Payment Processing Fee

Effective starting April 17, 2023, Mercari will charge a Payment Processing Fees of 2.9% of the sale plus shipping price + $0.50 fee for every completed transaction. Note: The shipping price refers to both buyer and seller paid shipping using a Mercari label and Mercari Local delivery. The payment processing fee is only charged on completed transactions - it isn’t applied to declined or expired offers or canceled orders.

What’s a payment processing fee?

Processing fees are charged by payment service providers to securely process and complete financial transactions. These fees can range depending on the type of: (1) transaction and (2) payment method used.

Payment processing is usually arranged and contracted between a seller and the service provider directly. Mercari handles the processing and collects a consistent fee once each transaction is completed.

It is important to us that our users have competitive and transparent pricing and know exactly what fees are being applied.

As always, there are no listing, monthly, or hidden fees. All cards and payment methods will be charged the same payment processing fee, including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Venmo, Apple Pay, and PayPal. The processing fee is also applied when the buyer uses Mercari credit or their balance.

When does a seller pay the fee?

Effective starting April 17, 2023, the seller will pay a processing fee based on the combined sale plus shipping price once the transaction is complete. Note: The shipping price refers to both buyer and seller paid shipping using a Mercari label and Mercari Local delivery. The processing fee will be deducted from the seller’s earnings as the “processing fee” along with the 10% selling fee. If a transaction is canceled or an item is returned, the seller does not pay a processing fee.

How are payment processing fees applied?

Effective April 17, 2023, a processing fee is applied based on the item’s sold price plus shipping price. Note: The shipping price refers to both buyer and seller paid shipping using a Mercari label and Mercari Local delivery. The processing fee doesn’t apply to separately stated taxes. The processing fee is charged once the transaction is complete. If a transaction is completed with multiple items, the payment processing fee is applied to the total amount of all the items sold plus shipping.

The buyer isn’t impacted by the payment processing fee.

The payment processing fee is only required on completed transactions. It doesn’t apply to canceled orders or listing an item.


What happens to my transactions that are in process when the updated payment processing fee is implemented?

Any sale transaction that is already in process before the payment processing fee update is implemented will be completed with the existing payment processing fee. All payment processing fees will be updated automatically and there is no need to update any of your listings.


Will I be charged other fees?

Mercari charges fees for other services we provide. To review other fees please check out our Fees on Mercari.

Please review our updated Terms of Service for more information.


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