Mercari Local - Mercari: Your Marketplace (2022)

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    Mercari Local is the easy way to shop and sell locally without all the headaches that come with meetups. You can now choose the option of shopping and selling locally without meeting up with strangers or having to pack and ship. Plus, sellers get paid much faster than when using standard shipping.

    Mercari Local is perfect for heavy and bulky items that are expensive to ship, like a coffee machine or a computer monitor.

    Selling with Mercari Local is easy. After listing an item simply select Mercari Local as an extra delivery method. Delivery is handled via one of our partners: Uber, FedEx SameDay® City, Dolly, or DoorDash (please see "Where is Mercari Local available?" below). A driver will pick up the item from the seller and deliver it to the buyer, contact-free.

    Click here to see if Mercari Local is available in your area and keep reading for further details.

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    Learn how to shop with Mercari Local

    1. Browse local deals

      You can filter your search to see all of the local deals in your neighborhood.

    2. Found something you love?

      Choose Mercari Local delivery at check out. We’ll match your availability with the seller’s.

    3. Relax and enjoy!

      A driver will drop off your item at your doorstep. It’s completely hassle-free.

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    Keeping your delivery safe

    We ask that our buyers help to keep their delivery safe. Please add detailed drop-off instructions (including the best place to leave the item) in the Mercari app.

    (Video) Mercari Local - Local Selling Reimagined

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    Learn how to sell with Mercari Local

    1. List your item

      Choose Mercari Local as your pickup and delivery option.

    2. Schedule your pickup

      We’ll match your schedule with the buyer’s. You’ll get notifications along the way.

    3. Place item for pickup

      The driver will pick up the item at your chosen time.

    4. Get paid

      You’re paid as soon as the buyer rates the transaction.

    Listing is always free. When an item sells, the seller is charged a selling fee (10% of the item price) and a processing fee (2.9% + $0.30). You don’t pay a fee unless your item is sold.

    For all items other than furniture, the buyer pays for the delivery which is currently $10.99.

    For furniture, the buyer pays for the delivery which is 20% of the item price with a $10.99 minimum and $199 maximum.

    Examples:

    • $50 chair is delivered for $10.99

    • $100 desk is delivered for $20

      (Video) Mercari Local - Local Buying Reimagined

    • $1500 sofa is delivered for $199

    The buyer will see the delivery partner and pricing as they are checking out. The seller won’t see this information when they create the listing.

    For areas supported by Uber, FedEx SameDay® City, or DoorDash items listed with Mercari Local must weigh less than 50 lbs and fit into the trunk of a car (45" x 35" x 15").

    Mercari Local is perfect for these items:

    • Home decor, from table lamps to house plants

    • Fitness gear like weights and workout bands

    • Baby stuff. This can include carriers, strollers, high chairs, and baby gates

    • Family games and outdoor activities like jigsaw puzzles, video game consoles, kids’ bikes, and small BBQs

    • Kitchenware can be bulky and heavy. List mixers, bread making machines, and baking ware

    • Home office supplies such as monitors, standing desks, and chairs

    Where furniture delivery is available, and subject to size and weight requirements, Mercari Local is perfect for:

    Item sold? Now it’s time to pack it up for delivery. Here’s how it works:

    1. Prep the item

      If necessary, wrap your item to protect it from damage during transport.

    2. Pack it up

      Place your item into a sealed bag or box. If it’s fragile, please package with care.

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    3. Don’t forget the details

      Label your package with the buyer’s address, including unit or apartment number, if applicable.

    Keep in mind that there may be bumps or sudden stops while your item is in transit. For fragile items like electronics or glassware, package them with care and label the package as fragile. You can also add pickup notes in the app.

    If your item is heavy and weighs more than 10 lbs, wrap and package it in something strong that can be carried from the vehicle to the doorstep.

    If multiple items are being delivered, package them together in either a bag or a box.

    Currently, our local carriers include: Uber, FedEx SameDay® City, Dolly, and DoorDash. We will choose the best option based on distance and service availability.

    If your item is a piece of furniture to be picked up by Dolly (available in select cities), movers will retrieve the item from your room of choice - there’s no need to move it yourself. If disassembly is required though, please do so before they arrive. They'll then secure the item for transit.

    We ask that sellers take a few extra steps to make sure the item is safely picked up by the driver.

    Leave detailed pickup instructions in the Mercari app to guide the driver to your pickup spot. You can do this contact-free — there’s no need to meet the driver in person. For example, you can text the driver instructions like “Please don’t ring the doorbell. I’ll leave the item on my doorstep right next to the entry mat.”

