When you tap the green ‘Buy’ button under the item you want to buy, you will see two payment options available, card or PayPal. Whatever method you choose, you will be covered by Buyer Protection and if something goes awry - if you don’t receive your item, or the item is significantly not as described - Depop and PayPal will be able to help.
If the button below the item says 'Message', it means that the item is not instantly available for sale and we recommend that you message the seller to enquire (as the seller may want to be contacted with offers, or just discuss some details before selling). If you tap the 'message' button, the chat will automatically open and you’ll be able to send the seller a private message.
If you privately agree on other payment methods with the seller, such as bank transfers, direct PayPal payments, cash or other, you are paying “outside the app”. All out-of-app payments are unsafe and not protected, and for this reason they are not allowed by our Terms and Conditions.