I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, more eyes on a post = more sales. That means that cross-listing is a great way to get more eyes on your items and more sales. If you’re already selling on Poshmark, then you have a great platform to start to cross-list. You don’t have to devote even more time to another platform. Actually, it’s just as simple as copy and pasting. Here’s how to use your Poshmark page as a foundation for cross-listings, so you can save time and make even more sales.
I know what you’re thinking.. I already spend SO much time on Poshmark I can’t possibly devote more time to another selling platform. But cross-listing does not have to mean spending hours on another site. Actually, it means that the job is basically done for you.
You already have a Poshmark page set up, right? Copy and paste that information into another platform and you’re good to go!
Seriously, it’s that easy. I put off cross-listing for so long because I thought that it meant learning a whole new platform. But since I already have a Poshmark page that I sell on confidently, it was easier than every to start selling on Vinted and Mercari as well.
All you have to do is open Poshmark in one online tab and your other selling platform in the other, click and drag the photos to your desktop, add them to the new post, and copy and paste the information. Because you already did all the hard work on Poshmark, your job is basically already done. Just so you know how much time to set aside, I think it took me an hour to cross-list about 50 items.
If you’ve been following along with my blog or my Part-Time Posher Challenge, you should already have an inventory system for your Poshmark. You can use that to keep track of your sales on other platforms as well. Just make sure to note in a section which platform the sale came from, so you stay organized. Just make sure that you’re deleting the post on your other platforms when an item sells on another one.
You don’t have to cross-list every single item to each platform that you’re selling on.
In fact, you shouldn’t. List every single item that you have onto Poshmark since that is your main source of selling. After that, pick and choose which items work for each platform. Don’t think that you have to do it all. Instead, see what sells for you on certain platforms and just start uploading those types of items.
If you’re new to selling, I broke down the sites that I like to sell on and the items that sell best for me. Of course, you should definitely do some experimenting of your own. It’s all about seeing what works best for you. Here’s a breakdown of what each platform is like, so you can have a foundation for starting your cross-listing journey.
What I love about it: First and foremost, they only take a 10% fee. This means more money for you. You can also set up free shipping automatically for the buyer, which makes your items even more appealing. There’s also a really great price drop feature which allows you to set your highest and lowest price for an item. The app automatically reduces it for you until it’s at the lowest point that you set it.
What I don’t love about it: You’re on your own when it comes to boxes, which is a slight setback for me. You can’t use priority mail USPS boxes to ship Mercari items, so you’ll have to find your own or buy some to ship in.
What sells best: Homeware, name brand accessories, and shoes seem to be the highlight of my selling on Mercari. My name brand clothing seems to be getting more attention than my vintage pieces, so that’s something to keep in mind too.
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What I love about it: You can see how many people saw each listing and how many favorites it has just from scrolling through your page, which I love. It makes it easy to see what kind of items are doing well on the platform and gives you a better idea of what to post. But the greatest thing about this platform is that they don’t take any percentage of your sale.
What I don’t love about it: The message feature on Vinted is not the greatest. It’s somewhat clunky and hard to keep track of. Also, from what I’ve seen, you can’t offer a discount to everyone who has favorited an item at once. Please correct me if I’m wrong though!
What sells best: Vintage and boho items. Because I can see how many people have seen and liked my posts, I can tell that vintage pieces and boho brands are doing the best on this platform. The quirkier the better!
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What I love about it: Honestly, it’s a whole lot more edgier than the other selling apps and my photos don’t do it justice. I love that it’s different than other apps.
What I don’t love about it: Their brand section is really lacking, IMO. I also can’t figure out the algorithm, but that says a lot more about me than the platform.
What sells best: I’m going to be completely honest, I haven’t figured this platform out yet. The demographic is much different than the other apps, so I’m still trying to find out what does well.
Cross-listing doesn’t have to be as hard as it sounds. Remember, you don’t have to know everything about a platform before you sell on it. Sometimes it’s best to just get on there, experiment, and see what works for you!