Guide: How to sell on Depop in 2023

If you have a shop where you sell clothes or you don’t have a business but have a hobby of purchasing clothes and now you feel like you need to sell them and you have thought about selling them on Depop but it feels too overwhelming to learn about how to sell on depop which is a new platform. Stressful? Right.

Well, that is exactly the reason why we are here. If you want to learn how to sell on Depop then we have all the steps mentioned in this guide down below. It is worth noting that searches for second-hand clothing and sustainable fashion have been growing in numbers every year as people want to become more sustainable and carbon-neutral.

One reason why people have started to buy second-hand clothes in the US and the UK is because they feel that if they just discard their old clothes and buy new ones then there will be a waste generated by the old clothes and this does have an impact on the environment. We are currently living in times when it is more important than ever to remain carbon neutral which is the reason people have started to become more environmental-friendly.

However, we can tell you that the trend of buying old clothes instead of new ones is one that has been started in the US and the UK and it is yet to catch up in developing nations such as India and even other parts of South East Asia where people still prefer to buy new clothes instead of used ones.

This is also the reason why Depop has been launched in the US and the UK right now as they also know that their main audience resides in these two countries at the moment. We do hope that this trend catches up in other parts of the world as well and people start being sustainable all over the globe.

Talking about Depop, it is an app where you can sell your second-hand clothes online and you need to build a community of followers who want to engage with your products and purchase them. On Depop, you can give a rating to the seller and the seller can give you a rating back as well. This is similar to cab sharing app like Uber where the driver can also give a rating for its passenger and vice-versa. The advantage of this dual-sided feedback system is that the buyers can trust the sellers and the sellers can trust the buyers as well.

It is also worth noting that there are fees associated with selling on Depop as it charges a 10% fee on sale price and it will be taken from your PayPal account or card associated to it. You also get charged a PayPal transaction fee of 2.9% + $0.30 in the US and 2.9% + £0.30 in the UK. Listing an item on Depop is free right now and you only get charged when you sell an item. As far as delivery is concerned, you can either choose the Depop preferred delivery partners of ship the products to your customers on your own.

Now, let’s get back to the most interesting part which is exactly getting to know how to sell on depop in 2023. So let’s get started, shall we?

How to Sell on Depop in 2023?

It is easier then you think to sell your used clothes on depop in 2023 but we know that a new app means an entirely new process. So we have given you the step-by-step guide to get started:

1. Create an account on Depop

The first step to start selling on Depop is to create an account on the platform. It is necessary to have an account on Depop so that you can confirm your identity to the platform and the buyers who you are selling to as well.

depop signup
depop signup

You can create your account on Depop’s app which is available on iOS as well as Android or you can create an account from its website as well.

  1. Go to signup.depop.com and enter your phone number so that a code will be sent to your number.
  2. Enter the code you received and once confirmed, you will be taken to the next step where you need to fill in your basic details.
  3. Once everything is done, click on Create Account and you have successfully created your Depop account.

2. Connect your PayPal account

Once you have created your account, it is important to connect your PayPal account to the Depop account so that you can transact using that account.

If you are using the Depop app or website, the steps you need to follow to connect your PayPal account to your Depop account will be the same more or less.

Connect PayPal account
Connect PayPal account
  • To connect your PayPal account, open the Depop app and tap on the Profile icon and click on the Setting icon at the top right.
  • Now, tap on PayPal account and click on Connect PayPal.
  • After this, log in to your PayPal account using the account credentials and you will be able to see that your PayPal account has been connected to your Depop account successfully.

Note that once your PayPal is connected to your Depop account, you will be able to send and receive money in your account directly. Also, the transaction and other fees will be deducted from your PayPal account as Depop does not have a payment gateway of its own.

3. List your items on Depop

List your items on Depop
List your items on Depop

Now that you have created an account on Depop and connected your PayPal account, the first few steps to start selling on Depop have been done.

After this, you can use your Depop app or website to list items for sale. We recommend using the Depop app for this but it is possible that you might want to use Depop website to list your items so we have included the methods for both of them down below.

  • To list items using the Depop app, open the app and click on Camera icon and tap on Set up your shop.
  • Now, add a logo that represents your brand and click on Next.
  • After that, write a Bio and then click on Next.
  • Link to your social media accounts, enter your first name and last name along with billing address and tap on List your first item.
  • Now, tap on Camera again and start taking photos of the item that you are listing for sale. You need to add 4 photos to your listing along with a video but the video is not mandatory.

Listing your items on the Depop website is easier than the app.

  • Go to the Depop website and login with your account details. Now, click on Sell at the top-right and add photos, description, price and other relevant details and publish the listing.

As we mentioned earlier, it is easier to get started with selling on Depop and we have already mentioned all the steps you need to take in the guide above.

However, it is also worth noting that knowing how to sell and selling items are two different things and so we are going to give you additional tips on how to sell on Depop so that you make good sales on the platform.

Additional tips for selling items on Depop

As we mentioned earlier, Depop is a platform where can sell your second-hand clothes which might be unused or you could have used them but have started to dislike them now.

So it is to be noted that you need to convince the people buying your clothes that they are worth getting and for that, you need to take attractive photos and videos and write a convincing description as well. Apart from the photos, videos and the description, you also need to make sure that the item you have listed is priced fairly as well.

Because even if you write the description extremely well and the photos and videos are very good as well, the potential customer will not be ready to buy the product if he/she feels that the product is overpriced. Having said that, you also need to make sure that the pricing you have fixed is not underpriced as well because you need to pay all the transaction and other fees to Depop so you need to recover your costs and make profits as well.

Conclusion

As we mentioned earlier, Depop is a marketplace where you sell second-hand clothes for men and women so it is harder to convince people to buy your clothes which means that you need to capture great photos and videos to show people why they need to add them to their collection.

Also, you need to price fairly so that the buyer does not get discouraged by the price and also keep your standards high at the same time so you have a good first impression from the buyer.

Once these and the above steps to start selling on Depop are done, you can ensure that your products will sell well on the platform.

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