History

2013

February
Founded Kouzoh, Inc. in Roppongi, Tokyo with a startup capital of 20 million yen
July
Launched the C2C marketplace app “Mercari”
November
Renamed company to Mercari, Inc.

2014

January
Founded US subsidiary Mercari, Inc.
April
Opened customer support center in Sendai
September
US subsidiary Mercari, Inc. launched its C2C marketplace app “Mercari”
October
JP C2C marketplace app “Mercari” started charging commission fees based on the price of items

2015

April
Started “RakuRaku Mercari Shipping” delivery service
September
Founded JP subsidiary Souzoh, Inc.
November
Founded UK subsidiary Mercari Europe Ltd

2016

March
Launched the community classifieds app “Mercari Atte”
April
Founded UK subsidiary Merpay Ltd
October
US C2C marketplace app “Mercari” started charging commission fees based on the price of items

2017

February
Zawatt Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercari, Inc.
Opened customer support center in Fukuoka
March
UK subsidiary Mercari Europe Ltd launched its C2C marketplace app “Mercari”
April
Started “RakuRaku Mercari Shipping for Large-sized Items” delivery service
May
Launched C2C marketplace app for books, CDs, and DVDs “Mercari Kauru”
Zawatt Inc. merged into Mercari, Inc.
June
Started “YuYu Mercari Shipping” delivery service
July
Released live video streaming feature “Mercari Channel”
August
Launched C2C marketplace app exclusively for brand name items “Mercari Maisonz”
November
Founded JP subsidiary Merpay, Inc.
Launched immediate purchase service “Mercari NOW”

2018

Febuary
Launched bike share service “Merchari” in Fukuoka
April
Launched skill sharing service “teacha”
June
Listed on the Mothers Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange