If you’ve ever sold on Mercari, you’ve probably wondered what you should list. We’re here to help boost your sell-esteem with our #BehindTheSale: Insights series.
You probably own lots of stuff that you’re no longer using. Nike sneakers? Old ski gear? Your kid’s toys? Without a crystal ball, it can be tough to get into the heads of shoppers and predict what they’ll be looking to buy.
Dresses for summer occasions
The weather’s getting warmer and summer occasions are coming in hot: graduation and wedding season will bring outdoor festivities and long nights out.
So if you’re holding on to occasion wear — from long flowy numbers to night out dresses, now is the time to list. We’re seeing great momentum in brands like Lilly Pulitzer, Fashion Nova, Pretty Little Thing, and more. And don’t forget about dressing for more casual settings, too. Jumpsuits, rompers, and maxi dresses will all be in high demand.
Another hot tip for summer selling: now’s a great time to list dresses from brands like Torrid and Lane Bryant. There’s particularly high demand for women shopping sizes XL-3XL. If you’ve got dresses you’re no longer wearing, it’s time to list!
If you’re an avid Funko collector, then you know that Mercari is the place to buy and sell Funko collectibles.
But if you’re uninitiated, take it from us: Funko is a great way to get started on Mercari. It’s one of our strongest communities and with new Funko collectibles and exclusives launching constantly, there’s a big opportunity to find rare, desirable things to list.
Athletic apparel is always a top performer, but with beach bod season upon us, buyers will be searching for great deals on workout wear. If you have gear from lululemon athletica, Gymshark, UnderArmour, Adidas, Fabletics, Alphalete, or others of your favorite workout and performance brands, now is the time to list. And pro tip, leggings are the most searched-for workout wear item on our platform. Go, go, go!
Ready to prep your next batch of listings? This is what you should focus on.
Kitchen and dining is popping this month. Pay attention to limited edition or hard-to-find brands such as the Pampered Chef or Pioneer Woman, or Mercari favorite Rae Dunn. Not everyone has access to shopping these brands, so they’re turning to Mercari sellers to find the kitchen stuff they want. Shoppers are also looking for great deals on Le Creuset cookware. Have a dutch oven you’re not using anymore? List it!
Handbags are always top sellers on Mercari. Shoppers are looking for brands like Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Coach. Ever on the go, buyers are searching for cute backpacks and crossbody bags from their favorite brands.
If you’re holding on to well-loved name brand bags and thinking they’re too worn to sell, think again. There is a strong market for luxury bags that have been visibly used and are priced to sell.
With the new Toy Story and Aladdin movies hitting theaters this summer, fans of the films will be looking to buy backpacks from pop-culture accessories brand Loungefly. Keep your eyes peeled for exclusive releases and hard-to-find packs, like this one sold exclusively at Disney Parks.
There are plenty of things on the platform that will always be sought after. These things are mostly tech, like smartwatches and cell phones. Even if your phone is three or four years older than the current model, there are still buyers looking to purchase your used tech.
So if you just upgraded, or if you simply have unused cell phones, smart watches, or even bluetooth headphones sitting around, those are always a safe bet to list. Top selling items are from brands like Apple, Samsung, Google, and LG.
Feeling ready to get listing? Sell now.