Need some extra cash for the holidays? Mercari makes it really easy to declutter your home and make some bank at the same time! This easy to use app lets you sell things like clothes, toys, household items and more. There’s no awkward meetups, risks of no-shows or safety concerns. Here’s how it works:
- Download the app for FREE and get $10 off your first purchase (shopping in the app is so much fun!)
- List your items — take a few photos, add a description and name your price.
- Choose your shipping option — you can choose to list your item as “free shipping” to help it sell. In this case, you cover the cost of shipping. You can also choose a shipping method that the buyer pays for. Either way, once the item sells, Mercari sends you a printable shipping label. Just print it, put it on the package and stick it in the mail or drop it off at a pick up location.
- Get Paid! Once your item reaches the buyer they have 3 days to rate the transaction at which time the payment is released to your Mercari account. You can spend the money shopping in the app or choose to have the money deposited to your bank account.
Listings are FREE. A flat 10% selling fee is charge when the sale is complete and deducted from the sale amount. I’ve used Ebay for many, many years but prefer Mercari. It’s a more simplified and streamlined way to sell in my opinion. Take a quick look around your home. Do you have any clothing that doesn’t fit or that you no longer wear? Do you have sporting goods or electronics that aren’t being used? Toys your kids have outgrown? Easy money!
Mercari does differ from Ebay in many ways. Potential buyers can either choose to purchase your item as it is listed or make an offer that you can accept, refuse or counteroffer. Once a deal is made, the buyer’s payment method is immediately collected (it’s already on their Mercari account). There’s no waiting for them to make a payment so you can ship the product immediately. The buyer confirms when the package arrives, you rate the buyer on the app and the funds are released to your account. Deliver your item as promised and payment is guaranteed. You get shipping protection too. Shipments using Mercari prepaid labels include insurance up to $200 for loss or damage in transit. They’ve really thought of everything to make the whole process as smooth as possible.
I bought some poly mailers on Amazon (affiliate link) and prefer to sell items that fit in them so I can just stick them in my mailbox. Larger items I have to take to the post office or other shipping center. It’s still really easy but just an extra step I like to avoid if possible. I’ve only sold clothing so far — name brands do well — but I have some other things I’ll be listing that I’m sure will sell to make some extra cash.
I also LOVE shopping on the app. I got a brand new with tags North Face hoodie for only $20! There are SO many quality items that are new or like new at huge discounts. It feels almost like recycling. I sell the clothes my kids have outgrown and buy them “new” ones I find on the app in great condition.
Whether or not you’re ready to start selling, download the app and check it out! You’ll get $10 to spend for free! Find some stocking stuffers or new tee shirt. Maybe pick out a small toy. I’m sure you’ll find something cool. Let me know what you get! When you make a purchase from my referral link, I’ll also get $10 so thank you in advance if you decide to try Mercari. I think you’ll love it as much as I do!