Mercari launches new logo

02 Nov 2018

Mercari Inc. has launched a new logo for its c-to-c trading app Mercari that operates in Japan, the U.S., and the U.K.; introducing elements of fairness and flatness in the renewed design. 

The company says its new logo appeals to everyone while promoting safety and security in transactions. It maintains the concepts of excitement and delight from the old design.

The flea market app has been downloaded around 70 million times in Japan since its launch in July 2013. It boasts of more than 10 million users a month and has accumulated one billion in-app listings to date.

Citing an April consumer survey, Mercari said 61 percent of millennials use marketplace apps for secondhand trade and price assessments prior to purchasing a new item.

Tokyo-based Mercari’s main local competitors include Rakuma and, but after taking Michael onboard it may challenge auto sites like Yahoo Japan’s CarViewRecruit Holdings’, and Proto Corporation’s Goo-Net.

Mercari Inc. also operates a marketplace for books, CDs and DVDs called MercariKauru and an on-demand share cycle service Merchari. It recently set up a new company called MerPayConnect to innovate new payment methods and financial services.


Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.