One way many sellers choose to get rid of Depop fees is to have an transaction outside of Depop which leaves them to wander “Can Depop read your messages?”
Fees fees fees if you are seller like me you are kind of over it right and if you are buyer you might wish fees would go away also so you can get a cheaper price from seller?
Today we will get to bottom of this so let’s dive in!
CAN DEPOP READ YOUR MESSAGES?
Yes Depop can read your messages! In fact Depop’s private policy discusses this. eBay does something similar and typically that means AI technology will flag certain things like follow up then employee will review the matter if suspicious.
So now that we answered the question “Can Depop read your messages?”
To anyone reading this message I’m very concerned about you transacting outside the Depop app.
If you use PayPal I understand you still get their guarantee.
But if the purchase is big enough why wouldn’t you want Depop as backup?
I know there are times to be a rule breaker in life but I just don’t see the advantage.
But here’s the kicker:
What if you are banned?
Then those few sales costs you your chance for more in the future.
Selling outside of Depop is against terms of service. PERIOD!!!
Also, let’s be for real here most who nickel and dime me are the ones who give me the MOST PROBLEMS. They expect shipment within 2 seconds, bug me every hour when is their item getting shipped, etc etc. So I’m cautioned by any buyer who wants to circumvent fees bc I’m absorbing all the risk and it’s a zero sum game if I lose!
As a buyer–any seller hard up for a sale you have to side eye also they may very well be your worst nightmare.
I know offline selling exists and people are successfully getting around Depop fees but know this “that everything is fine until it’s not” it’s a gamble roll the dice but just know one day the algorithm may catch up with you!
CAN YOU TELL IF SOMEONE READ YOUR MESSAGES ON DEPOP?
At this time you cannot tell if someone has read your message on Depop. If for some reason you are concerned that somebody might have missed your message then you can always send a friendly “not pushy” follow up after some reasonable time has passed.
Please keep in mind that everyone is not constantly checking their messages. Sometimes I get messages and I can’t answer them at that time plus I don’t like back and forth messaging. Its inefficient. Now I will be honest in the beginning I would respond to messages within minutes/seconds of receiving them.
I don’t operate like that, that is not sustainable as a part-time seller.
HOW DO I SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE ON DEPOP?
Sending a message is simple on Depop there is a little envelope right underneath their selling picture just click there and draft your message.
CAN YOU SEE WHO VIEWS YOUR DEPOP ACCOUNT?
It doesn’t appear that at this time you can see who viewed your Depop account.
As a seller I am totally cool with this!
I personally don’t need that information because I do not plan to send any of those annoying messages I’ve gotten like “do you want to purchase I see that you liked my item?”
That’s wayyy too stalkerish to me!
Also, the reality is that sellers do comps “price comparisons” most sellers would frown if another Depop user knew they viewed their account. At this time it doesn’t appear that you can see who views your profile on Depop. As with most tech platforms you can expect some level of monitoring and/or capturing of conversations and messaging data its just the nature of the beast.
Now that you know that Depop “Can Depop read your messages?”
My advice to you is to “don’t get caught slippin” and to do things with integrity don’t violate the terms and conditions of the app and risk losing the chance to make yo money!
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