Mercari Japan is a mobile application and website on which individuals sell products to individuals. In addition to being the favorite online flea market for Japanese fashionistas, it's the perfect place to find rare products to add to your collection of Japanese items. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy on Mercari Japan when you live outside of Japan. That's why we created White Rabbit Express.
It’s almost impossible to buy items sold on Mercari Japan when living abroad. Different reasons can explain this unfortunate situation.
First, the Japanese Mercari platform is restricted to users in Japan. Thus, Mercari expects all sellers and buyers to reside in this country. For this reason, the app will ask you for an address in Japan and a Japanese payment method at registration. Without this information, you cannot trade on Mercari.
Then, the sellers on Mercari Japan are all located in Japan. A tiny part of them has already sent parcels abroad. Indeed, the majority of sellers on Mercari are individuals. Besides, an international shipment doesn’t have the same costs as domestic shipping. It's, therefore, more difficult for resellers to calculate shipping fees. That's why most of them don’t even bother to negotiate with foreign buyers.
Finally, be aware that the vast majority of Mercari Japan sellers don’t speak English. You’ll have to communicate in Japanese with them to be able to obtain the items. Communication plays an essential role in Mercari sales. You’ll have to exchange a few messages with the seller to close a deal. Also, it’ll allow you to acquire a good reputation, another factor that is hugely followed by Mercari users.
It's for all these reasons that it's always easier to use a proxy service, such as White Rabbit Express, to buy on Mercari Japan. The process is straightforward. All you have to do is tell us which products we need to buy, then we'll contact the sellers for you, and we'll ship your items to your address abroad.
Our proxy shopping service is used by thousands of people living outside Japan who buy from Japanese online stores where it is normally impossible to get products shipped overseas.
First, you must go to the Japanese version of Mercari. Their homepage in Japanese can be found here: www.mercari.com/jp/.
Another way to get to the Japanese Mercari site is to go to the US homepage. You'll have to scroll down to the footer. There, you'll find a list of countries on the right side. "Japan" is on this list. All you have to do is click to land on the Japanese homepage.
You can find a selection of products sold on Mercari in the middle of the homepage. It's a safe bet that these products are not what you are looking for. That's why I invite you to go back to the header.
There is a search box just to the right of the Mercari logo. Enter here the keywords that will allow you to find what you are looking for. Ideally, use the terms in Japanese. If you do not know this language, you can use Google Translate. Press "Enter" once you are ready.
You will arrive on a page listing products matching your search. The left sidebar gives you the opportunity to refine your search. Here are some translations that will help you understand the different fields in this section:
Once you have filtered the items, you will be able to choose the products that interest you by clicking on their images in the list. You will then arrive on the related product page.
On the product page, you will find several photos of the object as well as a table summarizing its different characteristics. In this table you will be able to review the following information:
If everything sounds perfect, you do not need to contact the seller or create an account on Mercari. You can simply go to the next step.
Once you have identified a product you want to buy on Mercari Japan, you'll have to copy the page URL. To do this, you will need to have the product page open in a tab of your browser. Move the mouse cursor to the address bar, and then click Ctrl+A to select the entire URL. Press Ctrl+C to copy it.
Now go to the White Rabbit Express app. Place your mouse on the "Product Link" field, then press Ctrl+V to paste the address of the page. From there, you will only have to click on "Next". Repeat these actions as many times as there are products to buy.
You will be notified when White Rabbit Express receives your package. From this moment, we will be able to offer you other services:
Once you have decided on the fate of your package, you can choose from our wide selection of international shipping methods.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to download the Japanese version of the application on your mobile if you are abroad. We recommend using the Mercari Japan website. You should not have trouble finding the products you are looking for because their web pages are perfectly responsive to mobiles.
Mercari Japan is available only in Japanese. Fortunately, there is a trick that will allow you to display the pages in English. To do this, simply install a web browser extension such as Google Translate to automatically translate the Mercari site into the language of your choice.
White Rabbit Express accepts payments made with PayPal. We also accept credit cards from Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
So you can shop on Mercari Japan while using your PayPal balance to pay for your purchases with White Rabbit Express.
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