The Benefits of Being a Poshmark Ambassador
In late 2017, Poshmark rolled out the status of Poshmark Ambassador. I wasn’t sure what that meant and if it was worth it for me. Are there benefits to being a Poshmark Ambassador? Did I have to do anything extra to maintain my status? If you’re striving to become an ambassador or have recently become one, you may be wondering what’s in store for you. Read more below to learn more about Poshmark Ambassador perks and benefits. Then you can decide if it’s worth it for you.
What's a PM ambassador?
A PM ambassador is someone who represents the community well. You’re active in buying, selling, and sharing on the app. You’re a rule stickler meaning you adhere to their guidelines. You also provide great customer service to your buyers. Who wouldn’t want you?!?
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What’re the criteria?
To become a PM ambassador, you have to meet these criteria:
Community Shares: Share at least 5,000 items from other Poshers’ closets
Self-Shares: Share your own items at least 5,000 times to the community
Available Listings: Have at least 50 available listings in your closet
Listings Sold: Made at least 15 sales
Average Rating: Have an average rating of at least 4.5 stars
Average Ship Time: Have an average ship time of less than 3 days
Leave 1 Love Note. This is not mentioned on the PM blog post about ambassadorship, but it is one of the criteria. You have to make at least one purchase and leave positive feedback called a Love Note.
Basically, you’re awesome! This used to be called Suggested User status until the name change in late 2017. You may still hear people talking about being a Suggested User because it had different perceived benefits and brings back a bit of nostalgia from the earlier days of PM.
I’ve recently had people share with me that they really want to achieve PM Ambassador status. They’ve been selling for a certain number of months and are still not there yet, but other people they know are already ambassadors. In that case, I tell them to look at the criteria above and figure out what they can do to accomplish it sooner. It’s not hard but you may need to be strategic to fit all the necessary parts into your plans.
The most common issues I see are that a seller doesn’t have enough available listings or enough listings sold. These can be a challenge for some sellers, especially those that just want to clean out their closet and don’t have much to sell. In that case, you’ll want to scale up. Clear out more of your closet or ask friends and family for more things to list. Make sure to list popular, in-demand items too because that will get you those sales.
I’m always telling myself to list, list, list! That’s a good way to make more sales.
What are the benefits of being an ambassador?
When you’re an ambassador, PM promises you some perks:
Get recommended to new Poshers
Receive an exclusive newsletter with sneak peeks
Unlock access to fun programs and special opportunities
Not bad, right? I love being recommended to new users. The more followers, the better. And I’ll take any insightful information I can get to help me make more sales.
Is it worth it?
Now here’s the second part that everyone wants to know: is it worth it to be a Poshmark Ambassador?
To tell you the truth, I don’t think it’s helped me make more sales. At its most basic level, Poshmark is an app on which to buy and sell goods. I look at every change or new feature in terms of whether or not it’s able to help me do that. I can’t say that my sales have improved in any notable way. My sales improve when I do other things such as share my own listings and other people’s listings extensively on the app.
But ambassador status is social proof that I’m a reliable seller who provides good service to my customers. When you’re one in a sea of millions of sellers, that’s one added perk of having the status. The uncertain seller may decide to buy from you knowing that you’re active and trustworthy. You can set yourself apart from many other sellers in this way. So in that sense, it’s worth striving for.
It’s also brought me a lot of followers. Once I became a Poshmark Ambassador, my number of followers increased dramatically. If you have a small following of only a few thousand, when you share a listing, it’s not shown to many people.
Now when I share a listing, it goes to thousands upon thousands of followers. There are more people seeing your item and those people may share your listing even further to their followers. Although I haven’t seen major increases in shares or sales, it doesn’t hurt to have more followers. Every new follower is a potential buyer.
Bottom line is if you’re looking to sell well and quickly, your best bet is to use these tips. Take action by sharing listings (your own and other people’s) and using selling features such as offering discounts to your likers and dropping prices during Closet Clear Out days. Ambassador status will come.
How to maintain your status
You’re set as an ambassador as long as you continue to meet the criteria. I know some people have wanted to request to be removed from the program because they felt it didn’t benefit them. There’s really no downside to being an ambassador, so it’s worth remaining one. Even if it doesn’t do much for you now, you never know what benefit it will bring you in the future as Poshmark continues to update their game. And once you remove yourself, who knows if you’ll ever be let back in?
It’s easy to continue being an ambassador. Poshmark says it provides monthly goals for sellers to meet. I don’t think that’s true because I don’t see monthly goals listed on my stats page. When I look at my stats, I see the initial minimum goals to be met to become an ambassador. Those numbers haven’t changed. Once you’re a seasoned seller, you’ll hit that number and never look back.
All in all, I’m happy to see that Poshmark offers ambassador status and that I am one. I don’t see any downsides to being one, but some nice benefits now and maybe more in the future. I’d be interested in hearing what you think about it.
What are your thoughts on being a Poshmark Ambassador? Is it or was it a goal for you? How long did it take you to achieve? Did you have to adjust anything about the way you go about selling to make it happen?