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We often hear Poshers wondering how their listings can be chosen as a coveted Host Pick. Because Posh Parties are hosted by different users every day, it’s hard to say there is an exact formula that will guarantee your item will be shared by a party co-host. However, we do know there are a few things that come in to play.

Read on to see four ways to better your chances of getting that Host Pick email notification:

Know Poshmark’s Policies

Party hosts are asked to only share items that meet Poshmark’s selling guidelines and from closets who follow Poshmark’s policies. To nab a spot in the Host Pick showroom, read up on the rules by checking out the Posh Guide and committing the Community Guidelines to memory.

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Perfect Your Covershot Style

Nothing catches the eye of a Posh Party host like a clear and stylized covershot. Check out our tips on how to create a great listing!

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Be Active

Being an active and social member of the Poshmark community is a great way to get on the radar of a party host. Share, comment and like other Poshers’ listings to grow your personal network as well as your chance to have your listing appear in that showroom!

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Get Your Party On

Make sure to attend every evening party and share only listings that are most relevant to the theme. Some hosts may simply choose to scroll through items that are being shared to the party. The more on-theme items you share, the greater your chances are.

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With these things in mind, your chances to have a Posh Party co-host notice your listings are sure to soar. We can’t wait to see your fantastic listings in a Host Pick showroom soon!

Happy Poshing!

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We’ve shared a lot of advice on how to take Covershots in the past, but what about the other three photo shots? Once your Covershot has caught a potential buyer’s eye, you can seal the deal with other amazing shots. Read on for our tips on taking a great product shot:

Get Steady

Your photos will come out clearer if you brace your arm or camera on something stationary. This is especially important in low light situations.

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Be Mindful of Your Surroundings

Make sure your foreground and background are clear of anything that may take away from your product shot.

Take Multiple Shots

Multiple shots means more chances at a perfect product shot. Use your device’s camera app to click away as many times as you need to get the shot.


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Use Flash Sparingly

Your photos will turn out much better and look more like they do in real life if you keep the flash off and use natural light. If natural light isn’t available, try a brightly lit room rather than overexposing one area of the item you are photographing.

Tap the Screen to Focus

Avoid blurry images by tapping on the item you’re photographing to make the focus crystal clear. This tip is especially important when taking close up shots of your image.

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Don’t Over Edit

Sometimes less is more when it comes to after effects. Make sure your additions and changes don’t take away from your amazing photography skills!

Try Something New

Experiment with the types of product shots you take. Get inspiration from fellow Poshers, try arranging items differently and give new angles a try.

Since spotting Kate Spade’s feathered skirt, we’ve been slightly infatuated (okay, more like enamored) with the idea of having a style season a la feathers. Our hosts for tonight’s "Just Add Glam" Posh Party - Jennifer of Just Add Glam and Adiel of It’s Because I Think Too Much - are sharing how they fashion feathers for daytime on today’s post.

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1. Feathers make such a fun statement, what is another bold trend you are loving for the holidays? 

Feathers are always fun, but I love the idea of sparkle for the holidays.  It’s one of the few times a year where I feel a big presence of glitter, sequins and sparkle, so it’s fun to play around with that trend! 

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With this trend, it’s really fun to pair some glam sparkle (whether it’s a statement necklace or other jewelry) with a season-appropriate plaid. It’s a fun mix of masculine and glam!

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2. Feathers are so festive and fun, but what are your tips for wearing them for daytime?

Feathers can easily be transitioned to daytime. You can embrace this trend by wearing white or natural-colored feathers in small amounts - think feather earrings or a feathered headband!

Shop Jennifer’s trend picks on Poshmark: 1 / 2 / 3

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1. Feathers make such a fun statement, what is another bold trend you are loving for the holidays? 

I really like statement outerwear this season. Bold prints or loud colors; I’m trying to stock my wardrobe full of ‘em!

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2. Feathers are so festive and fun, but what are your tips for wearing them for daytime?

Feathered accessories are best for a day look; think earrings, handbags, or hair pieces. If you are feeling a little more daring, wear a feathered skirt with casual basics such as chambray shirt or basic tee.

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Shop Adiel’s trend picks on Poshmark: 1 / 2 / 3

Happy Poshing!

We’re sure every Posher can agree, one can never have too many photo enhancing tools in their Posh arsenal. A while back we shared three apps to make your photos shine and we figured we were long overdue in sharing a few more of our favorites.

