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With our latest release of the app, we introduced two new tools to empower sellers on Poshmark take even more control of their closets, merchandise, and interactions with potential buyers: “My Closet Stats” and “Not for Sale” listing status.

1. “My Closet Stats”: My Closet stats gives you important information about your closet, your sales history, and the experience you are delivering to your buyers. This page and the information included on it is private (for your eyes only!) and meant to help you continue to succeed. To get to your closet stats, click on your profile tab at the bottom right of the app > click on “My Closet Stats.”

We’d love to hear your feedback on this tool, Posh sellers! Please click through to this PM Editor listing and let us know what other information about your closet you’d find helpful for selling more on Poshmark.

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Examples of the type of information you’ll find in “My Closet Stats”:

  • Available listings: The total number of unsold listings available for sale in your closet. Closets with a great number of “Available Listings” are more likely to sell an item to a buyer (we recommend having at least 10 available listings in your closet).
  • Self-Shares: The total number of times you have shared a listing from your closet in the last 30 days. Sharing your listings to your followers and to parties will increase the number of potential buyers viewing the listing and your closet.
  • Listings Sold: The total number of listings you have sold in your closet. (Special kudos if you’re one of the top 10% sellers on Poshmark - keep it up!).
  • Total Earned: The total amount of money you have made through your sold listings on Poshmark, less Poshmark fees.
  • Days to Ship: The average time you have thus far taken to ship your orders to buyers. We calculate the time between when the order was placed and when your package was accepted by the US Postal Service. The faster you ship an order to a buyer, the faster she can start enjoying her purchase! If you delay shipping an order to a buyer, you may harm her purchase experience and reduce the chance she shops your closet again.

2. “Not for Sale” Listings: You now have a clear way to tell 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.”

Note: Poshmark’s minimum listing price is $3. Listings with a $0, $1, or $2 listing price are automatically set to “Not for Sale” listing status and won’t have a “Buy Now” button. For more info, please check out our FAQs here.

Attention, bloggers! We’re thrilled to let you know that we have launched our highly-anticipated closet widgets - woohoo! This customizable, real-time tool is the perfect way to encourage your blog readers, fans, and followers to shop your closet directly from your blog or website at any time, 24/7. The widgets are clean and sleek, blending in well within the sidebars across a variety of blog layouts and formats.

  1. Easy to customize
  2. Listings update automatically
  3. Add up to five of your favorite Posh closets

Creating and adding the widget to your blog takes just a few minutes. Simply go to: http://poshmark.com/widget/generator (you’ll need to be signed in to your account).

Bonus: We’ve added a “My Favorite Closets” section on the widget so you can add up to five of your favorite Poshmark closets (using their username). They’ll receive an email letting them know you’re showing them Posh Love on your blog!

So what are you waiting for? Create your widget now and monetize your closet even more!

Your shopping experience on Poshmark just got even easier! With our latest version of the iOS app, finding exactly what you’re looking for is a cinch - and yes, that also means it helps potential buyers find your listings faster, too!

Introducing One-Stop Shopping: Your “My Likes,” Search, Posh Parties and all of the hottest Showrooms are now in one convenient location on the bottom navigation bar on the app. Shop to your heart’s content with the new “Shop” tab!

Universal Filtering: Narrowing down your search is a breeze with the new Universal Filter Bar. Ever wanted to only see the available listings in someone’s closet? Or shop just your favorite brand during a Posh Party? Now you can! The Universal Filter Bar can also be found in search results and showrooms.

“Not for Sale” Listings: Sellers now have a clear way to tell buyers which listings are no longer available for sale. This includes items sold in bundles, reserved listings, notes, or purchases they just want to share with other Poshers. Hooray!

  • Sellers: To mark listings as “Not for Sale,” simply open up your listing > click the top right “Edit” button > select “Mark as Not for Sale”

So what are you waiting for? Get to the App Store and make sure you download the latest version of Poshmark today! And don’t worry Android users, we didn’t forget about you. These cool shopping features will be available in the Google Play Store 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.

Sell and shop from wherever, whenever. Download our free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android!

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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!

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To update to Apple’s new operating system:

  1. Be sure to first back up the data on your device to the Cloud (see more info on how to do this here).
  2. Open up the “Settings” app on your iPhone/iPad.
  3. Tap on “General.”
  4. Tap on “Software Update.”
  5. Tap on the “Download and Install” button.

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!

Happy Poshing!


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.

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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:

  1. Open up the app, click on the “Search” tab on your “Feed.”
  2. After you do a Listing Search or a People Search, the system will automatically remember what you search for so that you can go back to it again in the future.

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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:

  1. Click on the listing you want to share.
  2. Scroll down and click on the “Share” button.
  3. Click the option to share to Instagram. You will now be taken to the Instagram creation flow, where the listing’s covershot and suggested copy will be pre-populated for you.
  4. Create your Instagram post and voila!

The more people that see what you have for sale, the more money you’ll make, so spread the word and share away!

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So what are you waiting for? Go on and update to the latest version of Poshmark to take advantage of these new features!


Happy Poshing!

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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:

  1. Implement faster rotation cycles to expose more fantastic closets.
  2. Replace our cumbersome and manual processes for finding users to suggest.

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.

 

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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 support@poshmark.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:

  1. A clear styled shot of the product on you.
  2. A full front shot of the product lying flat or against a clean, contrasting surface.
  3. A full back shot of the product lying flat or against a clean, contrasting surface.
  4. A detail shot of the product, showing any special details or pointing out any possible minor defects or wear.