Going from hobby seller to running a Poshmark business is all about organization and having a system. That’s where creating a Poshmark inventory system comes in. It sounds intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. I created my Poshmark inventory system with just three items from Amazon. Here’s exactly how I personalized my system to my space.
My Poshmark journey has taken many paths. I first started out of my childhood bedroom, after graduating from college. I had my room and closet to work with, divided my personal close tin half, and kept my Poshmark items there. Then I moved out. Thankfully, my mom let me keep my old room for a bit. I hung all of my items in that closet and went back and forth to package and sell items. As amazing as my parents are, I realized that I needed to give them back their space. I decided the easiest way to do that would be to create an inventory system. I boxed everything up methodically and now everything I need for selling is all on one shelf. Yes, really!
The most important thing to think about when creating your Poshmark inventory system is what works for you.
Think about how much space you have and what your budget is. You don’t need to redecorate an entire room of your house or renovate to run a successful Poshmark business. Heck, I made a major downsize and my business is busier than ever. Work with what you have first and then add to it as you need stuff. Try making a goal of Poshmark sales and use that money to create a system.
Personally, I used three items from Amazon to build my Poshmark inventory system — poly bags, a label maker, and bins. That’s it. Before this, I was hanging all of my items in a closet. The system worked fine at the beginning, but eventually I had so many items that it got hard to find items once they sold. I was also having to buy more hangers, which was a pain. I figured it was time to make a change, so I bought these items and devoted a weekend to change.
I can truly say that building a Poshmark inventory system is the best thing that I’ve ever done for my Poshmark business.
I started by giving each of my Poshmark listings a SKU number. I started with 0001 and went up from there. If you look closely at each Poshmark listing, there’s a private section at the bottom. Your buyers can’t see it, but you can add in a SKU number and cost price of each item. That number will pop up in the email you get when your items sells. It’s a major time saver.
My next step was to put all of my items into poly bags. I bought the two most popular sizes — one for smaller items like tees and accessories and another for bulkier sweaters and pants. After that, I used my label maker to label each item and put them in order in a big circle around my room. Finding and folding each item took the most time out of all of this. But it felt so nice to see every single item in my closet organized and finally have a place.
I finished off my Poshmark inventory system by putting the items into clear bins. I ordered a six pack because that’s what I currently have room for. I labeled each bin with a section of numbers and put the corresponding bagged items inside. I now know where every single one of my listed items is at. it saves major time when it comes to packaging and shipping items. It also keeps each item in pristine condition for the buyer.
Here are the items that I use in my Poshmark inventory system…
1. Handheld Labeler
This handheld labeler is not only great for inventory, but it’s also really fun to use. I’m a sucker for a good label, so I was happy to now put this to good use. I’m a fan of the white paper labels. They’re super easy to see and stick out when I’m looking for a certain number.
2. Resealable Poly Bags
After a whole lot of research and reading reviews, I decided to go with these poly bags. I bought them in 9″ x 12″ and 10″ x 13″, which were the perfect sizes for the tops, pants, and sweaters that I have in my closet. I keep my blazers and coats out hanging still though.
3. Clear Storage Bins
I used some bins that I already had laying around the house. But these ones are the size that I use. I opted for the larger ones, rather than smaller totes. I just like that they can hold more, and I currently have the space for them. All in all, I used six of them to hold all my inventory at the moment. I labeled each box with the numbers that are inside. Maybe someday I’ll upgrade to a prettier version someday, but this does the trick for now.
Please, please, please. Remember that you do not have to do everything all at once. I spent three days on my Poshmark inventory system, but two weeks before that researching what other Poshers were doing. I wanted to make sure that I was buying only the items that would truly get used. It can get easy to scroll through Instagram and get carried away by all the gorgeous stickers and packaging that other sellers have. But take it slow and think about the items that you truly need to make your life easier.
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