Poshmark is the first app I used to sell my clothes. Simply put, it is a mobile app and online marketplace designed to sell your closet. You can purchase wholesale items from their online marketplace to sell, but you’ll have to invest a bit more to do this. I haven’t tried this yet, and I don’t plan to anytime soon.
Initially this app is targeted for women, but lately I’ve seen more males joining the app to sell items too which I think is great for all genders to join! It’s interesting to see what or why sellers have purchased their items in the first place. The app does require you to have a mobile phone to upload images of your item to be listed; however, you can access the website to browse online, but you won’t be able to sell items. I have been using this app for 2 years now and I feel comfortable to share my thoughts for anyone who is interested.
Recommended for: teens, adults, millennials, disabled, and introverts.
You do not have to leave your house to use Poshmark. This is why I recommend this to anybody who doesn’t have a car, has a disability, lives in the middle of nowhere, or is too young to drive.
What you can do: Sign up for a FREE usps.com account. You can order FREE priority mail boxes NOT priority flat rate mail boxes from the website. Once you have this out of the way, you can always sign into usps.com to schedule a pickup when your items are sold. You will always get email confirmations from usps when your items are shipped/picked up.
|Iphone, Ipad, and Andriod friendly. App upgrades every few months so be sure to see what features have been added or removed.||Poshmarks takes a commission from your sales. Their website reads, “For all sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95. You keep the rest. For sales of $15 or more, you keep 80% of your sale and Poshmark’s commission is 20%. Once your sale has been delivered and received by your buyer, the earnings from your sale are yours.”|
|Upload as many images as you want & offers filters for your images.||Shipping prices went up from $4.99 –> $5.95 –> $6.49!!! Grrr.|
|Have your status on “vacation mode” so your closet is still open but users cannot make purchases until you get back.||You can trade items with other sellers to bypass the shipping fee but Poshmark is against this for obvious reasons. If you didn’t receive the item or the buyer doesn’t release the money to you, you’re screwed. Do it at your own risk.|
|A strong Poshmark community such as commenting or replying back on an item.||Your comments and posts CANNOT be deleted. It will be left opened for everyone to see so choose your words wisely.|
|Poshmark has “Posh Protect” meaning they will give you a refund if your purchase was never sent to you or if your purchase doesn’t match the description from the seller.||Unresponsive buyers or sellers.|
|No stamps required (my favorite feature!) – Poshmark sends you an email if your item has been sold. You just print out the label and slap it on to a box. Note: box cannot be more than 5lbs unless if you request a heavier weight label from Poshmark.||When the seller doesn’t use their own images in their post. It can be deceiving (colors, damages).|
|Payment forms can be Paypal, Venmo accounts, Apple Pay, Andriod Pay, debit card, major credit cards including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. You can change it anytime you want in your account.||It can be weeks or months before someone purchases from your closet again.|
|The option to “Offer” the seller a lower price.||Creepy & pervy users! One buyer wanted to purchase a Halloween costume for a higher price and if I knew any police offers for handcuffs…|
Final thoughts: I will switch out to another app if Poshmark keeps raising the shipping prices. I am not paid to use Poshmark. It is a convenient way to sell my clothes instead of getting rejected from Plato’s Closet. My Poshmark username is purdypetite if you are interested in following me on there, and the featured image is my latest purchase.