Top 5 Tips on How to be Successful on Depop

Top 5 Tips on How to be Successful on Depop

Our Top 5 Tips on How to be Successful on Depop

So, as some of you may know we, Deadsea, have been on Depop for almost almost a year or so now with over 450+ sales and we thought that from our experience it would be a great idea to give our top 5 tips on how to be successful on Depop.
Depop has over 21 million users so to stand out is pretty difficult but it is definitely not impossible. We’ve put together our top 5 tips for success on Depop to ensure your listings get noticed, whether you are a casual lister or taking this on seriously.
so, here is our list of top 5 tips on how to be successful on Depop:

Tip 1: Take Quality Pictures

This is a no brainer when it comes to online shopping. Online shopping is a great way for shoppers to buy from the comfort of their own home or wherever they are but if they cannot see the product you are selling due to poor lighting, an unprofessional look, most likely they will not buy it. Remember customers don’t get to see the item first hand so you have to do what it takes to fill in that gap.

Putting in the extra effort is worth it! Whether you are listing modelled pictures, flat lays or hanger images it doesn’t really matter. The main tip is to make sure you can see the product and it is as accurate to real life as possible.

Tip 2: Refresh Listings

This is a must especially if you are starting out, refresh your listings! Refreshing your listings ensures that your listing will be seen by others. What we have experienced is that every time we refresh a listing we get more engagement on those listings and sometimes a sale! How do you refresh Depop listings? Simply, edit the listing you already created and click update and your item will refresh. Let us know if this worked for you.

Tip 3: Use a Photography Editing App

There are so many free apps out there that will help your images pop out and what better way to attract buyers! We personally use Adobe Photoshop but there are so many mobile friendly apps out there that we started off with which was great. You can remove the background of your images and replace them with whatever background you want. This helps you stand out from other shops. We would suggest using one background and stick with it as this makes your shop look super clean.

Tip 4: Give a Good Service

This is obvious but you’ll be surprised at how many people get this wrong! What can you do to ensure you give a good service:

  1. You’ve just got a sale, make sure you don’t take too long to send out the order
  2. Pack your order nicely. Drop in a thank you card and a discount for when they next buy
  3. Be polite! Yes, some people are rude. Don’t take it personally, just move on
  4. Accept reasonable offers. We say reasonable for a reason, there are so many low ballers offering silly amounts we don’t make sense for you. Don’t worry your item will sell eventually to the right person with the right price.

Tip 5: Stay Consistent

Lastly, one of our most important top 5 tips on how to be successful on depop is that everyone goes through ups and downs on Depop and if you just go to the Depop Reddit page you will find countless people asking “anyone else experiencing lack of sales?”. Yeah, we’ve been there too so don’t worry. Being demotivated from lack of sales during certain periods is quite common and if you’ve followed all of the our top 5 tips on how to be successful on Depop, most likely sales are down for a lot of other users.

The best thing to do in this time is keep consistent and the sales will come back. Use this time to improve other parts of your shop, whether it be focusing on social media, taking your business to the next level or improving images. It will all work out in the end.


If you get these top 5 tips on how to be successful on Depop then you are on the journey to succeed, it’s just a matter of time. Note, we didn’t factor in followers because we are not too sure if this actually makes a difference. We currently have over 10K followers on Depop and we’ve come across other verified top sellers on Depop and you will be extremely surprised to how many followers they have. We’ve come across users with under 500 followers. However, if you do want to grow your following, the easiest way is to follow others.

We hope this top 5 tips on how to be successful on Depop helps you on your journey! Please feel free to comment your experience or any other tips below.