We have all heard the stories about people making a couple thousand dollars extra on the side using Poshmark. If you aspire to do the same, or maybe just want to make a little bit of extra money cleaning out your closet, then knowing the top selling items on Poshmark is a big deal.
You can sell the greatest quality fashion choices on the entire platform, but if they are not in demand than they are not going to sell.
Brands and styles are important.
Poshmark has a rotating list of featured brands that come and go with the seasons. It is important that you sell the right brand at the right time, with the trends of fashion. These featured brands get a lot more exposure and because of this there are a lot more people buying them. And it's not like Poshmark is featuring certain brands for the heck of it. They want to provide customers with as good of choices as possible, thus they feature brands that are in-demand.
So What are the Top Sellers?
One thing that I noticed while searching around on Google is that there are a heck of a lot of different answers out there. It is a jungle of mixed information. One top seller will be saying one thing while another will be telling you something else.
One thing that you have to realize is that what sells best for one person might not sell that great for another. Maybe one person developed their own little personal brand around a certain style and another person went off in a different direction. Or maybe one person just sports the particular fashion better in pictures… You never know.
That said, there is still some hope if you want to find out what the top sellers are so that you can make as much money as possible. Luckily, Poshmark provide some key information at times as to what is selling the best and what is going to be in demand in the future.
Poshmark Tells Us What Sells Best
Every so often Poshmark will publish trend reports on their official blog. This will give you key information like tips on what you can do to improve sales among many other things, including brands that are currently popular.
Below you can see an image that I took a screenshot of which was featured in one of these trend reports. This particular report was providing details on men's fashion, and as you can see they provided the top brands in different regions of the United States…
This will give you a good idea of what you might want to look into selling depending on where you live, but they don't end there. The report also provids information such as what time of day certain demographics shopped the most, brands that are likely to be big sellers in the next season and that you might want to get your hands on, and a few other statistics that were helpful.
The big downside to these data reports is that they simply are not updated regularly. However, you can always take a look at the recent data reports here to see if there is any recently published information that you might find useful.
You Can Also Find Trends on Your Own
If there aren't any recent data reports published by Poshmark you can always do a little bit of your own research to find what the top sellers might be. A recommended strategy for doing this would be to find big name sellers, such as those that are hosting parties and take a look at what they are selling. Scan through the closets that have a lot of sales and see if any particular style or brand pops out at you. You can filter by the number of items sold.
And of course inside the app you can also shop and filter by top sellers… Then do the same thing and look for any trends that might be occurring.
This takes a lot more work along with some practice and a keen eye to be good at, but if you're willing to put in the work it can pay off and give you some insight into what is selling most.
Tips for Big Sales
So besides selling items that buyers are going crazy for, there are a number of other things that you want to do to make sure you are as successful as possible. Some tips worth noting include the following…
Be Social - Poshmark is a social app. The more you share the more likes and comments you get, the more favorites come in and all this leads to your postings being pushed higher up in users' feeds... which means more views and ultimately more sales.
You cant just post something and expect it to get a bunch of likes and sell.
Photos are Key - If you aren't taking good photos of your clothing then you are really cutting yourself short. This is pretty much a given but needs to be mentioned. Take pictures of the items on your body (or someone else) so that viewers can imagine themselves wearing it. A simple selfie in the mirror is all it takes.
Be Detailed with the Description - In the product description try to be as detailed as possible. Stating the size, material, and all the specifications is a must so that customers know exactly what they are getting. You should also include your own comments about how something can be worn, what it can be worn with, what occasions it is good for, etc. This will help potential buyers imagine themselves in it.
Brand Yourself - If you or just looking to clean out your closet and sell a bunch of random items, then this doesn't concern you so much. However, if you are looking to try to make money consistently by selling items, maybe by regularly hitting up the thrift store and reselling, then creating a brand around yourself is important. Some things to consider are starting out with a memorable name, selling similar fashions and keeping photos consistent.
List Items for More Than Your Desired Sale Price - Another little trick that you can do to help boost your sales is to list items for a little more than your desired price. Of course you don't want to list them to high or else no one is even going to take a second look, however overpricing them a bit can be helpful. How? Well… Because this gives you room for negotiation and you can lure customers in with sale prices while still making enough money.
Cleaning out your closet? Here are some other 'decluttering' money makers you may be able to cash in on. And if you are looking to turn your Poshmark business into a consistent extra income on the side, you might be interested in these money making opportunities.