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How Much Does Depop Take? Alternatives to Selling on Depop

‍Selling online has become increasingly popular over the past few years, with apps like Depop making it easier than ever to make money from the comfort of your own home. Depop is a global marketplace app where users can buy and sell fashion and lifestyle items. But how much does Depop take when you sell an item? And are there any other alternatives to selling on Depop? In this article, we’ll explore how much Depop takes when you make a sale, as well as some of the other popular selling apps and websites that you can use to make money online. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast or just want to make a bit of extra cash on the side, this article will provide you with the information you need to get started.

What is Depop?

Depop is an app that allows fashion lovers to buy and sell new and vintage clothing items. It was launched in London in 2011, and has since expanded to include users from other countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Ireland, UAE, and the US. Unlike other selling apps, Depop does not require you to create a shop, or list items for a fixed price. Instead, you can create a ‘shop’ by adding images of the items you have for sale, and setting a ‘buy now’ price. You can also set a ‘make an offer’ price, which means that anyone can message you with an offer on your items, and you can accept or refuse their offer as you choose.

How Much Does Depop Take?

When you list an item to sell on Depop, you will have the option of setting a ‘buy now’ price, or a ‘make an offer’ price. Whatever price you choose, Depop will take 10% of the final sale price as a commission fee. There are no fees if you set a ‘make an offer’ price, so you keep 100% of the profits. This is a good option if you have expensive items that might not sell, as you can set a low ‘buy now’ price just to get people interested in your item. Once someone has made an offer on your item, you have three days to either accept or reject the offer, otherwise it will be canceled.

Alternatives to Selling on Depop

These are some of the most popular selling apps and websites that you can use to make money online. You can sell anything from clothing and accessories to books and DVDs. It’s important to choose a platform that sells the type of items you have for sale, and that takes a fair commission fee. 

  • Poshmark is an app where you can buy and sell new and used clothing items. The main advantage of selling clothing items on Poshmark is that you can sell items that are stained or damaged as well as unworn items. You can also sell items in bulk, which is a great way to make more money. Poshmark takes a 20% commission fee from every sale. 
  • RE.STATEMENT is a website where you can sell your upcycled clothing if you are a designer or small business that repurposes used materials into new clothing. It’s free to sign up and list your items, and all fees are charged to the buyer instead of the seller. 
  • Etsy is a marketplace website where you can sell handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. It’s free to sign up and list your items, but Etsy takes a fee from every sale that has been increasing over the years. 
  • Mercari is an app that’s similar to Poshmark, but you can sell anything on it, not just clothing items. They take a 9% commission fee from every sale, and you receive payment within a week. 
  • eBay is the world’s most popular marketplace, and you can sell anything on it. You will need to create a free account, and set up a payment method to receive your money. eBay takes a 10% commission fee from every sale, which you will receive within 45 days of the sale.

Tips for Selling Online

These are some tips to help you make the most of your online selling business. They apply to all selling apps, but more so to Poshmark, RE.STATEMENT, Etsy and eBay. If you are going to sell on these platforms, it’s important to keep your items as clean, new and memorable as possible. It’s also advisable to sort your items into different categories, so it’s easier for customers to find what they’re looking for. If you are using Depop to sell your products, it’s best to choose items that are in excellent condition. This is because on Depop, customers can ‘make an offer’ on any item, even if it is listed for a fixed price. By selecting high-quality items, you’ll stand a greater chance of making a sale.


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