Thursday, December 20, 2012

Want to sell your old clothes? Poshmark.

If you have a bunch of clothes that you don't wear, then Poshmark is the best thing for you. Poshmark is an app on iPod, iPad and iPhone products. The app lets you post pictures of clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc. that you don't wear anymore. The items can be new with tags, new without tags and lightly worn (just don't try to post your old t-shirt with that pizza stain on it, I can promise you that nobody will buy it).

Poshmark is a free application that you can get in the iTunes app store. As of right now, you cannot get the website on your computer. Unless, you have already signed up for an account on an iPad, iPod or iPhone. I signed up for Poshmark about a month and a half ago. Since then, I have sold almost $800 worth of stuff that I don't use anymore. I've sold shoes, jewelry, shirts, pants, sweaters, etc. The app is mostly geared towards women's and girl's/teen's items. Although, I have seen many people post men's and children's items. They do get sold as well. Most of the time it is a wife/girlfriend and/or mother who buys those items for their husband or children as a gift. I posted a pair of children's Adidas tennis shoes that have never been worn and in less than 30 minutes after I posted them, somebody bought them.  

When you sign up, you have the option to sign up through your e-mail address or Facebook account. I choose to sign up through my Facebook account. If you decide to sign up, type in this code: HNEPG
This code is a referral code and it will give you a $5 credit in the app. I have been both a seller and a buyer at Poshmark. Let me tell you about my experiences. 







 As a seller: The pictures that I have posted above are just a few of the things that I, personally, have sold on Poshmark. As you can see, I've sold quite a bit in the past month and a half. Those are just a few of the pictures though, I have sold a lot more than that. Keep in mind too, all of these items that I've sold were items that I probably would have dragged to the Goodwill within the next month. Selling stuff is really easy. All you have to do is post pictures of your items with a mobile device, describe it EXACTLY and set a price. The app asks for an original price and the price that you are asking for. If you don't know the original price, try to guess as well as you can or just put $0.  A lot of the times though, people will try to negotiate the price with you. I love negotiating the price so I usually put my original price higher then the price that I really want. A lot of sellers BUNDLE items. A bundle is when you put more than one item in a sale so that the buyer only has to pay for shipping once. A lot of sellers give extra discounts on bundles, for example 15% off. When you sell an item, Poshmark sends a prepaid shipping label to your e-mail. You print off the shipping label and put it on the box that the item is in. You can get boxes for free at the Post Office to put your sold items in, another option would be to order the boxes for free from the post office's website online. Then you ship the buyers items. You can put it in the mailbox if it fits, drop it off at the post office or you can schedule a pick up at your home with your local post office. When the buyer receives their item(s), they confirm that everything is as described and you receive your payment. If you don't let the seller know that something had a hole in it or anything like that, then they can return it to you and you have to pay for the shipping. When you want to withdraw your money, there are three ways to receive payment. You can request a check, get it deposited into your bank account or go through Paypal. Poshmark takes 20% from each sold item. Personally though, I'm willing to give that 20% because 1) I was just going to give these clothes away anyways and 2) Poshmark protects both, the seller and they buyer, from getting scammed. 

As a buyer: I have bought a few things off Poshmark and I have been pretty pleased with it. The sellers I bought from were quick about shipping and very friendly. All you do to buy is go into somebodies closet, click buy if you like the item and they do the rest of the shipping. I usually ask the seller a lot of questions about the items before I buy because I want to make sure their item is perfect for me. I did a lot of my Christmas shopping on Poshmark. After you buy your item, all you can do is wait for the seller to ship your item. You have 3 days to confirm that the item is what you paid for. If there is anything wrong with it, you contact Poshmark and they will try to fix it for you. If you do not contact the company or confirm the shipment after 3 days, Poshmark assumes that everything is as described and the seller receives their payment. 

If you follow ALL  of Poshmark's rules, you are guaranteed not to get scammed.

A lot of people try to "trade" items. DO NOT TRADE. This is against Poshmark rules and I know a lot of people have gotten scammed by trading. Since trading is not covered by Poshmark rules, you could send somebody their item and you may never receive yours back. Just buy the items from the sellers. If there is a hole in something or the item isn't what they described, then you can always get your money refunded. There is no guarantee with trading. Just protect yourself from getting scammed. 

My final verdict of Poshmark is that it is a great way to sell old things that you don't use anymore. There is a buyer for everything out there. I don't like that some people try to scam others but Poshmark is pretty much a scam-proof app as long as you follow the rules. Don't forget to type in the code HNEPG when you sign up!!

