11 Mercari Facts and Statistics (2020) | By the Numbers

Mercari Facts and Statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting Mercari facts and statistics I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Mercari Facts and StatisticsPlease note that some of these Mercari stats are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed on DMR should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don't guarantee anything.

Mercari Facts

  • Mercari Website: mercari.com
  • Mercari Year launched: 2013
  • Mercari Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Mercari Founders: Shintaro Yamada, Ryo Ishizuka, Tommy Tomishima
  • Key Mercari Subsidiary: Origami

Mercari Statistics

How many people use Mercari?

15 million users

Last updated 1/23/20

Average amount of monthly transactions on Mercari:

$100 million

Last updated 6/21/17

Number of Merpay users:

5 million users

Last updated 1/23/20

Total funding for Mercari:

$111 million

Last updated 3/2/16

Number of Mercari downloads globally:

100 million

Last updated 12/31/18

Number of Mercari employees in the US:

100 full time staff

Last updated 6/21/17

Number of Mercari employees in Japan:

600 full time staff

Last updated 4/2/18

Number of downloads in the US for the Mercari app:

20 million

Last updated 1/23/17

Number of downloads in Japan for the Mercari app:

35 million

Last updated 9/6/16

Percentage of Japan's population that use Mercari:


Last updated 11/18/16

Percentage of Mercari app downloaders that are still using it:


Last updated 9/6/16

Estimated Mercari valuation:

$2 billion

Last updated 5/16/18

What is Mercari?

Mercari is a Japanese Flea Market app similar to eBay.

Japan’s mobile shopping obsession is finally in the US. Mercari, the resale shopping app, is the country’s biggest community-powered shopping fair in the palm of your hands. The intuitive app lets you buy and sell anything, from anywhere, in seconds from your phone: fashion, electronics, jewelry, console games, new, pre-owned and hand-made items, Mercari delivers. Listing your item is as simple as uploading a photo and adding a few details, with built-in features that help you easily print out shipping labels and quickly drop packages in the mail. Mercari’s sharing community grows larger and makes the world more sustainable every day. (source)

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