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How To Make Money Selling Clothes On Poshmark

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If you’re someone who loves fashion, has a passion for thrifting, and wants to make some extra cash or become a reseller, then you might want to consider selling clothes on Poshmark. Poshmark is the perfect platform for those looking to sell used and new clothes, shoes, and accessories. In this blog post, we’ll showcase some successful Poshers that dished out their top tips for successful selling on Poshmark as well as the best places to source clothes for resell. We’ll also share some Poshmark resources that are available for those looking to take their Poshmark game to the next level.

What is Poshmark?

Poshmark is a popular online marketplace platform for buying and selling used items. It has a large community of over 80 million members in the US, Canada, Australia, and India. Many of these members are in the Gen-Z age group and have a preference for purchasing pre-owned items. As a result, some of the most successful sellers on Poshmark are in this demographic.

Poshmark has a variety of items for sale, including luxury brands like Gucci handbags and wedding dresses, with over 200 million options spanning different categories and price points.

7 Successful Poshers

Profiles of Successful Women that make money selling clothes on Poshmark

To see how easy it can be to sell clothes on Poshmark, here is a list of successful Poshers who have made a name for themselves on Poshmark. Several of them also shared their secrets to success, so keep reading on.

1. Kate T @kmuskie28

Kate Tompkins lives in Delray Beach, Florida, and currently works 50 hours a week at The Platt Group at Compass in South Florida. She has been an active Poshmark user for the last 5 years. What started as a way to find some great deals on gently used clothing has turned into a full-blown “side hustle”. She has become a 5-star rated posh seller and has created her own selling style on the app that has led to over $35,000 in sales over the past 2 years.

Kate told us, “Poshmark is my favorite thing ever! One of the best things about Posh (as I like to call it), is that you don’t have to be a blogger or an influencer to make real money on the app. Unlike other apps, on Poshmark you are judged and rated on the quality of your item that you are selling, as well as the customer service you give. It is fast and easy to get going on Posh. Once you set up your account, you can take a picture of an item and have it listed for sale in less than 5 minutes. It really is that easy!”

2. Mackenzie D @MackenzieDudzik

Mackenzie Dudzik is a lifestyle content creator, influencer, and digital personality. She’s made 255 sales on Poshmark, and has collected over $9,000 through sales on the app! We asked her how she did, and she shared with us:

“I started using Poshmark in college, as a way to make income on the side. Since I was going to school in New York City, I spent the weekends thrifting and looking for unique vintage finds that I could turn around and sell on Poshmark, and that’s where I started to see success. Within my first year as a “Posher”, I made over $3,000! 

Over 10 years later, I’m still utilizing the app as a way to make extra income, and now I’m credited as one of their Top Sellers. These days, I leverage my fashion-focused Instagram account, @MackenzieDudzik, which has nearly 150K followers, to sell my gently used or unworn trendy clothing, accessories, and shoes to give them a second life.”

3. The Resale Doctor @elevated_goods

Dr. Amanda Manera has always had a passion for living sustainably and frugally. Due to her passions, Amanda began reselling on Poshmark in 2016. It started as a fun hobby where Amanda would sell the clothes and shoes out of her own closet once she was no longer wearing them. As Amanda continued to sell on Poshmark, she found the reseller community on social media. Through this, she saw others that were selling on Poshmark as their full-time job.

Amanda began to dream big, sell more, and grow her hobby into a reliable source of income during graduate school. After graduating from physical therapy school, Amanda was able to spend more time on reselling, reaching a goal of over $20,000 in revenue in 2022. She now spends her time reselling on Poshmark and other popular resale platforms, along with writing as the chief blogger of The Resale Doctor. The Resale Doctor is an informational site that helps others start and grow their own reselling business. When she is not reselling, she is working as a physical therapist at her local hospital or spending time traveling with her husband and dog.

4. Stephanie W @3queenresale

Stephanie is a full-time reseller on Poshmark who recently retired from her teaching job of 23 years to fulfill her dream of being her own boss. Being an entrepreneur was something she always dreamt of, but she never thought it would be possible until she started reselling. After she started reselling part-time, she realized she would be able to make a steady income full-time while having flexibility with her working hours. Her husband even left his job and sells with her full time – the duo has made $52k on Poshmark in earnings to date! 

5. Da-lish Closet @dlish718

Dawn sells on Poshmark part-time while working at a storage facility. She’s been a thrifter her whole life and discovered Poshmark as an outlet to make extra cash from her one-of-a-kind finds. She successfully reached out to Poshmark for early access to Posh Shows and has seen her sales skyrocket through live shows. She uses her earnings to invest in retirement funds and to treat herself to little luxuries like manicures. Dawn has made $6K in earnings on Poshmark to date!

6. Viktoria F @vikortiaf

Viktoria is a 24-year-old working at a tax assessment firm who sells luxury goods on Poshmark as a side hustle. She uses Poshmark as a supplementary income which has helped her purchase a home, pay her bills that have increased with inflation, and build her emergency fund. Her business has boomed since she started selling her items live through Posh Shows. 

7. Rachel G @rgorton87 

Rachel Mitchell is a mom of seven, certified pediatric sleep consultant, and passionate penny pincher! Rachel is always trying to find ways to save money and support local businesses/entrepreneurs. In addition to caring for her children and running her My Sweet Sleeper business, she also sells clothing on Poshmark. 

If you are a successful Posher and would like to be included above, please contact us.

Best Places to Get Clothes for Resell

Are you looking for the best places to get clothes for resell? From second-hand stores to designer outlets, we’ve rounded up the top spots to help you find fashionable items at a fraction of the cost. Here are our top picks for finding quality clothing and accessories on a budget.

Thrift Stores

Thrift stores, such as Goodwill stores, might be the most obvious place to source clothes for resell on Poshmark. Thrift stores are usually run by charities and the prices tend to be much lower than those of consignment stores (which we will cover next). Thrift stores are packed with unique and inexpensive clothes that you can add to your Poshmark store.

Consignment Shops

A consignment shop is a store where individuals can bring their unwanted items to be sold. The shop owner and the person who brought in the items then split the profits. The prices at consignment shops might be slightly higher than thrift stores, but the quality will be much better.

Yard Sales

Yard sales, also known as garage sales or rummage sales, are another excellent place to source clothes. You might come across some hidden gems at a yard sale that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Many people are just trying to get rid of their belongings, and you can negotiate a great deal on items that you can resell on Poshmark. The downside is that you won’t know what you’re going to find, so it’s best to go early and be prepared to look through piles of clothes.

Liquidation Stores

Liquidation stores offer discounted merchandise that includes overstock, closeout, last-season, and returned items. The stores may also be referred to as return stores, salvage stores, overstock stores, or bargain bin stores. Big-name stores that sell liquidated merchandise include Ross, T.J. Maxx, and Marshall’s. But our best liquidation finds are at mom-and-pop liquidation stores. The stores that carry Nordstrom Rack liquidation, Macy’s liquidation, Target salvage, Kohl’s liquidation, and Costco liquidation have the best clothing to resell. Click here to find a liquidation store near you.

If you are local to me (Kim), check out Bend The Trend in Norfolk, Nebraska – all liquidation name brand clothing from Bend The Trend is new with tags and only $10 a piece (unless on sale for less) no matter what the price tag says!

Flea Markets

Flea markets are also good sources of clothes for reselling. Not only do people sell liquidation items, antique items, flipped furniture, and garage sale type items, there are usually a lot of different vendors selling their goods, so you’ll have many different options to choose from.

Storage Wars

Storage unit auctions allow you to get items at deep discounts. The downside is that you don’t know what you’re going to get, so it’s really a gamble. But if you’re lucky, you might score some high-end designer items for resell on Poshmark.

Estate Sales

Estate sales are a great place to source unique and high-end clothing items. You can find vintage pieces as well as designer items that you might not find anywhere else. Estate sales are typically held when someone passes away, or is downsizing their home, so the prices are often much lower than what you would find in stores. It’s worth checking out estate sales to see what hidden gems await.

Online Shopping

online arbitrage shopping for clothing to resell on Poshmark

Online shopping to find items to resell, also known as online arbitrage, has become increasingly popular in the past few years, and it’s easy to find great deals online. Here is a list of the best websites for online arbitrage.

Friends & Family

You can also source clothes for reselling from friends and family members. Many people have closets full of clothes that they no longer wear, and it’s a great way to get some quality pieces for your Poshmark store. And you can split the profit with your friends!

These are just a few of the best places to get clothes for resell on Poshmark. With a little bit of research and legwork, you should be able to find some great items to add to your store!

Join our Facebook group (it’s free!) where boutique owners and resellers buy, sell, and/or trade excess inventory. 

