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:
Your photos will come out clearer if you brace your arm or camera on something stationary. This is especially important in low light situations.
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.
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.
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.
Poshmark got a chic new makeover - so fresh, so clean, so fab! We’ve been anticipating the launch of Apple’s newest operating system, iOS7, and working hard behind the scenes to bring you to a spankin’ new look to Poshmark’s iPhone and iPad apps that take advantage of all of the goodies that iOS7 brings. This includes an update to the appearances of our buttons, icons, navigation bars, and so much more!
To update to Apple’s new operating system:
Once you update to iOS7, your iPhone and iPad will automatically update the Poshmark app to our latest version - and one of the greatest things about iOS7 is that all future updates to any apps you have installed will automatically update for you!
So, go on! Update to iOS7 and celebrate our fancy new look with us!
PS: If you don’t upgrade to iOS7 right away, you will still be able to update the app. However, if you’re on iOS6 or below, you will just see minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
We’re always looking for ways to make your Poshing easier, even more viral, and, of course, fun! That’s why we’re excited to tell you a little bit more about our latest app release (available now in the App Store!).
Saved Searches: Have you ever searched for a closet on Poshmark and wished you could bookmark it and access it later? Or are you constantly searching for the perfect aviator sunglasses? Then we’ve got something that will make you really, really happy! The latest version of the Poshmark app now saves your last 100 (yes, one hundred!) searches for items and people. These searches are easily accessible at any time:
Share Listings on Instagram: A few months ago, we introduced the ability to share your Poshmark closets to your Instagram followers. Starting this week, we’re introducing the ability to share your individual listings as well (or others’ listings that you love)! To share individual listings on Instagram, simply:
The more people that see what you have for sale, the more money you’ll make, so spread the word and share away!
So what are you waiting for? Go on and update to the latest version of Poshmark to take advantage of these new features!
We know that our Suggested Users feature has become both a source of overwhelming joy and heartache for our users, and it’s a system that we’ve been hard at work trying to improve. Quite simply, the original system we built could not keep up with the rate at which Poshmark has grown. We realized that in order to scale the Suggested Users program to meet the needs of the community we needed to completely overhaul the system to:
We are so excited to announce the launch of a new system that does just that.
The Suggested Users program is designed to celebrate our diverse community and connect users across the country based on a shared sense of style and fashion. Starting today, we’ll be using algorithms to match you to other users based on your size and style preferences. We’re also introducing an automated rotation system that will change your personalized Suggested Users lists multiple times throughout the day.
Our new system is constantly searching the Poshmark community for high-quality users and adding them to the Suggested Users database. Over the course of the next few months, you can expect to see the system, its algorithms, and the users it recommends change as we learn to optimize for each user.
Thank you for being so passionate about Poshmark and for supporting us through this hyper growth phase.
I really want to be a Suggested User. What can I do to improve my chances? Being a Suggested User is like being an ambassador — a big part of the role is ushering in, welcoming and helping educate new users as they become part of our community. Because of this, we look for users who have a stellar sales history, clear covershots and descriptions, an eye for finding and sharing other community members’ listings, and users who are upstanding members of the Poshmark community.
How will I know if I am a Suggested User? Our system will send you a one-time automated email when you are first identified and flagged in the database as a Suggested User. Make sure you have our email address whitelisted so that the email doesn’t go to spam!
When will I be recommended as a Suggested User? Your rotation as a Suggestion User begins when you receive the email notification from our system. At that time, you will be recommended periodically to users who match your size and style profile. Each list of Suggested Users is dynamic and changes multiple times throughout the course of a day.
How many followers can I expect to get? Because the Suggested Users List is personalized and unique to each user, you won’t be recommended to every new person who joins the Poshmark community, but you will get followers who are relevant to your closet. While the number of followers will be a small fraction of the original program, they will be much more closely matched to your closet and its style.
How long will my Suggested User rotation last? Provided you remain in good standing with the Poshmark community, there is no firm end date to your tenure as a Suggested User. You will continue to be recommended as long as you are an active user and in good standing within the community.
I’ve been a Suggested User before. Can I be one again? Yes! If you have been a Suggested User in the past, you are flagged in our database and you will continue to be recommended to users, provided you are an active user and in good standing within the community.
I got an email saying I’m a Suggested User. Why don’t I see myself on the list? The Suggested Users Program frequently rotates to expose a ton of great closets — your Suggested Users list will change multiple times throughout the day. Keep up the excellent work!
What if I see a Suggested User who is violating the Poshmark Terms of Service? Our new system is built to minimize these kinds of issues, but if you see someone pop up on your Suggested Users list who is violating our Terms of Service, please contact email@example.com.
