This past Thursday, Poshmark hosted a lovely get together for its So-Cal users at the W San Diego Hotel and the night was filled with glamorous Posh-anistas, fruity drinks and a sparkly photo booth.
For those who don't know about Poshmark, it's a wonderful app for Android and iPhone users that allows you to post and sell your gently used clothing and accessories online. You have the option to get cash or credit to buy items from a fellow Posher. Since July 2013, I've cashed in over $800, bought plenty of items and attended many local PoshParties and even their first PoshFest in Las Vegas in 2013.
When I arrived at the W San Diego, I headed to the rooftop and there I was greeted by my dear Posher, @anoy2312, working the check in booth. With a smile she gave me my name tag, two drink coupons, and a little red raffle ticket, and got me caught me up on what was happening so far. The party was hosted by three lovely ladies Paulina from lil bits of chic, Vanessa from Vanessa Balli, and Esmirna from Platforms for Breakfast.
After I dropped off my raffle ticket, I walked around taking photos of the events that unfolded that night. Poshmark rented a photo booth from Pixster, and it had everyone flocking to the shimmery background to capture themselves with friends and festive props. Poshmark provided light snacks, which I didn't have because I was an hour late, but I'm sure they were scrumptious.
I spotted Poshmark's CEO Manish, @marrc, in the crowd and made my way over to ask him some questions. I've met a couple CEOs in my life, and he is by far the most approachable. He loves user feedback on changes that we would recommend, features we like, and how our closets sales are doing. After I introduced myself and @auntiecoco, I asked him:
What do I do when someone gives me a lowball offer for my item?
His response: "Never deny an offer that was made, because somebody already went to the trouble of putting cash on the table for your item. Always respond to the offer with a counter offer, even if it's the original asking price, because chances are they'll respond with a higher bid, than what they originally offered or they'll pay the asking price." Bottom line never deny an offer.
I went on to ask him about platform expansion for men's clothing and he said, "We plan on having a platform for men's clothing and accessories fairly soon, but not before we launch one for children's clothing and accessories." He went on to state that they're looking for a way to "build flawless integration between multiple platforms and there's no date on when they'll be rolling out the new system." After our convo, I managed to snap a selfie of the both of us, I don't think he's as uncomfortable as it looks in this photo.
The party was in full swing and around 8:45 they announced raffle winners, and they took away small prizes that were filled with Posh-credit and other trinkets. As a night winded down, everyone tried to squeeze into the photo booth to capture as many photos as they could.