Shoe Storage And Shipping | Tips From A Poshmark Seller


hey friends it’s Jenna also known as
Empty Hanger welcome back to my channel today I am doing my third and final
video in my series all about shoes so if you don’t know I am a full time fashion
and clothing seller over on the Poshmark app and I love sharing my tips and
tricks with you all and I’ve done this three-part video series on shoes and
part 1 was about shoe cleaning and part two is about shoe photography I’ll link
those videos up above so you can check them out if you haven’t seen them but
part three which is today is going to be all about shoe storage and shoe shipping
so let’s go ahead and get into the video ok so let’s talk about my shoe storage
and I like to utilize the actual shipping boxes for shoe storage on
Poshmark you can ship your shoes or any of your items in the priority mail boxes
that you can get free from the post office and my favorite size first to
choose is obviously the shoe box which I’m gonna grab right here so this is the
shoe box which you can order on their website the USPS website I’m gonna link
down below this size and there is another size that’s like a larger square
box that I will use for boots but a majority of the shoes that I sell do fit
in this rectangular shoe box and what I’m gonna do is go ahead and put this
box together I need to grab some tape okay so I’m going to put this box
together and this is what I’m actually going to store my shoes in I’m going to
go ahead and pretty much have it prepped for shipping and let’s do the first pair
of shoes that we photographed so we have this pair of fluffy Steve Madden mules
so we need to now bag them the other supplies that I’m going to use is this
huge roll of butcher paper and I use this to stuff my shoes to keep them in
shape while they’re in storage while they’re shipping so what I want to do I
want to stuff the toes with these so they don’t get crushed so I’m just gonna
take some of this paper followed up and I’m just going to stick
that in there so again now it’s um doesn’t get crushed and then again just
got in there so now those are both stuffed and good to go but I need to
protect them while they’re in the box and while they’re being shipped so what
I’m going to do I’m going to take a clear on poly bag and I will link these
down below as well so everything will be linked down below but I put one shoe in
one bag and I’m gonna just put it like this and seal it up so that is what it
looks like sealed up I just um you know folded it up in the bag and there you
have that and now I’m going to do the other ones so there we have both shoes are in their
individual bag that way when they are stored or in shipping they can’t rub
against each other and stuff and mess each other up so that way they are just
both ready to go and I’m going to take my shoe box I’m gonna put both of the
shoes in there and there’s a lot of room in there so I don’t want to just close
it up because then the shoes are just gonna go everywhere so I take this same
butcher paper and I stuff the box and you don’t have to do it too tight
like you just want to make sure that the thing the shoes aren’t gonna jiggle
around so if you shake it they aren’t gonna move and then I’m just gonna close
this up and tape it again so this is how I would ship my shoes for Poshmark I
would just put the label on it but we’re not shipping it yet we’re just storing
it they haven’t sold so how am I gonna know what the heck is in this box
let me show you so I showed in my June favorites video this handy little HP
sprocket printer and this is what I use to identify what shoe is inside the box
I like to actually print a photo a cover shot from my Poshmark listing and I like
to tape it on the outside of the box so I can see exactly what shoe is in there
you could if you didn’t want to print out on a picture which you could print
on a regular printer you don’t have to use this little printer um the HP
sprocket you could definitely use a regular printer or you could just write
it on a label and stick it on the box so either way whatever works best for you
but I’m gonna go ahead and print the photo for those shoes so I can show you
exactly what I mean *music* okay so after it comes out there is the
picture I put the size on it and I’m just going to tape this onto the box and
I just tape it on there is sticky on the photo but I tape it on because that way
I can easily take it off when I’m about to ship and I put it on the end and then
I just stack these up and that’s how I store my shoes so I can easily find them
and then when it comes time to ship I just take this off stick on my Poshmark
label so let’s do one more pair just to show you one more pair so I’m gonna do
these Vince shoes that we just photographed as well and same as before
I’m gonna go ahead and prepackage them so I’m just gonna take the paper and I’m
stuffing them so again they don’t get crushed taking my clear bag and that’s what it looks like in the
bags I’m gonna do the other shoe so now I’ve got both my shoes ready for storage
and I’m just gonna take my Priority Mail shoe box again and make this real quick and I’m just gonna put these in here
again there’s a ton of room in there which I don’t want because I don’t want
them moving around in shipping stuff it and then we’re gonna close her up so
again now I need to put the photo on there so I’m just going to take my
printer again there’s the photo of the shoes and again
I just want to tape this on the box and there you have the shoes with the photo
so I do that to every shoe and then I just stack these one on top the other
and you can easily see what shoe is in the box and that’s how I store them
that’s it for my shoe storage and shipping process and hopefully that
helps you it makes sense if you have any questions let me know down in the
comments below but I definitely think it’s a lot easier to store your shoes in
a way that you’re going to be shipping them it might take a little more time in
the beginning getting them stored but it definitely saves you time in the
shipping part of the process and please give this video a big thumbs up if you
found it helpful and be sure to hit that subscribe button if you’re not
subscribed to my channel already and I’ll see you in my next video Bye!

