How to make money by selling on Depop

How to make money by selling on Depop

I’ve been using Depop now for over 3 years now, and with well over 30o items sold and almost 70 thousand followers later, I can safely say that I’m addicted. It all started with myย big wardrobe clearout in 2015, when I used Depop to sell dozens upon dozens upon dozens of clothing, shoes and accessories that I had fallen out of love with. My selling online worked so well that in 2017 I used the experience and knowledge I’d gained and launched my own Hair Accessory and Jewellery brand Taylor & Rose, which now I sell on my Depop, as well as on it’s own website,

So in today’s post I am finally sharing my Top Tips for selling on Depop.


1: Photos.

When it comes to selling on Depop, pictures are probably the most important factor, so make sure to take yours in bright, natural daylight, and try to include as many photos as you can in the listing. Photos of you waring the item in question are a big plus, as the give the buyer a good idea of sizing and fit, and can make a huge difference between someone buying the item or not. If you are selling smaller items like accessories, shoes, or jewellery, then why not make your photo look more appealing by popping in some flowers, a fashion magazine, or some lipstick in the photo. A little bit of prop styling can really make a difference.

2: Description.

When listing an item, always give as detailed a description as possible. Make sure to include the items sizing, any other relevant info, and even one or two styling ideas if you fee like. The more informative the description, the less questions you will have to answer about the item before someone buys it, which can waste time.

3: Shipping.

I usually estimate my shipping costs myself, as I have a fair idea how much things will cost to ship from being on Depop for so long. If you are new to selling and are unsure, ask your local post office for some pamphlets on shipping estimates, they’re free and really helpful for beginners. I always have my international shipping set to โ‚ฌ2 more than my Irish shipping, which usually covers the extra cost of sending things to the UK. I also make sure to list both the national and international shipping costs in the items description, to avoid any further questions about it.

4: Discounts.

I find offering little discounts and offers here and there really help in building your profile and selling items, I always offer a 10% instagram follower discount, which people almost always use. They just have to message me saying they are a follower and give their instagram username, and I will apply the discount on the item they wish to purchase. It also directs people over to my instagram profile, which of course helps increase your follower numbers.

5: Communication.

Good customer service is essential to getting a good reputation on Depop, and I have found that so many of my buyers have re-purchased again and again because they had a good experience with me. The key to this is communication! Be sure to answer all your messages and comments, and don’t wait for more than a week to ship your item to a buyer after they purchase. If there is a delay for some reason (these things happen) then just be sure to let your seller know in good time so they don’t start to loose faith in you.

6: ย Add a personal touch.

I don’t know if many other Depop sellers do this, but I like to add a little handwritten note in with each of my orders, Its just a few words scribbled on paper thanking the buyer (I always include their first name) and wishing them well with their purchase. Such a simple touch can really improve someones buying experience, and I always get great feedback from it. It’s always nice to be nice ay?

So there you have it guys, I hope I answered most of your questions! If this has inspired you to do your own closet de-clutter, then you can check out my top tips for clearing out your wardrobe that in the video above.

Be sure to head over and have a look at my Depop profileย to see some of the above tips in action, and you can also follow me on Instagram, or checkout my Youtube channel for more helpful videos like this.

Thanks for reading,

Ciara x


  1. August 20, 2015 / 14:53

    Hey Ciara!
    Every time I try to setup the Depop and download it from the app store it doesn’t work! I’ve tried on a Mac & iPhone! It says ‘not available in this country’. Any tips?

    • ciara
      September 30, 2015 / 13:00

      Hi Shauna, thats such a pity, Im sorry to hear you’re having problems with it! Have you tried contacting/mailing them directly about it? The team are super friendly, Im sure they can help fix it for you!x

  2. matthew
    December 5, 2015 / 13:34

    I love DEPOP. Check out my profile @matthewmurin

  3. Nadiyah
    December 6, 2015 / 03:30

    Hey, how do I ship things that are bought? Do they provide a shipping label for you that you can print from home when the item is sold?

  4. January 13, 2016 / 08:22

    I love DEPOP. Check out my profile @ghetokvintage

  5. Liam
    January 17, 2016 / 18:31

    Selling loads of clothes on depop @sixstacks,follow me!!

  6. Liam
    January 17, 2016 / 18:31

    Follow me on depop @sixstacks

  7. Rehabs
    February 17, 2016 / 00:47

    thank you for all that very inspiring and informative. I have a problem. When I try to post photos of items for sale on Depop, the app makes me crop the pictures so only part of the item is visible. Very frustrating. Any tips we’d be much appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • June 17, 2016 / 11:00

      If you edit the photo in the Instasize app then you can use the whole photo within the square format….check it out and you’ll see! Check out my Depop @Lonerrr

  8. LeilaJenny
    April 18, 2016 / 01:05

    Feel free to visit me on depop. @leilajenny :-*

  9. Chloe Arnold
    May 28, 2016 / 07:28

    Hey guys go check out my depop! I have just posted loads of cute stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ @chloeearnold

  10. June 28, 2016 / 09:42

    Follow me! Selling most items for ยฃ5 and under ๐Ÿ™‚ @nessyzx

  11. Serina
    June 29, 2016 / 15:38

    Follow me on depop: @xoserinap ๐Ÿ™‚ GREAT PRICES, FROM MONTREAL CANADA

  12. karen green
    July 5, 2016 / 06:46

    Can you tell me how to repost an item if you havnt sold it? On Ebay its how to relist an item. Surely you dont have to go through the whole sell an item process everytime?


