciting for the customer.
- You can even include a coupon card for a percentage off the next purchase they make from your closet.
10. When Setting the Price, Account for Offers
When you set the price of each listing, take into account the fact that most people will try to get discounts off of your items.
List your item at least 15% above what you want to make from the sale (ideally 30%). That way, when someone offers slightly less, you won’t be cutting into your profits by agreeing to a lower price. Better yet, your customer will feel happy at having managed to get such a great deal.
Most people looking to learn how to sell on Poshmark often wonder about the same things. Listed below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:
What Does the Average Poshmark Seller Make?
There are tons of success stories online about how people are using Poshmark to make money every day. Some people make a few hundred dollars a month while others have made $5000 in just 30 days on Poshmark.
As with most other businesses, how much you make on the platform depends on a lot of factors, such as the product you’re selling, how in-demand it is, how big your audience is, and how good you are at marketing your items to your audience.
What are the Poshmark Fees?
While it’s free to list items for sale on Poshmark, after the sale, a set fee of $2.95 is deducted from sales under $15. For sales above $15, a 20% fee is deducted leaving you with 80% on the final sale price of the listed item.
So, for instance, if you had an item for sale for $100, Poshmark would take $20, and you would keep $80.
How Much Does Poshmark Pay You?
Poshmark’s fees are simple and straightforward. As stated above, there’s a small commission for each sale. But with that, you get prepaid shipping labels, free credit card processing, customer support, and buyer protection.
Sales tax is automatically calculated and collected to be remitted to the state on your behalf. Poshmark takes care of all this and more without you having to pay anything above the stated commissions.
If your earnings come to $1000, it means you will receive $800. If you earn $5000, you will receive $4000, and Poshmark will keep $1000, and so on.
What is the Poshmark Shipping Cost?
Poshmark charges a flat rate of $7.11 for shipping on all orders. This fee is paid by the buyer and all orders must be shipped within 1 to 3 days using United States Postal Service priority mail. Poshmark sometimes reduces the shipping rate for orders under a certain amount. They also occasionally offer free shipping to customers.
What is the Poshmark Return Policy?
Poshmark protects buyers who make purchases on the platform. When a customer makes a purchase on Poshmark, payment isn’t released to the seller until the order is marked as received.
Examples of items that may be refunded or returned include:
- Item doesn’t match the description
- Item not shipped
- Item damaged in transit
If a buyer has an issue, a report should be made to the website with supporting photos. If the claim is verified, you will be sent a label to return the order to the seller and your payment will be refunded.
According to the website, Poshmark’s customer service is quite helpful in these matters, although there are many customers and sellers who disagree and are dissatisfied with the service, as can be seen here and here.
How Do You Get Paid on Poshmark?
On Poshmark, you get paid as soon as the buyer receives the package. Buyers have three days to accept the item, after which it’s automatically marked as accepted.
Once this happens, your earnings are automatically deposited into your account on Poshmark. As soon as the funds are released to you, you can request withdrawal immediately or keep the earnings as credit in your Poshmark account, which you can then spend within the app.
Can You Get Scammed on Poshmark?
It’s certainly possible to get scammed on Poshmark, whether you are a buyer or seller. This is particularly true if you are communicating via phone or email.
Some of the top scams on the platform include:
- Being sold fake products
- Receiving items that are not as described
- Buyers that promise overpayment to get you to hold on to items so they can pick it up from you
- Sellers paying with forged cashier checks
No company is infallible, but you can make scams a lot less likely to occur by only communicating and making payment on the platform. Always avoid making any off-line transactions.
Does Poshmark Sell Fakes?
As with most other marketplaces, it’s possible to buy fake items on Poshmark. However, the platform has a stringent policy against listing fakes or knock-offs.
Still, a few sellers try to get away with selling fake items from luxury brands, such as Gucci or Chanel since these gross more profit.
Poshmark does its best to protect buyers from such scams by allowing them to accept or return an item once they receive it. The payment isn’t released to the seller until after the buyer has approved the purchase.
What Happens When a Buyer Opens a Case Against me?
There are many reasons why a buyer might open a case against you. But, the good news is it’s not the end of the world if a return case is opened against you. If there is a legitimate reason for the return, the platform will simply refund the buyer and you will be out of a sale.
But, after ascertaining the reason for the return, you can use that information to help ensure that it doesn’t happen again in the future.
For instance, if the reason for the return was that the item didn’t fit the description, you can improve and optimize your descriptions to give customers more information about the item, thereby lessening the chance of getting more returns.