    For buyers, make sure your apartment number is address line 2. We ask the seller to label the item with your name and apartment number.

    Leave detailed dropoff instructions in the Mercari app to guide the driver to your dropoff spot. Except for furniture delivery, you can do this contact-free — there’s no need to meet the driver in-person. For example, you can text the driver instructions like, "Please ring the doorbell and call me when you’re outside."

    Except for furniture delivery, we’ll choose the best delivery partner for you based on the price, time of the day, and the distance between the buyer and the seller. We have partnered with Uber and FedEx SameDay® City to safely deliver your items locally.

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    How does Uber work?

    Uber’s on-demand platform allows you to schedule a pickup and delivery time between 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM local time, Monday through Sunday. At this time, Uber does not go across bridges or on any freeways with tolls.

    We ask sellers to have the item ready at the scheduled pickup time. Please be ready; the driver won’t wait longer than 5 minutes.

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    How does FedEx SameDay® City work?

    FedEx SameDay® City provides local delivery from the pickup location. You can schedule your pickup ready time between 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM local time and the order will be delivered by 8:00 PM that day, Monday - Friday.

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    If you need your item right away, FedEx SameDay® City provides weekend delivery for an additional $40 surcharge.

    We ask sellers to have the item ready at the scheduled pickup time. To provide you the most affordable delivery, the driver will pick the item up within 4 hours from the scheduled pickup time.

    We’ll let you know when the driver is on their way with an SMS message. Please be ready; they won’t wait longer than 5 minutes.

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    How does Dolly work?

    For furniture delivery, Dolly provides local delivery from the seller’s pickup location. You can choose your preferred two-hour pickup window between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM local time and the order will be delivered by 8:00 PM that day (pending driver availability).

    We ask sellers to have the item ready at the scheduled pickup time. We’ll let you know when the driver is on their way with an SMS message. Please be ready; they won’t wait longer than 30 minutes.

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    How does DoorDash work?

    DoorDash’s on-demand platform allows you to schedule a pickup and delivery time between 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM local time, Monday through Sunday. At this time, DoorDash does not go across bridges or on any freeways with tolls.

    We ask sellers to have the item ready at the scheduled pickup time. Please be ready; the driver won’t wait longer than 5 minutes.

    All drivers are vetted by our delivery partners (Uber, FedEx SameDay® City, Dolly, or DoorDash) so you can have the peace of mind that your item is in safe hands at all times. In case something does go wrong, Mercari includes $200 Shipping Protection with every Mercari Local order. If your item is lost in transit or if the buyer files a return for “damaged in transit,” Mercari’s Shipping Protection has you covered.

    You can chat with Mercari customer service at any time while the order is active or if there are any issues after the item is delivered. Just message us through your Order Status page in the app.

    Our fast opt-in feature lets you update multiple listings with Mercari Local at the same time. You can find the notification on your listings page.

    We’ll let you know when Mercari Local is the same price or cheaper than standard shipping. It’s perfect for those bulky items that are expensive to ship. Plus, you’ll get more eyes on your listings as we notify buyers about local deals.

    To see where Mercari Local delivery via Uber is available in the United States, please see the list of cities here.

    Mercari Local delivery via FedEx SameDay® City is currently available in 16 markets. These include Houston, Washington DC / Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas / Fort Worth, Charlotte, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis / St. Paul, Sacramento, St. Louis, Cleveland, Portland, Phoenix, Memphis and the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mercari Local furniture delivery via Dolly is currently available in five markets: Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orange County, Portland OR, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mercari Local delivery via DoorDash is currently available in three markets: Houston, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

    FAQs

    What is Mercari your marketplace? ›

    Mercari is your marketplace for buying and selling preloved items. Whether you're searching for that unique find or clearing out space for some extra cash, you can do it all in the app, all from home.

    What does it mean when Mercari says local? ›

    Mercari Local is the easy way to shop and sell locally without all the headaches that come with meetups. You can now choose the option of shopping and selling locally without meeting up with strangers or having to pack and ship. Plus, sellers get paid much faster than when using standard shipping.

    What's the difference between Mercari local and Mercari shipping? ›

    What is Mercari Local? With Mercari Local, merchants are paid considerably faster than they would be if they used conventional delivery. It's simple to sell with Mercari Local. All you have to do is select Mercari Local as an additional delivery method after listing an item in the Mercari app.

    Is Mercari local legit? ›

    Conclusion. Mercari itself is definitely a legit e-commerce marketplace for buying and selling products. However, there is no guarantee that the people who buy and sell on it are also legitimate since Mercari just connects buyers and sellers through their platform.

