Listing an item is always free on Mercari. Fees are charged when an item sells or when a service is used. The following charts explain fees on Mercari.
Your earnings equal the listing price minus the selling fee, payment processing fee and shipping (if you select to offer free shipping). These fees are charged to the Seller when the sale has been successfully completed.
Transaction and Payment Fees
Mercari incurs fees related to payment processing and balance withdraws out of our system by our financial services partners. Some of these service fees are charged to our users.
Payment Processing: Mercari charges sellers a market competitive rate for each payment received from the buyer. We do so with the added convenience of not requiring you to sign up for a separate processing account.
Effective starting April 17, 2023, this fee is charged based on the item sold price plus shipping price for a completed sale and applied to all forms of payment received from the buyer. Note: The shipping price refers to both buyer and seller paid shipping using a Mercari label and Mercari Local delivery.
2.9% + $0.50 fee
Balance Withdrawals: There are two ways to cash out your earnings from your Mercari balance offered by Mercari.
Direct Deposit: Once you’ve added your checking account and have a balance, you can request a cash-out request to your bank using direct deposit. This transaction is typically processed within 5 business days depending on your bank’s processing times. There is no fee for a direct deposit of $10 or more, but you will owe a $2 fee if your bank can’t process the request or if the amount requested is under $10.
Instant Pay: Instant Pay is the fastest way to get paid when you need that extra cash. To do this, go to your balance, tap “Instant Pay,” complete your ID validation (if you haven’t already), and add a debit card. You can use Instant Pay for up to $600 per month, once per day on eligible debit cards. There is a $3 flat fee per cash-out. In some cases, depending on your bank’s processing time, it can take up to 30 minutes to see the balance in your bank account.
Shipping and Delivery Fees on Mercari
We offer low, fixed rates with USPS, FedEx, and UPS for packages weighing up to 50 lbs – with a maximum length of 34”. These rates offer an average of 40% savings compared to the retail pricing of each carrier (for standard or economy rates. First Class Envelopes and Media Mail excluded); all fees and rates are based on a comparison completed December 18, 2022. See shipping price examples below.
If your package weighs more than 50 pounds (or exceeds the 34” size limit), you’ll need to ship it on your own. We do not support national shipping for furniture or major appliances.
Standard shipping rates
Prices in bold represent standard service rates effective 2/1/23. Economy shipping rates are also available.
Media MailFor eligible* media categories (books, movies, recorded and printed music), we offer fixed rates for USPS Media Mail. Packages must be properly marked as Media Mail and include only eligible media categories. Media Mail packages are subject to search by USPS. Sellers are responsible for overage fees and fines associated with improper use of Media Mail (prohibited contents, incorrect weight). Please see our Media Mail Guide for full shipping and category requirements.
*USPS Media Mail guidelines
Prices in bold represent USPS Media Mail service rates effective 3/15/2023 and include Shipping Protection up to $200.
First Class Envelopes
Exclusively for the trading cards category, we offer fixed rates for USPS First Class Envelopes. Envelopes must be maximum 11 ½” length and 6 ⅛” height and ¼” thick (non-compressed). Please see our First Class Envelope Guide for shipping requirements.
Prices in bold represent USPS First Class Envelope service rates effective 4/4/2023 and include Shipping Protection up to $20.
Economy shipping rates
Prices in bold represent economy service rates effective 2/1/23.Note: If a seller chooses to ship on their own they are responsible for all costs associated with the shipping process.
Other Shipping FeesIf you ship a package that exceeds the size and weight limits on the label, you may have to pay overage fees. You’re responsible for proper packaging meaning that you’ll need to cover additional fees for using improper packaging (i.e. Priority Express or Flat Rate boxes with Mercari prepaid labels or applying USPS First Class (0-15.9 oz) or FedEx labels on USPS Priority Mail boxes). Sellers are responsible for overage fees and fines associated with improper use of Media Mail (prohibited contents, incorrect weight).
- In these situations, Mercari is not responsible for returning the item back to the Seller - 100% of total overage costs paid by seller
(i.e. Priority Express or Flat Rate boxes, USPS First Class (0-15.9 oz) or FedEx labels on Priority Mail boxes)
- In these situations, Mercari is not responsible for returning the item back to the seller - 100% of fines from FedEx or USPS paid by seller
- Mercari may deduct any additional costs or overage fees from the balance. - 100% of costs from USPS paid by seller
Delivery is $15.99 for items smaller than a microwave (22”H x 30”W x 25”D) and less than 50 lbs. For items larger than a microwave or more than 50 lbs, furniture delivery is available in select cities for $199 for up to 3 items. Furniture items must fit in the bed of a pickup truck (72”L x 48” W) and item(s) may not exceed a maximum of 300 lbs combined. A partner (Uber® or Dolly®) is selected for you and the final delivery fee is communicated to the buyer at the time of purchase. For more information on whether Local Delivery is available in your area, please see our help center page here.
*The $15.99 delivery fee is not applicable for furniture items.
Cancellation Fees on Mercari
Cancellations should only occur if the seller cannot fulfill an order. If a seller has frequent cancellations, Mercari may charge a cancellation fee of 5% of the item price (maximum of $25) to cover the cost of any transaction fees, operational and/or shipping label costs we incur. You will receive warnings if you reach this limit before a fee is charged. This fee will be subtracted from your balance and/or charged to the card on file within 30 days after you receive a notification from us.
Note: If you cancel repeatedly, listings may be removed and your account may be limited.
Legal Fees on Mercari
Mercari releases information about our customers only when presented with an official legal request, as described in our Information for Law Enforcement and other Government Agencies Policy. Mercari reserves the right to charge fees for any processing of legal documents.
Service Fees on Mercari
Mercari provides access to additional services for buyers or sellers on our platform. The purchase of additional products or services facilitated by Mercari or offered outside of Mercari will be communicated at the time of the Service and these fees may vary. Separate Mercari Terms & Conditions apply to each of these services and you may be asked to accept additional terms offered through a third party to use these services and/or handle payments and fees outside of Mercari.