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A Depop ‘how to’

Depop marketplace is for all things fashion. It’s a place for Gen-Z to sell and search for unique, environmentally friendly items that will stand out at the next party or social gathering. Depop aims to make fashion more inclusive, diverse, and most importantly – less wasteful.


When you think about sustainable fashion for an emerging generation of buyers and sellers, you’ll be thinking about Depop.




How to sell on Depop

Getting started on Depop is a pretty simple process. All you need to do, is to create an account by entering your phone number, and then use the code sent to you to fill out a few details.


The next step is to connect your PayPal account. Depop uses PayPal as it doesn’t have its own payment system set up. PayPal is a global payment system and is safe and secure to use for your customers to make payments, so that you can receive your money.


There’s just one more basic step to complete and you’ll be selling on Depop. Now, this is where Zipsale steps up to boost your sales opportunities. Login to your Zipsale account and start listing your items that you want to feature on Depop and any other marketplaces that we offer.




How to mark an item as sold on Depop
It’s pretty simple to mark an item as sold, and to completely delete the item from your profile. All you have to do is click on your product and then click on the three little dots in the top right corner of the picture. Select ‘mark the item as sold’ or ‘delete item’ and you’re done.


It may be worth considering whether or not you want to completely remove the item, especially if you have loads of comments and interactions on that post. This decision is completely up to you and your preferences for your Depop account.



How to get followers on Depop
Depop is modelled after the most popular social media platforms, which means that it has a certain element of interaction and sociability to it. Keep this in mind when building your followers on Depop and you’ll be off to a good start. There are a few ways that you can make sure your following keeps growing and these include:

  • Ask people to follow your account.
  • Interact with other accounts by commenting and interacting.
  • Follow other Depop users including sellers and likers of items, both yours and others.
  • Make sure your items are well photographed.
  • Put a creative spin on the descriptions of your items.
  • Fair pricing.



Depop Fees
The Depop marketplace doesn’t charge any joining or listing fees and will only charge a 10% fee on the sale of your items. So once an item is purchased by oneof your customers, Depop automatically takes a 10% fee from your PayPal account or the card that you have linked with your Depop account. It’s important to keep in mind that there is also a PayPal transaction fee of 2.9% + £0.30 in the UK.

Now you’re all set and ready to get selling on Depop.

Make sure you increase your chances of selling those pre-loved items by listing your goods on a few of the other marketplaces offered by Zipsale
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