I think I looked into a while back but didn't do anything since at that time, it appeared you could only list from smartphones, not directly from the internet/desktop computer. I don't know if that was accurate then, or still the case now.
I never considered it before since, until a couple of weeks ago, I didn't have a smartphone. I believe it was discussed once before (not sure if it was here, or not) and someone said that it's high maintenance because people are always contacting you with offers. My impression was that it's a given that the price is negotiable.
A woman I worked with at my church's clothing sale was telling me that she sells on it all the time. She was a pill, so I was only half listening to her. LOL. She also said that her daughter is a clothes horse and resells all her stuff on there and actually won a trip from Poshmark for her volume of sales. Can you see Ebay giving us trips?
I realize this is an old thread but I've been looking at Poshmark myself. The 20% commission rate is fairly chunky but that is slightly offset by the fact that you aren't paying commission on the shipping. With eBay, they charge me 10% (9% really) on shipping but then give it back to me in the form of a discount on my shipping. sigh. But, the thing is, you can also get discounted shipping through paypal (granted, not as much but still).
From what I can tell reading around is, yes, people do expect a discount but a lot of sellers agree to a discount if they finalize the sale through paypal only thus avoiding poshmark's 20% fee. If you consider that poshmark is charging $4.99 for Priority shipping and can get the buyer to pay you that then ship first class, you might even have profit margin there, perhaps coming out ahead of what you might make on eBay.
But what a bunch of work for a sale! I can sell something on eBay and *bam* print the label and it is outta here. Poshmark sales are going to take a lot of back and forth and buyers who whiney out of the transaction or try to scam the seller.
"Although it’s fast to list an item, it can take some effort to get that item to sell. The idea is you want as much people as possible to see your listing. Unlike ebay where you list and forget about it until an inquiry or a sold notice shows up in your inbox, poshing is social. You follow others’ closets and they follow yours. Sharing is caring…you share an item you like in someone’s closet and they’ll likely return the favor. Sharing is important because it exposes your listing to other poshers that may not be following you or searching for your particular item. Each day there are also several themed posh parties. There is a time limit in which you can share your closet items in the party but again by making this effort, it increases your likelihood to get a sale, encourages others to browse your closet, to share your item with their followers or to follow you."
What? I'd rather spend that time making new listings rather than trying to hawk my item. It's not going to be my cup o tea.