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Jiraffe Inc. introduces MacBook’s recommerce service

Jiraffe Inc. introduces MacBook’s recommerce service

Tokyo-based internet service Jiraffe Inc., operator of used-smartphones marketplace Smama.jp and a price comparison site Hikakaku.com, rolled out an instant recommerce service for MacBook, including those that are out of order. Jiraffe will pay a maximum 30,000 yen ($281 U.S.) per transaction to a seller with a one day buying limit set at one million yen ($9,370 U.S.), according to a news statement. An individual seller can get buy-in...

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Mercari partners with Seven-Eleven Japan

Mercari partners with Seven-Eleven Japan

Japanese flea market app Mercari has partnered with one of Japan’s three biggest convenience stores Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. to increase its drop-off points across the country. Under the partnership, Mecari customers will now be able to ship parcels anywhere in Japan by dropping them off at one of 7-Eleven’s 20, 000 stores. The marketplace has already partnered with door-to-door delivery service Yamato Transport for pick-up and...

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Mercari reshuffles top managements

Mercari reshuffles top managements

Mercari Co. Ltd., the operator of flea market app Mercari, has reshuffled the management teams at its two subsidiaries: app-development subsidiary Souzoh.com and online payment-provider Merpay.


Mercari to terminate Mercariatte on May 31

Mercari to terminate Mercariatte on May 31

Mercari Co. Ltd., the operator of the flea market app Mercari in Japan and U.S., has announced that it will gradually scale down its hyper-local horizontal Mercariatte (iOS, Android, and web versions) before terminating the site on May 31.


Rakuma promotes zero yen selling service

Rakuma promotes zero yen selling service

Japan’s biggest e-retailer Rakuten Inc.will start broadcasting a 15-second television commercial nationwide from Mar. 9 to promote the ‘zero yen service’ feature of its newly-integrated consumer-to-consumer marketplace Rakuma.


Merchari to start cycle-sharing from 27th

Merchari to start cycle-sharing from 27th

Japan’s stuff marketplace Mercari is starting an on-demand share cycle service Merchari on Feb. 27 from the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture. The cycle-sharing app will allow a user to borrow a bicycle from a dedicated port flagged on the map and return it to the port near their destination. There will be 50 ports and more than 400 cycles for sharing when the service is launched, according to a news statement. The app...

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Rakuten to consolidate Rakuma and Fril

Rakuten to consolidate Rakuma and Fril

Japan’s biggest e-retailer Rakuten Inc. has decided to merge its two consumer-to-consumer marketplace apps Rakuma and Fril into a single platform to improve marketing and management efficiency by consolidating user data and listings. On Wednesday Rakuten announced that the integration will begin on Feb. 26 and that “the merged service will be relaunched with new Rakuma branding”. The used-stuff apps cater to different age groups. Rakuma focuses on men and women...

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Mercari R4D takes aim at new tech

Mercari R4D takes aim at new tech

Flea market app Mercari has partnered with Japan’s research laboratories to develop, design, deploy and disrupt modern e-commerce technologies. Mercari R4D will conduct research to apply 8K video (ultrahigh definition resolution) to remote communication while also making it realistic and seamless. The company also intends to apply deep hashing network, estimate 3D shape from 2D product information, improve image performance and utilize computing in multiple ways....

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Japan’s flea market Fril announces prohibited items

Japan’s flea market Fril announces prohibited items

Leading Japanese flea marketplace Fril has decided to ban trading of a few items to improve security and safety of its customers. The items, which can no longer be traded on Fril’s desktop site and app, include all types of gift certificates and travel tickets. In the recent past, Fril has become more flexible to categories other than female fashion products, giving the business an edge over...

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