How To Know If Clothing Is Worth Anything

Before you invest in any clothing item for reselling, there are a few factors to consider. The first is the quality of the item. Make sure that the clothing is in good condition, with no stains or wear and tear.

The second factor to consider is the brand. Name-brand items tend to sell better and for more money on Poshmark. Make sure that the item you’re buying is an actual brand name and not a knock-off.

The last factor to consider is the current market value of the clothing item. You can use the Poshmark app to search for similar items and get an idea of what they’re selling for. This will help you determine if the item is worth buying for reselling.

Must-Haves Tools for Poshmark Sellers

Obviously, the Poshmark app works great for researching items, but I have a couple of other mobile apps that I personally use when sourcing clothing to resell.

If the item is brand new with tags, it most likely comes with a UPC on the tag. There are several free price checker apps (i.e. PriceScanner) out there that can scan the UPC and see how much the item is selling for on various stores and platforms. Since I also sell clothing via Amazon FBA, I also use the Amazon Seller app or my Scoutify App which will also tell me what fees will be and how much profit I would make.

If the item does not have a UPC to scan (ie vintage clothing), I recommend using the Google Lens app (it’s also free). This will also help identify the brand and/or style if a label is missing plus tell you what the items are currently selling or sold for. Many resellers of antiques use this app.

You may also want to use a photo editing app. I personally use Canva which easily removes backgrounds to make the items stand out.

You may also want to invest in a few tools to make your items look nicer both for photos and shipping out. First, get some free USPS priority boxes. You can get them free at the post office, but there are more choices online, and they deliver to your door for free. Also get some priority stickers to slap on packages that aren’t priority boxes.

I’m working on a list of other recommended tools that I currently use and will update with the link shortly. 

10 Tips for Successful Selling on Poshmark

10 Tips for Successful Selling on Poshmark

Many of the successful Poshers listed above shared their top tips with us and we appreciate their generosity in helping others become successful!

1. Take Clear Photos

Poshmark is a visual platform, so clear quality photos are a must. Your photos should show the item in detail and be in good lighting. Take multiple photos from different angles to show the item’s condition and any flaws that it might have. It’s key to disclose any imperfections so buyers aren’t surprised. If you don’t have a mobile phone with a good camera, you may want to invest in the best camera for artist reference photos. This would allow you to add a watermark of your Poshmark seller name. 

Pictures are what sells! Make sure you have sufficient lighting and a plain background. Take as many pictures as you can to showcase the item. Poshmark allows sixteen (16) photos per item. If possible, use a plain white background. Poshmark listings are searchable on Google, and Google prefers to show items with a plain white background.

Rachel shared that that the majority of the items she has sold, clearly showed the product and had appealing photos. Some of the items that she took photos quickly or didn’t take the time to edit, she didn’t end up selling or getting much traction on so quality pictures are important!

It’s also nice to show photos of you or a model wearing the item. This is a big way to set yourself apart by making the cover photo of the listing a photo of you wearing the item or a model wearing it from the original retailer.

When I was researching a pair of shoes that I was listing, I found a listing from another Posher that had the same item but hers sold already. I contacted her and asked if I could use her photos (and give her credit) because they were way better than the ones I took. She said yes, but to also include at least one of my own photos which I did.

2. Titles & Descriptions Are Key

Titles and descriptions are what help potential buyers find your items so take time to use descriptive words and phrases to describe the item as if the person was unable to see the item. Again, this helps with your listing showing up on Google when using the right keywords.

Kate suggests that you should think of your product titles like how you would search for them in Google. The more specific the better. People are likely searching for specific items, so instead of writing “Floral Dress”, it’s better to title it ” Zara Tweed Blazer”.

Listing out as much information as possible in the description makes it more likely that the buyer will purchase without having a lot of questions or skipping over your item. Things like color, brand, size, why you are getting rid of the item, the condition of the item, etc. are all really good descriptors to include.

3. Price Your Items Competitively

You want to price the items for what it’s valued and not what you paid for them. You must factor in that it’s likely an older style if you are selling it or if it’s been worn the value of the price goes down.

Research other Poshmark sellers and price your items competitively. If you have items that are in high demand, you can charge a little more for them. But overall, be fair with your pricing and set reasonable prices.

4. Offer Discounts For Bundling

You can set up some bundling discounts in your closet to entice buyers to checkout. Kate personally offer a 10% discount to anyone who buys two or more items from my shop. This helps people check out and buy more things!

