HAPPY 2019!

Happy New Year!

It has been a few weeks since I last blogged. The Holidays kept me super busy.

They went by way too fast though. I love the holidays, specially Christmas!

But now that they have come and gone. It is time to get back into the groove of things and get to working. On my stores, blog & IG.

What are your goals for 2019?

Mine are basically the same as all of us sellers.

1. To be more profitable

2. To be wise with my spending

3. To take the main stage at Poshfest (I was a round table host in 2018)

4. To embrace my creativity

Let me know what yours are. I’d love to hear!

—— Watch for next post. I’ll be blogging about Posh N Sip’s ——-

Importance of measurements

Now that you have started your Poshmark closet, you will notice what things work and what things don’t. There is SOO much information out there regarding Poshmark and some information isn’t even correct information. So, make sure you are following the advice of credible people – one way to tell is by taking a look at their closets. The first red-flag for me is when I see non-compliant items in their closets. You can’t listen to someone that doesn’t play by the rules.

One of the most important things for me and my listings is to have correct measurements for my items. When I first started this journey, I didn’t realize how important measurements were (see the picture below – one of my first listings). I could have put measurements, described the fit and given the blend. I probably even could have sold it for a few more dollars and made more money with a better description.

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Now, my descriptions are more detailed with better pictures. I almost guarantee that this is the reason why I make more money with my sales now.  Descriptions and pictures can really make all the difference. The picture below shows how my descriptions have evolved.

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I created this sheet to help keep me organized as I’m measuring. Usually, I photograph first, take measurements second, and then post and all I need is this sheet in front of me. So really, I can post anywhere at any time if I have the sheet with me and my pictures already saved to my phone.

I hope you find this sheet helpful. Let me know in comments if you find it useful.

 

What is Poshmark

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Let me start with what Poshmark isn’t

So many friends out there try to sell us their stuff: their diets, their purses, their makeup, their leggings, their jewelry, their shakes and so on. Some of these “opportunities” turn out to be multi-level marketing companies. So I get why people, family and friends for that matter, immediately roll their eyes when they hear me talk about Poshmark. But you see, Poshmark IS NOT an MLM, and those who are willing to listen will know that I talk about it with excitement because it literally has changed my life. With the help of Poshmark I was able to raise my credit score from a shameful 550 to the mid 700’s.

Also, people automatically assume I get some kinda commission for every sale they make. This is simply not true. The only time I get any kind of “kick back” from Posh is when people shop with the credits they get by using my code. Here’s the breakdown: each Poshmark user has an individual code. A person who downloads the app using a current User’s code gets a $5.00 credit to shop. When the the New User uses the credits they were given to buy something, the Poshmark user who referred the new user to the site gets $5.00 in return. That’s it. NADA MAS!

What Poshmark actually is

It’s a wonderful tool to make money – that’s the simplest explanation.

Poshmark is a platform where people buy & sell new or gently used fashion items, from clothing to bags, shoes and accessories for the entire family. Individual items are sometimes priced at 50% off the shelf or rack price (even at more of a discount at times), usually with the same quality as new. For now, Poshmark is only available anywhere the USPS delivers. Soon, however, it will go global starting with Canada in 2019!

Poshmark is very user friendly: take pictures and write a description of your item and TA-DA! Your item is ready to sell. Also, shipping is also very simple: the buyer pays Poshmark (not you) a flat rate of $6.95 for shipping for up to 5lbs. Poshmark will then email a shipping label to you so it can be printed and put on your package.

Poshmark doesn’t charge for posting but they do take a commission. The commission is simple. On sales of $15 or less, a flat commission is $2.95 charged and on sales of $15.00 or more, their commission is 20%.

The take-away: It is up to you where you take your Poshmark journey. Some simply use it as a way to update their own closets and others (like me) have made a full business out of it.

How Poshmark is different from all the other selling platforms:

Think of Poshmark as the love child of EBay and Instagram, where it has the bones of EBay and the skin of Instagram. Poshmark is very social, but, unlike EBay,  you don’t just post it, forget it and hope for a sale. On Poshmark, you post, you share, you communicate and you get to know the person you’re buying from or selling to, as opposed to not even knowing where it’s coming from on EBay. I really like that. I like to know that I’m buying from a real person like me. I like getting to know them through Posh and growing my network this way.

Ready to begin your Poshmark journey? Download the app and start posting!

Shameless plug ahead…. Use my code MIMISDBEST to get a $5.00 shopping credit.

Have more questions about Poshmark that weren’t answered on this post? Contact me via comments or my Instagram @Mimisdbest  If I don’t have the answer to your question, I can help you find the answer.

Mimisdbest… or is she?

 

Hello!

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I’m Mimi. I’m in my 30’s. Married with no children of my own. I sell gently used clothing for-a-living. Seriously. It has become my career. And I’ve been quite successful with it. I worked in retail for many years and I really feel that my experience in retail has helped me in my business.

I sell on different platforms, but I like to concentrate on one and that is Poshmark. I found Poshmark on facebook. A friend of mine had posted about how she sold stuff she wasn’t wearing any more and she made some money. I was already randomly selling on e-bay so I kinda had an idea on how it would work. I posted my first item and literally sold that shirt within an hour. It was totally under-priced, but that’s what got me hooked. Within a month I was a full-fledged Posher.

This is what my blog will be about, for the most part – My on-line selling adventure. I don’t like using “reseller” because of the negative connotations tied to it.

My Poshmark shop, a.k.a closet, can be found  here  if you’d like to get your own closet started just download the app to your phone. Use my code Mimisdbest. The code will give you $5.00 shopping credit if this is your first time downloading the app once you use the credit, Poshmark will give me a $5.00 credit as well.

Come say hello to me on Instagram. Click here to follow me!