I’ve gone through several (three) closet cleanings recently and realized how much stuff I have that’s cute, but I will most likely never wear. I simply don’t have an occasion, which is the worst. So, I downloaded a few apps on my phone to try to sell these barely worn items. I decidedly liked Poshmark the best and, now, after having it awhile and selling a few items, I’ve decided to do an honest review on it.
- Poshmark makes selling ridiculously easy. Simply take a few good snapshots of your item, write a title and description, and wha-la! Your listing is now live. You can share it on all your social media sites and with the Poshmark community.
- Once you’ve sold an item, Poshmark covers shipping. They send you a prepaid shipping label via email which you just put on your packaged item and drop in the mail. Since shipping is the one thing I never like to deal with, this was a great feature for me. It made it super easy to ship right out of my dorm.
- It doesn’t cost anything to post a listing. I know there are sites out there that charge you to have an item for sale, which can be risky business if your item *cough* never sells. Poshmark charges a 20% commission on everything you sell (so basically it’s a consignment shop) which can be a lot depending on the cost of your item, but they pay for shipping and make it easy to sell, so I think it’s worth it.
- It’s easy to edit a listing and it takes less than a minute to change a price or quick detail or upload a new photo.
- You don’t use PayPal. I hate PayPal, so huge bonus in my book. All transactions are done right through the app.
- Negotiating is pretty easy. ‘Nuff said.
- The checks come in a timely manner and direct deposit is also available.
- It can be difficult to sell an item. I’ve sold two items so far and it took quite a bit of effort and sharing and negotiating to finally sell them. You can have as many listings as you want, which will make your “closet” seem more appealing to shoppers, but your item needs to get a lot of attention and views for the right person to see it and buy it.
- While many users are reasonable negotiators, a lot of the people are total cheapskates. They won’t pay over 20 dollars for an item that’s probably worth hundreds. No joke. I do not lie. This can make negotiating hard.
- You can’t delete comments on a listing. All negotiating is done out in the open (the comments) so if you tell a potential buyer that you’ll go lower, everyone can see that. If your potential buyer bails, your now stuck at the lowest price they negotiated with you.
- Negotiating and people asking you to put items on hold can get really annoying.
- There’s a lot of knockoffs on the site. Buyer beware, because returns are only acceptable if the item you receive is not the item you bought. Pretty much, there are no returns.
Overall, I love this app and I use it quite often. I’m always on it sharing my listings so that people can see how fashionable of a closet I have *wink* and trying to sell my stuff. All my prices are pretty negotiable so stop by and check out my shop if you’re looking for something. Right now, I’m clearing out a lot of my fancy dresses and they’re super cute and only worn a few times! In about a week, you’ll start seeing a lot of stuff because I’ll be cleaning my closet *sighs* again. I’ve attached a preview of my closet, so stop by the site if you’re interested!