Many people love how they generate profits by selling on platforms like Poshmark, eBay, thredUp, and Mercari. Selling online nowadays is just so convenient that it allows many sellers to work right from the comfort of their homes or even when they’re on the go with just a click on their gadgets.

By selling virtually, you are reaching a ton of shoppers on the internet. Many people who use Google to look for their desired apparel or popular brands might end up on your listings. Selling on Poshmark is surely a convenient way to sell and lessen your inventory, and for sure, many will relate if we say that while selling online is great, it does not generate a consistent income. This may be due to many factors that sometimes can be resolved on the seller’s end, and sometimes, it is just beyond the sellers’ control.

When you do a quick search on google how to increase your sales on Poshmark, you will likely find a blog post about how to do it and such, but not many teach you what you should do to beat sales slumps. As a Poshmark seller, we know that you have experienced a slump in sales at one point. This is why we at SuperPosher listed these strategies on how you can survive slow sales.

Why are sales slow?

This is probably one of the top questions of many Poshers when they suddenly have a sales slump. Why am I not getting many sales when just last month I had these numbers of sales?! A bunch of items from my closet are getting sold, and some even got sold as a bundle, but why suddenly, my sales are down? Frustrating, we know.

Sales slumps are normal in any business. May it be food or apparel, it will come a time that sellers will have a reduced income and that extra money won't just flow continuously.

So, it is important to know why a sales slump happens and what to do when you experience it. On Poshmark, there are many factors that can cause the reduction of sales. Here are some of the common reasons why a slowdown in sales happen:

  • Summer is here. - A common trend in having low sales is when it is the summer season. When it's that time of the year, many posh sellers anticipate a slowdown in sales because they know that it usually happens, especially during this time. This due to the fact that most of the potential buyers are going on vacations and they spend less time shopping on the internet.
  • Item price is too high. - Yes, a sales slump can happen to you regardless of the season if your asking price on the items in your Poshmark closet is too high. It is essential that before you list anything, you have checked the average selling price of the same item on the platform to have a comparison. Your listed price might be a little too pricey compared to your competitors, and the average full price of the item that you are selling is beyond its ideal cost.
  • Listings are not in demand. - If you want to ensure continuous sales and avoid downtime in selling on Poshmark, you have to list items that fall under the in-demand category. Most Poshers go to the platform to look for items that are on-trend and are in season.

These reasons for sales slump can dent your income so, we at SuperPosher listed down these helpful strategies that you can use as a Poshmark seller to help you boost your sales and get through those days when sales are slow.

1. Relist Your Items

Relisting your items means you are going to list your old items again. This is advantageous to your old items that have been sitting at the bottom of your closet for quite some time. Bringing them back to the top of your closet will give it another chance to be visible to many potential buyers, likers, and sharers. When you relist items, Poshmark's algorithm recognizes them as a newly listed item, bringing it to the 'Just In' category for many Poshers to see.

To relist your items, you will have to use the Copy Listing tool on Poshmark. This will allow you to copy all the details and pics of your old item into a new post ready for you to publish again as a brand new listing. To access this feature;

In the app:

  1. Go to a listing
  2. Select Edit
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Select Copy Listing
  5. Select Yes

On the web:

  1. Go to a listing
  2. Select Edit Listing
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Select Copy Listing
  5. Select Yes

If you are a seller with many listings in your closet to be relisted, we understand that it can be time-consuming. This is why we at SuperPosher created a new feature to help sellers relist their items without spending too much time in front of their devices. With the new 'Relist' feature, you don't need to go over your items one by one manually. SuperPosher got you! If you want to experience this time-saving feature and many more amazing services that SuperPosher can do, you can sign-up here! We have a 7-days free trial and a responsive customer service team that's always ready to help.

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2. Use the Time to Get Inventory

Having a slowdown in sales shouldn't drive you to lose hope in selling your items. Sales slumps are seasonal, and they won't last forever, so you should not get demotivated. Because staying positive is one of the main important attitudes in selling, look on the brighter side and use this downtime by attending to your Inventory. Getting Inventory is not easy, and it usually takes some time, so it is best that you use these slow times in restocking your closet. This will benefit you in the future when the sales go back up to their normal conversion.

3. Send Offers to Likers

If you are struggling with low sales, it is essential to know that you can use many seller tools and features to help you get through the tough times. One very useful feature on Poshmark is Offer to Likers.

You can take the initiative to persuade your potential buyers to finalize their purchase decision and buy your item by using Offers to Likers. This is a private discount that you can send to Poshers who like the items in your closet. To use this feature:

  1. Select a listing from your closet
  2. Select Offer / Price Drop on your listing page
  3. Select Offer to Likers (private)
  4. Drop your price by at least 10% and select a shipping discount

There are few things that you must remember so you can successfully send your offer:

  1. Your offer must be at least 10% below the lowest offer your potential buyer has received for the same item. If it is their first lowball item that they have received, ensure that your offer is 10% cheaper than the original price listed.
  2. Your offer should include a shipping discount which will be deducted from your earnings.

4. Offer Free Shipping

Offering free shipping to your buyers is one of the powerful marketing techniques you can use to persuade them during sales slumps. But before you offer free shipping, make sure that you have correctly factor the shipping cost into the cost of your item. This will ensure that although you have covered the shipping fee, you will still be able to gain profit out of the sale. As a seller, you have to make the buyer realize why a $10 worth of an item with $5 shipping is less enticing than a $15 item with free shipping. This way, you are more likely to convert an offer to a sale.

You can offer free shipping when you send an offer to likers. On the shipping discount that you will include in your offer, you can opt for a discounted shipping fee, or you can cover the whole shipping cost and offer free shipping to your potential buyer.

5. Share More

Sharing your listings more often can help you survive sales slumps. Just like many social media platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, FB, Twitter, and the likes, Poshmark is also a social network. Sharing your listings often makes it more visible to many Poshers giving you a higher chance of selling despite the slow sales. Additionally, because Poshmark has a helpful community, sharing other sellers' items can also earn you a share. This gives your listings more exposure by being visible to other posher's followers, which can be your potential buyers. So, keep doing self-shares and community share as this sharing can give you more advantage than you can imagine.

We know that sharing your items can take up so much time if you do it manually. This is why Poshmark bots like SuperPosher are here to help you manage your closet so you won't have to spend long periods of time in front of your device. Aside from relisting your items, SuperPosher can also do self-shares, community shares, return follows, increase your followers, and also send offers to likers.

Share up to 28,000 times a week, without doing anything

Join hundreds of sellers who trust SuperPosher to grow their business. Every day SuperPosher can do up to 4,000 shares, follow hundreds of users, return shares & follows, and even send offers to likers. You just have to turn it on from your phone.

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6. Use Social Media

If you have a Facebook account, you may join different kinds of Poshmark seller communities on this social media platform. By joining Facebook groups, you will be able to pick up useful strategies on how you can increase your sales, and you'll stay updated on the happenings on Poshmark. Some groups have a mixture of sellers and buyers as their members, so it can be helpful in gaining information about how you should manage your closet and what other potential customers look for in a seller's closet, which can give you ideas on how you can improve selling on Poshmark.

7. Don't Give Up!

Just like how the saying goes, the humps and bumps in life make the journey worth it. The same goes with your Poshmark journey, where you will experience highs and lows. These experiences will shape you to be a better seller and eventually help you achieve your goals.

Slow sales should not deter you. Not because there's a sale slump means you're going to give up. Remember that these situations don't last long and will eventually pass. So if you think you are doing something wrong with your closet listings, evaluate your items and improve your strategies. Staying positive and putting in the effort will go a long way.

Share up to 28,000 times a week, without doing anything

Join hundreds of sellers who trust SuperPosher to grow their business. Every day SuperPosher can do up to 4,000 shares, follow hundreds of users, return shares & follows, and even send offers to likers. You just have to turn it on from your phone.

No credit card required