5. Be Responsive and Engaging

Potential buyers can also ask questions in the comments of each listing. The most common questions are usually about the measurements of the piece. Respond to any inquiries from potential buyers quickly and accurately to close the sale and engage with them on Poshmark. Poshmark is a community, and engaging with other users is a must. Leave comments on other Poshmark sellers’ items and share their posts.

6. Marketing

After you post items in your closet, sharing your listings often and sending offers to likers is essential for making sales. There are many browser extensions and services out there for this. Amanda personally uses PosherVA

7. Follow Others and Share Other Items

Like any other social media site, it’s important to engage with other users especially similar accounts. If you share other listings that your followers might like based on similar brands or styles, then those Poshers might share your listing in return and help grow your closet.

Rachel shared that found that once she started following other boutiques that sold children’s items, she started gaining more followers and interest on her items. She also found that sharing new listings with her followers has made a difference as well. 

8. Fast Shipping

Fast shipping is key! Poshmark provides the shipping label for you, so just print that out pop it on your cute mailer (or use the free priority boxes from the United States Postal Service), and drop it in your mailbox or at the post office.

9. Crosspost to other Platforms

Crossposting your clothes on other marketplaces beyond Poshmark can significantly broaden your reach and increase your chances of selling your items quickly. By leveraging multiple platforms, you tap into diverse user bases with different shopping habits and preferences.

Flyp, in particular, offers the advantage of a simplified crossposting process that allows you to post to Poshmark, Mercari, Ebay and Facebook Markplace. And Flyp is free to use! It allows you to list your items on various resale marketplaces simultaneously, saving you time and effort. This broader exposure increases the likelihood of finding the right buyer for your clothes, maximizing your potential earnings while minimizing the hassle of managing multiple listings individually. So, by using Flyp alongside Poshmark and other platforms, you can efficiently expand your clothing resale business and achieve better results. But remember to take your listing down on the other platforms if it sells on one of them!

10. Don’t get Discouraged! 

You may not make any sales initially, but it can take some time for your site to gain traction. Rachel often sold items months after posting them so if you’re able to hold on to some items until they sell then, she encourages you to do so. She keeps a bin that has all of the items she currently has listed. That way she can pull from there as soon as she sells something and it isn’t adding to clutter in her home. 

More Poshmark Advice

If you are looking to take your Poshmark game to the next level, researching other Poshers is a great option. Taking a Poshmark course is also an excellent way to gain knowledge and set your closet up for success.

Mogi Beth

Mogi Beth has made over $100,000 on Poshmark owner who offers free tips on her blog and YouTube channel. You can even download her list of BOLO brands. BOLO stands for “be on the lookout” for these hard to find brands as they sell well on Poshmark.

Poshmark Seller School

Body Lady Resale spent the last three years testing almost every Poshmark strategy you’ll find online. Today, she has gained knowledge about the specific items to source and the places to obtain them from. She’s also learned how to establish and sustain a closet that is attractive enough to be shared, with listings that successfully sell. Despite her irregular and limited availability, she has managed to make over $30,000 in sales on the side.

And she teaches you how to do the same with a step-by-step process for only $47 with a money-back guarantee. If you don’t achieve the desired results after following the steps presented in the course, you can request a full refund by sending her an email within 30 days from the date of registration.

Udemy

There are several Poshmark courses on Udemy, but the featured course is “How to Turn Poshmark Selling into a Full Time Income at Home” by Bryan Guerra, Master the Poshmark Selling Platform . And currently, it’s only $19.99 for 16.5 hours of video, 6 articles, 13 downloadable resources, and a certificate of completion.

There are many Poshmark courses out there, and they offer different strategies on building a successful closet. These courses can help you understand how to best use Poshmark and market your items, as well as tips on pricing, photography and more. Depending on the course you choose, you can to learn strategies on quickly growing your closet and making more sales.

Most courses will also provide access to an exclusive Facebook group where you can connect with other students and get advice from the instructors.

Poshmark FAQs

If you’re new to Poshmark, you may have some questions. Here are some of the most common questions and answers about selling on Poshmark.

What’s the difference between thrift stores and consignment stores? 

Charities often operate thrift stores, and the prices there are generally lower than at consignment stores. The clothes at thrift stores are usually donated, so you will rarely find brand new clothing. Consignment stores generally have higher quality items that people bring in to sell for a profit, as opposed to donating them.

