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How to Become a Reseller on Poshmark

By Madison Hess, J.D. | Last updated on

Do you need extra cash? Consider starting a side hustle as a reseller. Poshmark is a popular place to get into the reselling business, without leaving your full-time job.

Poshmark is an online marketplace where you can sell your secondhand clothes and accessories. It's a great time to sell your used items. Thrift stores and consignment stores are trending, and so are resale websites like Poshmark, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Mercari, and Tradesy. Follow this step-by-step guide to start your own Poshmark store.

1. Get to Know Poshmark

Before starting your shop, dive into Poshmark. Find out what the likers are liking, what the popular poshers are selling, and what the highest paying buyers are buying. Find out what's in demand and find your target market.

Poshmark sells men's, women's, and children's clothes of many brands including J.Crew and Free People. Poshmark isn't just for clothes; you can also sell electronics, like iPhones and laptops. Explore the world of Poshmark and figure out what your place in it will be. You should also review the existing Poshmark fees.

2. Select and Prepare Your Inventory

Put together your inventory. You can go through your own items or take a trip to the Goodwill in search of things you can resell for a profit. When you open your store on Poshmark, you don't want it to consist of two listed items. Compose a sizeable inventory for your store.

You will need to photograph all of your items for your Poshmark account. For high-quality photos, use natural light from a window. You should take close-ups of the items you're listing so that potential buyers can assess their quality. If you are selling old clothes or technology, make sure that any wear and tear is reflected in your photos.

Now you need to set your prices. When setting your listing prices, consider the retail prices of your items, and the quality of your items. If your items look brand new, you can choose to price them close to the price you bought them for. If they show significant wear and tear, you shouldn't price them as though they are new. Refer to Poshmark, find items similar to yours, and note what they are selling for.

Prepare for purchases by arming yourself with shipping supplies. No one expects you to deliver items as quickly as Amazon, but you should have everything you need for shipping on hand. Go online or visit your local post office for packaging supplies. Shipping labels are provided by Poshmark, but you will need to have a means of printing off those labels.

3. Set up an LLC for Your store

Depending on your plans for your Poshmark store, your side hustle may be a business rather than just a hobby. If this is the case, consider setting up a limited liability company for your store. Operating your store as an LLC protects you from personal liability for business conduct. This means that your LLC will have its own debts and assets, and if anyone were to ever have reason to sue your store, they would sue your LLC, not you personally. In a lawsuit against your store, the plaintiff would be unable to reach your personal assets and would only have access to the assets belonging to your LLC. Setting up an LLC can be simple with online DIY business formation services.

4. Set up a Poshmark Account and Other Accounts

If you've done all of the prep work, you're ready to open your accounts. Besides a Poshmark account, you'll also need to open social and bank accounts. You will want to use social media to promote your Poshmark store and set up a bank account so you can keep your Poshmark transactions separate from your personal ones.

To set up your Poshmark account, download the Poshmark app. Setting up your app so that you will receive notifications is crucial. This helps to ensure that you are immediately aware of purchases. It will also inform you of potential buyers by showing you which Poshmark users have “liked" your items and allow you to make those parties private offers. You can stay up to date on Poshmark trends and Poshmark sales so that you can adjust your listings accordingly.

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