How do you start selling art on Poshmark? Can you even sell handmade items on Poshmark? Is Poshmark reliable?
If you’re wondering how to start selling art on Poshmark, I’m here to answer your questions!
With the added home market on Poshmark, you can now sell handmade items on there. If you’re an artist looking for a good way to get your art out there, selling on Poshmark may be for you!
In this post, we are going to cover the basics of Poshmark and how to make money as an artist on the platform. I will also cover my experience with the app and the pros and cons of selling art on Poshmark.
Selling Art On Poshmark
For a little background: I’ve been selling on Poshmark since 2017 when it was purely just a clothing reselling app. They have now grown into a very large platform where you can sell just about anything. There is a large handmade and artist community on there, and some artists do really well selling on Poshmark.
What is nice about selling art on Poshmark is that there are no listing fees, and they only take their cut when you make a sale. I think this is really helpful for newer artists or artists who are just starting out selling their art. Etsy, on the other hand, charges fees for every listing and 500 other little fees when you make the sale. Poshmark is simple and easy to use with no hidden fees.
Is Poshmark Reliable?
Yes, Poshmark is a reliable platform to sell on. In my several years of selling on Poshmark, I have had zero issues. So if you want to start selling art on Poshmark, go for it! It’s a free and safe website to use.
A tip: make sure your listing description and photos are always detailed and accurate. I see so many listings (even on several other platforms) where the descriptions are so bare. As a buyer, I want to read details about the item and not have to ask questions. Take several photos in different lighting and make sure you can see all the details properly.
What Are You Allowed To Sell On Poshmark?
You can basically sell just about anything on Poshmark like most other selling platforms. There are obvious items you can’t sell like used makeup or counterfeit items. If you want to read more details about what you can sell on Poshmark, click here to see their full article.
Ideas Of What To Sell On Poshmark
Besides clothing, shoes, and basic home items, you can sell whatever items you make and create. I sell art prints, photography prints, painted rocks, wood burning art, greeting cards, bookmarks, etc. Along with my artwork, I also sell boutique items that I have in my shop, like crystals, candles, etc. Whatever handmade items you create you can sell. Handmade jewelry is very popular along with crochet items, and so much more.
Pros & Cons Of Poshmark
PROS OF POSHMARK
- Free to list items
- Easy to use
- There is a huge amount of monthly users
- Lots of support and sharing groups to get your work and items out there
- Your listings will show up on Google
- They take care of the shipping label, you just have to print it!
- All Posh packages are priority mail – so fast shipping!
CONS OF POSHMARK
- You have to share your closet often and be active on the app
- They take a 20% cut of every sale
- Packages can’t be over 5 lbs or you’ll have to pay for extra shipping
Poshmark is a very socially active platform. You have to share your listings daily so they show up higher in the search. While this may not be a con for everyone, it does take some work. You can’t just list your items and then disappear from the app. If you don’t remain active, your listings will be hard for buyers to find. Thankfully there is a “share all” button so it doesn’t take much time to share everything you have for sale.
Poshmark has some really awesome groups that you can become a part of. I’m in a few sharing groups where everyone helps to share each other closets. There are also groups for artists who help support each other by answering questions, giving suggestions, and more.
How Much Does Poshmark Take?
As I mentioned above, Poshmark takes a percentage of your sale but doesn’t charge you to list. So you only have to pay when you make a sale. Poshmark takes a 20% cut off your sale when sold. If you offer any shipping discounts that would be deducted from your final total as well.
It seems a bit steep, but if you have your items priced right, it’s not bad. Also, you don’t have to pay to list your items! That is always a huge win for me.
How Does Poshmark Pay You?
Your funds get released after the customer has received the package and accepted the order. Poshmark gives the customer 3 days after the order has been received to accept it. Once accepted or after the 3 days have passed, your money gets released. It remains in your balance until you deposit it. You can request a direct deposit or a check. It’s pretty simple!
Make More Money Selling Your Art On Poshmark
This post was all about selling art on Poshmark.
I sell my art on multiple platforms. It can be a lot at times to keep up with inventory, but I like to have multiple sources of income. Selling on more than one platform is much more secure than relying on one source of income too, especially if your art business is your full-time job!
So overall, if you’re looking for online websites to sell your art on, I would consider Poshmark! It’s a whole new market of buyers and it’s free to list and easy to get started. Many people would never think they could sell their artwork there, but sometimes you have to think outside of the box. As I mentioned, there is a large community of artists and makers on Poshmark who do really well. I’ve had success selling my work on Poshmark, and it’s even brought customers to my website to purchase more!
Till next time,
Amanda The Green Artist