- Mar 23, 2015
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I've always auto-ignored offers below 50% of the list price. No regrets so far.
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+1, theres always the chance they made a typo and meant to offer more. I've seen some buyers jump from 10% offers to 70% offers after one counteroffer. Would also suggest not using the auto-decline feature. I disabled mine a few years back when a buyer messaged me after being autodeclined on several ties. I had it set to decline anything under $12. The guy was trying to offer me $10 on multiple ties. He ended up buying 20 or so. If he had never reached out I would never have known. I'll move 20 ties at a discount any day.I understand where you are coming from on this but from a business point of view it is better to delete their message without responding or better yet, just shoot them a legit counteroffer. I won't spend more than a few seconds on the process either way and I'm not interested in debating pricing or getting into a little pissing contest with them.
I understand that, and if this were my business, that's what I'd do. But I just sell shit I'm done with and that's fairly insulting.I understand where you are coming from on this but from a business point of view it is better to delete their message without responding or better yet, just shoot them a legit counteroffer. I won't spend more than a few seconds on the process either way and I'm not interested in debating pricing or getting into a little pissing contest with them.
I’m curious why you sell on Poshmark. I’ve seen plenty of sellers slip photos in their listings that say Poshmark takes 20%(!!!).On Poshmark though, I've heard that if you decline offers instead of countering, you get penalized as a seller by not having your listings show up as high in search queries. I never decline on Posh, and will hit them with the $1 less move if their offer is just ridiculous. Then I block them.
I agree with all of your points. The search format sucks and the prices are always inflated. I really do think there's a fair amount of buyers on there that aren't using other platforms, and I've sold a good amount of CM on there for wayyy more than I would have gotten on eBay (and a fair amount of stuff that had sat on eBay for a while before I got it on Posh). I'd say my sales are 95% eBay/maybe 5% Poshmark, probably not even that much anymore, but I do think there are a fair number of eyes that are exclusive to Poshmark and are paying good money for quality items.I’m curious why you sell on Poshmark. I’ve seen plenty of sellers slip photos in their listings that say Poshmark takes 20%(!!!).
Their default search is bullshit, too. I hate always having to change it to ‘newly listed’ from ‘newly shared’, which is just useless. (Why would you care if a seller just bumped her own listing?)
The prices just seem inflated with everyone expecting offers.
This is my approach. When I do have OBO on a listing, I set an auto-decline and auto-accept at the same price, the minimum I'll take. That way I never get into any back and forth over offers.I've always auto-ignored offers below 50% of the list price. No regrets so far.