I think it’s every serious posher’s aspiration to become a Suggested User. It’s almost a sense of entitlement and belonging that you feel once you become a suggested user and to be given that privilege is a big highlight in your posh career. Now I know what you are all thinking, what exactly is a Suggested User? What’s the big deal? Why is it so important? How do I become one? What happens after I become a suggested user? Well my dears I will be explaining just that!
Now if you haven’t already seen the new APP UPDATE from Poshmark, they basically do a rundown of this information Poshmark style! It’s really clear cut and as to what they basically look for and how they select those users. So read up if you haven’t already! I’m going to give you just a bit more information from a Posher’s perspective as to what the hype is and why it’s been thrown around so much.
So what is a ‘Suggested User’?
A suggested user is just that. If you’re on your iPhone (sorry android users I don’t know what it looks like on your end), you would touch the ‘Feed’ icon on the bottom.
Then on the top left you would select the person icon with the plus sign next to it. It will take you to a screen that looks like this:
If you look towards the bottom you will see a few other posher’s names below the twitter icon.
These ladies are suggested users. They have been tailored specially for me, based on my ‘likes’, and my sizes. Now these rotate so I don’t always see the same people but they will rotate multiple time throughout the day.
What does it mean to be a suggested user?
Well for one, you are more likely to follow people if they are in your suggested users Rolodex since they meet the same style, and roughly the same size as you. That means for the suggested user people are more likely to purchase your items in your closet, or share your items to more people and therefore boost your popularity and overall sales.
What’s the dealio with becoming a suggested user then?
Just to give you a bit more insight, being a suggested user *before the update* meant that everyone defaulted the same 15 suggested users. So those 15 people were pretty much Tila Tequila back in the MySpace days (if you don’t understand the reference, she’s just really really popular for being a pre-selected ‘friend’ on your profile). That’s why being a suggested user meant so much. Suggested users were uber popular, with millions of followers. So their sales were not only super high, but anything they shared would automatically be shared to millions of followers. What a nice chunk of power eh? Well when more and more people wanted a cut of the suggested user pie, that’s when Poshmark started to hone in on refining the suggested user experience. So now being a suggested user has more of a tailored effect than just a mass amount of people following the same select few.
How do I become a Suggested User then? (I want some o’that pie!)
FROM POSHMARK’S BLOG: Being a Suggested User is like being an ambassador — a big part of the role is ushering in, welcoming and helping educate new users as they become part of our community. Because of this, we look for users who have a stellar sales history, clear cover shots and descriptions, an eye for finding and sharing other community members’ listings, and users who are upstanding members of the Poshmark community.
HGF: So it’s a selection process. No need to apply, PMHQ will notify you once you’ve been selected. If you’ve been an upstanding member of Poshmark and you have yet to be noticed just know that this is still undergoing a lot of treatment. Despite who you tag in the various posts that state why you should be a suggested user and all the reasons why it’s your time, be sure to know that PMHQ is sifting through millions of profiles to find you, so please be patient. Your time will come and while you are waiting for that coveted email stating that you’ve been selected with that title of ‘Suggested User’, be sure that you continue being an upstanding citizen of the Poshmark community. No hair pulling!
What happens after I become a suggested user?
First off, congrats if you’ve become one! When I got my email I thought it was pretty cool. But nothing really happens that’s really in front of your face aside from the email they send you congratulating you on becoming a suggested user. Most of the stuff happens behind the scenes. What you don’t see is your name being at the top of someone’s suggested users list, or someone drawn to your profile because another follower shared a few of your items. but rest assured that having that special title comes with a lot of hard work (because I know you have to have an impeccable sales record) and lots of posh love spread around. Enjoy being a suggested user, it doesn’t get thrown to everyone and you’ve earned it! And make sure to share it with your posh friends, because it’s a positive thing!
I think I’ve covered all the bases when it comes to being a suggested user. So if you have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask below in the comments section!
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