I understand the basic concept: hypothetically, I see 3 or 4 things I like in a closet, I put them in a bundle. I suppose then the seller might try to sweeten the deal by knocking off a bit, right? Or I can ask the seller by leaving a note asking for a discount?
But I was also looking at a youtube video and she said, for increased sales, make a bundle for people even if they "liked" one item (clicked on the heart button). Poshmark then sends an email to the potential buyer stating that seller XYZ has made a bundle for you (accompanied by a offer to knock off a few bucks). But I don't really get it. What's the point? How does this differ from just sending an offer to likers? Seems like a lot of work for the seller to court someone who just hit the like button!
I inadvertently liked something earlier today and the seller immediately sent "a bundle" with an offer of X% off. She also asked me to decline if I was "window shopping". Which I did but I was very unclear about the whole thing. Seems like a lot of work for the seller. I'm not sure I want to handhold the customer that much. Is all this stuff necessary? And why did she ask me to decline? What if I was on the fence? Are we suppose to be temporary friends?
I really don't think I "get" Posh at all. Help me out here.
Creating bundles out of likes for someone and then offering a discount on the bundle is a service a seller can provide, but I don't think it's necessary - if a buyer wants to bundle stuff, they'll do it on their own IMHO - if I see they've created a bundle and its been there for more than about 8-10 hours, I'll make them an offer. I do send offers to likers, not all the time but maybe once a week. I tend to be more hands off than some sellers, though. The last bundle I sold was last week, and I made an offer on three items someone had bundled - she took the offer. That doesn't always happen.
I ignore the 'onedles' - those bundles of one people have - I think it's partly they want to keep track of an item, and partly the 'like' and 'bundle' button are apparently close on mobile.
I'm still somewhat new myself so others may have better ideas.
Glad you asked the question because I still don't get it either! Bundles seem to be used similar to the new offer feature on ebay, but it can be for one item or more than one item. (I would say the original intention was for it to be for multiple items but sellers have evolved it to be for just one item as a way of offering a discount.) You find ones to make an offer on by looking for those who have liked your item (from your "newsfeed" or just by looking at your listings).
As a potential buyer, I will like something as my way of "watching" it, and then I get an offer for 10% off that I have to decide on within the next 24 hours. I am generally not ready to commit that quickly or I would have bought it at the offered price as 10% is usually only $2-$3 on the items I'm looking to purchase. I just ignore it figuring it will disappear after 24 hours, and I don't think an offer prevents someone else from purchasing (although her asking you to decline right away makes me wonder if I'm wrong about that).
From the seller's POV, I set my prices at the price I want to sell it at. I have a really hard time, even on ebay, raising prices to allow me to subsequently discount them. It always feels like I am pricing myself out of the market at that point. I don't buy expensive items for myself, and I don't pay full retail for them so when something is listed for more than I am willing to spend, I don't even look at it. That's what I am afraid happens to my stuff if I price it too high to begin with. I already have to raise the price to cover the higher fees poshmark charges. Unfortunately, it may be the game we have to play to get things to move on poshmark.
I do think PM is a lot more work than ebay. The listing seems easier, except resizing the pictures to fit their requirement that they be square, but all the sharing is time-consuming. Very labor intensive for the return you get. I am obviously not sharing enough since I saw where chap mentioned she was sharing 18K per month at one point. I had no idea how she knew that, but then I found shares next to the number of followers and following. I've shared 3500 times since I started at the end of May. I looked at some other boardies to see their number of shares, but not knowing how long they've been "poshing", it's hard to say what's a good number. I'm trying to increase the number I'm doing, but again it seems very labor intensive for little return.
My prices go up and down. I had been pricing my items $5 more than on eBay, then down to the same price. Back up $5 and now I am listing $5 lower...about the same as eBay after their fees. I don't change the prices on my already listed stuff, just the new ones that I am now listing.
Don't know what to do, really. But I just did make a Posh sale on an item that didn't sell on eBay for several months.
I try to share my whole closet once a day...during my dinner. But with over 600 items, that does take awhile.
I can't get caught up with my shares and following. I get over 200 a day. For every new follower, I follow them and share one of their items....except for the idiots with vulgar gestures.
I try to share three times a day, but I only have about 90-100 items left to share - I don't really share off season stuff as people also search by keywords so have about 50 of those items that I just skip. I'm listing a couple of things a day to get the numbers up again. It takes me maybe two hours a day to do it all.
My strategy has been to price it the same as eBay (in case people are checking and see my listing on both sites). I'll offer likers 10% to 15% off plus $1.80 shipping discount with the thought that it's a final sale. On eBay, I take returns so it's worth it to me if a Posher is willing to buy it and keep it. I've had a lot of trouble with bad eBayers lately claiming stupid things to force me to pay shipping both ways: color differences, mysterious odors, incorrect measurements that turn out to be correct. And eBay will NOT back me up even with visual proof. Even with two or three phone calls and I just don't have time to fight that nonsense AND inevitably lose AND pay the scammers shipping both ways. At least with Posh, I know I'll get my item back and not be stuck with the shipping.
So I searched on "puppy" and sorted high to low. There are all kinds of listings with puppies--mostly just people showing off theirs. But there are some looking for donations, which I am also surprised would be allowed (saw one for braces). Didn't find the one on your bundle and didn't see any that were actually for sale. Maybe they took down the listing already?
My strategy has been to price it the same as eBay (in case people are checking and see my listing on both sites). I'll offer likers 10% to 15% off plus $1.80 shipping discount with the thought that it's a final sale.
Use a different name on each site you sell on. Then you don't have to worry about a) pricing between sites, and b) a pissed off buyer (or seller) from one site finding you on other sites and damaging your selling reputation.
You’d need to use a different gallery picture and switch up the gallery too. It’s a pretty common tip on social media to search for cross-posted lightweight items on eBay, etc., as well as searching on Poshmark for heavier things for the flat rate. For one off items it’s suggested to raise the price quite a bit before ending it or marking it inactive