I’ve been using Depop now for almost a year now, and with well over 150 items sold and 40,000 followers later, I can safely say I’m addicted. It all started with my big wardrobe clearout last year, when I used Depop to sells absolutely loads of bits that I had fallen out of love with. It worked so well, and so I have continued to update it every few weeks afterwards, when I need that bit more space in my wardobe.
I’ve been getting lots of mails and requests from you guys to do a post featuring some tips and tricks for selling on Depop, and so here it is: My Top Tips for selling on Depop! I hope you guys enjoy, and if you have any more questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to help.
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. It really makes a difference!
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.
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 €2 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.
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.
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: 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 ey?
So there you have it guys, I hope I answered most of your questions, and if this has inspired you to do your own wardrobe clearout, then you can check out my top tips for that here.
Be sure to head over and have a look at my Depop profile to see some of the above tips in action, oh and just as a special treat, to celebrate this post, I am increasing my instagram follower discount from 10% to a whopping 30% FOR THE WHOLE WEEK! So you have until Sunday to snap up some of my listings at 30% off. Just message me through the app with your desired item and your instagram username (so I can confirm you are a follower) and I will apply the discount for you. If you haven’t followed my instagram yet, you can do so here!