Women across the country are making hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a month right NOW. The best part? They’re doing it all through Poshmark! Read on to get inspired by three real - and very different - Poshmarkers.
Case Study #1: A 20-something southern California Poshmarker fell in love with how easy the entire selling process is on Poshmark and in just four months, she has been able to sell over $15,000 worth of merchandise. Poshmark has given her the opportunity to make money (and have fun doing so), while being a stay-at-home mom to her young daughter.
Case Study #2: This 47-year old Texan makes $150-$200 a month on Poshmark selling clothes that don’t fit or that she no longer has interest in wearing. She loves that Poshmark gives her the opportunity to get prices for her items that she normally wouldn’t get at consignment stores.
Case Study #3: A savvy 30-something in Boston loves using Poshmark to connect with stylemates from across the country. She regularly shops their closets on Poshmark…using the $300-$500 a month she’s making by listing her own items!
Create listings, sell items, make money. We think that’s about as good as it gets.
Having amazing pictures in your Poshmark listings is one of the most important parts of creating a great listing. But don’t fret - read these simple tips to make the most out of your photos!
Tip 1: Style your Covershot.
Your Covershot is the very first photo in your listing - and first impressions definitely count, so be sure to wow potential buyers by including a gorgeous Covershot in your listings! We find that if you wear your item in your Covershot to show how you would style it, the chances of selling your item are much greater.
Tip 2: Pick the right setting.
Where you take your pictures is as equally important when creating a listing. You want to be sure that what you’re trying to sell is what stands out - not the pile of clothes sitting on your bed in the background!
If you’re taking your photos at home, we suggest picking an area of your house that’s clean, free of clutter, and has natural light beaming through.
Tip 3: Take clear, bright photos.
One of the most-convenient things about Poshmark is that you can snap the photos for your listing using your phone (easy-breezy!). And while the camera on the phone is pretty amazing, the lighting and coloring of the photos can sometimes be less-than-ideal depending on the environment in which the photos are taken.
This is why snapping your photos in natural lighting is preferred, but we know that’s not always possible. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that will quickly correct the exposure and tone of your pictures, such as Snapseed, Photoshop Express, VSCO Cam, and Picture Effect Magic.
Tip 4: Include a variety of photos.
We strongly encourage including as many photos of the item you are trying to sell to give potential buyers a better idea of what the item really looks like from multiple angles. Some ideas of the photos to include in your listings are:
We’re definitely feeling the love from our amazing community day in and day out at Poshmark HQ thanks to your positive comments, feedback, and suggestions. That’s why we’re so excited to let you know that we have a spankin’ new version of the app available NOW in the App Store that incorporates many of your suggestions, new tools to help you discover products, and so much more! Go on and update to see it for yourself!
In this update:
Your ‘My Likes’ & the Search Tool Are Now in A New, More Convenient Location! We’ve made your main Feed even prettier and more useful with easier access to the listings you’ve liked and to our Search tool. Find them by clicking on the ‘Feed’ tab at the bottom-left hand corner of the app.
Updated ‘My Size’ Filter: Hello, personalized shopping! We’ve now made it even easier to customize your search results and shop past Posh Parties by viewing products across all categories that are only your size.
To set your ‘My Size’ Filter:
To search for items in your size:
New ‘Price Filter’ in Search: Have a specific budget in mind when shopping for your next designer handbag? No problem! You can now filter your search results and shop past Posh Parties with our new ‘Price Filter’ to see items for sale that fall into your desired price range.
To set your Price Filter:
Posh Etiquette: Ever wonder how to become a rockstar Poshmarker and an amazing brand ambassador within our community? Then be sure to read our new “Poshmark Etiquette” at any time in the app for a few simple, straightforward community dos and don’ts.
To access, click on your profile tab at the bottom right corner of the app. Select the ‘Posh Etiquette’ option at the top of the screen.
iPad App: Updated Look: Our iPad app got an upgrade - and we hope you love it as much as we do! Check out the fresh new layout of your closet, past Posh Parties, and all of the browse/search pages.
We hope you enjoy these sweet new features. Happy Poshmarking!
Feeling those Monday blues? Keep calm and party on with us all week with a new lineup of Posh Parties! This Wednesday, we’re bringing you the sun, sand, and laid-back love of San Diego style at our live San Diego Posh Party! Join us virtually and shop for cute cut-offs, sassy sundresses, and more!
Can’t get enough of the fashion stylings of your favorite bloggers? Party with Jessica of Style 4 Love, Tracy of The Right Shoes, Jackie of Living After Midnight, and Sade of The Icon Concierge all this week!