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How does Poshmark work for sellers?

Amelia
Community Manager

Selling clothes, jewelry and make-up that you no longer use or wear, is not only good for the environment but also good for your wallet. So, it’s definitely a good idea to sell all those clothes you no longer wear to other people. Poshmark is a platform where you can do this. But how exactly does selling second-hand clothes, jewelry and make-up through Poshmark work?

Create an account

If you want to become a seller on Poshmark, you will first need to create an account. This can be done easily via the website or the app. Creatingan account isn’t difficult and after you have done this you can start sellingyour second-hand stuff.

Create a listing

Of course, it’s important that you offer the items that you’d like to sell for sale. You can do this in your 'closet' on Poshmark and simply click on "Create Listing". Through the app, you can offer items in the form of a listing. When you place a listing, you give potential buyers the opportunity to buy an item immediately or make an offer. You don't see these options yourself, but buyers do. After you post a listing, it’s important that potential buyers see it. So, share it with others and make sure as many people as possible see your listing. That way, it’s most likely that someone buys your item.

Ship the sold item

When you have sold an item, Poshmark's system will automatically send you a shipping label. If you don't receive it, you can also download it in the app or via the website. After this, you need to pack the item. Make sure you have the right box. Poshmark ships parcels via USPS Priority Mail. It’s wise to use a Priority Mail box or envelope. Do you have a USPS box that says 'Flat Rate'? Then it’s not suitable for shipping your item. This is because Flat Rate is a different mail class than Priority Mail. You can also opt for another sturdy box. In any case, make sure the items are well protected so that they arrive at the buyer's door in the best possible condition. Once you have packed the item properly, stick the shipping label on the box and send it to the buyer.

Get paid after the delivery is accepted

When the parcel arrives at the buyer’s house, the buyer is given the option of accepting the items or returning them. Is the buyer satisfied with the items and does he or she accept the delivery? Then the money earned from this will be automatically deposited into your Poshmark account. A buyer has three days to accept the delivery or return the item. Does it take longer? Then the delivery is automatically accepted, and the money is deposited into your account.

Part of the money you earn from the sale goes to Poshmark. This money isused to provide user support and credit card security. After you have theremaining money in your Poshmark account, you can request a cheque or transferthe money to your bank account. After this, the sale of the item is completed,and you can enjoy the money you made from it.

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