How Entrepreneurs Can Delete Their Depop Shop

As a small business consultant who assists entrepreneurs in managing their online stores, I often get asked about platforms like Depop. Depop has exploded in popularity for buying and selling unique products. However, maintaining an active Depop shop indefinitely isn‘t always viable for entrepreneurs.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll share detailed advice on how entrepreneurs can permanently delete their Depop shops.

Key Data Driving Depop Account Closures

Let‘s first look at some key statistics on Depop accounts:

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As you can see from the data, the vast majority of Depop‘s over 20 million users are under the age of 25. Simultaneously, account closure rates peak around 1-2 years of activity.

This data indicates that many sellers eventually move on from the platform after an initial period of activity. As an entrepreneur, you may identify similar patterns in your Depop shop‘s performance and choose to delete your account.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Keeping Your Shop

Before deciding to delete your Depop account, weigh out the key pros and cons from a business perspective:


  • Established brand presence and follower base
  • Main revenue source for your products
  • Low fees compared to other platforms


  • Time spent marketing and maintaining shop
  • Declining sales over time
  • Limited shop customization options

Carefully analyze your shop‘s current trajectory – if you anticipate long-term profitability, you likely want to keep your account.

However, if you‘ve hit a plateau despite your best marketing efforts, deleting your shop could be the right strategic move.

Step-by-Step Account Deletion Process

Once you decide to delete your Depop shop, here is the full process:

  1. Download all transaction, contacts, and inventory data for records
  2. Explicitly communicate shop closure with your follower base
  3. Complete all pending sales and refunds
  4. Formally request account deletion via email
  5. Create a new standalone online storefront if desired

I also recommend publishing a closure announcement detailing next steps so buyers can still access support. Being transparent is crucial for maintaining brand reputation even after deleting accounts.

Alternatives Besides Full Deletion

For entrepreneurs unsure about permanent deletion, consider these intermediate options:

  • Make your Depop shop inactive for 6-12 months
  • List your remaining inventory on consignment with other sellers
  • Hire a virtual assistant to handle day-to-day management

Key Takeaways

Maintaining an active presence on Depop comes with major time commitments for entrepreneurs. If your shop isn‘t yielding expected returns, account deletion allows you to strategically shift focus.

Analyze your metrics, weigh all options, and communicate transparently with your customers throughout the process. This will ensure minimal disruption as you eventually delete your Depop account.

Let me know if you have any other questions!