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Depop Brings its iOS Garage Sale App to Android

February 11, 2014 - Written By Nick Sutrich

So you’re looking to sell some stuff but don’t want to go through the hassle of Ebay or the possible scams found on sites like Craigslist?  Garage sales are still alive and well, but there’s a new kind of hybrid that started with smartphones recently and has been expanding at a rapid rate.  Stuffle and Shpock are two current market options for Android, among many others to be sure, and now there’s a new player on the market: Depop.  If you haven’t heard of the name before don’t worry, it just launched on Android and will likely be giving you a run for its money in the near future.  The app launched on iOS in April of last year, and has since garnered the attention of somewhere around 200,000 folks in the UK, and now the developer has decided to expand out to the largest mobile market in the world: Android.  The developers cite around 200,000 items have been sold as well, totalling a cumulative €5 million Euros in sales since the apps launch.  Now that they are expanding to Android you can probably expect a pretty substantial increase in sales thanks to the considerably larger install base worldwide, especially in the UK.

The concept of Depop and other apps like it is pretty simple: to take the hassle and anonymity away from online sales marketplaces and replace them with a simple-to-use interface that allows you to chat directly to each other.  This helps with removing scams by creating an account system much like Ebay has for instance, and allows users to be banned if they try any funny business.  The home screen of Depop features a prominent feed of images very similar to Pinterest, all with the ability to connect with your favorite social networks to spread word of your items to more people quicker.  The developers behind Depop have received millions in investments from firms like Balderton Capital, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Red Circle Investments, and with that kind of backing they’ve been able to put together a great infrastructure to handle traffic and organize a great way to sell your stuff.  If you’re looking for a new way to sell and don’t like the current options, Depop might just be what you’re looking for.  Check out the quick introduction video below, and hit up the Play Store link to try it yourself.

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