About Us

About Us

Our mission is to democratize commerce and financial services to transform the lives of millions of people in Latin America

Mercado Libre hosts the largest online commerce and payments ecosystem in Latin America.

We are present in 18 countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru. Based on unique visitors and page views we are market leaders in each of the major countries where we are present.

About Us

For over 20 years, we have been using technology to democratize commerce and financial services in Latin America, generating profound transformation for our 100 million+ unique active users.

We have built a trusted, agile and people-centric ecosystem that is formed by Mercado Libre, our commerce business, and Mercado Pago, our Fintech.

One of the principles of the Mercado Libre culture is “in continuous beta”; this means that we are permanently focused on innovating to bring the best experience to our users, and to extend our competitive advantages.

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Our purpose is to democratize commerce and financial services to transform the lives of millions of people in Latin America.

Growth with profitability and a long term impact, connecting the ecommerce and financial services chains. We boost progress in Latin America through commerce and financial services that allow for sustainable growth, shared and with positive impact. View presentation



Mercado Libre is born in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay conceived from a business plan crafted at Stanford GSB


Launched operations in Ecuador, Chile and Venezuela


Mercado Pago is launched


Mercado Libre Classifieds is launched; Launched operations in Peru


DeRemate.com is acquired by Mercado Libre


Launched operations in Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica


IPO on Nasdaq


Mercado Ads is launched


Mercado Shops is launched


Opening of our platform to the developer community


Mercado Envios is launched; MELI Fund, our corporate venture capital branch, is created


Launched operations in Bolivia, Paraguay and Guatemala


Inauguration of Melicidade, our São Paulo/Brazil based corporate offices


Mercado Credito is launched


Inauguration of our IT Center in Bogotá


We doubled the size of our team; Acquisition of Kangu, operator of MELI Places; Acquisition of Redelcom


Mercado Libre reaches the milestone of $100bn in payments, $10bn in revenue and $1bn in EBIT; Launch of Mercado Coin


The best is yet to come!