    Is Mercari marketplace safe? ›

    Mercari provides its users with an environment where they can trade safely and securely. Mercari also uses an escrow payment system in order to guarantee a safe and reliable transaction service for everyone.

    How do you spot a fake on Mercari? ›

    Scam buyers will purchase items and attempt to use payment methods that aren't approved through Mercari, offer sob stories to entice sellers to lower prices, claim products arrived damaged, send back items damaged when sellers have sent out undamaged goods, etc.

    Can people see your address on Mercari local? ›

    Only the buyer or seller can see your shipping address while a transaction is in progress. Once the transaction is complete, your address is no longer visible to them. Your address will also be visible on the shipping label. Your address or other contact information is never available to users outside of transactions.

    How do I turn on Mercari local? ›

    When you search on Mercari, select Local as the delivery method. Add the item to your cart and choose Mercari Local at checkout.

    Do you pay shipping on Mercari local? ›

    Mercari Local Pickup is their new feature that allows you to buy and sell within your local area, with no shipping or meet-ups needed! Instead, delivery is handled by one of their partners, Uber or FedEx Same-Day.

    Is it cheaper to ship on your own Mercari? ›

    Mercari lets merchants ship any way they like. The benefit of this is being able to access cheaper shipping rates than what's offered by Mercari. Plus, if you're sending items that exceed the Mercari Pack and Ship weight and size restrictions, shipping on your own will be your cheapest option.

    Is it better to do free shipping on Mercari? ›

    Mercari says when you offer free shipping, your item is five times more likely to sell. If you have purchased anything on Amazon Prime, then you know shipping is not really “free” and it's just included in the price.

    Is Mercari cheaper than poshmark? ›

    Low commission.

    Mercari only takes a 10% commission, which is much lower than Poshmark or eBay, which means you pocket more of your own profits. Listing options: Sellers are impressed with Mercari's recent upgrades to the uploading/listing process within the app, making listings even easier and faster to create.

    Will Mercari refund me if I get scammed? ›

    Buy with confidence.

    If an item received is not as described in the listing, the buyer may request a full refund within 3 days of receipt of the item. To keep you safe, we ask that all transactions take place in the app. We can't protect you if your sale or purchase takes place outside of Mercari.

    How much can you make on Mercari before you have to pay taxes? ›

    Online marketplaces like Mercari are required to collect tax information from individuals and sellers who gross $600 or more sales in a calendar year. The previous threshold was $20,000, but it was lowered to $600 this calendar year.

    What percent does Mercari take? ›

    A Payment Processing Fee of 2.9% plus $0.50 per sale is charged based on the completed sale price of the item. Charged to the Seller. A Payment Processing Fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per sale is charged based on the completed sale price of the item.

    How do sellers not get scammed on Mercari? ›

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    Can you really make money off Mercari? ›

    Yes, it's worth it to sell on Mercari if you have items with resale value and you want to make some extra cash. It's fast and easy to list your items for sale. Mercari has lower fees than many other marketplaces and there's no fee to list. Mercari can provide you a shipping label for easy shipping too.

    Why do sellers cancel on Mercari? ›

    Sellers can cancel a transaction if the item is damaged/defective or if they're unable to fill/ship the order. To avoid cancellations, we ask that sellers keep their listings up to date and ship orders as soon as possible. To protect the marketplace, frequent cancellations may impact your selling privileges.

    What happens if you are scammed on Mercari? ›

    If you suspect that you may be a victim of fraud or criminal activity, please call us at 888-578-5870 or report your suspicions to law enforcement. For tips on preventing money transfer fraud, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website at www.consumer.ftc.gov.

    Should I give marketplace address? ›

    Never give out your phone number, address, passwords, or send money, devices, and other gifts directly to someone who you don't know in person. Get details about the condition of the item.

    Do you have to pay taxes for Mercari? ›

    The tax rate applied to your order will be the combined state and any applicable county, city, or other local taxes based on the delivery address. Mercari will automatically calculate, collect, and remit any applicable sales taxes to the state taxing authorities on behalf of our sellers.

    Does Mercari report to police? ›

    Per our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, Mercari does not release non-public information about our customers unless it is lawfully requested (for example, via subpoena, court order, or search warrant).

    How do I get the marketplace to show only locally? ›

    To sort your search results on Marketplace:
    1. Tap. in the top right of Facebook.
    2. Scroll down and tap. Marketplace. If you don't see. Marketplace, tap See more.
    3. Tap then tap Search Marketplace and enter what you're looking for (example: table).
    4. Tap to select location or distance. Or tap Filters to sort by price.
    5. Tap Apply.