100 Comments

  • What is the song she uses in her video

  • That's a great little printer; but that's a lot of work to put the picture on the box.

  • Jenna, I have a really hard time determining what price to put on a clothing on poshmark. How do you determine costs? Thanks.

  • It’s a good idea until you get someone who wants you to measure the shoe . Lol

  • Love love love this series! So many grateful tips! Love watching your videos.

  • Lovee this idea🤗 the storage n everything about it. Only downside would be the printer ☹️ I cant afford it right now 😩

  • Thanks Jenna for walking us through your process instead of just showing your supplies or the end result. How about when you sell the shoes in a bundle with other items? Do you take them out of the shoe box and put them all in a larger box? How do you pack boots and high heels without rubbing against each other and prevent the heels from getting broken?

  • You have helped me very very much with all your videos, am wondering how to make an offer to someone who puts a liked item or items of mine in their dressing room, I know how bundles work but the dressing rooms are confusing, maybe that would be an idea for a video 🙋🏻

  • looks fancy but bad idea. in my experience people like to bundle a lot and you would have to go back and unpack everything … seems like a waste of time to prepack

  • I just sold my pocket printer on eBay because I never used it, boo hoo

  • I thought it was like a very suggested thing to make poshmark wrapping special and pretty? I was thinking about selling some things I'm getting rid of – do I need to do the pretty thing or can it be the practical thing?

  • So beautifully done! But…. What if your selling a shoe bundle? Do you just open up a box and put the bundle together ?

  • Although I like the idea I will do it differently bc you do produce so much waist just for 1 pair of shoes!! To reduce my ecological foot print and save the environment as much as I can is important to me personally … But you do you!

  • Excellent. ❤️🙂

  • Jenna, you have the most helpful hints and information. Thank you so much for sharing! 💕💕💕

  • As always, so helpful and organized. Thanks for all your videos and the work you put into them.

  • Have you considered packing them sole to sole so that the bottoms are the only thing that makes contact? This way you can save on shipping bags.

  • While this tip is more helpful for full time reseller, I gotta give you props for how great the tip is and your attention to detail is amazing. And the quality of your content is one the best I've seen amongst Poshmark YouTubers.

  • Very clever! Thank you for sharing. You work very thoughtfully and I like it! =D

  • So smart! I'm really seriously thinking of selling on poshmark too. Thanks for sharing your tips!😊

  • Good series! I used the app you suggested to brighten up my pictures, they look so much better!!

  • Started switching my shoe storage into the shoe boxes tonight. I don't want to do the picture on the front thing, so I'm writing on a flap of the box that won't be seen when shipped. Brand, size, color, small description in sharpie. 🙂 I'm doing the 4 way box fold on one end to close them for now so I don't have to tape them shut yet.

  • This is a great idea. What do you do if you get a bundle with shoes in it? I suppose that happens so little it would be easy to open the box up and put something else inside or switch to a bigger box.