Let me know if you have any other questions about Poshmark and I will respond to you almost right away!

105 comments:

  1. Hi..I'm new to poshmark and need some help. How to you respond to someone who has inquired about an item.

    Thanks

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    1. Where do you apply the code?

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    2. If you commented on something an you wanted to delete it, how do you do that?

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    3. If you commented on a pic of clothing and you wanted to erase the comment, how do you erase it?

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  2. Hi! How do bundles work? Doesn't Poshmark's shipping arrangement only cover things beneath three pounds? What if it goes over?

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  3. If someone has a listing set to $0 can you buy it? Or do they have to opportunity to reject the purchase?

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  4. What do you do when Poshmark will not respond to your e-mails. Is there a number you can call. I have a problem with a buyer, have sent Poshmark 4 e-mails over a one-week period and have not received a response (other than their standard "We are currently experiencing a high volume of inquiries. Someone will get back to you in 24-48 hours." I don't know what else to do.

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  5. Are their any instances where a seller has something listed and you but and they never ship the item. I just purchased something and i looked in their closet and noticed that they haven't updated anything in the last 2 months or responded to anyones questions. Its only been 2 days thus far since i purchased the item, but i will be disappointed if it not available anymore and i dont get it.

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  6. I know what bundle means, but how do you put the pictures of the items you are bundling all together in one picture?

    Thanks!

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  7. I post so many listings but no one likes them or comments on them.. I think they are very generously priced and I follow many people. How do I get people to like/comment my stuff while receiving many followers?

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  8. Hi! I just got started on Poshmark, and have listed two items to sell. How do I go about trying to get followers? Thanks!

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  9. Hi, If I'd rather a person pick up an item and pay cash in person can I do that?

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  10. Do the sellers have a feedback rating like eBay?
    Thanks!

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  11. how do you cancel an order for non shipment? I already contacted posh several times and I'm way past their 10 day rule. Can minors post on there I've seen alot of kids posting under 18..

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  12. How do you cancel something you bought due to non shipment? It's way past 10 days..and also can minors post on there I've seen alot!

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  13. How do you get people to follow you?

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  14. I read that Poshmark can do a direct deposit to your account, do you know where you enter that information?

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    1. Thanks!

      I just made my first sale, I was wondering. When I pack and ship my stuff out, do I have to buy a tracking number? What is your process when you make a sale?

      I'm totally new to this!

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    2. how so you pay with paypal in there?

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    3. To my knowledge, you can't

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  15. Hello I've signed up about a week ago but just started listing yesterday. From what I've read, it seems like everyone who uses PM gets to sell something right away. I have a bunch of questions! I was wondering, do people see your list at the top of their feed right when you list? Do they have to follow you to see them? Do you have to keep listing an item to sell to get noticed and get some likes going? From the previous comments, what does updating an item mean? Did you edit or change up words to update them so they can show up in news feed?

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  16. I have an item listed for $9. A buyer wants to buy it for $10 total with Paypal. Im new to Poshmark, so what exactly does she mean? & How does Paypal work?

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    1. Hi Erica....I appreciate your blog but Just for your information I will give you an update about Paypal transactions...this week I received a warning email from Poshmark and they said Paypal transactions are unacceptable...the email said:

      Hello Ana,

      We here at Poshmark HQ truly value you as a member of the Poshmark community. This is why we are contacting you today about some activity on your account that is in violation of our community guidelines.
      Take purchases outside of the application is unacceptable. This sort of activity hurts everyone--both you and the Poshmark community--by breaking down the sense of trust and integrity we have on the Poshmark app. We must ask that you cease this type of transaction at once. If we continue to see this pattern of behavior, your account will be in jeopardy.

      I know for everyone is very hard to pay 20% commission and in my opinion they must reduce the rate so people will avoid to do that kind of transaction outside PoshM....I hope this help to inform people about this new PM rule...Regards...ANA

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    2. The commission isn't that much when you consider that a portion of what they take goes directly to pay the shipping cost of your items(s).

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  17. Hi! I'm pretty new to Poshmark and I made my first sale, but the buyer is not happy because she misunderstood a previous comment with some description that I wrote for another posher, so she bought it without asking any questions and she assumed a feature of the item, so now she wants to return it. I already contacted Poshmark but they haven't answered yet, I told the buyer I don't have control over the return because of the shipping fee and the 20% Poshmark gets, also I haven't received the money yet because of the problem. I told her I could help her sell the item. What do you think is best to do? I feel bad because I want my poshmark buyers to be happy, so I don't know what to do.

