April 28, 2022
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Packing and shipping is easy with our new tool

Does the mere thought of figuring out packaging keep you from listing? Or have you sold something and aren’t sure how to package it properly? We’ve got a handy new tool that removes the guesswork and shows you the best way to ship your stuff.

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Congrats, you’ve made a sale! Now comes packing and shipping. If this step feels daunting, don’t worry. When you sell on Mercari, you can choose from a number of easy shipping options, including Mercari prepaid labels that offer up to 40% off* carrier retail rates.

*Based on a comparison completed on December 18, 2022.

And because we’re always looking for ways to make selling on Mercari easy, we’ve even created a helpful packing tool to show you how to package almost anything you sell, from eyeshadow palettes to video game consoles. And, it’s super easy to use. Here’s how.

1. First, select your item category. Choose from eight categories including clothing, electronics … even plants. If your item doesn’t quite fit into any of these categories, that’s ok. Just select “Something else.” 

2. Next, answer a few more questions about your item, such as what form it takes, whether or not it contains liquid, or how heavy it is.

3. You’ll then see a list of step-by-step instructions that will tell you what materials you may need and how to prepare your item for shipment. It’s really that easy. To explore how to pack other items, just click “Get tips for another item” on the left, then select a new category.

Try it here.

And if you want to avoid packaging and shipping, check out Mercari Local. You can sell items to local buyers with no shipping or packaging required – your items are picked up by one of our partners right from your door and dropped off with your customer.

Happy selling!