  • Thats so organized and well protected, thank you so much for sharing. I have a question, would it have bad smell or tiny bugs (I had that on UGG boots before) if you store the shoes in sealed box or bags for a long time until it's sold?

  • Another Awesome Video. I’m going to prep my shoes and store them just like you did. Thank you! Love this

  • The regional A are my fav for shoes because I thought the shoe box was too big. The paper totally makes sense 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing!! I used the butcher paper already it’s sold at my dollar store. Great idea to store the items in the shipping box I was already using that box as well. Only thing I might change is using issue paper instead of the butcher paper to stuff the shoe. Love you Jenna! Soon as I see your video I hit like before I even watch it!

  • Hello can u use the apple printer will it work for any other phone beside just apple products.

  • Can you share where you get your video music from , its great. thanks !

  • This was a great series. You have such a streamlined system, it always makes me want to get more organized! I am planning to bag all of my inventory so it's ready for shipping and I will definitely be using this method for my shoes. Thanks for so generously sharing your process 🙂

  • Genius! I’ve been going nuts looking at all these shoes sitting around and not looking organized or orderly at all. This is perfect! Thanks!

  • I was wondering what you do if a shoe doesn't have a size (i know idealy don't buy them lol) but i have a couple that i can't read and I'm not sure what to do. Thx 💛

  • You have the best tips and videos on selling on Poshmark. All your tips helped me start my closet and I made 24 sales this month 🎉😊. Thank you so much XoXo

  • You have me so excited about getting started selling. Do you suggest getting a P.O. box or home address for mailing?

  • Thank-You great video, I really enjoy watching your videos where you show your processes. You are a very organized person that is good at setting up systems and I need to learn these skills. Thanks again for sharing.

  • This is so helpful! I had no idea what to do with the shoes that I was selling! Thank you for this!

  • I really needed this video. Thanks. It's TRUE to work smarter and not harder!

  • Been watching almost all of your video along with some other people's video about selling on Poshmark. I have learned whole alot and am working on starting selling clothes on Poshmark. Just placed few orders of supplies that you listed/suggestions on amazon! I hope I will have sort of grand opening of my closet soon once I get my supplies in the mail! Am nervous and excited but I know I will have fun doing this as long as I have the system! I also work full time job, I hope doing Poshmark during weekends and do lot of shipping during weekday since Post Office is on way to work and from work! Yay! Thank you for all of your videos and keep it up!

  • Love the step by step way you did this shoe series! So helpful!

  • Hi Jenna! Another great video. Where do you get your roll of tape with dispenser? There are so many different types. I like how you're rips off so easy. I have the little scotch dispensers and I find it easier to cut with scissors than rip it off. Thanks! 🙂

  • I wrap stuff each shoe with paper, wrap each shoe with tissue paper, then place both in one bag….save $ using one poly bag.

  • I like the shelving and boxes behind you, (I have the same shelves) can you share what size they are and where you got them?

  • I love how you do everything from your phone. So practical.

  • Hi! I've recently found that the medium flat rate box works wonders for shoes! I don't have as much empty space like I do in the shoe box. But of course that wouldn't work for eBay. Sometimes a regional A box works too for sandals and stuff! I need to get some clear bags though thats really smart!

  • Your GOALS 🙌🏽

  • Oh my gosh. This was so helpful! I always struggle with how to store shoes. Genius! Thanks so much!

  • Great video, so helpful! Do you leave thank you notes or anything else in your packages buyers? I want to know your opinion if you feel like it is necessary. Thanks! 💕

  • Love the video and this three part series. I also ended up getting the Dr. Martin’s balsam from your first video in this series and love it 🙂 thank you so much!!!

  • Hi Jenna, thank you for all of your great videos! You're a YouTube standout on the subject of Poshmark, in my opinion 🙂 I hope your channel continues to grow! I have a question…I am currently gathering items, mainly from Goodwill, in preparation for selling on Poshmark. (Doing a little homework and getting the right equipment, etc.). One thing I've noticed with the items I source from Goodwill is that the "Goodwill smell" lingers. How do you deal with that since you steam your items rather than washing them? Thank you!

