How to Sell on Mercari? Everything You Need to Know About This Marketplace

What Is Mercari?

Mercari is a marketplace where sellers and buyers can exchange goods in an easy way. Mercari now has 20 million active users in the US only. Users can sell a wide variety of products ranging from electronics, toys, games, apparel, and much more. 

Is selling on Mercari worth it? 
Exploring the option to sell on this marketplace is definitely worth it as it is known for its rapid growth and user-friendly features.

How Does Selling on Mercari Work? 

Getting started on Mercari is actually very easy, as creating an account only takes minutes. It’s just important that you are familiar with and accept their Terms of Service before getting started.

How Can You Use Vendoo to Leverage Your Items on Mercari?

Whether you already resell on Mercari or are looking to expand to this popular marketplace, Vendoo offers the option to crosspost to 10 different marketplaces including Poshmark, eBay, Mercari, Etsy and more. 
If your reseller inventory already lives on a specific marketplace, you can import your listings to Vendoo and then crosspost to Mercari. Vendoo also offers features such as business analytics, inventory management, and delisting and relisting to refresh stale listings with just a few clicks

How to Sell on the Mercari App?

1. Create a Mercari account

You can either fill out the form shown in the sign up page or sign up using your Facebook account.

2. Create your listing, adding a title and a description

This is a very simple step. Mercari allows you to add an 80 character title and up to 1000 characters in the description.

3. Take high quality photos

In order to ensure a successful sale, make sure to add good quality photos showing all the details of the product, you can add up to 12 photos for a listing.

4. Provide shipping information

In this section, you can either choose if the item is available for pick up or shipping. As well as ship with a Mercari label or create your own.

5. And last but not least, choose your preferred payment method

can choose direct deposit or instant pay. Direct deposit transfers to your bank account it’s usually processed the next business day but can take up to 5 business days, while instant pay takes minutes and charges a $2 fee.

How much does it cost to sell on Mercari?

Here are Mercari selling Fees:
- Mercari Fees are approximately 13%; that is, a 10% commission fee and 2.9% plus $0.30 in processing fees.
- For example if you sell an item for $20, you will make $17.12 (less your COG and shipping costs).

Best Selling Items on Mercari in 2021:

  • Seasonal Decor

  • Electronics

  • Apparel

  • Activewear

  • Collectibles

  • Shoes

  • Video Games

  • Apple Products

  • Bath and Beauty Products

  • Vintage Goods

Tips for Selling on Mercari:

  • Frequently delist and relist your listings to keep them new and fresh.

  • Send offers to likers

  • Promote listings

  • Make sure all the details of your listing are highlighted in the description and photo to ensure the buyer know exactly what they’re purchasing

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Your Best Option to Resell Your Inventory!

With Vendoo you can:

  • Import existing listings from multiple marketplaces

  • Filter and manager your inventory with Vendoo labels 

  • Give your listings more visibility by crossposting them 

  • Access sales and profit data about your business 

Here Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Mercari:

  • How long does it take to sell on Mercari?

  • How old do you have to be to sell on Mercari?

    You must be 18 or older to be allowed to sell on Mercari.

  • Is it safe to sell on Mercari?

    Yes, it is safe to sell on Mercari. However, make sure to follow Mercari’s guidelines and make sure that all the selling process happens in the platform itself.

  • How long do listings stay on Mercari?

    Listings on Mercari stay up permanently. However we strongly advise you to delist and relist your listings after 15 days or 30 days if there’s no activity on them.

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