April 19, 2023
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Meet Merchat AI, your Mercari personal shopper

The ChatGPT-based assistant recommends items based on your conversation, to help make shopping and gift giving even easier

Team Mercari

Introducing a whole new way to shop Mercari…meet your AI personal shopper – Merchat AI! Now when you shop, just start a convo, and the ChatGPT-powered assistant will ask questions and serve up real-time recommendations, based on your conversation. It scours the Mercari marketplace to help you discover what you’re looking for – even if you’re not sure what that is.

Merchat AI is great for coming up with unique gift ideas, scouting out hard-to-find collectibles… and can even give style advice and help you personalize your space.

Curious? Try some of these conversation starters:

Merchat AI will ask clarifying questions about your budget and other preferences, and serves up suggestions based on your conversation. Then, just click the links to view the suggested items on Mercari

As with everything on the marketplace, you can make an offer, ‘like’ for price drop notifications, or easily message sellers with questions. Not yet registered for Mercari? Signing up is quick and easy.

Check out Merchat AI in action:

Ready to take it for a spin? Head to – it’s ready and waiting to chat. Note: Merchat AI is in beta on In these early stages, there may be some inaccuracies and inconsistencies in Merchat AI conversations and search results – we’ll continue to improve on its functionality. 

Share your chat screenshots with us on Twitter @mercari_app! 

Ask Merchat AI a question today