  • Thanks for info Jenna! Did you know you can get free priority tape from post office-its not on the website to order you have to call.

  • What type or phone or camera are you using?

  • Hi Jenna! This is Bettie Jenn @shesabettie from Jackson, MS! So just a small jump from my pad to yours. Thank you for these videos. They are very helpful! Not sure if this question has already been addressed, but what happens if the shoes are already packed and ready for shipment and a buyer included them in a bundle? Or if two or more pair are sold in a bundle? Do you have to unbox them for one shipment or are you able to send two packages with one label? Just curious. Thanks again for all of your excellent tips!

  • Do you use thank you notes?

  • I started doing something similar a few weeks ago … at my husbands suggestion. 😊

  • What is the name of the song you use? Its stuck in my head now!

  • I ship the shoes in one bag with the soles touching to save on plastic waste. The photos are very cool, but isn’t it wasteful? They are .50 cents each a photo. Other than that, great tips. Love your videos 💕

  • Seriously so helpful!! Thanks!! Love this series!

  • Where can i find the butcher paper

  • I just bought a dress from Postmark. Unfortunately it has been almost a week and the seller still hasn't sent it out yet. I understand the Postmark buyer protection but really want the item. I have tried to reach out to her twice but my questions have been unanswered. (I noticed that nothing in her closet has sold in almost a year.) Can the seller always see when an item has been sold? Can they tell that money was put into their Paypal account? She was logged into Postmark the day after I bought my dress, could she have possibly missed that the item was sold?

  • Love your storage boxes! May I ask where you purchased them?

  • Can you do a video on shipping boxes. Whats allowed and whats not? I have been shipping for about 3 months and the other day I got in trouble for the shipping box I used at the post office. What is allowed and what isn't would be a great video for us newbies. Thanks!

  • Thanks so much for posting!

  • I use your way if inventory storage so that it’s easy to ship. The only thing I struggle with is shoes. I don’t want to seal the box bc I want to wrap the shoes (after wrapping shoes in clear plastic) with tissue paper and attach my thank you note after wrapping the tissue paper package with twine. Do you include any cards with your info or thank you notes. Do you bundle with shoes? I’m new at this. I prefer not to do that but again, I’m new.

  • What do you do if you sell a bundle of shoes and they're already wrapped and packaged?

  • your hair and the print of the boxes in the background are absolutely perfect match=)

  • Love that little printer!!!!

  • What do you usually do when you have the NIB shoes in original box that you want to ship in and it doesn't fit in the USPS shoe box? If I get one of those printers, can I change the song that plays when I use it?

  • Thank you so much for sharing your tips😀

  • How do I ship a pair of heels, they're new in the box. Whats the best way (box) to ship it in. I can ship without a box but it'll be nice if the buyer received them in their original box right 🤔

  • How long did it take for your posh to start selling?

  • So my biggest challenge with shoes right now is the BOX! I found a bunch of amazing deals at a department store—Kate Spade for thrift store prices—and I've listed them as new in box. But I have NO idea how to actually ship the box itself! Do you have any insight?

  • Do you include the inventory #? Do you list your inventory # on the Poshmark listing? thanks:)

  • Can you link to the tape gun you use? 🙂

  • This is AMAZEBALLS!!! Thanks for this! Been reselling for years and you have totally changed my storage life!

  • In a different video you recommended poly bags for shipping out shoes, I can't find the video 🙄 could you give me the measurements of those bags please and thank you. Btw, i love your videos🤗

  • I like to stuff them as well then I use tissue paper to wrap each shoe individually. last I put both shoes in a poly mailer and stick them in the shoe box with one side sealed and the other side just folded over like a 4 way fold just in case it sells in a bundle . That way I can just get the packaged shoes in the one poly mailer and add it to the bundle I love the idea of adding a picture to the shoe box ! I just can’t afford 😂 so I think ima just use I cute font and type out descriptions of the shoes and stick them on to the box for now

  • I love your videos! I organize my shoes in small plastic bins & wouldn't mind if you left the sprocket pic on the box b/c it can be re-used to label my shoe bin (instead of throwing the pic away).

