I've been using Poshmark for about three years now, since they launched. I've sold over $2,000 worth of clothes, shoes and bags on Poshmark, so I'm definitely a huge fan. Poshmark makes it so easy to list your items. You take pictures of your items with your iPhone or Android device directly into the app, put in a short description, and how much you would like to sell for. Then you wait for someone to purchase. Once someone purchases, Poshmark sends you a priority mail label, you pack your item and send it off. Once the person accepts the item, you get paid. It is pretty easy!
I recently tried out Tradesy, which is a similar service to Poshmark. I had decided to try Tradesy only because I had a high value item listed on Poshmark that wasn't selling. Since Tradesy takes less commission, I figured I could list my item for a lower price on Tradesy. While these two services do essentially the same things, there are some differences. If you are thinking of trying one of these out, here are some things I like and dislike about both Tradesy and Poshmark.
|Items under $15 = $2.95 flat fee; sales over $15 = 20%||Flat 9% fee on all sales|
|Able to post items through app only; cannot do it over the website||Can post through app or via website, but process is more complicated|
|Use Instagram-type filters to make your photos better||Tradesy will clean up your cover photo within 2-3 days|
|You get a priority mail label for up to 5 lbs.||You can choose to receive a shipping kit, print a free label or ship on your own|
|Free easy transfer of funds to your bank account or receive a check in the mail||2.9% fee when you cash out to Paypal, debit card or bank account|
So as you an see, Poshmark is overall easier, but you get more money through Tradesy at the end of the day.
I've also been a customer through both of these sites. I've only bought one thing on Tradesy, which unfortunately, I didn't like. The great thing about Tradesy is that they do allow returns, which Poshmark does not. Here are some things I like and don't like about both as a buyer:
|One click buying||Your purchase will need to be accepted by the seller|
|All sales are final. No returns||Returns are accepted by Tradesy. You receive store credit if you don't like the item and a full refund if the item was misrepresented.|
|Can use the credit from selling for purchases||Can use the credit from selling for purchases|
There's definitely more risk involved in buying something on Poshmark, since you don't get the luxury of returning your items. Even with this, I've found the buying experience to be a more pleasant experience than buying on Tradesy.
This is the one thing that Poshmark has that Tradesy lacks: a sense of community. This may sound strange about an app; however, I feel that the Poshmark community looks out for each other. Everyone describes their items perfectly and responds timely to questions. Poshmark hosts "parties" three times a day where certain items are featured to be shared in showrooms, and best of all, people share other people's items if they like it. Tradesy doesn't have that at all. In fact, you can't even share or promote your own items. To be fair, Tradesy does offer sales on items without those sale numbers affecting the sellers, so you could get a good deal. Though Poshmark takes more commission from my items, Poshmark's community is what keeps me using the app. I feel like I actually have friends on the app and we're all in this together.
I will probably continue using both services as both have pros and cons. If you're itching to do some spring cleaning, give these two services a try!