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    Depop is one of the best ways to sell clothes online while engaging with your audience. Read our article to find out how to start your Depop account.

    Depop is a great way to sell clothes online that combines the e-commerce aspects of sites like eBay and Amazon with the social side of apps like Instagram. If you’re considering starting a business on this platform, we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips and advice on how to start a successful business on Depop in Canada, whether you’re looking to sell fashion items, vintage finds, or your own handmade products.

    Define Your Depop Niche

    With the wide variety of products available to buy and sell on Depop, it can be overwhelming when it comes to setting yourself apart from other users. That’s why defining your profile niche is important — it’ll help make your listings stand out with potential buyers. Your niche can be anything you’re passionate about, such as vintage clothing, haute couture, or sports brands. Just remember to be intentional and consistent with the aesthetic you choose.

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    Research the Competition

    Take the time to dive into what other Depop profiles are like to see how you can mimic the good things they’re doing and see what you can improve on. Taking the time to assess your competition can reveal valuable information on things like trends, pricing, customer service strategies and more that you can then use to develop an effective strategy for success.

    Create a Profile and Start Listing Items for Sale

    Creating your Depop profile is a simple and easy way to start selling your clothing online. Start by taking some clear, well-lit photos of the first items you plan to sell. Even if they’re not professional quality photos, make sure they give potential customers a good idea of what they’d be purchasing before they actually buy it. In addition to the pictures, make sure you write engaging descriptions that give accurate information about the item. Adding details like size and shipping restrictions will help potential customers get all the information needed for a purchase.

    Promote Your Depop Shop on Social Media

    Promoting your Depop shop on social media and other platforms is one of the best ways to reach more potential customers. With just a few simple clicks, you can quickly share your shop with a world of people. Keep in mind that finding an audience is only part of the battle, though. Post photos and videos showing off your wares, and don’t forget to include lots of appealing details about any products or services you offer.

    Connect With Your Buyers Using Depop’s Messaging Feature

    Messaging is a great way to stay in touch with customers on Depop. If a buyer has a question about an item, don’t be afraid to start the conversation. Messaging can help start interesting conversations and create opportunities to build relationships. Sharing photos or product information can help give customers a better understanding of the item they’re considering buying, or make them more confident that the item they’re buying is real, making them more likely to take the plunge. With messaging, you can also provide purchasers with updates about estimated delivery times and any other important details that might come up.

    Stay Active by Regularly Adding New Items

    Selling clothing on Depop is a great way to make some extra money, but it takes effort to stay relevant. The most successful sellers stay active on the app constantly. To ensure you don’t fall behind, add fresh content as often as you can and keep your shop stocked with exciting items while helping increase visibility. Additionally, be sure to always respond to messages promptly. It helps give buyers an excellent experience and makes them more likely to shop your store in the future.

    APOLLO Insurance can help your business with effortless solutions for business insurance that can help keep your business afloat, no matter how big or small it is. Get a free quote within five minutes and we’ll email your new policy directly to your inbox.

    Originally published February 9, 2023, updated August 25, 2023

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