How to make money by selling on Depop

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 ciara@ciaraodoherty.com and I will do my best to help.

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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. It really makes 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 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 profileย 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!

Happy Shopping,

Love,

 

 

 

 

34 Comments

  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

    Hi
    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?

    thanks

  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?!

    TIA

  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!!
    X

  17. September 20, 2016 / 23:55

    Hey check out my depop , I’m selling anything from waisttrainers to dresses to lip plumpers
    @laurajames1992
    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™‚

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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

    Follow me on depop @dylanclark98

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