DEPOP : Selling Review

A quick review of my experience selling through the app Depop.

I downloaded the app last Saturday and was hooked straight away. I literally couldn’t wait start snapping photos of my items to upload for selling.

I spent around half an hour taking photos of items that I wanted to sell and had over 40 items uploaded within an hour! The app is so straight forward and easy to use. 

Click, Upload, Write a Description, Set a Price, Set Postage Costs & Confirm.

It’s literally that simple! If you have the photo ready I’d say it takes 10 seconds to upload an item for selling.

So my 40 items were sitting my little selling space just waiting for a buyer.

Within the first hour I already had 30 new followers and a message from someone asking if I was willing to swap. Having not actually sold anything yet I decided to hold back on the swaps.

I officially sold my first item on Tuesday, which I was thrilled about.

Brown Map Print Watch
Brown Strap Map Atlas Print Watch

The money went straight into my Paypal account and I was emailed the buyers postage details. Depop also took their commission directly from the amount that came in. Which I thought was amazing, that way I can’t spend what isn’t actually mine. I found this part so much better than Ebay who just send an invoice at the end of the month.

Depop get’s a huge thumbs up from me. I’m definitely going to be using this app a lot more regularly for my sales.

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  1. Kitty
    November 13, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I’ve bought things on Depop and found it to be a nightmare. Firstly it lets young teenagers sell items, many of them don’t seem to understand what ‘describe items honestly and accurately’ means. I bought a jacket, which, the seller described as ‘never worn’ it turned up marked and with rubbish in the pockets, so clearly it had been worn. Unlike eBay they offer no buyer protection, this is left to Paypal, which can be a nightmare and you aren’t guaranteed to get your money back. I’ve also had numerous items not turn up and then i could not get in touch with the seller, i think people, especially younger sellers forget they have listed items for sale, or delete the app, so they don’t know when people buy their things. There are also a lot of counterfeit items for sale on the app. Also the app allows keyword spamming, so its hard to find what you want sometimes. Another gripe i have with it, is that people list things for £1 with an instant buy, but they wont sell for £1, they want you to make offers. My experience with this app overall, i would say strongly avoid it as a buyer. As a seller, its OK. Just make sure you post items tracked post, as they are a lot of scam buyers as well as scam sellers.

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