How much does the average Poshmark seller make?

The average Poshmark seller makes anywhere from $100 to $500 a month, depending on the time they put into it and how large their closet is. The most successful Poshmark sellers can make up to $1,000 a month or more.

What is the 30 minute rule on Poshmark?

The 30 minute rule on Poshmark refers to the time limit for buyers to purchase an item. If a buyer does not purchase an item within 30 minutes of it being listed, then the seller is free to repost it.

Do I need a business license to sell on Poshmark?

No, you do not need a business license or resale certificate to sell on Poshmark, but you may if you expand to selling on other platforms. However, it is recommended that sellers pay taxes on any income they make from selling on Poshmark.

Can you get scammed on Poshmark?

Yes, it is possible to get scammed on Poshmark. Buyers can sometimes cancel an order after they have received their item, and sellers can be left without payment. It is important to always use Poshmark’s payment system when selling items, as it offers more protection against scams.

What sells quickly on Poshmark?

Items that sell quickly on Poshmark include designer brands, vintage items, and items that are in good condition. Additionally, popular styles or trends tend to sell quickly on Poshmark.

What brands sell best on Poshmark?

The brands that sell best on Poshmark include designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, and other luxury or high-end brands. Other popular brands that sell well on Poshmark include Nike, Adidas, and Patagonia.

Can you sell men’s clothes on Poshmark?

Yes, you can sell men’s clothes on Poshmark. In fact, the Men’s section has grown tremendously and is now one of the largest sections on Poshmark. Men’s clothing can be just as profitable as women’s clothing, so it is definitely worth considering if you are looking to expand your Poshmark closet.

Do Poshmark prices include shipping?

No, Poshmark prices do not include shipping. Shipping fees are always the responsibility of the seller, so make sure to factor that into your pricing when listing items for sale. Poshmark does provide prepaid shipping labels for a discounted rate, which can help to save you money.

Can I use my own packaging to ship on poshmark?

Yes, you can use your own packaging to ship items on Poshmark. Just make sure that the item is securely packed and that the package meets the postal service requirements. 

What are the fees for selling on Poshmark?

Sellers on Poshmark are charged a 20% fee on each item sold. This fee covers processing and shipping costs, as well as a portion of the listing cost.

Can you make a living off of Poshmark?

Yes, it is possible to make a living off of Poshmark. However, it takes hard work and dedication to build a successful closet on Poshmark and make enough sales to support yourself. It is important to be patient and consistent in order to start seeing success on Poshmark.

What is considered a lowball offer on Poshmark?

A lowball offer on Poshmark is when a buyer makes an offer that is significantly lower than the listed price. Lowball offers are generally discouraged, as they are typically not worth the time and effort for the seller. If a buyer is making a lowball offer, it may be best to simply ignore it.

Can you negotiate on Poshmark?

Yes, you can negotiate on Poshmark. Negotiations between buyers and sellers are encouraged as long as both parties remain respectful and reasonable. If a buyer is making an offer that seems too low, it is best to politely explain why the price should remain at its original amount.

Is Closet Assistant allowed on Poshmark?

Yes, Closet Assistant is allowed on Poshmark. Closet Assistant is a third-party tool that can be used to automate tasks like sharing, liking, and commenting – if you sign up, use code SAVINGK for 25% off. But it is important to remember that Poshmark does not endorse the use of third-party tools and that it is always important to follow Poshmark’s terms of service.

Can you get banned from Poshmark?

Yes, it is possible to get banned from Poshmark if you violate the platform’s terms of service. The most common reasons for a ban include not following the return policy, engaging in fraudulent activity, or posting inappropriate content. If you are banned from Poshmark, it is important to contact their customer service team right away.

Are bots allowed on Poshmark?

No, bots are not allowed on Poshmark. This includes automated systems that post and purchase items without any human interaction. Any accounts found using bots will be suspended.

How do I report a problem on Poshmark?

If you encounter a problem while using Poshmark, you can report it by visiting the “Contact” located at the bottom of the website that will take you to their Support Center. From there, you will be able to report any issues you are having and receive help from a Poshmark representative. 

Conclusion

Making money selling clothes on Poshmark can be a lucrative and fun side hustle. With the tips and tricks we’ve discussed in this blog post, we hope you’re ready to start making some money and having fun doing it on Poshmark. 

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