ThredUp VS Poshmark: Which Is A Better Closet Cleanout Platform?

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If you want to know which of these two is a better closet cleanout platform, stick around. In this post, we will compare selling on Thredup VS Poshmark.

I have sold on both Thredup and Poshmark for a couple of years, and I’ve had both good and unpleasant experiences.

And I plan to help you understand how they work for buying and selling, so you know what to expect and see which of them will be more beneficial to you based on your needs.

Let’s dive in.

ThredUp VS Poshmark: Which Is A Better Closet Cleanout Platform?

Which Is Better For Closet Cleanout? ThredUp or Poshmark?

Before I start comparing ThredUp to Poshmark, let me first show you how they work.

ThredUp is an online consignment store to buy secondhand fashion – some new with tags – at an affordable rate. And if you plan to declutter your closet and sell or donate your clothes, ThredUp is a quick way to go.

If you want to learn more about ThredUp, read this post, Can You Make Money Selling Clothes on ThredUp?

Sign up with my Thredup referral link and get a $10 store credit when you send in your first cleanout kit.

Poshmark is an online selling platform and a mobile app for selling stuff and making money online. To join Poshmark, all you have to do is sign up with my link, download the mobile app, and start listing your items.

Poshmark VS Thredup Buying


Buying clothes on ThredUp is like shopping from a regular online store, where you pick items, add them to your cart, make the payment, and receive your purchase.

There is a drawback with buying on ThredUp. Which is, your clothes may not all arrive together in one box because sometimes items are shipped from different ThredUp stores in the US.

While on Poshmark, if you buy stuff from several sellers, you’d pay different shipping for all those purchases. So buyers would rather buy bundles from a particular Poshmark seller and get everything shipped together.

Winner: Thredup wins for shopping because you can buy clothes you love from several sellers and ship as a bundle, even if they arrive days apart.

Shipping rates on Thredup vs Poshmark

For purchases you make under $79 on ThredUp, you pay a $5.99 shipping fee, but if it is over $79, you will get free shipping.

But Poshmark shipping is $7.11 whatever you buy.

Winner: ThredUp wins here because whether you are buying a couple of things or spending $79, you’d either pay as low as $5.99 for shipping or get free shipping, respectively. Instead of $7.11 on Poshmark.

ThredUp VS Poshmark: Which Is A Better Closet Cleanout Platform?


When you return an item to ThredUp, they would email you a free return label, and charge you a restocking fee of $1.99 that would be taken from your refund. Then the balance will be sent to your original method of payment.

Poshmark, however, does not charge you restocking fees. They’d only send you a return label to ship the item back to the seller.

Winner: Poshmark wins returns.

Though both platforms offer free returns, I’d rather not pay a restocking fee.

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Selling On Thredup VS Poshmark


Once your clothes are in Thredup’s possession, they take pictures, list, and price them. Then you are free to adjust your prices in hopes that they’d sell faster.

While on Poshmark, you take pictures, price your listings, ship orders, and even share your listings within and outside of Poshmark.

Winner: Thredup wins here because some of us do not have time to take pictures and list stuff.


ThredUp usually gives sellers a period of time to sell their clothes. After which the clothes are either returned to you or become Thredup’s.

Also, if and when those clothes sell in the future, you won’t be paid for them anymore.

But Poshmark, on the other hand, does not place a time frame on your listings.

So even if the listing has been on Poshmark for over a year, nobody will send you messages about them expiring.

Winner: Poshmark is a better selling platform here because you’re not under pressure to either sell your clothes or lose them to anyone.

Shipping as a seller on Thredup VS Poshmark

When it comes to shipping, ThredUp handles all that for you since the clothes are already in their possession. And you only hear that your item is sold and then wait for your money.

But a Poshmark seller packs and ships purchases from their home, with a prepaid shipping label($7.11), of course.

Winner: The winner here is ThredUp because they save you the time to pack orders and make post office runs.


The way selling on ThredUp works is that you send in your clothes, Thredup lists them (the accepted ones), sells them, and pays you a small percentage of the sale. Sometimes as low as $0.30.

While on Poshmark, the seller makes sales, pays Poshmark selling fees, and takes a higher share of the sale.

Winner: Poshmark wins here because you are only paying the required selling fee and take home the rest.

Getting paid plus payment methods

Thredup pays sellers ten days after the buyer receives the item and does not return it. Also, you can get your funds through direct deposit, store credit, and PayPal.

While on Poshmark, you get your funds immediately after the buyer accepts and rates you. The longest you’d wait is three days. And Poshmark pays sellers by direct bank deposit. No PayPal option here.

Winner: In terms of how fast you get your money, Poshmark wins.

But Thredup wins payment methods because of PayPal.

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So that’s a comparison of ThredUp VS Poshmark for closet cleanouts and buying secondhand fashion.

At the end of the day, you’d make your decision about which platform you prefer based on your needs.

If you ask me, I prefer Thredup over Poshmark for shopping, but the other way round for selling.

I hope this battle of Thredup VS Poshmark helps you declutter your closet, sell your clothes, maybe buy new ones, and rock them like crazy.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. I’ll be happy to answer them.

Are you currently selling on ThredUp or Poshmark?

How are you finding it? Please share your experience and your preference with us.

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