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March 10, 2022
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4 ways Mercari is changing local shopping

Garage sales, estate sales, local classifieds – they’re all popular for treasure hunting within your local community. That’s why we created Mercari Local.

Briana
Team Mercari

Garage sales, estate sales, local classifieds – they’re all popular for treasure hunting within your local community. And supporting local sellers does a lot of good for your community, while helping keep things out of landfills. But, shopping from within your neighborhood can also be a hassle: driving around town is expensive and time-consuming, and meeting up with strangers can be awkward. That’s why we created Mercari Local. We’ve reimagined the local buying experience, and here are 4 reasons why we think this new approach to local shopping is a game changer.

1. Avoid awkward meetups

Ever tried to buy something from a local seller and been asked to meet up at a random parking lot, or to go inside their house to pick up your item? No need for any of that. Now, you can browse items from nearby sellers and get straight-to-your-door delivery without having to meet up with a stranger or drive to their home. 

2. No cash, no car, no problem

No need to clear your trunk space or head to the ATM in order to score that amazing desk lamp or good-as-new microwave. Just set a delivery time and pay through the Mercari app. Your pre-loved find will be at your doorstep in a snap. 

3. Save big on bigger stuff

Looking for a gently used bulky item like a stroller or end table? Shipping bigger goods can cost a pretty penny. With Mercari Local, it’s only $7.99 for a limited time. Now you can feel good about keeping unwanted items out of landfills without busting your budget.

4. Enjoy now, pay later

Want to spread out your payments over time? With Mercari Local, you can pay in 4 easy installments with Zip – no need to wait until payday and risk missing out on that one-of-a-kind find. 

Ready to shop Mercari Local? Select “Local” under Delivery options and see what your neighbors have for sale.

And, for more information on selling with Mercari Local, head here.

Happy shopping!

Team Mercari