How to Waive Mercari Fees In 3 Steps

Fight and Waive Fees How to Waive Mercari Fees In 3 Steps

How to Waive Mercari Fees In 3 Steps

Being a vendor on Mercari comes with fees. Mercari is yet another platform for selling goods. Sadly, there are a variety of complaints from buyers and sellers.

Mercari manages heavy restrictions on vendors, which vendors find unpredictable. Seller accounts are unfairly suspended, revoked, or canceled at the site's whim. The platform has rules and fees that frustrate everyone, including an aggravating rating system where it's not unusual for Mercari itself to rate transactions.

Records show there are no scams associated with the site. But there are issues with how Mercari treats its vendors, many regarding the strict guidelines revolving around the fees.

DoNotPay helps appeal  and help get your money back.

How Much Does Mercari Charge per Transaction?

Generally, Mercari fees only , but consumers have gotten caught in the mix. The site charges a percentage of every sale, as well as a few miscellaneous fees.

  1. It costs nothing to list an item.
  2. Vendors are charged a 10 percent fee plus $0.30 when their item sells.
  3. There's a $2 fee for any direct deposit that falls under $10.
  4. If the bank rejects a deposit, that's another $2 fee.
  5. The site has a $2 fee for any instant pay request.
  6. Mercari charges a 2.9 percent payment processing fee.

Mercari Fees Explained

Mercari allows the sale of everything from handmade jewelry to sporting goods. The charges to the vendor are relatively easy to follow.

If you have a tie-dye tee that's priced at $10, the online store receives $1 plus $0.30 per sale (total: $1.30). There is now (as of October 2020) a 2.9 percent processing fee. So, that's an additional $0.29 added to the kitty.

Let's do the math:

  • $10 - $1.30 - $0.29 = $8.41 (to the vendor)
  • If you plan to directly deposit those funds, the site charges another $2. Now, that's $6.41 to the vendor.
  • If the bank rejects the deposit, the site hits you with another $2. The vendor is down to $4.41 of the original $10.

You Can Appeal Mercari Fees

If you're having a problem with Mercari fees, the standard practice is to reach out and file a complaint with Mercari customer service at 888-325-2168. Take note that the majority of appeal guidelines from Mercari lean toward the buyer's end.

How to Appeal Mercari Fees by Yourself

If you're a vendor on Mercari, you probably know how to appeal the marketplace's fees. But if those efforts fail, here are a few other tips to appeal Mercari fees on your own.

  • Write a letter to Mercari. Snail mail can take a little longer to see a response, let alone direct action, but it helps you keep a paper trail if it comes down to that.
  • Find out if there are any local vendors associations that can provide information for tackling unfair fees.
  • Reach out to a consumer advocate or an attorney who specializes in consumer law. They can provide legal counsel.
  • The 1975 Fair Credit Billing Act gives everyone the right to dispute fees if dissatisfied with a transaction. You process your complaint through a department called Claims and Defenses and you need to file a report within 60 days of the disputed incident. But the Act does require a complainant to do everything possible to settle the disagreement with Mercari before reaching out to Claims and Defenses.

Next Steps for Appealing Mercari Fees If You Can't Do It Yourself

DoNotPay has a strong background and expertise in fighting unfair charges. We help people waive and refund fees, and get deserved refunds. Throughout the years, our team has helped thousands of clients file appeals against the biggest corporations.

Here's how you can use DoNotPay to appeal fees:

  1. Search "appeal fees" on DoNotPay, choose the Fight and Waive Fees product, and select the type of fee you want to appeal.


  2. Select the merchant and fees you want to appeal and enter the details of your transaction, including an associated account if you have one.


  3. Submit your case! DoNotPay will generate the best argument for your case and make sure your fee waiver request gets sent to the merchant for processing.


Whether buyer or seller, DoNotPay is your best resource for appealing Mercari fees. No need to pick up the phone, fill out online forms, or write a letter. We do all the legwork to get you the fair compensation you deserve.

Why Use DoNotPay to Appeal Mercari Fees

DoNotPay is a rapidly expanding platform for dealing with bureaucracy in all its forms. From forgetting to cancel a free trial or suing in small claims court, DoNotPay has the bells and whistles to chase down the facts and reverse the odds to your favor. We even find money you didn't know you had coming to you!

Letting DoNotPay deal with Mercari on your behalf is putting the power back in your hands.

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