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Did you notice the Mercari processing fees?
How do you feel about it?
As if Mercari shipping fees are not crazy enough. Now Mercari introduced a processing fee.
They claim it is a fee to process the money from the buyer to the seller.
So normally, Mercari takes 10% of your sales as a selling fee which I have no problem with.
But now they have a 2.9% processing fee which means for every sale you make, Mercari takes 13%.
Where the heck is the processing fee coming from?
What are they freaking processing? I am not finding this funny at all.
This is my most recent Mercari sale.
So today I sold a wig for $56, and when I looked at the receipt, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Mercari took the selling fees of $5.60, the shipping fees $4.25, then Mercari processing fees of $1.25, so I’ll be getting $44.23 when the sale is completed.
I feel the processing fee is uncalled for. It is just one of the sneaky ways big businesses cheat resellers.
For the sake of plagiarism, and wanting you to get it from the horse’s mouth, check Mercari Terms of Service page.
How Does The Mercari Processing Fees Affect Sellers?
With the added Mercari processing fees, sellers would be making way low than their expectations.
This can push sellers to other selling apps or endure selling on Mercari because we have no choice.
Then again, some sellers would increase the prices of their items because they want to make money.
Which can discourage buyers too.
So at the end of the day, buyers cannot afford items, sellers are not making sales, and the little you make, Mercari takes 13% of it.
But here’s what we can do individually or collectively.
So What Can You Do As A Seller?
1. Move to other selling platforms
Yeah this may sound extreme but it’s beginning to look like a sensible thing to do.
But then again, how are we sure the platform we are moving to will not do the same?
Since they all hide behind a wall of unavailable customer service and make selfish decisions.
I mean, how much are resellers making on these selling apps that Mercari felt the need to add an extra processing fee?
it is crazy, selfish and greedy.
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2. Price your items higher than you normally would
I’m sorry Mercari buyers, but sellers cannot bear the brunt of this added charge alone.
It is messed up that we sell great items at affordable rates to make little money, and these big companies try to cheat us with fancy words like “processing fees”.
That’s capitalism at its peak.
3. Rethink offering free shipping
If you normally offer free shipping on most of your items and the processing fees are not sitting well with you, maybe you should let buyers pay for shipping.
I don’t even like the sound of it because it sounds friggin’ selfish.
And it is also giving big companies leeway to do as they please as long as we can make adjustments.
Not fair at all.
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4. Go complain about the Mercari processing fees on their Facebook page
Since there is no customer service to reach directly, the only option is the Mercari Facebook page.
You can go there and leave a comment about it.
I left one, anyway.
Conclusion on What Sellers Can Do About Mercari Processing Fees
So that’s what I think you need to know about the Mercari processing fee and why it is a crappy and greedy move.
If this affects you as much as it does me, then try the few suggestions mentioned above.
But if you have other reasons why you can overlook it, then you’re good.
What do you think sellers can do about the added Mercari processing fees? Please share your ideas in the comments.
Thanks for reading.
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