20 Actionable Depop Tips for Selling on Depop (2020)

Selling on Depop

Selling on Depop can be your full time job and produce fairly good money if you take it seriously.

  1. Do try on
  2. Upload 4 photos for every item
  3. Take different types of photos
  4. Keep a consistent style
  5. Never use stock photos
  6. Write comprehensive description that includes all relevant keywords
  7. Use 5 relevant hashtags for every item
  8. Use a template for descriptions
  9. Refresh your listings regularly
  10. Post new items regularly
  11. Follow as many users as you can
  12. Ask for five star reviews
  13. Add an extra surprise
  14. Answer questions quickly
  15. Give buyers a discount on their next order
  16. Promote your shop on Instagram
  17. Source high-quality and well-priced items
  18. Become a Depop verified seller
  19. Accept payments in app

1. Add more light to your photos

Customers get the first impression of a product through your photos, which largely determine whether a customer will buy your product or not. So you definitely should put more effort to take great photos.

2. Do try on

You definitely should do try on. Clothes, shoes, earrings, necklaces or other items, please do try them on if you could.

3. Upload 4 photos for every item

You can upload up to 4 photos for each item on Depop. It is highly recommended that you upload 4 photos for each item instead of 1 or 2.

4. Take different types of photos

We recommend you to take different types of photos to fully show off how your item looks, fits and to show any tags or flaws it may have. Here are the three combinations we recommend:

  • Two flat lays (show off the front and back of your item)
  • One close-up (show any tags or flaws!)
  • One flat lay
  • One close-up (show any tags or flaws!)
  • One flat lay
  • Two close-ups (show any tags or flaws!)
  • It is highly recommended to use at least one model shot. This is the most successful style of photography on Depop.

5. Keep a consistent style

Many Depop top sellers have a consistent look and feel to their shop. That’s not an accident. It’s branding.

6. Never use stock photos

Using stock photos is against Depop’s terms of use, Depop don’t allow you to do that. If you are reported using stock photos, Depop will remove your item. So, never take stock photos from other websites such as Amazon, eBay or Etsy etc.

7. Write comprehensive description that includes all relevant keywords

Description serves two purposes. First, it shows your item in greater detail to potential buyers to increase the chances of selling. Second, it provides keywords of your item to the Depop search engine so that your item shows up in relevant search results.

  • Style and color
  • Measurements (Chest, Waist, Length, Inseam, Rise, Hips, etc.)
  • All the flaws of your item

8. Use 5 relevant hashtags for every item

You can use up to 5 hashtags for an item on Depop. Make sure you use all 5 hashtags to maximize your chances of showing up in search results when people search for products using hashtags.

9. Use a template for descriptions

If you spend some time studying the product descriptions written by Depop top sellers, you will find that many of them have their own templates.

  1. The condition of your item
  2. Measurements of your item
  3. Tags and keywords
  • No returns / swaps / refunds?
  • Other shop policies that need to be mentioned in the description

10. Refresh your listings regularly

Refreshing listings updates the listed time of an item to the current time. This makes your items pop up at the top of relevant searches. If someone is searching for a specific product, they will see yours first. And this greatly increases the chance of selling your items.

11. Post new items regularly

Posting new items regularly will keep you in your followers’ feeds. If you post new items every day, you will be seen every day in people’s feeds.

12. Follow as many users as you can

If you want to make more money on Depop, you need more followers.

13. Ask for five star reviews

Now let’s talk about reviews. As stated in the previous section:

  • Package your items nicely
  • Add an extra surprise (a personalized thank-you card, a cute sticker, etc.)
  • Ship Items fast
  • Ask for a five star review nicely

14. Add an extra surprise

Everyone loves surprises!

15. Answer questions quickly

Rule number one, put all the information that a potential buyer might ask about in the product description, then you don’t have to answer those questions.

16. Give buyers a discount on their next order

Getting buyers is hard, so if someone has already purchased an item from your store, you should put some effort into getting them come back to your store. And the most effective way to do this is to give them a discount on their next order.

17. Promote your shop on Instagram

You can promote your shop or your products on many platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. However, the most effective one is definitely Instagram.

18. Source high-quality and well-priced items

If you’re a full-time Depop seller or a serious seller, you don’t just want to sell the clothes in your closet. You need more items. Your shop needs more items.

19. Become a Depop verified seller

Depop verified sellers are the best of the best. They could get access to extra benefits to help continue their successful selling.

  • Extra consideration for Explore content and Meet Sellers features in the app.
  • Access to prioritised help from Depop community support team.
  • Sell £2000+ (~USD$2600+) worth of items for 4 months.

20. Accept payments in app

Accepting payments outside of Depop is against Depop’s Terms and Conditions.

Now it is your turn

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