Well, the time has arrived. I knew it would happen eventually, and I have finally hit the point where selling on four platforms is just not feasible. For a while, I have been on eBay, Mercari, Depop, and Poshmark. I have decided to pull my inventory completely from Depop and most of it from eBay for now, and will focus on Poshmark and Mercari for making sales. I will share a bit more on why in a later post.
This is huge for Depop. Until the Bag feature, buyers would have to message sellers asking for a custom listing. This put a lot of extra work for both parties on just one sale.
I can’t wait to see how this new feature works out!
Since I’m selling on multiple platforms right now, it’s important for me to spend my time wisely. I took time to revise my Depop shop this week. Depop was actually the first platform I used for selling, and I started there as a buyer.
What I like about Depop:
You can post video! This is great for really showing the special features or issues with an item.
Shipping is reasonable for small items, and you can choose your own shipping costs. You have the option to ship with Depop for flat fees, or organize your own shipping. You can also ship Internationally. By choosing your own shipping.
What I think could be better:
I would love to be able to post more than 4 photos. Some items really ask for more than a few angles, and I also like to include pictures of tags.
Bundles are a thing on Depop, but these still have to be requested and listed as custom orders which is labor intensive for both buyers and sellers
What’s have I sold in my Depop shop?
Feedback from Happy Shoppers
What’s for Sale in My Depop shop?
Right now, I have only been listing smaller items in my shop like jewelry and accessories. This is because of shipping costs. With the small size shipping at $4.50, I am able to offer free shipping to my customers occasionally. While I can provide the shipping for everything, I like being able to offer the Free Ship across all items I have listed in Depop and it just wasn’t economical to keep all of the clothing stocked. I may change my mind and list more broadly in the future, but for now, this works for me.
Thank you for reading, have a wonderful day!
I’ve been reselling online for a little under 6 months. I started with things I wasn’t going to keep when I moved across the US, and now I do some additional sourcing along with that regular purging.
I am currently using 4 main platforms for my selling. I use eBay, Mercari, Poshmark, and Depop. Some items I will crosspost on different platforms because they tend to attract different types of shoppers, and the shipping costs can vary between platforms.
Selling on multiple platforms can be a bit of extra work, but I have found it to be worth it many times. You never know where people are looking for things online.
If you are a reseller too, I’d love to hear about your experiences with these and other platforms. Feel free to leave me a note in the comments below this post!
Greetings, and welcome to my blog!
My name is Nikki Martensen. I am a former archaeologist who chose to transition out of academic life and into freelance blogging. I recently made the move from Southern California to a one-bedroom with my boyfriend in Albany, New York. I enjoy cooking, reading, and wandering around local historic spots. I have an eBay shop and a Depop where I resell some awesome finds. I also just started on Poshmark. I live with a Canadian Sphynx named Domino the Destitute.
This blog here is a glimpse into my small-scale homesteading experiments, reselling, and travels. I hope you enjoy!