  • Wow.. that is very informative!! I just started Poshmark and love binge watching your video 🙂 QUESTION: how do you ship the shoes NWT in their original box? Any tips? Thanks so much. Love & Hug

  • Are those free? Because at my post they tell me I have to pay an additional 10-18 dollars👀 can you help me understand? Please help

  • What do you use to add the size to the photo? Thanks for the videos! You are wonderful!!!

  • What if someone buy a bundle?

  • Great video!! What about boots? Do you bend them?

  • I watched all three of your shoe videos! Wonderful tips! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Do they charge for the shoe boxes ? Also now I am wanting to purchase the hp printer.

  • What happens if the shoe is sold as part of a bundle? Doesn't mean you would have to unbox the shoe? Very good tip for storage! Thanks Jenna.

  • You are hard worker, Sweetie

  • I love your idea of storing shoes in the boxes ready to ship. I'm going to print out a page of all the shoes I'm selling and then cut each one out to tape on the boxes. Thank You again!

  • Thank you in advance for your tips…..as I have embraced many of them. The roll of butcher paper was gold and I use that now. 75% of my sale are shoes, and although I use the USPS shoe boxes as well, I do store them differently than you. Almost like your clothes boxes, I use clear 72 qt. Hefty clear plastic bins, put them in 9×12 clear bags and put them in, toe side down, and can fit 12 to 20 pairs (depending on shoe size) in each. My shoe inventory is about 400. Boots go on separate shelves on their own. I don't box pre-box them because I yard sale about 15% of my stale inventory each Spring to clear more space and reduce old listings. I wrap each shoe in free Ebay tissue paper to reduce shoe to shoe friction, then put them in one clear plastic bag to prevent any water damage enroute. I think this system saves me some time. Again, thank for all your tips!!

  • Hi, love all your vids! Do you send thank you cards or find that it does not make a difference….what about feed backs? Thank you in advance.

  • When prepacked this way, how much do you know shipping will be? Does adding butcher paper add more to shipping cost because of weight?

  • OMG!! Great idea. I bought plastic shoe storage boxes but love this idea. I tend to buy shoes faster than I sell them so I have a bunch in a Rubbermaid tote because I don't want to spend more money to buy more plastic boxes. I will definitely be doing this. Thank you!!

  • What happens if you sell a bundle though? Do you un-box everything and re-box it, or ship bundle items separately? 🤔

  • You could see my closet and tell me the flaws that I have please @maximilianogm6 😍

  • Never even thought to store shoes ready to ship! The thought of the time saved during shipping makes my heart sing. I can't wait to try this- thank you friend!

  • Do you sell on any other sites?

  • I'm just getting into reselling shoes so this was super helpful. thank you!!

  • Once you put the shipping label on box, and take it to post office, do you have to pay for using their flat rate box and to ship it?

  • You know printing the picture out for shoes is a great idea, but aren't those pictures expensive, I think printing from phone thru regular computer and using plain Jane index cards – would possibly be more cost effective even if we used color. Let's see if I can figure out how to do that.. Nevertheless- great idea for locating those shoes.. Just needs s slight tweek. -Another way to save on plastic and packaging, use Gift wrap tissue paper to separate the shoes in the same package, but I love your attention to detail and care.. You care more than shoe store employees. putting some paper in the front of the shoe is a great idea too.. Can't wait to watch your other videos on cleaning shoes and choosing shoes to sell. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!

  • I do exactly this except I wrap each shoe in tissue paper so the bag doesnt stick to them and I stuff the bottom, sides and top with a piece of heavy paper… Then I write an inventory number on the small flap…and stack so I can see… I dont tape one end in case I need to add anything to the box, like a note or a small item…
    I always go for protection over pretty when it comes to packaging and sending..

  • TIP-CALL THE USPS NUMBER! It’s easier and faster!!

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