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Mercari and UPS offer anonymous shipping in US

Japan company aims to meet demand for privacy in marketplace apps

Mercari users will be able to use UPS packaging and shipping to keep their personal information private when selling or buying goods through the app.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese flea market app Mercari began on Thursday an anonymous shipping service in the U.S. with UPS as it looks to attract users in the country by allowing sellers and buyers to hide their personal information.

The service is available on the U.S. version of the app, which offers 100,000 items daily. Sellers bring items sold through Mercari to one of about 5,000 UPS locations for packaging and shipping.

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