Depop launches new Safety Centre

By Depop
20 Jul 2021

Depop has launched a new online Safety Centre aimed at empowering its global community to buy and sell safely and promoting an honest, creative and kind marketplace.

The Safety Centre draws on the voices of Depop’s unique and diverse community of buyers and sellers to explain core online safety concepts in simple, accessible terms. It is built around short-form multimedia content and contains essential tips, guidance and insights on how to be a great member of the Depop community.

The site also hosts a guide for parents and guardians looking to help young people navigate buying and selling online, as well as dedicated guides for buyers, sellers and younger users.

“Keeping Depop a safe, kind and empowering home for all of our community is our number one priority”, says Fabian Koenig, Depop’s VP of Trust and Safety. “Over the last year millions more people have started buying and selling online, and we wanted to create an engaging place for our users to get a deeper understanding of our core safety principles - ultimately helping them have the best possible experience on our marketplace.”

“It was important to us to make sure this centre was designed for, and by, our community - giving them an opportunity to explore safety in their own words and bring a creative, personal touch to this important topic.”

The launch of the Safety Centre follows the rollout of two-factor authentication across Depop earlier this year, providing an extra layer of security to verify the identity of anyone logging into a Depop account.

Visit the Safety Centre here.

About Depop Depop is the community-powered fashion marketplace to buy and sell unique fashion, with over 30 million registered users in more than 150 countries. Depop is a place for anyone to discover and celebrate their style on their own terms, and to feel good about their fashion choices by extending the lives of millions of garments. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. Depop has approximately 400 employees dedicated to its mission of building the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion, that’s kinder on the planet and kinder to people. In 2021, Depop became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy - the global marketplace for unique and creative goods - and continues to operate as a standalone company.