Mercari Holds 'Back to Campus Shopping' Sweepstakes

Marketplace app Mercari is running a sweepstakes for back-to-campus shoppers to generate sales this month. It’s giving away six $500 shopping sprees in select categories.

The site advised sellers it might be a great time to list given the spotlight on those categories.

The promotion kicked off on August 8 and ends on August 21. Shoppers who make a purchase in one of the following categories are entered into the sweepstakes: Women’s, Men’s, Kids, Handbags, Electronics, Sports, Home, Office, and Arts & Crafts.

More information on the “$3K Campus Vibes Shopping Sweepstakes” is available on the Mercari website.

Mercari also suggested sellers consider listing team apparel and accessories they no longer need as professional football season kicks off and college games start soon (“fans are shopping,” it wrote).

It suggested sellers who list multiple items for the same team encourage buyers to bundle and save on shipping.

Ina Steiner

Ina Steiner
Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She’s a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of “Turn eBay Data Into Dollars” (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, “Blogging Heroes” (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 – present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 – present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to See disclosure at

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