People who are paying attention to Japanese collectibles must have heard of a certain new rising marketplace – Mercari Japan! Taking the concept of flea markets, Japanese sellers can list their used items with just a few taps on their phones!
The Largest Online Flea Market in Japan!
The most commonly seen items include game-related items, anime goods and idol merchandise. Also, the well-protected luxury items are quite popular among users of the site! Thanks to the easy-to-use selling system, there are literally tons of items on Mercari! You can even find some funny items on their site, such as empty plastic bottles, used socks, and half-used tissue paper. If you want to find rare or discontinued items, we definitely recommend that you take a look on Mercari!
The most crucial point: the price! As most items are secondhand items and sellers decide the price by themselves, it is easy to find low-cost items!
Has Mercari Japan Finally Opened for Foreign Users?
Those who have tried to buy items on Mercari Japan know their strict rules regarding foreign buyers. You can’t register without a Japanese address and items also can’t be sent internationally. Even proxy purchasing buyers were blocked by the system.
Here is good news for you! Buyee became Mercari’s official partner from September 2019. Users from overseas can simply get items from Mercari via Buyee now! The following are the steps and tips you will need to know!
① Find Items on Mercari
Besides the recommended category on our home page, you can also find the category you want from the sidebar. And of course, you can type keywords to find items directly!
② Editor’s Tips! Points You Should Check Before Placing Your Orders
- Item Condition/Photos: Most items on Mercari are used items. Make sure that the condition of the items is acceptable by checking the details carefully!
- Item Explanation: Some sellers might posting photos of the whole set yet only selling part of them, so check the description carefully!
- Check the sellers’ rate and the estimated shipping date.
- If you are required to pay a domestic shipping fee, there will be a notification on the page.
- Estimation! Although we won’t know the exact weight before the items arrive in Buyee’s warehouse, you can still estimate the shipping fee before you place your order!
Once you make your decision after checking the information on the item page, you can click the button that says [Add to shopping cart].
Here is a reminder! To avoid sellers sending the items to wrong users, all items you buy via Buyee will be counted as separate individual orders, even for items from the same seller.
④ Submit orders
You can choose a plan for your item on this page. And if you have claimed any coupons, there will be a pull-down bar for you to select them from. (Don’t forget to check your coupon page before submitting the order!). The fee breakdown will be listed on the page for you, too!
Some Mercari sellers will ask Buyee to contact them before placing orders. Therefore, it might take 1-2 business for us to complete your order. We ask for your kind patience!
Isn’t this easy? Mercari is the best marketplace for figure collectors, KPOP lovers and JPOP fans! You are now ready to get shopping! Come visit our site now!