2. Selling: Search google for the original store photo of the item you're selling. You're likely to find it, & your chance of selling the item go up several-fold when you use it.
3. Shopping: Use your credits to buy clothes, so you stop spending $$ on new things!
4. Selling: List your item title with very few descriptors--just the brand & a simple name. Unlike eBay which requires many adjectives to maximize its search feature, you'll get more hits from searches on Poshmark with a more general title.
5. Shopping: Get to know your seller. Go to their page ("Closet") & read their profile & a few of the "love letters" they've received. Take a look at their overall wardrobe & see what shape most items are in, so you can get a sense of how they treat their clothes. You'll also see on their page when they were last active. Ask a question or post a comment & see if they respond. You probably don't want to buy from a seller who doesn't respond to questions.
6. Selling: Let it go. The first 5-10 hours after you post something is when your chances are highest of selling it or gaining exposure to your closet....which means anything in your real closet that you're lukewarm about has to go. Try to post additional items to your Poshmark closet every week. Don't forget to sell your aprons, hair devices, unused makeup.
7. Selling: When you describe your item, try to remember what drew you to buy it. Think about connotations such as elegance, coziness, etc. Examples:
"This dress is the epitome of understated elegance."
"I love the red accents in this blouse."
"A little bit preppy, a little bit shapely (think Lois Lane classic)."
"Classic, New-Englandy warm jacket."
8. Selling: Be a good friend. Share others' posts. Accept offers. Sell only decent merchandise. Don't hide flaws in an item. Tell the true sizing in your description--whether it be that the item has shrunk from its original size or that it's sized much bigger than the tag says. Give 5 stars for the purchases you receive if they're as represented (even if they don't work for you) or say nothing at all.
9. Shopping: Pants/jeans are the one item you may not want to buy on Poshmark unless they're new with tags. People stretch out pants/jeans in different ways, so it's very hard to find the right fit.
10. Selling: Enclose a gift with every order--either something in your closet that your buyer likes or something new like chocolates, jewelry, a scarf you've never worn--a true gift. Exceed your buyers' expectations.
11. Selling: Take the prices of the items in your closet up & down every few days. People "following" the item will notice when the price has gone down again & will try to snap it up. Really--it works!
12. Shopping: I try to buy only from those who realize they're selling used clothes & don't act like their clothes are gold. Some of us are happy to see the things we don't wear anymore get a second life. Choose kind sellers who accept offers & sell at reasonable prices.