If you love thrifting, then this online marketplace is most definitely for you. This app allows you to connect with sellers of second-hand clothes from all over the world, with a lower price than what you would spend in retail. This London based peer-to-peer social shopping app appeared in 2011, and now has over 30 million users world-wide.
As the new generation of teenagers discover this app, a new faze and craze has appeared on the fashion radar, vintage fashion trends. Gen Z have taken sustainability to a new level by adopting a thrifty new shopping style. By buying from Depop, people are making fashion more diverse, inclusive, and less wasteful. These admiral qualities are only some of the reasons why sites like Depop, Poshmark, and Mecari are rocketing in popularity.
All you need to make your quick buck on this site is a username, PayPal account and items to sell. Selling on this site is fun and easy as you can set your own price while buyers are free to haggle for the price. Depop is the perfect market for those pesky online purchases that you forgot to return in time, you will always find another person who would adore your cast off.
When it comes to sustainability, the buying of pre-owned goods is a very eco-friendly option of shopping for your new glad rags. By buying these older materials instead of new, you are benefitting to the environment. It also condemns sweatshops who take advantage of the greedy materialistic western world by mass producing and abusing their employees, paying slave wages.
Selling on Depop isn’t without its own charges though, for every item you sell on this site Depop takes a 10% commission; It is a business after all. Depop is very reliable when it comes to payments and your income will be yours as soon as you make that sale.
Key words are a very important part of this online selling, as certain key words can allow you to reach a wider audience and thus a larger group of interested buyers. People are usually very friendly on this site and will allow you to haggle over the price of a piece, there is also a buy instantly option, but messaging the seller as a courtesy would be advisable.
One miss Flanagan, an avid Depop user and very successful seller suggests for anyone looking to earn some extra cash on Depop to take good, well-lit pictures to show off the clothes and never underestimate the power of your key words. Other words of wisdom would be to set a reasonable price, and pictures of the clothes being worn heightens the chance of the product being bought and ensures you a good rating.
Depop is a great tool to Students who wish to make some under the table cash and help someone else find a great outfit for a night on the town. So why not make your own account and set up your online store today, and who knows, you may even find yourself a bargain.