  13. joseluis
    August 6, 2016 / 22:24

    Hi im in Ecuador but want to open a cigar shop on de pop but how much would it Costa to ship or can your supplier ship for you once a product is ordered?

  14. August 18, 2016 / 22:45

    Hi, i am new to Depop. Please can you tell me where i can access my messages using my android phone. I cannot seem to find my messages. I get notifications to say ‘i got mail’….i have clicked on the chat icon but says no mail?!


  15. Kayla
    August 25, 2016 / 00:26

    Follow me on depop afrochic94 tons of fashionable clothing and accessories!

  16. Hannah
    August 25, 2016 / 12:39

    Hi ,
    Great tips thank you.
    Depop hanspins
    I am a hoarder!!

  17. September 20, 2016 / 23:55

    Hey check out my depop , I’m selling anything from waisttrainers to dresses to lip plumpers
    Thankyou xxxxx๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜™

  18. Michelle
    October 13, 2016 / 05:44

    Hey everyone๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒป feel free to check out my depop @michustin ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

  19. October 26, 2016 / 18:51

    Follow my Depop for genuine designer brands at low prices: @henizzle x

  20. October 31, 2016 / 16:37

    New to Depop! Got some amazing items available! Check me out @kellyrowson

  21. Teona
    November 5, 2016 / 15:01

    I amnew to Depop and sold 1 item upto now so this is helpful thank you. Check my items and follow @teotekla

  22. Yanely
    November 7, 2016 / 23:39

    Hey guys I’m new to Depop so if u want u can check us out at glamshop_SA. I’m selling makeup and later more things๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’–

  23. November 10, 2016 / 17:38

    My shop is @mermmaid ๐Ÿ™‚ Tons of cool stuff!

  24. Meera
    November 13, 2016 / 08:18

    Check out my depop @meerabp most clothes unworn and under 15โ‚ฌ! Brands include Ralph Lauren, Zara, J Crew…

  25. Kaylah
    December 1, 2016 / 03:50

    Check out my Depop! Name brand clothing at really cheap prices!โœจ Unique and wacky styles ๐Ÿ™‚ A&F; NIKE, etc. Expanding to shoes and other accessories! @whorablementions

  26. Danny
    January 8, 2017 / 20:37

    Check out my depop for inexpensive good quality clothing beauty and jewellery coming soon @smithstaxo

  27. February 15, 2017 / 18:45

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve been wanting to set up an account but was unsure where to start so this has been a huge help ๐Ÿ™‚


  28. Dylan clark
    March 17, 2017 / 09:49

    Follow me on depop @dylanclark98

  29. Sharon
    May 24, 2017 / 12:26

    Great tips, they really help. Please check out my depop at ’70s_dad’!

  30. carolyn
    May 25, 2017 / 00:18

    check out my depop! @thecarolynabel

  31. June 21, 2017 / 20:16

    Just starting out on Depopโ€ฆ loving it so far @lyss95

    • June 21, 2017 / 20:17

      check my page out!

  32. dianna
    June 22, 2017 / 15:00

    I am new to depop and would love to link up with other depop sellers user name is deetamayo

  33. July 12, 2017 / 10:11

    Hi Ciara!
    Greetings from Milan!
    Thank you for such a useful article, I am new in Depop so really appreciated your tips! I am still struggling with taking pictures of clothes, any tips on it?

    My depop is @fflorena (Florena Florena)

    Grazie in anticicpo (Many thanks in advance)!:-)


  34. Lena
    July 22, 2017 / 19:19

    Thanks for the tips! Feel free to check out my Depop, @lenasaine

  35. August 29, 2017 / 02:28

    Thank you for the information… Best wishes to everyone. I’ll see you on top.


  36. irinna
    September 1, 2017 / 11:29

    I am selling Calvin Klein, Versace, and other awesome 90s stuff on my depop! Check me out because I am broke with expensive taste. @eyerin

  37. kennedy
    October 29, 2017 / 18:00

    hey guys! check out my new depop shop! i’m @kennedysells.

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  39. nancy shrestha
    November 16, 2017 / 19:41

    Thank you for the tips!

    PS: please check out my depop:

    you will get 10% discount or free delivery ๐Ÿ˜‰

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