If you’re like me and have a hard time getting things rid of, then your closet is probably bursting at the seams with shabby old t-shirts and pants that no longer even fit. While I am an avowed frugality guru – I just can’t help it – I’ve never had a convenient place to store my exciting new finds. That is, until I discovered Depop.
For the uninitiated, Depop is an online resale platform that allows users to purchase clothing direct from sellers. While there is no shortage of competition in the resale space (see: Poshmark, The RealReal, thredUP etc), Depop approached me first because it works like any other social media app: you add a profile picture, write a quick bio , and follow some of your favorite stores and sellers. I wanted to start selling my clothes, but to be honest I was intimidated – I’ve never sold my clothes before, let alone on the internet, and I didn’t know if people even wanted them on the internet in the first place. How do I know if I’m charging the right price? What do I do if someone buys an item from me?
But that was then and that is now. Months after my foray into the unknown, I consider myself an experienced depop professional (thanks, quarantine!). With that in mind, I’ve put together this comprehensive guide to selling your clothes on the app. That way, the next time you open your closet, a million knitted sweaters won’t fall out (yes, it happened to me). Read on for six tips on using Depop as an expert.