Mercari is a Japanese company that is currently available in Japan and the U.S. It has exploded in popularity recently and most resellers have started using it a way to bring in a little extra income or move slow inventory. We are no exception and cross-post the majority of our inventory on Mercari. However, because cross-posting opens a new can of worms (something selling in both places, it takes twice as long to list two items, etc.) we are choosy about the items we list on Mercari which begs the questions...what sells the most of Mercari!
The Pros of selling on Mercari
When we're out thrifting, we always meet people who want to talk to us. If they were people who knew us from the blog (or even just smelled normal) we'd be totally fine with it...but they're not. We were out sourcing about a year ago when a lady cornered us and started talking about her reselling business. It turns out that she sold nothing but plush and baby blankets. Her main customers were people who were trying to replace a lost blanket for their kids and she had OVER $70,000 IN SALES LAST YEAR!
When I tried to match pace with her and tell her about a book we had recently sold for $550, she one upped me and said she had just sold a limited edition Valentines Hidden Mickey teddy bear for $1,100. Ouch. Turns out, there is something to be learned from everyone! I'll admit that I spent a few hours digging through plush after this encounter - but never found anything quite that good. We have, however, managed to find and sell several hundred plush which has added several thousand dollars to our bottom line. Let's talk about how we do it!
The real kicker is: designer purses and clothing are not out of reach for the average person. You might not be able to walk into Neiman Marcus or a Louis Vuitton store and swipe your debit card anytime soon, but eBay has become a hot spot for designer goods and handbags priced at 80% or more off of retail! It may take a little patience and work, but we're going to show you how you can score a Louis Vuitton bag for an amazing deal..
Barely doubling our money for hours of sourcing, listing, and shipping? No, thanks. Looking back through our sold listings later, I realized that there were only 6 pairs of jeans that I should have purchased. They would have sold within a month, we would have put in 1/5 of the work listing and shipping, and we would have spent only $20 to profit...drum roll....just over $200. So read on to discover the secrets of working less and making more in the world of men's jeans!
My wife and I are a young couple, still in school, and doing our best not only to make ends meet, but to excel! We feel like we have so much to offer and can kick this world's butt if we can just get on our feet. Join our journey!