If you didn’t already hear, a Poshmark photo update has officially arrived. You can now upload 16 photos to listings, instead of the usual eight. Exciting, right? Yes, but only if you’re using the update to your advantage. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to the new Poshmark photo update, like why and what you’re uploading. Here’s how to use the change to your advantage and not have it mess with your Poshmark strategy.
Okay, so Poshmark isn’t playing around. The company doubled the number of photos that a person can list. When you first hear about the update, getting 16 photo opportunities for every single listing seems amazing. Not only can you take more photos, but you can show off even more details of your listings. Yes, that’s all great. But make sure to stop and think before you upload.
It’s easy to get carried away by the Poshmark photo update. Having more photos doesn’t mean to just add more of the same photos though. You now have double the amount of chances to grab someone’s attention, but uploading too many photos can hurt your Poshmark strategy. Think about why you’re adding the photo and what the person shopping is gaining from it.
Each Poshmark photo should serve a purpose and make your selling strategy better.
If the photos aren’t benefitting your Poshmark strategy, then there’s no point in having the extra photos at all. Now’s the time to sit down and re-strategize how you’ll use the extra photos to your advantage. If you haven’t sat down and strategized before, this is a great time to start. Here are three things to think about before you start adding photos to your listings.
1. Try A New Type Of Photo
With just eight photos, there’s not a whole lot of opportunity for creativity. Double that number, and you double the chances to branch out with your photography while not messing with your strategy. If you normally stick to flatlays, maybe you try your hand at try-on photos or vice versa.
The great time about doing that after the Poshmark photo update is that you don’t have to throw away the strategy that’s already working for you. Simply add different types of photos to the end of your listing and swap them in and out of the feature photo position. That way, you can see what works best for you without having to completely reupload the listing.
2. Add Stock Images
You’ve probably seen this tactic all around Poshmark already — uploading stock images. Personally, I don’t like using them as my featured image. But with more photo options, this is the perfect time to add them into your listing photos. People can see what it looks like from the store and you don’t have to sacrifice any of your images. It’s a win-win!
Yes, this strategy takes a little more time. Not every item will have a stock image, but it’s definitely worth searching the web to see if any are out there. Think about it this way, the company took the time to shoot that particular photo. It was chosen to sell that item for a reason.
Please, don’t use a photo if it’s not the exact item though. That’s just false advertising.
3. Don’t Use All The Spots
It’s as simple as that. If eight photos are working for you, don’t feel like you have to add photos. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to what’s working for you. Plus, more photos means more work for you. While I always think it’s worth it to try out new Poshmark strategies, don’t think you have to jump in and overload yourself all at once.
When it comes down to it, no one knows your Poshmark strategy but you. That’s the great thing about the app — you are in complete control of how and what you sell. You can do whatever you’d like with your page. But, like I said before, it is always worth it — in my opinion — to try new tactics and see if something works even better. It’s all about finding a strategy that works for you.
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