Last Updated on by Buayifa
As a Poshmark seller, it must be frustrating to go week after week without making any sales.
I know exactly how it feels as I have been in those shoes for a while now.
Even when I know I have done everything right, I still don’t make sales on Poshmark.
I have sold only 3 items since I joined Poshmark, but I have made over 30 sales on Mercari.
So I decided to not worry about it anymore.
However, I know I am not the only Poshmark seller not making mulah on the selling app.
So in this post, I will cover 8 possible reasons why you are not making sales on Poshmark.
First of all, everyone on Poshmark hates you… Hahaha.
No that’s not it.
8 Reasons You’re Not Making Sales On Poshmark
1. Window shoppers
The first reason why you are not making sales on Poshmark is because of Window shoppers.
Most buyers and sellers on Poshmark are window shoppers.
We just browse through listings clicking like and moving on.
Or if you are like me, you are saving it for when you have money to buy it.
But the thing is likes on a listing gives the seller hope that someone is interested.
Then they send out an offer to likers with a discounted shipping, and all ye likers go quiet.
Trust me I know the feeling when you send out an offer to maybe 3 or even 10 likers, then nobody accepts.
It just takes your hopes up and crashes it again.
But don’t beat yourself up about it.
2. You are not making sales on Poshmark because your pictures are blurry
The second possible reason why you are not actually selling on Poshmark is that your pictures are blurry.
I have seen this so many times.
The worst is when the seller has just one picture and it is blurry.
OMG! It drives me crazy.
Not everyone has the patience to ask you for more pictures.
Most buyers would walk away *singing* walk on by, walk on by!
How do you expect anyone to see and want to buy what you are selling if the pictures are not clear?
Or you have other plans?
Please let me know in the comments.
3. You are not replying to questions on your listings
Another possible reason why you are not making sales on Poshmark is that you don’t reply to comments about your listings.
On Poshmark, questions buyers ask usually show as comments under the listing.
So when you are not replying, other buyers see.
Some will still ask but most of us will keep scrolling.
Just last Christmas I wanted to buy a pair of boots on Poshmark.
I noticed the seller had not responded to all the questions before mine.
But I still sent my questions, and she hasn’t responded as we speak.
Anyway, that’s gone.
I ended up buying from someone else on Mercari.
So you may lose sales if you are unresponsive to your buyers.
4. Poshmark shipping cost is a possible reason you are not making sales
This reason may not resonate with all sellers and buyers, but it is true as…
Poshmark recently increased their shipping cost to $7.11, and I personally am not happy with that change.
So even if I find something I like on Poshmark, that shipping cost would discourage me from buying it.
Imagine if there are many other buyers like me…
For someone living on a budget, that calculates every dollar spent; the $7.11 shipping is a lot.
This is why I prefer Mercari because I can compare prices and also shipping fees before making purchases.
5. Low-ballers on Poshmark
If you have been selling on Poshmark for a while, you must have met one or more low-ballers.
I must have low-balled at some point too on Poshmark and Mercari.
Who are low-ballers?
Low-ballers are buyers that offer outrageously low prices for your listing.
For example, you list an item for $10 and someone offers to pay $6 or even $5.
Some would even ask for free shipping on an already low-priced item.
Remember that the fee for selling on Poshmark is 2.95 for items under $15 and 20% of sales from $15 up.
So tell me how Poshmark sellers are supposed to make sales or profit if they get low-ballers all the time.
Some low-ballers send offers while some ask for messy discounts in the comments.
Now those are the kind of comments you ignore. Yes, I said it!
6. You are not sharing your listings
Poshmark encourages you to share your listings as often as you can.
You can share your listings on Poshmark, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
So if you are not sharing enough, it could be the reason why you are not making sales.
I am guilty of this too.
Now I am not saying there is a guarantee that if you share you will sell.
I am just showing you possible ways to make a sale or sales.
So use the share button and share your and other sellers’ listings too.
Some sellers will return the love and share yours too.
7. Unclear descriptions
The last possible reason why you are not making sales is that you are not naming and describing your listings properly.
Are you one of those sellers that lists a pair of American Eagle boots but just name it “black boots”?
And you don’t even take the time to search for the brand name on Poshmark.
Okay, if I am searching Poshmark for a pair of black boots, your listing may pop up.
But it won’t be found in search results if I am searching for American Eagle boots.
Why list an item if you won’t even make an effort to describe it and increase your chances of selling?
Please let us know in the comments.
8. Sometimes selling sucks
It is possible you are not making sales on Poshmark because sometimes selling sucks.
There will be high and low days.
Sometimes shoppers are broke or shopping from other places.
So if you sell on other platforms and make money there, maybe you should concentrate on them.
Maybe that’s where your buyers are.
You’ll never know.
Let’s Wrap Up!
So that’s 8 possible reasons why you are not making sales on Poshmark.
I hope you find this post helpful.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
I will be happy to answer them.
Thanks for reading.
Remember to pin me.