Is it worth it to sell on Mercari?

Mercari was launched in 2013, and is a legitimate business with 2020 revenue of $636.8 million. With more than 644 customer reviews, the company has an A+ rating with the BBB. Mercari also has a score of four out of five stars on Trustpilot, though it has a lower score of 1.5 out of five stars on SiteJabber.

How do Mercari sellers get paid?

Mercari offers payout to your checking account by ACH Direct Deposit. Or you can get paid in minutes with Instant Pay. Here’s how you can request a payout. We’ll keep you posted as other payout options become available.

Who pays shipping on Mercari?

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 a seller get scammed on Mercari?

Mercari itself is a completely legitimate and reliable e-commerce marketplace. Both sellers and buyers are real people, and they aren’t retailers, which means that there is no guarantee that the people buying and selling on it are legitimate. So you need to be assured about the seller as well as a buyer when dealing.

What boxes do I use for Mercari?

You should use a cardboard box that’s sturdy enough to protect your item while in transit. If there are multiple items, add at least 1 inch of packaging between items. You’ll want to individually wrap each item.

What if buyer doesn’t rate on Mercari?

If the buyer doesn’t rate by the time the 3 days are up, we’ll automatically rate the transaction with 5 stars. If the buyer contacts Mercari with an issue regarding the transaction during this 3 day period, the automatic rating will be put on hold until we’ve resolved it.

Will Mercari refund me if I get scammed?

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.

Is buying on Mercari 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.

Does Mercari report to the IRS?

The IRS requires marketplaces like Mercari to submit a Form 1099-K for sellers who gross over a certain amount in sales in a calendar year. Starting January 1, 2022, sellers who gross $600 or more in sales will be required to submit a W-9 and at the end of the year will receive a Form 1099-K.

Does Mercari protect sellers?

In order to be eligible for Mercari’s Seller Protection, we ask that you only list items permitted by Mercari’s Terms of Service, ship your items on time, and provide accurate descriptions and photos in your listings. The buyer should know what they’re getting.

What happens when a Mercari seller doesn’t ship?

For Buyers

If the seller denies the request, they can ship and complete the transaction as originally planned. If the seller doesn’t confirm the shipment or respond to the cancellation request within 24 hours, we’ll refund the original form of payment.

Does the seller pay for return shipping on Mercari?

For orders using a Mercari prepaid label, the cost of return is covered. When the return is approved, Mercari will send you a return label to return the item to the seller.

Can you return items on Mercari?

If the buyer feels that the item isn’t as described in the listing, they can request a return. Mercari will look into the situation and determine whether the item is eligible for a return. Sellers are required to accept all returns approved by Mercari.

Do you need a bank account to sell on Mercari?

Keep in mind that each Mercari account can only use one bank account. So if you’ve got a joint bank account, only one of the account owners can use it on Mercari. We do this to prevent fraudulent activity.

Does Mercari shipping include insurance?

We’ve got you covered. Shipping Protection is included with all Mercari prepaid labels as well as items picked up and delivered with Mercari Now. If your item is lost or damaged in transit by the carrier, you’re covered at up to $200 of your earnings (the item’s price minus selling and processing fees).

Can a buyer cancel on Mercari?

Buyers can ask to cancel an order any time before the seller confirms shipment. After the request is made, sellers have 24 hours to either confirm they’ve shipped the item or approve the request for cancellation.

Why did Mercari cancel my order?

The transaction was cancelled either by the buyer or Mercari. If a seller prematurely cancels the transaction they are not eligible for reimbursement. The order was shipped before the cancellation took place.

How can I get hold of Mercari?

Again, you can call Mercari’s support at 888-325-2168.

How long do Mercari sellers have to ship?

We ask sellers to ship the item within 3 business days. If you’re experiencing a delay, let the buyer know.

How do I withdraw a offer on Mercari?

Please make sure your payment and address are up-to-date before you make an offer. If you need to cancel the offer, ask the seller to decline the offer first. If the seller already accepted the offer, you can ask them to cancel the transaction.

Is it better to ship yourself on Mercari?

Use Your Own Shipping

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.