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1. Did you hear the news?! We’ve teamed up with USPS to bring our amazing community PoshPost! Read all about this exciting change here—and check out what the press is saying on Tech Crunch, ZDNet, Racked SF & more! 

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2. This past Tuesday we kicked off 2014 with our first LIVE Posh Party of the year, right here in our hometown of San Francisco and couldn’t have asked for a better evening. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and check out all the photos from the event on our Facebook page

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3. Mark your calendars, Los Angeles! We are heading back down to sunny SoCal for another Posh Party on Wednesday, April 2nd. Get ready for shopping, giveaways, mingling, and more! Stay tuned for all the deets next week!

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4. Calling all blogger babes! Poshmark has partnered with Lucky Magazine’s Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference to announce some exciting new tools for our Poshmark influencers. If you will be at the conference, be on the lookout for us! 

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5. Spring is here! With the sun finally starting to shine, we are excited to spend the weekend wearing our florals, sunnies, sandals and more! Don’t miss out on shopping with us all weekend long to snag some great deals on the spring essentials! 

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Over the past year, you’ve given us valuable feedback about ways we could help you achieve even greater success selling fashion items in your closet. One of your most frequent requests is for lower shipping fees to encourage buyers to purchase more. We’ve also heard that you love the ease and simplicity of selling on Poshmark, but we know we can do more. Therefore, we’re so excited to announce that we have partnered with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to bring you PoshPost, a new, simpler shipping label exclusive for Poshers.

PoshPost officially launches this Thursday, March 20th at 12:00 a.m. PT. If you have any questions, check out our FAQs. We’ll also be taking questions here.

Introducing $4.99 shipping on all orders.  We will reduce the shipping rate for buyers from $6.99 to $4.99 for any order under twenty-five dollars. This means that all orders, no matter the price, will ship at the same low rate of $4.99. We know your buyers will be very excited about this change, which means more sales for everyone. Think of this as a permanent shipping promo! Learn more.

Up to 5 pounds for free with PoshPost.  In addition to continuing to provide a free shipping label when you make a sale, PoshPost increases your free weight allowance to 5 lbs. (up from the current two pound limit). Now you can ship a large bundle, those knee-high boots, or that handbag with a lot of hardware, worry free and without having to pay for an upgraded label. The new 5 pound label helps keep selling on Poshmark simple and fun.  Learn more.

Flat Poshmark commission for orders less than $15.  In order to support lower-priced shipping for all orders and provide a more robust label to simplify shipping we are making our first ever change to our commission. Beginning March 20, 2014, we will be changing our commission for orders less than $15 to a single flat rate of $2.95. Commission for orders $15 and up will remain unchanged at 20% of the selling price. This also means that all items below $3 will no longer be available for purchase on Poshmark. Learn more.

To give you a better sense of how these changes might affect you, here are two examples:

EXAMPLE 1:

  • Listing: White blouse with black buttons
  • Sale price: $12
  • Weight: 0.5 pounds

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EXAMPLE 2:

  • Listing: Bundle (3 pairs of shoes, 2 tops)
  • Sale price: $35
  • Weight: 4 pounds

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As you may know, Poshmark uses Priority Mail shipping labels for all Poshmark orders. But what boxes can you use to ship? We’re here to clear that up for you!

Priority Mail Boxes

USPS offers a line of FREE boxes and envelopes for Priority Mail customers. This packaging can be picked up at many Post Offices, but keep in mind that at some locations they may be kept behind the counter so you’ll have to ask for them. Don’t have time to go to the post office? No sweat! You can order supplies for free on USPS.com or on their free mobile app.

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Your Own Packaging

If you have your own boxes or padded envelopes lying around, you are, of course, welcome to use them to ship your sales. We do caution that you are careful to cover or remove any old shipping labels, barcodes or addresses so that your package is properly delivered.

What Not to Use

USPS offers a variety of free packages for it’s different mail services. If you are using the boxes they provide, be sure you are not shipping in the boxes that are labeled ‘Express,’ ‘Flat Rate,’ or ‘Regional Rate’ as they will causes delivery delays and/or additional shipping fees.

As always, if you have questions about shipping or anything else, please feel free to reach out to our support team. We’re happy to help!

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This week the Community team is sharing Posh tips for all things shipping-related.

Knowing all the in’s and out’s of Poshmark’s shipping policies is one step towards becoming a rockstar seller. Read on to get the low-down on four of the most common questions regarding shipping.

HOW MUCH DO SHIPPING LABELS COST?

Currently, our shipping rates are as follows:

  • If the item is priced at $25 or more, shipping is $4.99

  • If the item is priced at less than $25, shipping is $6.99

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING COSTS?

When a buyer purchases an item, she pays the shipping amount at the time of purchase. Once the seller has packaged up their sale, if the package weighs more than 2 lbs. she will be responsible for the costs of upgrading the shipping label.

WHAT IF MY PACKAGE WEIGHS MORE THAN 2 LBS?

By default, Poshmark’s shipping labels are for packages that weigh no more than 2 lbs. Sellers should be aware of the weight of the items they are selling and factor that into the selling price. If the package weighs more than the initial 2 lbs, they will need to go into the app, find the order, and request a label with the correct shipping weight. Please note that upgrading a shipping label costs $1.99 per pound and will be deducted from the seller’s redeemable earnings. Finally, the maximum weight our labels support is 10 lbs.

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HOW CAN I AVOID ISSUES AT THE POST OFFICE?

The best way to avoid encountering trouble when dropping off your package at the post office is to thoroughly inspect your label to make sure it is accurate. First, make sure your label reflects the correct weight of your package. If not, be sure to request a higher weight label through the Poshmark app. Next, make sure the date of your label reflects the day you intend to ship. Most post offices will not accept a package with an expired shipping label. To request a new label, simply find the order within the app and request a new label on the day you intend to ship. Finally, make sure you are using the correct box; our labels only support regular Priority Mail boxes or plain brown boxes.

We hope this makes shipping your next Posh package an absolute breeze! Happy Poshing!

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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!

When you make a sale on Poshmark, we provide you with a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label. No stamps. No hassle. We call that PoshPost.

Remember, the label is pre-paid and ready to go for all packages up to 5 lbs. (If you think your package is over 5 lbs, you can get a label upgrade directly through the app.)

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Finding the Right Box.
Poshmark orders ship via USPS Priority Mail.  Make sure you’re using the correct box!

  • Do NOT use USPS “Priority Flat Rate,” “Regional Rate,”or “Express Mail” boxes.
  • You can also use a regular brown box to ship your items.

Did you know you can request free boxes from USPS? They’ll drop them off to your house!

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Packaging Up Your Sale.
We all love getting pretty little things sent to us in the mail, so why not add a special touch to your shipment? Wrap your item in cute tissue paper and include a personalized note to thank your buyer. She’ll love it, we guarantee!
See more tips on packaging! 

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Placing Your Package In the Mail.
You have three options:

  1. Drop your package in a blue mailbox, if the package fits.
  2. Drop your package off at your local post office.
  3. Schedule for a pick up via USPS’ site. Easy breezy.

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!