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  18. If i've decided not to sell something thay someone just boight what do i do???

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  19. Hi! I just started using PM today and the only thing I'm worried about is people knowing my shipping address...just for privacy and security reasons. Will the shipping label that PM makes show my personal home address?

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  20. Please answer the above question because it is my question as well. Thanks!!

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  21. when someone buys from you on poshmark and you get money in your account, can you get that money into your paypal or is it only check/cash? Thank you!

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    1. You can go into your account and set up your banking information. The money will be directly deposited there.

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  22. I need to get another stamp because my package is more than 2 pounds, how do I upgrade the label?!

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  23. very informative info for all new people to PM thanks Erica!

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  24. If I want to give stuff for free and put $0 as the price, who will pay for the shipping?

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  25. Thanks for this blog! I just joined as well and you answered many of my questions already. How do you set up the yellow "note" to your buyers advertising sales and asking for feedback? I am guessing you use the notepad on your phone but how to get it to you closet??

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  26. I've sold 2 things so far since being on PM since last week. I have some followers but I'm confused about 1 thing - when I share a listing with followers, how do they see it? And where do I see things that have been shared with me by those who I follow? Thanks! Your site is better than the PM FAQ!

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  28. Hi! I purchased an item and the seller told me she shipped on the 28th but my purchase status is still at "In Process" does that mean it really hasn't been shipped yet?

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  29. Usually, yes, that would mean that it was not shipped yet. Although, that same thing happened to me a few times. I ordered something and the seller said that they shipped the item but the status of the package never changed. As it turned out, the seller actually did send out the package, it was just that the website never updated it. If you don't get the package in the next couple of days I would contact Poshmark and ask if it had shipped.

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  30. Hi I want to know if I can receive payment from them by check even if i'm only 14 years old. I also want to know if I'll need to pay with a credit card if I buy from them. Thank you:)

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    1. I'm not sure if they have an age restriction for checks, if they do you may just want to talk to one of your parents about cashing the check for you. And yes, you need a credit card on file to buy anything.

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  31. I have unfortunately had a very bad experience using poshmark, both times I have bought the seller assures me the item is there and then after I purchase they say it is not anymore and won't cancel the order so I wait the 10 days to cancel. Have you ever cancelled an order on poshmark? How long does it actually take for a refund. Poshmark said 1-2 days for them to process the refund and up to 2 billing cycles for a refund depending on the bank. I hope it doesn't take up to 60 days, but I can't find any information on someone actually receiving a refund.

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    1. Hey Nicole! Unfortunately I have not had experience on refunds so I don't think that I would be much help. I can't imagine that it would take 60 days for the money to go back to your account though. That seems like a ridiculously long amount of time.

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  32. Hi! You wrote about free boxes from the post office...where do I order free boxes?

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    1. Hey! Go to this link for the free boxes;

      https://store.usps.com/store/browse/subcategory.jsp?categoryId=subcatMSS_B_Free

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  33. How do you put those little icons/pictures in a listing?

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    1. You have to download another keyboard from the app store. I have "emoji free!"

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  34. How do you rearrange your closet so like items are grouped together? Thanks in advance!

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    1. I just update/edit each group of items how I want them to look. For example I will update pants all at the same time, then I'll do shirts. Hope that helps!

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    2. Yes thank you so much! Following you also ;) tonyab33

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  36. How can I edit pictures that I take for items I want to sell on PM?

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    1. I think that you have to install a different editing app and edit your pictures there

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    2. Hello. I bought two items from someone today, and afterwards she wanted to bundle them so that I could save money on shipping. She cancelled my orders, but now it won't let me purchase the bundle. It says 'insuffienct funds'. But I was wondering, if my money doesn't return to my card, can she uncancel my orders that I already paid for?

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    3. I don't believe that there is a uncancel button. You'd have to order again.

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  37. I bought a couple things from poshmark 5 days ago but they haven't notified me that the seller accepted the offer. And the order status still says process". Any idea why it's taking so long??

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    1. Did you buy from an active member? I know sometimes people don't log onto their account for months. If they don't send it within the week I would contact Poshmark and cancel the order because the seller probably doesn't check their account anymore.

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    2. Thanks for the quick response!
      The item was posted just two weeks ago. If they don't respond how do I cancel? Would I get refunded?

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    3. Hmm... Then they would be an active member. Maybe they just don't check their e-mail? To cancel you just contact Poshmark and you will be refunded.

