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 my 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, TaylorandRose.ie
So in today’s post I am finally sharing my Top Tips for selling on Depop.
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.
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 ay?