Marketing and Business, Poshmark

Curvy Girl Resale: Poshmark Week In Review #5

Curvy Girl Resale Weekly Review: Week of December 3rd – December 9th

So I finally gave in and bought some cute poly mailers, and they did not disappoint! I still plan to ship some of my items with Priority Mail Boxes from the post office but I do like these poly mailers for smaller packages.

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I’m reflecting today on the ups and the downs of the past few months. Today I am grateful that when I started Poshmark in August, I made a pact with myself that this would be a year long experiment.

I made a pact with myself that no matter how difficult this next year was that I wasn’t allowed to quit until the year was up. That I had to see the experiment through. I am so glad I made that pact with myself because if I hadn’t I would have already quit.

The first two months on Poshmark were impossibly hard. I couldn’t figure it out and I expected things to sell a lot faster than they did.

I remember my longest stint without a sale was 20 days!! Honestly I don’t know how I didn’t quit, aside from the fact that I had made a pact with myself to see the year through. My second longest stint without a sale was 9 days, and my third longest was five days.

Now, four months in, I rarely go two days without a sale. I am so grateful I stuck it out!

Alright lets get to some numbers:

  1. Total Active Listings: 94
  2. Total Listings: 185
  3. Total sales this past week: 13 (14 items sold. One sale was a bundle)

I had my best weekend on Poshmark this past weekend. Saturday morning before 1:00 I sold six items.

Then Sunday I sold three more items. One of them was a coat that sold for full asking price from a guest buyer. I did a happy dance all over my living room and my husband looked at me like I was a lunatic. It happens lol.

Take a look at the images below. Here is what sold for me this past week:

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Sometimes I think I’m crazy putting my numbers out there for everyone to see. But then I remind myself I’m not doing it to say “look at me and what I sold.” I’m doing it because this is a year long experiment for me and I’m using this blog as a place to track my data and go back and look and see what worked for me. 

I also think its helpful for people to see what sells for someone else. My goal right now is not a $30 average sale price (or ASP). My goal right now is to sell enough clothes and gather enough data to be able to know what items bring in the highest sale price.

I prefer the volume approach (selling a lot more for a lower price point). This helps me have small wins. If I were selling a ton of higher priced items I would go longer in between a sale, because more expensive things take longer to move.

Maybe its impatient of me, but I like quick flips. This is MY strategy and doesn’t necessarily mean its the right one for everyone, but for now its the right one for me.

Because while everyone’s trying to get rich flipping high dollar items I’ll be over here crushing it with $12-$20 sales. This won’t be my strategy forever I’m sure, but for right now it works.

Finally, lets be real about how much I have fallen in love with thrifted clothing. I bought this absolutely beautiful jacket to put for sale in my Poshmark closet. I tried it on to check the fit and well…I kept it. Womp womp. But I LOOOVVVVEEE it.

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How was your week on Poshmark? Leave me a comment and tell me about it.

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

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