About Us

Mercari is the world’s biggest and fastest growing community-powered mobile marketplace. After launching in 2013, Mercari became Japan’s number 1 mobile marketplace, garnering over 60 million downloads in Japan and the US. Mercari is now moving into Europe, starting with the UK.

The Mercari app gives you a simple, secure and quick way to buy and sell unwanted items, including clothing, beauty products, baby and kids’ gear, homewares, electronics and more.

Not only is Mercari free to download, it’s also completely fee-free meaning sellers take 100% of the money they make from selling their items. It also takes just 40 seconds to list, so users can save both time and money when they sell with Mercari.

Users also benefit from being able to buy the items they love for less by browsing their feed, searching by item type or category and liking items to save them for later. All purchases are made through secure, in-app payment removing the risk of meeting sellers or buying with cash. Mercari guarantees buyer safety, and unlike eBay, the funds are not released to the seller until the item has been confirmed as received by the buyer.

Mercari was created in 2013 by Founder/CEO Shintaro Yamada. After his round-the-world backpacking tour, Shintaro noticed how many regions rely on sharing resources. Mercari’s mission became to create value in a global marketplace with its community-powered app, and with offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and now London, Mercari’s vision to become worldwide is in motion.

Join us on our journey as Mercari’s sharing community grows larger and makes the world more sustainable every day.


16/03/2017 Japan's #1 marketplace app Mercari launches in the UK