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1. InstaFrame - Free

We’ve all been there; sometimes we want to put multiple images together in one. InstaFrame is one app where you can pull together many images into one great collage. This app also allows you to add fun frames or even add text. Download in iTunes

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2.  VSCOcam - Free + In-App Purchase

This powerful editing app allows you take your covershot and fine tune every little detail. We love their selection of preset filters and the opportunity to purchase more, but for those who desire more control over their editing, they also have a individual tools to achieve your own final look. Download in iTunes

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3. Over - $1.99 + In-App Purchase

Adding text to a Covershot is a fun way to easily communicate small details about your listing. The app Over allows you to add beautiful text and fun icons to your images. They have a great selection of attractive fonts and a few icon packs with the opportunity to purchase additional options. Download in iTunes

Whether you like to jazz up your Covershots with a fun frame, or enhanced with fabulous filters, have fun and let your photos shine!

New to Poshmark? Welcome! Use Poshmark on the web to find TONS of cool new products and connect with thousands of stylish women across the country, no matter what your style.

Let’s get started! Once you’re logged in, the toolbar at the top of your screen has everything you need.

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1. Feed – A real-time stream of items being shared by the people you follow.
2. Parties – Posh Parties are the best way to connect with new users and discover awesome items. You definitely want to check these out!
3. Explore – Look at Poshmark listings by product type like: Handbags, Dresses, Shoes, etc.
4. Search – Use our search bar to find anything (and everything!) your heart desires.
5. Newsfeed – This is the icon located next to the search bar. Get news and updates here, including @ mentions and comments!
6. Your Account – This is the icon with your username. Check orders, access your “My Likes,” and more!

Share, like, comment and buy items from the web. To list your own items for sale, make sure you download our app!

Ever notice the little yellow ‘Reserve’ flag at the bottom of a listing? Have you come across a listing that says “Reserved” in the title with an outrageous price tag? Find out what they mean below!

Yellow Reserve Banner: This automatically appears on a listing when a buyer clicks on the ‘Buy Now’ button on the listing. It remains there for 10 minutes while they enter their information and complete the purchase. This flag is controlled by the system and there is no way to manually add it to a listing.

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How to Manually Reserve an Item: Poshmark does not currently support item reservations. However, some sellers elect to place an item as “Not for Sale,” a feature that clearly tells buyers which listings are no longer available in your closet. This includes items sold in bundles, reserved listings, notes, or purchases that you just want to share with other Poshers (#PoshFinds!). Listings that are marked “Not for Sale” don’t have a blue “Buy Now” button, but others will still be able to see, like, share, and comment on them.

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To mark a listing as “Not for Sale”: click the “Edit” icon on the listing details page > select “Mark as Not for Sale.”

To make one of these listings available for purchase: click the “Edit” icon on the listing details page > select “Mark as Available.”

This week the Community Team is bringing you a Posh Tip: how to have a listing party!

We all take selfie cover shots and have a time of day to take our photos for creating listings, but having friends over and helping each other out is twice the fun! Read our tips for hosting a listing party of your very own — we’re certain you’re going to want to make this a regular occurrence!

Happy Poshmarking!

1. Designate a place with good lighting.

Natural lighting is your best friend; find a spot by a window or even better, outside where there’s a mixture of direct light and shade.

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2. Have mirrors on hand.

It’s always a good idea to have mirrors handy (full length is nice!) so that you and your guests can style the garment and primp before a photo. Everyone likes to look their best, right?

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3. Have different rooms and spaces as changing rooms for your guests.

Privacy to change in and out of pieces will allow your guests to feel comfortable around others. It also adds an element of surprise; you and your friends can dress up an outfit and then emerge from the dressing room with pizzazz!

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4. Provide snacks and refreshments.

Having something to nibble or sip on is a fantastic way to break the ice and get the party started. Have wine and cheese, smoothies and veggies, or coffee and pastries ready for your guests; they’ll appreciate it!

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This week’s Posh Tip will help you add a special touch to your photos before you create a listing. We’re going to share with you all a few of our favorite apps that we use frequently to beautify our photos.

1. Instagram

Hudson, Valencia, Hefe…if you want saturated hues and a variety of tones and highlights, consider popping your photo into one Instagram’s filters. We love how simple it is to enhance your photo’s appearance with just a couple of taps on their filter wheel. Don’t forget to use the blur tool to create some fun depth of field.

