I hope you’re all doing well! Recently, I’ve been having a clear-out of my wardrobe. There’s lots that I don’t wear anymore and I could do with an overhaul as my style has really changed. I also seem to have developed an addiction for gym wear since starting my fitness journey so I’m going to need to make some room for that!
Over the last few months, I’ve been using Depop to sell my clothes. At first I didn’t have much success but after picking up a few tips and tricks here and there I’ve managed to make quite a bit of money. So, if you’re organising your wardrobe or want to make some extra money, here are 5 tips for selling on Depop!
1. Make an effort with your photos
If you want people to even notice you, let alone purchase what you’re selling, you need to put some time and effort into your photography. Consider lighting, background and how you want to display your item. You can lay things flat on the floor or your bed, model them or show them hanging up. If you’re able to model the clothes yourself, do it. It’s a great way to give customers an idea of how an item will look on them. Depop recommends that you use all 4 photo slots to increase your visibility, so make sure that you do this! Take a picture of the front, the back, the label and any other details you want to capture. Always include a photo of any signs of wear or damage to the item too!
2. Upload regularly and consistently
This is key for getting people to notice you and your shop. I personally find that batch uploading is a great way to do this. I take a load of photos in one go, quickly make them into drafts on Depop and include information like the material that the items are made of or the condition that they’re in. This means I have the photos and information ready to upload wherever I am. It makes it so much easier and quicker to do! The more regularly that you upload, the more your shop gets shown to potential customers.
3. Refresh your listings
This might not have crossed your mind. It didn’t cross mine for weeks and I was missing out on a lot of sales because of it. Depop is a big place and there are millions of items being uploaded every single day. People are very unlikely to see your listings weeks after you’ve uploaded them. Refreshing your listings is really simple. Firstly, select an item, perhaps the one furthest down in your shop and choose the “Edit this item” option. Then you want to type a space somewhere that it can’t be noticed, like at the bottom of the description that you’ve written. Once you’ve done this, press save. Your listing will shoot right back to the top of your shop and will go back into the Depop algorithm as if it were brand new. I like to do this a few times a week whilst I’m watching TV or whenever I have a few minutes spare. You’d be surprised at how much this helps!
4. Don’t forget costs & fees
Depop take a 10% fee for every item sold. Make sure that you keep this in mind when pricing your item and whether or not you want to charge for postage. Depop sometimes remove seller fees for a short period of time which I highly recommend making the most of!
5. Use relevant hashtags and keywords
This is a huge help for getting buyers to find what they’re looking for. If you’re selling a pair of pink leggings from ASOS that someone wants, how do you help them find it? Make sure you’re using keywords such as “ASOS”, “Leggings” and “Pink”. Do the same with hashtags; “#ASOS #Leggings #Pink”. You want to try and include all of the terms that someone wanting to find them would use. Avoid using irrelevant hashtags. It is misleading and also actually prevent you from being found.
So there you have it, my top five tips for selling on Depop! I hope you find them helpful. If you’d like to have a browse for yourself, check out my shop here. Do you sell on Depop? What about other selling apps? Do you have any tips to share? Let me know in the comments!