Poshmark is a social marketplace to buy and sell new and used items online. On Poshmark, you can sell a variety of items including clothing for men, women, and kids. Additionally, there are categories for pet items, home goods, electronics, and more.
Poshmark has a whopping 80 million registered users, and is always continuing to grow. When it comes to shipping on Poshmark, fortunately it is one of the most straightforward of all of the online marketplaces.
In this post, you will learn the ins and outs of how to master shipping on Poshmark.
Print A Standard Shipping Label
The first step to getting a sale on Poshmark is obviously by listing the item. With the beauty and ease of Poshmark’s shipping methods, you don’t need to enter a weight for your item.
Poshmark utilizes USPS priority mail labels as a default. This means all items come with a flat rate $7.97 shipping cost. Well, with one exception. Keep note of your items that weigh over 5lbs, but more on that later.
Once the item you listed has sold, the next step is to generate a shipping label. You are able to do this through the Poshmark app, web browser, or through your email.
To generate a shipping label from the app, first open Poshmark on your phone or tablet. On the bottom right, click the icon that looks like a person with your username underneath it.
Next, scroll down to where it says My Sales. Once you are on this screen, click on the item that you would like to print a shipping label for. Scroll to the bottom, and click Download Shipping Label.
A box will pop up stating that your shipping label was sent to your email, but since we’re already here, click Download. This will pull up your shipping label in a browser, and from there, you can print to your Bluetooth label printer or regular printer.
Print Shipping Labels In Bulk
From The Poshmark App
Pro tip: if you have multiple sales, you are able to print them all at once from this same screen on the app. Once you are in the My Sales, look at the top left of the screen.
Click where it says Actions, and this will give you the option to then click on Download shipping labels. By default, this will filter out all of your shipped items and leave the ones that have not yet been marked as shipped.
From here, you can select the items/labels you are wanting to print. This will send an email with all labels you selected to your email, that way you don’t have to go one by one with each label for all of your sales.
From The Web Browser
Visit Poshmark, and look at the top right corner. Click there, and a dropdown will appear.
Next, click on My Sales. From here, you can choose either option we just talked about above - click on a single item and download/print the label OR go to the Actions tab to print in bulk.
From Your Email
You can either print one by one with the email Poshmark initially sends for your sale, or you can print the labels in bulk that you just sent over from the app or web browser.
From here, find that email (if it’s buried, search “Posh” and it will come up) and download and/or print your shipping label(s).
Resize A Shipping Label
Poshmark offers two sizes of shipping labels: 8.5" x 11” which works on all standard printers, and 4” x 6” which can be used for specialized label printers. As a default, your shipping labels will print as an 8.5" x 11”.
However, if you just bought a shiny new (or pre owned - yay for shopping secondhand!) label printer, you will want to change your settings to start printing 4” x 6”. Here’s how:
On The Web Browser:
Go to the top right corner and click on your profile picture, which will prompt a drop down. Next, find My Account Settings. This will take you to another page.
Scroll down while looking at the sidebar on the left until you find Shipping Label Settings. This will take you to the page where you can toggle choose your paper size and/or toggle between 8.5" x 11” and a 4” x 6” label.
On The Poshmark App:
In a similar way, go to the bottom right corner of the app where it has your @username. Next, click on My Seller Tools. From here, scroll until you see Shipping Label Settings. From here, you can choose the paper size that works with your printer.
Poshmark Shipping Over 5-10 Pounds
When shopping and selling on Poshmark, it is good to keep in mind that most items will have a flat rate cost for priority mail services. However, for items weighing over 5 pounds, there will be an extra label upgrade fee.
Here is what you can expect to pay (After the buyer has already paid the $7.97 flat rate shipping cost)
- Up to 5 pounds - Free
- 6 pounds - $4.50
- 7 pounds - $9.00
- 8 pounds - $13.50
- 9 pounds - $18.00
- 10 pounds - $22.50
Poshmark advises to not ship items that weigh over 10 lbs. Save these items for your eBay store or a local pickup.
Upgrade A Shipping Label From Your Web Browser:
First, go to the account tab in the top right corner. Next, from the dropdown bar, find My Sales. Click on that tab, and scroll to the order you are needing an upgraded shipping label for.
Click on Need New Shipping Label, which will open up a menu. From the options presented, click Need Heavier Weight Label.
