I finally opened up a store on Mercari back in November. To begin with I was enjoying something new. At the time I was working on listing all of the costumes I had recently purchased, so that is what I was also mostly listing on Mercari. And I did get a few sales right away.
I shared recently what kinds of items have been selling for me on Bonanza, and at first it was my intention to use that data to inform what I would be listing on Mercari. Basically, I was planning to list costumes, plush and loveys on Mercari but no clothing. But then for I don’t know what reason I did end up listing a dress on Mercari that wasn’t a big name brand and actually had a flaw, and it sold almost immediately. So that made me question my plans. Should I just list everything?
Answer? Ugh. I honestly don’t know. But I have been listing this and that and like PM it feels haphazard and also like PM I’m not getting the best results. I have had 18 sales total since opening my account in November.
I do appreciate Mercari’s low fees. Shipping is a bit of a pain though because I am offering free shipping on all of my listings. When purchasing the shipping I go through Paypal if it is under a pound and can be shipped First Class. If it is over a pound and smallish I will purchase shipping through Pirate Ship because it is a bit cheaper than Paypal.
Interested in what I have sold on Mercari since November? Here’s the scoop:
I have sold a few clothing items, including another 49ers shirt, a baby Columbia jacket, Hanna Andersson training pants, men’s dress shirts and a dress.
A few miscellaneous items, including a Dora plush lot, a Princess Leia hologram potato head, and a fancy Mario pencil box.
And a bunch of costumes, since that is basically all I listed for the first month or two. I sold two of the Blue Ranger costumes.
I do like having another platform on which to sell my items, and to have a bit more money coming in. Crossposting takes a little time but very little brain power so I don’t mind it too much. I did try using Vendoo when it was free and liked it okay, but felt like I was double and triple checking everything to make sure information transferred correctly so I didn’t feel like it was necessarily saving me time. I am currently doing all crossposting manually.
I would love to hear from others who are selling on Mercari. What do you love? What bugs you about the platform? Do you have specific categories of items that sell best? I’m all ears!