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    4. Thanks a lot! You're extremely helpful :)

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  38. yes POshmark is great to getting rid of items you no longer need or want. They do not take seriously about people selling knock offs.
    The coach replica's of coach, Louis Venton, Burberry, coach and much much more. IT IS VERY ILLEGAL TO DO THIS. I HOPE BY REPORTING THEM TO THE ABOVE MANUFACTURERS THEY WILL HELP STOP POSHMARK FROM DOING THIS.

    They ignore all my emails and my reports that something is a replica and not the real item. I watch very closely and the people I report still have the listing. I only sell authentic items.

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  39. Accidental purchase . I'm already send emails to poshmark , but they never answer the policy is that we can cancel accidental purchase between 3 hours , but the seller send me the order anyways , what can I do?

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    1. I would just email Poshmark and wait for their reply.

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  40. hi! I totally love your blog! I was wondering how bundling and shipping worked, and also just plain shipping? Everytime I look at a listing. It says something like 4.99 for a bundle and 6.99 for everything else.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Bundling is when you put more than 1 item in a sale so that the buyer only has to pay for shipping once. I believe that the $4.99 shipping is for any order above $25 and $6.99 is for sales under $25.

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    2. So if I wanted to sell something and after the transaction has complete, then poshmark will email me with a shipping label for my item(s) as long as it is under 2-3 pounds? What about if the package weighs more than 3 pounds? Would I have to pay for the rest of the shipping if it is heavier than the allotted weight?

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    3. Yes, they will send you your packing slip. There is an option to buy a bigger shipping label for heavier items but you will have to pay extra.

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    1. I don't recommend it, more than likely you'll get scammed and lose the item that you traded

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  42. You really have all the answers! haha, i'm new to poshmark and i read above the link to usps that gives the free boxes to order. but on the poshmark FAQs it says ONLY priority mail, not express or flat rate. but how do i know on that website which ones are JUST priority mail? unless i'm overlooking it. i just don't want to get boxes that i won't be able to use. thanks in advance!

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  43. I think that it's the priority mail regional rate boxes. I can't promise that's right but I think it is!

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  44. Hi I'm confused. When you buy an item do you have to pay the shipping or does Poshmark do that??

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  45. I'm new to PM, so before I list anything I'm doing all my research if you will. how long can a listing stay up on posh mark? I know with ebay there are auction time period such as a month or a week etc...

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    1. A listing will stay up for as long as you want it to

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  46. PoshMark while being a GREAT CONCEPT? is horribly ran. The customer service is TERRIBLE. As a business owner myself, I would die if my customers were unable to contact me, or one of my employees. Instead they send autoreply messages, and take days sometimes weeks to respond. AND BEWARE... There are tons of FAKES and REPLICA bags, being sold everyday on Poshmark as authentic goods such as Louis Vuitton and CHANEL, I see a huge LAWSUIT from these Big Name trademarked companies in the near future. The Worst of the worst? THE ppl who are lowballing and selling designer items for 10x what they are worth due to the GREEDY CEO who collects 20% for doing absolutely nothing.. in the "HELP" department. THEY ACTUALLY DELETED one of my REAL CHANEL bags and told me it was a replica?... I am not the one to fake it until I make it .... SO, I was not only offended but I also have a huge distaste in my mouth!.. POSHMARK is SCAMMARK... in my opinion STAY away !

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  47. Which is safer to purchase thru PayPal or posh I'm new to this and how do you post pics

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    1. There's a button at the bottom in the middle that allows you to take pictures and post them. It's not safer to purchase through PayPal.

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  48. Hi! I just created my account today and so I don't have any followers. Does that mean that nobody will see my listings? How can I get more followers?

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  49. hi dear
    can you tell me that how many other ways through you sale your cloths ?
    i also want to do.

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    1. Besides Poshmark, the only one that I have tried was Ebay

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  50. Is it normal for poshers not to have things in their closets? I have had 4 different potential buyers and all of them do not have anything in their closets. Strange?

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    1. That's pretty normal! Some people just want to go on Poshmark for buying so they won't list anything. Other people are new to Posh and they just haven't gotten around to putting anything up yet. I've sold quite a bit to some girls with nothing in their closet.

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  51. how do you gain followers on poshmark?

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    1. Just start following people, sharing their items and posting your items to the Parties

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  52. Poshmark is a fun site to sell clothes that you don't want or wear anymore. People can scam you too such as nandosbaby17, was suppose to send multiple items after being bought but only sent one item and blocked me after asking about the rest. Just be careful about who you sell and buy from.

