8 Tips to Sell Your Old Clothes on Depop

If you have been trying to find a way to make some extra money or if you want to spice up your wardrobe, Depop is the answer! Depop has become a very popular app where people can sell and buy clothes from others. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get your hands on items that may not be produced anymore. (Yes, that even includes old Juicy Couture tracksuits!)

But in order to spend on new clothes, you might want to create your own Depop account to make money off the clothes you already have. 

At first, you may be intimidated by Depop, especially if you haven’t had experience with selling anything before. Don’t worry though, because Depop makes it a lot easier for you than you would think.

When you get the Depop app, you will see that it closely resembles Instagram. It’s essentially like an Instagram account just for selling and buying clothes. This makes it so much easier because most of us already use Instagram and are very familiar with the platform. Therefore, you should have no issue figuring out how to use Depop. However, there are some tips you should know to help you get your clothes sold.  Here are some of the most helpful tips to keep in mind. 

  1. 1. Make your icon stand out

    Your icon is one of the most important parts of your account, because similarly to Instagram, your icon is how people identify you. However, instead of using an icon that portrays you, choose a picture that shows which kind of clothing they may be able to find on your account. For example, if the clothes you are selling are trendy 2000s items, you could make your icon a Bratz doll or a Powerpuff girl to symbolize the 2000s theme. If parts of your wardrobe does not have a common theme, you can spice up your icon by picking something that shows off a little bit of your personality instead. 

  2. 2. Come up with a creative name

    Similar to your bio on Instagram, there is also a place on Depop for you to put a name and bio. However, since having your actual name doesn’t matter so much on Depop because it is about selling clothes instead of showcasing yourself, you can come up with a fun name to represent the clothes you are selling. For example, if you are selling a lot of pink clothes you could use a name like, “Barbie Things,” or, “Barbie Dreams,” to show off what kind of items you are selling. 

  3. 3. In your bio, describe who you are as a seller

    Instead of using your bio to describe a little bit about yourself like you would do on Instagram, use it as a way to give information about the ways you will be selling your clothes, so people know what to expect. For example, in your bio you could put things like “message me with questions, shipping information, and/or sales you have going on.” This will show followers or those who view your account how they can get in touch with you to purchase items and other important information regarding purchasing.

  4. 4. Follow a lot of accounts

    Make sure when you first start your Depop account that you start following others so that your account becomes noticed. This will help you to continue growing your follower count in the future to help you get more people viewing your feed, which will show off all the clothing items you are selling!

  5. 5. Create outfits with your clothing items

    Another really important part about selling clothes on Depop is the kind of photos you post. A lot of people just take photos of the clothing item they are selling without wearing it. This makes it harder for people to see how the item would look on them. Therefore, you should take photos wearing the clothes that you are selling. You can also make the photos better by putting together an entire outfit to show people what kind of looks they could wear if they purchased the item. This will definitely keep more people interested in your feed and increase sales.

  6. 6. Don’t post all of your items at once

    If you already know all the clothing items you will be selling, you may be tempted to post pictures of all of them at once. But, Depop works like Instagram, so every time you post a photo it is shown on your followers’ feed. This means that if you post all the photos at once, then people will stop seeing posts from your account. So, in order to keep your account active, you should separate your posts, which will make sure that your new followers see your clothes on their feed

  7. 7. Have an occasional sale.

    There is also a way to have sales on Depop, which can be a good way to get rid of clothes that you may have had for a while. In order to do this, you can post a picture on your account announcing a sale to inform your followers, and this will hopefully interest them in looking at your account. 

  8. 8. Remember, people can give you ratings

    Depop allows for people to give you ratings on your clothing items. A fun way to get good ratings is using cute packaging to send your items in, and you can even send your items with a cute little note thanking the person for buying your clothes. 

If you follow these tips, you will definitely have no trouble selling your old clothes. This means you will now have enough money to switch up your wardrobe if you wish, get some fun pieces from Depop, or even save the money for future use, which is always a plus!