Upgrade A Shipping Label From The Poshmark App:
Again, it is a similar process on the app, as you look at the bottom right corner and select your account tab, scroll to My Sales.
Once you are in the My Sales tab, find and click on the order you are needing an upgraded shipping label for. Click on Need New Shipping Label and choose the option Need Heavier Weight Label.
Can I Use My Own Shipping Label?
The short answer is unfortunately no. Poshmark requires sellers to use the provided shipping label.
As a Poshmark seller I appreciate this safeguard though. It keeps the process straightforward with minimal steps when it comes to the shipping process (unlike eBay, where you have to purchase/create your own label as an extra step).
However, if for some reason you do use a shipping label not provided by Poshmark, just reach out through their support and notify them. They will get the tracking updated.
I realize that for many items, you could ship much more affordably if you were able to use your own label. In return, with a less expensive shipping option, it may make buyers more interested in purchasing your items.
With this scenario, you can offer free or discounted shipping on your listings. Alternatively, you can crosslist your inventory to different platforms with cheaper shipping options with Vendoo.
Discounted Shipping Options
At face value, this option doesn’t seem like it would save you money. After all, the flat rate for the shipping cost will come out of your earnings once an item with free shipping sells.
However, you are in full control of pricing your item. You can offset or increase the price to make up for you taking on the shipping cost.
That way, the buyer will have the psychological “Amazon” feeling where shipping is free and the price they see is the price they pay. Alternatively, you can also offer reduced cost shipping to the buyer where you and the buyer split the cost.
These discounted shipping options include:
- Buyer pays $5.95, seller pays $2.02
- Buyer pays $4.99, seller pays $2.98
- Buyer receives free shipping, seller pays $7.97
Closet Clear Out Promotion on Poshmark
Every so often Poshmark announces closet clear out (CCO) events. These events typically last for a few days, and offer a specialized promotion.
If you drop the price of an item by 10% (10% lower than the historically lowest value it has been listed at), Poshmark sends a price drop notification to potential customers who have liked the item.
Additionally, Poshmark sends the price drop notification WITH a shipping discount, where the shipping discount is paid by Poshmark once the item sells. With this strategy, both you and the seller end up saving on shipping and winning in the end.
After the sale, now that your label is printed, you will need to pack up your item.
One of the biggest perks to selling/shipping on Poshmark is being able to use the FREE USPS shipping supplies! This applies only to priority mail shipping labels, not USPS First Class.
To get some supplies, visit usps.com. On the top navigation bar, click on Quick Tools. This will pull down different options, but look for Free Boxes.
This will take you to multiple pages of free shipping supplies! Once here you can scroll through and find the envelopes and boxes that will suit your needs. Here are some of my favorites that I’m always ordering:
- Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope - For small items, less bulky clothing items.
- Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Box 1 - For the in between items that are too large/bulky for a padded envelope, but don’t take up enough space to use a large box.
- Priority Mail Flat Rate Large Box - For items that are too large for a medium box. This is about as big as the boxes come, however there are other options of boxes shaped differently to fit your needs if your item doesn’t fit in the square-like dimensions of this box.
- Priority Mail Shoe Box - For the obvious, shipping shoes. Especially the pairs that do not come with their original shoe box! However, I have also used these boxes for shipping so much more. It is also great for items in between the size of a medium and large flat rate box.
An additional perk USPS offers is FREE porch pick up.
After you order your free shipping supplies, go back to USPS.com and utilize the Quick Tools portion of the navigation bar.
Find Schedule A Pickup. This will take you to another page where you input information about yourself, your address, and the number/weight of your packages.
You will receive a scheduled pickup confirmation, and the next day your mail carrier will collect your packages without you even having to step foot inside a post office!
Poshmark Makes Shipping Easy
Overall, Poshmark can be a more expensive way to ship items (depending on the item), however it makes up for that in the ease of the shipping process. Utilize the helpful tips above to elevate your Poshmark selling and shipping to the next level!
Any other tips for shipping on Poshmark? Comment below!
Shipping on Poshmark is expensive because only one shipping option is offered. Poshmark solely ships via USPS Priority Mail flat rate. Due to this, a cheaper option such as USPS First Class mail is not able to be used. Currently, the cost for USPS Priority mail is $7.97 per label.
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