    Who pays for Mercari shipping? ›

    You can choose to cover shipping yourself or have the buyer pay at checkout. Mercari labels are covered with up to $200 Shipping Protection and are a flat-fee for all 50 states. Plus, you'll save an average of 30% off retail rates. If you're shipping something oversized, bulky, or fragile you've got options.

    Can I ship on my own on Mercari? ›

    Ship on your own

    If you choose to ship an item using your own label, you'll need to provide a valid tracking number. This will help us confirm the item's delivery and make sure you get paid on time. Keep in mind that when you ship on your own, the package doesn't qualify for Mercari Shipping Protection.

    What does a marketplace seller mean? ›

    Are you a Marketplace Seller? A Marketplace Seller is generally a seller who sells products through a physical or electronic marketplace operated by a Marketplace Facilitator/Provider.

    What is marketplace used for? ›

    Marketplace is a destination on Facebook where people can discover, buy and sell items. People can browse listings, search for items for sale in their area or find products available for shipping.

    How does marketplace work for shipping? ›

    When you buy or sell an item on Marketplace with shipping and checkout: You can buy and sell things from people all over the continental United States, not just near your location. The seller ships the item directly to the buyer. You can pay and be paid securely with checkout on Marketplace.

    Is there a monthly fee for Mercari? ›

    Mercari handles the processing and collects a consistent fee once each transaction is completed. It is important to us that our sellers have competitive and transparent pricing so all users know exactly what fees are being applied. As always, there will be no listing, monthly, or hidden fees.

    What are the 3 types of marketplace? ›

    Marketplaces fall into three main categories when grouped by their target audience: business-to-business (B2B), business-to-customer (B2C), and peer-to-peer (P2P), sometimes referred to as customer-to-customer (C2C). Let's look closely at each type to learn its concept, business models, and common challenges.

    How do marketplace sellers get paid? ›

    The payout goes to the bank account that you entered when you set up shipping. The exact timing of the payment depends on your bank. You can check the date of your next payout in the Your sales section of Marketplace. Learn how to check your balance, payouts, sales history, or date of your next payout on Marketplace.

    Is marketplace free to sell? ›

    Listing fees: Unlike other commerce platforms, you can list items, offer services, or post job openings for free on Facebook Marketplace.

    Does marketplace charge a fee? ›

    If you choose to send items directly by post via Facebook Marketplace, rather than exchanging the products in person, you'll have to pay a 2% fee. However, Facebook has temporarily waived the fee until next year. At the start of 2023, the fee will be reintroduced.

    How do I use marketplace to sell items? ›

    To sell an item on Marketplace:
    1. Tap. in the top right of Facebook.
    2. Tap. Marketplace.
    3. Tap Sell at the top.
    4. Add a title and price, and select a category.
    5. Tap Add photos to include photos from your phone or take a new photo.
    6. Tap Publish to publish your Marketplace listing.

    Do you need an account for marketplace? ›

    Now, it is clear that a person cannot visit Facebook Marketplace without a Facebook account. You need to create an account on this social media platform. It is not essential to have a messenger, you can access it through the Facebook app also.

    How safe is Marketplace shipping? ›

    It is generally safe to buy on Facebook marketplace shipping as long as you're buying items that are eligible for buyer protection and using Facebook checkout for your purchases. The risk for buying from Facebook marketplace is similar to buying from any other secondhand marketplace.

    How much does Marketplace shipping cost? ›

    The current prices for shipping through Facebook Marketplace are: $3.75 for less than ½ lb. $5.50 for ½ lb – 1 lb. $9 for 1 – 2 lb.

    How do you qualify for shipping on the Marketplace? ›

    To start offering shipping for your items on Marketplace:
    1. Tap in the top right of Facebook.
    2. Tap Marketplace.
    3. Tap Sell in the top left. Enter the details for an item you'd like to sell.
    4. Tap Next, then tap Set up shipping. ...
    5. Enter your legal name, date of birth and mailing address.

    How much money does Mercari take per sale? ›

    A Payment Processing Fee of 2.9% plus $0.50 per sale is charged based on the completed sale price of the item. Charged to the Seller. A Payment Processing Fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per sale is charged based on the completed sale price of the item.

    How much does the average person make on Mercari? ›

    How much does a Sales Associate make at Mercari in the United States? Average Mercari Sales Associate yearly pay in the United States is approximately $100,000, which is 107% above the national average.

    Is it cheaper to ship on your own Mercari? ›

    Mercari lets merchants ship any way they like. The benefit of this is being able to access cheaper shipping rates than what's offered by Mercari. Plus, if you're sending items that exceed the Mercari Pack and Ship weight and size restrictions, shipping on your own will be your cheapest option.

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