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2. Picfx

Ever wonder how people add that hint of blur to their photos in the corners or along the sides? We love using Picfx when we’re adding ‘Bokeh’ to our photos. These clusters of background lights come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors - we love them all! This filter is a
quick and simple way to make your photos pop. Picfx also has a large library of color filters that can be subtly adjusted with the slider on the right hand side of the frame as well as layered with multiple filter effects.

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3. PicFrame

We’ve all been there: there are multiple photos that you want to share but you’ve only got 4 frames on Poshmark to utilize. Enter PicFrame. Choose from a multitude of ratios to adjust the frames and then choose what type of frame you’d like to use for your photos (you can add up to 9). This is a great app to use when you have many angles you’d like to highlight for your listing.

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Enjoy! Can’t wait to continue to see your gorgeous covershots and listings!

This week the Community Team brings you a Posh Tip shared by one of our community members in the app. The USPS Mobile App offers a variety of useful features that all Poshmarkers can utilize to make their lives more streamlined when it comes to purchasing and selling. What’s not to love?

For starters, we love that you can track all of your packages right from the app (fig.3). Simply scan the bar code of your sale’s shipping label or type in the tracking number of your purchase. You’ll have the ease and comfort of carefully monitoring your package’s progress as it moves through the mail stream at the tips of your fingers. (Gotta love technology!)

The other thing we find useful in the app is the “Schedule A Pick Up” feature (fig.4). We understand that many of you have busy lives. Take the opportunity to utilize USPS’ scheduling feature and have your parcel picked up to ensure your order is shipped and delivered in a timely manner. Everyone loves receiving packages on time, so if you can’t make it to the post office or a blue mail box, consider scheduling a pick up.

Lastly, we are big fans of the “Get Supplies” (they’re free!) option (fig.5). Sometimes you don’t have a spare unmarked box at home and need one from USPS. Take advantage of their in-app feature to order some so that you always have them handy when you’re ready to ship a package. Just be sure that they’re plain Priority Mail boxes, not Flat Rate, Regional Rate, or Express Mail.

We want to thank and give a huge shout out to our community member, Lilac, who took the time to share this information in her closet this week. We love seeing useful information shared within the community and hope everyone can benefit from this week’s Posh Tip!

Happy Poshmarking!

Yay you made a sale on Poshmark! Now what? Without further adieu, here’s a post with some helpful tips on packaging, shipping boxes, and how to prep your shipment before it goes out to the excited recipient! 

Posh Tip #1: Make sure you’re using the correct box!

Boxes labeled “Priority” at the post office are free (woop woop!) and a great option if you don’t have packaging materials at home. They come in a variety of sizes, so it’s easy to find the one that fits your recently-sold Rebecca Minkoff bag or lace cocktail dress. Don’t have time to drop by the post office to pick them up? Don’t fret! You can request for them online and have them dropped off at home!

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Also, a standard brown box (like the one pictured below) that you have lying around your house could work too. Just make sure that it’s the appropriate size for what you’re shipping out and ensure the label is clearly affixed to the box. 

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Boxes that cannot be used are labeled “Priority Flat Rate,” “Regional Rate,” and “Express Mail.”  Be careful when you’re picking these boxes up at USPS or ordering them online because they look very similar to the “Priority Mail” boxes that you can use. An example of a “Priority Flat Rate” box (that can’t be used!) is below.

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Posh Tip #2: It’s all in the details!

We all love getting pretty little things sent to us in the mail, so why not add a special touch to your sale to make your buyer just that much happier with their purchase from you. Wrap your item in cute tissue paper and include a note to thank your buyer. Check out our blog post for tips on packaging.

Posh Tip #3: Placing your item in the mail

Your package is neatly put together and ready for delivery…now what?! If your parcel is small enough, you may slip it in the nearest blue USPS mail box. For packages that are too large to fit, you can either drop it off at the post office or schedule for a pick up via USPS’ site. Easy breezy.

Lastly, if you want to track your item to see where it is on it’s journey after you’ve shipped it out, make note of the USPS tracking number on the label that was originally emailed to you by Poshmark and plug it in here

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We hope that all these tips have helped you along in getting your Poshmark sales packaged and out the door. Cheers to many sales ahead and, as always, Happy Poshmarking!