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  53. My friend is a Professional Organizer. She helps people (usually wealthy people) 'scale down'. Very often she ends up with loads and loads of brand name lady's clothing with the price tags still attached. Sometimes she ends up with truckloads! I'm wondering if marketing this clothing on PM might be profitable. Other 'review' websites are not very kind to PM...the biggest complaint is customer service. As a seller, and not a buyer, is customer service much of an issue?

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    1. To be honest with you, over the past year I've only had to contact customer service twice. The 2 times that that I have contacted them they've been very slow on their responses. It doesn't bother me too much because I don't have to contact them much at all. I'd rather sell on Poshmark over Ebay because I usually end up with more profit.

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  54. Hi Erica! I'm newer to Posh Mark. Hoping you can answer my question. I just sold my first bundle of 6 items that come to around 5.5 lbs. I understand that the regular shipping label only accommodates up to 2lbs (which the buyer has paid 4.99 for). So if I need a label for extra weight how do I go about doing so? I see in the app you can request extra weight but if the buyer is paying 4.99 for up to 2lbs wouldn't I only need to supplement the extra 3 lbs? Doesn't seem fair that I have to dish out another 8 bucks for a 6lb label. Or should I just be getting another 3lbs label for 1.99? Thank in advance for your insight!

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  55. I've heard of poshmark, but it never caught my attention, and so I didn't really know what it is. Oh wow, this is super cool. You posted on this page some cute things! Many consignment stores don't give you much of a percentage any more, too.

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  56. I've never used poshmark will have to check it out as Im making room in my closet :)

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  57. Hi,
    I bought two items on Poshmark from two different sellers and the sellers didn't ship the items nor respond to my emails.
    Please help.

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    1. You'll have to e-mail Poshmark support, they'll be able to help you!

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  58. I have a huge bag stuffed with unused and obsolete dresses that are taking huge space inside my wardrobe. Probably, Poshmark is a great spot to get rid of this stuff.

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  60. I have ordered 5 things on Posh - If an item is not shipped within 7 days, Poshmark automatically contacts the seller and also lets you know via email that they have attempted to reach the seller but are unable and basically suggest that you cancel the order and get a refund...unless you want to wait or write on the sellers page. ALL 5 of my orders had been over 7 days - so i got the email on all of the. I didn't do anything at first, decided to wait (these have been spread out over a couple of weeks). One by one I was contacted by Posh that the sellers decided not to sell it due to: lost the item, the seller decided to keep it, or they just never heard back from the seller. I JUST got 1 of the items (2 weeks later). All the rest of the orders have been cancelled due to bad sellers! Customer Service is ok - they get back to you but they don't really do anything about the format. I feel like I have wasted time and energy on this site.

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  61. I have ordered 5 things on Posh - If an item is not shipped within 7 days, Poshmark automatically contacts the seller and also lets you know via email that they have attempted to reach the seller but are unable and basically suggest that you cancel the order and get a refund...unless you want to wait or write on the sellers page. ALL 5 of my orders had been over 7 days - so i got the email on all of the. I didn't do anything at first, decided to wait (these have been spread out over a couple of weeks). One by one I was contacted by Posh that the sellers decided not to sell it due to: lost the item, the seller decided to keep it, or they just never heard back from the seller. I JUST got 1 of the items (2 weeks later). All the rest of the orders have been cancelled due to bad sellers! Customer Service is ok - they get back to you but they don't really do anything about the format. I feel like I have wasted time and energy on this site.

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  62. Poshmark has a horrible site: I loved the idea and was really excited to use it. I use Etsy & I am a seller on Etsy - however Posh is nice to get simple items for good prices. So I purchased 5 items (spread out over a couple of weeks). For every single item - 7 days later I got an email from Posh saying that my item was delayed due to the seller not responding. One by one each item was refunded to me - due to really lame reasons: item lost by seller, seller decided not to sell it (what?!). I never complained on Posh to the seller as there is not a way to message them - only talking directly to the listed post. I just got the 5th order (2 weeks after the fact). I complained to Posh - suggested to them to have a rating system or better way of regulating the sellers - the response back was pretty much "whatever".

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  63. I'm still new to postmark and don't know a lot of the lingo. What does pp mean?

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  64. if I requested to recieve a check by mail for my sales; would you know how long it typically takes to reiceve the check?

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  65. how do i receive my credits from friend invites?

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  66. Poshmark does not provide support to its sellers when a buyer intentionally puts in a false claim on an item. They have a no return/refund policy in place, however a buyer can lie after they have received your item or worn your item and Poshmark falls on the side of the buyer without consulting the seller or finding out what was really the issue. Then they hold your money until they figure things out all while the buyer has your item they claim was not right.

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