Last Updated on by Buayifa
For new Mercari buyers, you may have several questions about the selling app before making purchases there.
Even as a seller, I have shopped on Mercari too, so I know what it’s like to be a buyer.
And in this post, we would look at how Mercari works from the buyers’ perspective.
How Mercari Works For Buyers
Buyers can send offers or haggle prices with Mercari sellers
What this means is that you can offer a lower price for a listing you are interested in.
How to send an offer on Mercari
- Click on an item you want to buy then hit the “make offer” button,
- Next, select a price from the options provided or name your price
- then click next, and confirm your payment method,
- and hit “send offer”.
- Just so you know, the seller may accept, counter, or reject your offer.
Or message the seller privately to ask for a price reduction. They may ask you to send an offer, which you can do with the steps shown above.
Buyers can add items to Mercari cart
Mercari recently added the cart option, which I find interesting.
So how does the Mercari cart work?
You can use the cart to buy various items from several buyers and make one payment for everything.
Then your payment would be allocated accordingly.
Tip: Do not use the cart to create a bundle from the same buyer because it would add the singular shipping charges of each item.
And you would be paying more than you would if the seller created a bundle for you.
Instead, message the seller to make a bundle for you and pay only one shipping cost for everything.
Mercari buyers sometimes get free shipping
When shopping on Mercari, you would find items with free shipping, and some you would have to pay for shipping.
As attractive as free shipping sounds, you must know that it’s been added to the total cost of the item.
Still, I’d rather buy items with free shipping than ones without.
Mercari buyers can message sellers privately
There are two ways to message a seller on Mercari.
- swipe the pictures of the listing, when you get to the last picture you will see “message seller” OR
- swipe up to read the item description, you would see the blue “message seller” button just after the seller’s name
Buyers can pay with several payment methods
Mercari buyers can pay with their debit cards, credit cards, and also with PayPal.
And when you return an item, Mercari refunds your money back to the original method of payment.
So if you shopped with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal, your refund would be sent accordingly.
Mercari buyers can return purchases
After receiving your order, you have 3days to inspect it, and either rate the seller, or if you are not satisfied, return the item.
Take note: you cannot return an item if the reason for the refund was already mentioned in the description.
However, if the item is not as described by the seller, then your return would be processed.
Now, if you haven’t rated the seller after three days, Mercari would rate and pay them. Then your return window would be closed.
How Mercari Works For Buyers
Boom! My Mercari buyer review. And how Mercari works from a buyer’s perspective.
Remember, you can:
- Haggle prices,
- add items to Mercari cart,
- make offers,
- return purchases,
- pay with several payment methods.
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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask in the comments.
I will be glad to answer them.
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Thank you for reading!