Marketing and Business, Poshmark

Curvy Girl Resale: Poshmark Week In Review #3

So far this week, November 19th – November 25th, I’m up to 78 active listings. My goal is to get to 100 active listings. I did make it to 81 active listings but then I sold a few items and it knocked me back down to 78. I am constantly listings and selling so the number goes up and down.

Total listings though, including sold listings is 138.

Now lets talk about what sold for me this week on Poshmark.

I had three bundle sales (meaning the customer purchased more than one item) and five single item sales.

So what sold? Here’s a quick photo snapshot of what sold this past week for me. 

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You’ll notice that some of these items are priced really low. Those are what we call “bad buys” and not things that I intend to pick up again. They were also some of my first purchases so I didn’t really know what I was doing when sourcing.

I will definitely continue to buy more plaid, especially for this time of year. I was shocked  when the Panama City Beach shirt sold. When I bought it I thought to myself “No one is going to buy this!”

I have got to stop doing that though, because usually the things I say no one is going to buy are the things that end up selling.

 

 

In other news I am extremely grateful for my husband who is always willing to drop off my packages for me at the post office. Also, I may be creating a monster because the hubs started a Mercari store and has four items listed and he is hunting for more.

Y’all should see how excited he gets talking about his store. Love him! ❤

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I have achieved most of the goals I set for myself for the month of November.

My first goal was to get to 720 Instagram followers and I far exceeded that goal. At the time of this blog post I’m up to 969 followers.

I am grateful to my reseller friend Honey.Rags on Instagram. She gave me a shoutout and I got an influx of followers from her post. You can find her on youtube HERE. She is awesome! Watch all of her Poshmark videos!

How was your week on Poshmark? Tell me about it in the comments below.

Hugs,

Bria

P.S. Want to stay connected? Follow me on Instagram @CurvyGirlResaleTN and Poshmark @CurvyGirlTN

 

 

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Curvy Girl Resale: Poshmark Week In Review #2

This past week, November 12th-November 18th, started off slow. I went four days without a sale. However, Friday before 9:00 a.m. I sold two items back to back and then Saturday I sold my very first five piece bundle!!

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I hesitate to make any predictions based off of these results however. I am learning about the only solid prediction I have about Poshmark is that just when you think something is working in your favor and caused you to make a sale, when you replicate those exact same actions they don’t necessarily result in a sale a second time. Womp womp

I will however, draw the conclusion that the weekends are prime selling time. I may be spinning my wheels during the week spending so much time self sharing my closet when people are more likely to buy either on the weekend or around payday.

What sold in the bundle? Two Michael Kors shirts that I have had listed literally since I started on Poshmark in August. A sleeveless shirt from Maurices and a sleeveless shirt from Kohl’s. The brand was Roz & Ali.

The other items I sold over the weekend were a pair of Gap Jeans size 18 and a “I’m Not Bossy I’m the Boss 2X” sweatshirt.

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My closet does focus on sizes large and up. Several times I have thought about branching into smaller sizes, but from my online marketing days I know it is better to have a niche market to begin with.

The specialist always makes more than the general practitioner. One of my favorite online marketing experts loves to say “If you’re talking to everybody, you’re talking to nobody.”

So far this month I have listed 40 new items in my closet. My goal is to list 50 per month. That feels like an attainable/sustainable goal for me, especially since I’m working full time.

My goal for this month was also to get to 21,000 followers and I have crushed that goal. I changed up my following strategy and it really helped.

As a Poshmark Ambassador, I automatically get several followers a day who are brand new to the app. I have noticed, that most new people automatically start out following 142 people.

I go find new people who only have one listing but are following 142 people, and then I follow all 142 of those people. Why? Because I have noticed that these tend to be active users who are more likely to follow back.

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I know this strategy is working for me, because I started the month at 19,500 followers. The month is not over yet, but I am at 21,547 followers.

My favorite thing about Poshmark is setting these goals for myself every month and then working my but off to accomplish them.

It’s not easy, but despite the madness I do find it kind of fun.

How was your week on Poshmark? Tell me about it in the comments below.

Want to stay connected? Follow me on Poshmark @CurvyGirlTN and on Instagram @CurvyGirlResaleTN

Hugs,

Bria

 

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Curvy Girl Resale: My Week In Review #1

So I want to make sure I’m documenting my entire year on Poshmark. At this point I’ve been on Poshmark for about 3 and a half months. I have learned so much, but I still feel like there is so much to learn. To date I have sold 47 items and I have 77 active listings.

The biggest challenge I’m facing right now is growing my store while working full time. Did I mention I have two kids ages 8 and 3 and I’m married? There are literally some days that make me feel like I’m drowning.

Whiteboards are my life saver right now. I can write out my entire day at a glance on my whiteboards. I can write out the month’s goals and easily see them using my white boards.

Right now I’m getting up at 5:45 every morning. I was getting up at 4:45, but I’m just mean and overly emotional when I haven’t had enough sleep so I decided to dial that back a bit and get an extra hour of sleep. Nobody wants to be around bitchy Bria.

Even still, I’m getting up at 5:45 and I am on the go from the time I wake up until about 9:00 every night when my husband has to practically pry my phone out of my hand.

Okay maybe that is being a bit dramatic, but by 9:00 I do feel the guilt of spending so much time on my phone, but Poshmark kind of requires it.

I’m now to the point where I’m transferring my Poshmark earnings to my bank account every Wednesday. I keep a separate account for the business so that profit and loss is easier to track. The amount I transfer weekly is nothing to write home about, but its usually somewhere in between $30-$50.

Community sharing is a huge part of Poshmark, but my sales from last week came mostly from self sharing my closet. I am still community sharing, but not nearly to the level I was in the beginning. Instead, I am investing my time in getting more listings up, self sharing my closet, and studying sold listings.

I’m at 78 available listings right now. My first goal is 100 active listings. The funny thing though is that I’m having a hard time getting to 100 because every time I get close to 80 I sell like 5 or 6 items and it knocks me down.

This is a good problem to have. I imagine when things slow down for the summer I’ll really be able to get that number up in preparation for the Fall and Winter months. I am in several Facebook groups where a couple of people say December is also a slow month for resellers. This is my first December as a reseller so I’ll be interested to see.

So far, my longest time in between sales was 20 days. Y’all, honestly, I do not know how I didn’t quit during those 20 days. It was so frustrating but I refused to give up. I knew there was more I needed to learn.

I usually go about 3 days with no sales and then multiple sales on the fourth day.With Poshmark, as with any business really, PATIENCE is the key.

Last week’s sales included:

  • A Karen Roger’s Fleece Zip Up Vest
  • A bundle sale of an old navy sleeveless top, that has been in my closet since I started in August, and an ugly Christmas sweater vest
  • Another ugly Christmas sweater that was plus size

I deposit my money once a week from my Poshmark earnings. My goal is to deposit $100 every week into my account from Poshmark.

Also, the highlight of my week came in the form of a new feature within the app on Poshmark. Now, instead of having to open a listing to share it from your phone, there is a share button directly under the listing. So now, all you have to do is hit that share icon, click share to followers and boom its shared. Whereas previously you had to do like four clicks to share one item. Happy happy joy joy.

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Do you sell on Poshmark? What was your week like? Tell me about in the comments below. 

P.S. Want to stay connected? Follow me on Poshmark: CurvyGirlTN. Follow me on Instagram: CurvyGirlResaleTN

Hugs,

Bria