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Mercari Offers Cheaper Option for Shipping Small Items

Mercari Offers Cheaper Option for Shipping Small Items

Ecommerce app Mercari introduced a new shipping option for its users who are sending lightweight items. The new 4-ounce USPS label costs $2.99 and can be used for items such as video games and jewelry.

A spokesperson told us the rate is very competitive and said sellers had been asking for the option, noting that buyers will benefit as well.

Press release follows:

Mercari, The Selling App, has introduced a new shipping option for items weighing four ounces or less — like a blouse or shirt, video games, earbuds, make-up or jewelry. Now Mercari sellers have the option of shipping items weighing a quarter pound or less anywhere in the U.S. for $2.99. Previously, the lowest postage pricing tier was eight ounces or less for $4.25.

“Mercari is on a mission to make selling easier than buying – we’re all about removing friction from every step of the process,” said John Lagerling, Mercari U.S. CEO. “Four ounces may not seem like much, but Mercari sellers list a huge variety of items that just became a little more affordable. Sellers asked us for this, but buyers will benefit too.”

The new postage option complements Mercari’s existing shipping options including USPS, FedEx and UPS. Last year Mercari also introduced its turnkey Pack & Ship service with The UPS Stores nationwide.

In addition to a four-ounce weight limit, packages using this new shipping option must be 18 by 22 inches or less. Full details on Mercari’s shipping options are here.

About Mercari
Mercari is The Selling App. We make it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything. We all have things we don’t use, never used or simply outgrew. But that stuff still has value. Mercari gives you the power to simply sell it, ship it, and earn some cash for it. Fashion to toys. Sporting goods to electronics. All the brands you know and love.

Our mission is simple: to make selling easier than buying. And with more than 45 million downloads in the U.S. and 150,000 new listings every day, we’re just getting started.

SOURCE: Mercari Press Release

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