Must-Have Tools for Selling on Poshmark

Must-Have Tools for Selling on Poshmark

If you’re a new seller, you may be wondering about the best tools for selling on Poshmark. I’ve compiled a list of my personal must-haves for selling on Poshmark that will help you streamline your process and maximize your sales!

Must-Have Tools for Selling on Poshmark

 

FYI: If you don’t have space for lots of selling tools, check out this post I wrote for some tips and tools you can use to run a reselling business in a small space like an apartment.


Dymo 4XL LabelWriter

This thing changed my selling life. No joke! There’s a learning curve to getting it set up, but once that’s done you’ll wonder how you ever wasted so much time cutting and taping labels on packages. This is one of those tools for selling that you’ll want to save up for.


Postal Scale

This selling tool is more helpful for sites like Ebay and Etsy, since all Poshmark packages ship as Priority regardless of weight. However, with the addition of homewares, it’s a good idea to weigh any heavy Poshmark packages before shipping. If your package is over 5 pounds, you’ll have to get a new shipping label from Poshmark. This handy scale is the one I use for all of my online selling. It’s affordable and has an easy-to-read digital screen.


 

Packing Tape

You’re definitely going to use a lot of packing tape! This Scotch brand is high quality and strong.


 

Soft Tape Measure

I use this tape measure for taking clothing measurements, but I also use it in my photos because buyers sometimes skip descriptions and only look at photos. This method (which I wrote about here) also gives a clear visual of where your measurement was taken, so there’s a lot less confusion. I like the pink color, but you can get other colors to match your branding.


Scotch-Brite Lint Rollers

Lint rollers are a must-have at any stage of your selling career. Especially if you have pets, it’s a good idea to make sure your items are clean. I go through so many of these that I buy them in multi-packs like this one. I normally lint roll each item before taking photos, and sometimes once more before packing it up to ship.


Clear Cellophane Bags

I use clear bags to store and ship my clothing items. Once I photograph an item, I fold it and place it inside a bag to keep it clean and free of pet hair or smells. When the item sells, I pull it, inspect it, and repack it into the plastic before placing the whole thing inside a mailing box. This keeps the item from getting all squished up during shipment and protects it from moisture. These bags are my favorite, but I’ve also used these budget-friendly ones.


White Backdrop or Flat Lay Paper

If clean and simple photo backgrounds are your jam, this stuff is perfect for you! You can roll it out on the floor for flatlays, or hang it from the ceiling or wall to use as a backdrop. This one is bright white, which really makes your photos pop.


Magic Erasers

Magic Erasers are helpful for cleaning up dirty shoes, bags, and some hard goods. They also sometimes work for removing written-on prices, depending what type of pen or marker was used.


 

Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaning Kit

Sometimes you’re going to pick up some great items that smell a little funky. Dryel kits are a good way to freshen these items without the cost of dry cleaning. Make sure to check the package and be sure it’s safe to use on the fabric you have. It’s not a substitute for dry cleaning dirty clothes, but it can definitely make thrifted items smell a little nicer.


Goo Gone

This stuff is magic for removing any type of sticky adhesive like price stickers, or mysterious old gunk on thrifted items.


Fabric Shaver

If you sell used clothing, you may have found some nice things and then discovered they were covered in pill balls. This thing can totally transform items like sweaters and sweatshirts that are susceptible to pilling. It even comes in pink!


Hand-held Steamer

A steamer will make your clothes look so much nicer in photos, and it takes way less effort than ironing. The steam can also help kill nasties that may be hiding out in thrifted clothing.


Wrinkle Releaser Spray

If you’re short on time or want to refresh clothes, this wrinkle releaser spray is a go-to. Just hang the item, spray, and gently rub or pull the fabric to release the wrinkles. You can even leave the item hanging and the wrinkles will disappear on their own after a short while. Magic!


Softbox Lighting Kit

I used to chase light around my house, hoping to capture bright clear photos of my Poshmark items. On rainy days I was just out of luck. Investing in a basic lighting kit made my photos much brighter and saved me a lot of editing time. This lighting kit comes with two lights on foldable stands, so you can leave them set up if you’re lucky enough to have the space. If not, they’re easily folded and stashed in the included bag.


Dress Form

Some clothing doesn’t look good hanging or in a flat lay. For those items a dress form can display your items much more attractively. It also helps to give a more realistic indication of how a dress, jacket, or drapey item will hang on a body.


Sewing Kit

If you’re savvy (and brave) enough to make small repairs to damaged clothing, you can’t go wrong with a basic sewing kit like this one. In the event you overlook a hole or tear while sourcing, you may be able to fix it before listing the item. Just be honest and disclose that the item has been altered.


Gorilla Glue

This glue is crazy strong, and really handy to have in your reselling toolkit. If you need to reattach an embellishment or a broken piece from a home good, this stuff would work well. Use discretion…I wouldn’t DIY a repair job on a really valuable item, or something like the heel of a shoe. And again, make sure to mention in your listing that you have repaired the item.


Fun Extras


printable stickers

Printable Package Stickers

Shameless plug here, but I do sell printable thank you stickers in my Etsy shop, One Twenty Studio. They add a really cute touch to your packages and because you print them yourself, they’re also affordable. Once you purchase the PDF template you keep it forever and print more as you need them. These 2-inch white matte stickers are a good bet, but make sure you buy the right size stickers for the PDF you purchased.


Decorative Tissue Paper

Tissue paper is great for wrapping delicate items or filling space in a box. I particularly love this gold star design.


Printed Poly Mailer Bags

How cute are these poly mailers with the pink inside?! This company makes lots of cute colors and prints, and the bags are high quality. Check out their other styles here.


What are your favorite tools for selling on Poshmark? Do you have any tips that have made your process easier? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check back for updates to this list!

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