If you’re a fashion lover, then you’ve most likely heard of clothing resale apps such as Poshmark and Depop. Poshmark and Depop are two popular ways to digitally sell your secondhand or curated clothing, shoes and accessories, which makes you wonder which app is better for reselling clothing?
As a millennial, a side hustle is basically necessary to make ends meet in this economy, so reselling is a great option if you need quick cash and want to make more space in your closet.
Poshmark and Depop are both mobile marketplaces where people can buy and sell new or used items. While Poshmark and Depop are similar concepts, they have lots of differences when it comes things such as shipping, display style, and community.
I’ve had a lot of experience using both apps to resell my old clothing and thrifted/secondhand items that I’ve bought specifically to sell and had a decent amount doing it part time.
Starting off as a reseller can be challenging when it comes to deciding what platform you want to use, so to save you time on deciding which app to sell on, I’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of selling on Depop and Poshmark.
I created my account on July 5, 2013 and have made $259 without much effort at all. Poshmark was founded in 2011 and is the largest social marketplace for fashion. Poshmark has over 25 million items and 5,000 brands for users to search and buy and their top selling brands include Coach, Tory Burch and J.Crew.
On my Poshmark I sell thrifted or second hand brand name and designer labels, you can shop my closet here.
- Shipping is completed through the app and taken into account when you list your items so you automatically get to see how much you’ll make after fees and shipping
- A prepaid packing slip is emailed to you for easy printing
- Photo gallery allows up to 8 images
- Allows shoppers to see original price vs. sale price on listings
- Box for description
- Multiple descriptive categories such as brand, size, color, NWT (new with tags), and more
- Redeemable after buyer approves the item(s) and it takes 2-3 days for direct deposit and up to 2 weeks for checks
- You can also use your credit towards purchases within the app
- A card on file is required to make purchases and initiate bank transfers
- Range of sellers from young to middle aged
- Only available in the U.S.
- Favors brand name and luxury items
- Can sell women’s clothing, handbags, shoes, men’s clothing, children’s clothing, makeup, jewellery and accessories
- Poshers can share your listings to their followers and you can share old listings with your followers
- You can join Posh Parties which are real-time shopping events focused on a set of brands or certain trends and styles
- Option for shoppers to make an offer and for the seller to counter-offer
- Poshmark dressing rooms can be used to request styling, view shares sent directly to you and keep track of your likes and bundles
If a buyer likes an item but not the price then they can make an offer and you have a 24 hour window either to accept or if you don’t like the price to make a counter-offer
- Easy to sell high end and designer pieces
- Includes selling or buy men’s and children’s clothing and brand name makeup
- Available on a desktop
- Less recognized brands might not get much exposure
- No international market
- No private messaging available
I created my Depop during summer 2017 in June and have made over $1,405 in profit so far. Depop was founded in 2011 and based in London, UK. Depop is popular among the new generation of young people who love discovering unique fashion and designs. They have between 350,000-400,000 active users per day and over 22,000 sales every day.
On my Depop, I sell secondhand and vintage street style and sportswear pieces with new drop every Friday, you can shop my Depop here. Sign up on keppford.com with your email if you want to be the first to know on Thursday what new items will be coming to my Depop each Friday.
- Choose your own shipping and create slips with PayPal or ship with USPS through Depop and get a prepaid packing slip and choose if buyer or seller pays for shipping
- Worldwide shipping is available but must be handled on your own
- Option to meet in person for local buyers
- Gallery allows up to 4 photos
- Box for description to type brand, size, style, etc. and basic information such as location and category
- Option to add videos clips
- A PayPal account is required to be a Depop user
- Automatically available in your PayPal once the buyer purchases with Depop fees taken out
- Depop takes a 10% selling fee per transaction and is deducted from your PayPal balance
- Range of sellers from teens to young adults between ages 16-26
- 70% female marketplace
- Domestic and international market place
- Tailors to trendy, unique, vintage, secondhand and thrifted items
- Available to sell womenswear, menswear, art, jewelry, film, home, sports equipment, book, magazines, tech and more.
- Geo and hashtags can be used in description to give listings exposure
- “Like” other Depop sellers items
- Popular items appear on the Depop explore page
- Similar to Instagram grid photo layout and easy to navigate
- Private message option to negotiate or ask questions about items
- Customer reviews and ratings displayed on store front
- Items other than clothing can be sold such as electronics, books, art and more
- Available on a desktop
- Favors individuality
- Heavily saturated market
- Broad categories when posting listings
- App favors ‘depop famous’ users by giving more exposure
Overall, I think that both apps are great to make a few extra bucks or become a full timer, but it all really comes down to what you’re trying to sell. Since my personal style is streetwear and sportwear, Depop is an easier platform for me to sell and make money. If you have a lot of brand name and designer items in your closet then Poshmark would be the best app for you to sell and make money.
Which app do you prefer to use when reselling secondhand and thrifted items? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading and stay hungry to learn, create and grow!