Of course, I'd venture to say Annie looks a heck of a lot better modeling her items than I would modeling mine, but that's what croppers are for.
- "The MOST important tip I can give you is to become more involved in the Poshmark community!" says Annie. Ask any questions to all the suggested users, I'm sure they would be more than happy to help. "Follow lots of closets, many will follow you back. And share items that you like, many of those people will look your closet and share items they like in your closet to their followers. It's kind of like returning the favor," she explains, adding, "We like to help each other out on this app!"
- About setting prices: "Unfortunately people love discounts so they will always ask," said Annie when I asked her what kinds of discounts people expected. I did notice that a lot of wheeling and dealing seems to be going on in this app, mostly in the comments under items' photos. And in the real-time "parties" people can comment as well.. Two things you can do, says Annie:
1) Mark the price exactly at what you want to sell it at, and say your price is firm.
2) Mark slightly above your sell price and give people a discount when they ask for it.
"I recommend going with #2. People always feel better about purchasing when they feel like they are getting a deal."
So far I have not sold anything yet, but I still have a lot of items to put up. I just added a pair of practically new leather boots from Territory Ahead
that have been cooling their heels in my closet for a few years; I think I wore them once. Annie has friended me and was kind enough to "share" my item, so with time I hope to adding Poshmark to my portfolio of places where my no-longer-wanted items go to find a new home.
What do you think of the Poshmark model of doing it all on mobile -- photos, listing, buying, commenting? Do you think you will try out the app? Post a comment here!
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