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Sell Your Clothes on Poshmark!

Did you see our virtual programming email blast? If you did not receive it in your inbox, you can click here to view it. I will be hosting one of the virtual programs titled “The Poshmark App: Sell Your Clothing Online!” which will take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 pm. In order to have access to the virtual meeting room, you need to register for the program on our website.

Poshmark is an online marketplace that allows you to sell clothing and household items. My sister encouraged me to try it since we often swapped unwanted clothing with each other. It requires a little bit of set-up, but after doing all of the initial work it is very easy to use. It is important to note that you will need a smartphone and be a little computer savvy to get started. Download the app from the app store on your phone and follow the prompts to create your online profile.

To sell your item, it will require you to post pictures of the item and fill out the description, which includes brand, size, and color. The more descriptive you are, the better! Customers will feel more comfortable if they know more about the item you are selling. Poshmark allows you to price the item as you wish, however they take 20% commission. This really does not bother me because the items I sell, I no longer want in my home! The buyer also pays for the shipping costs, and Poshmark will tell you upfront how much you will earn.

Shipping to the customer is incredibly easy. Poshmark sends you a United States Postal Service mailing label that is valid for 5lbs, which basically mails everything. You can use the free “priority mail” boxes available at the post office or any other box you have. Customers can chose to “buy now” or they can offer you a price.

One of the most important factors with selling your item is to “follow” other Poshmark users. If you do not follow anyone that means that no one will see your clothes. My strategy is to follow users that are new and to follow users that are the same size as the clothes I am selling. You are not going to make millions off of Poshmark, but you will make a few hundred and most importantly get rid of clothes that are taking up room in your closet!

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