Chinese group buying site Meituan claimed RMB 50 million in sales last month. While DianpingTuan ranked only next to Meituan in transactions, according to Tuan800, the market researcher of China’s group buying sector. Dianping, the social rating site for life services, saw momentum growth for its daily deal service, yet the company views and thinks the market from different perspectives.

An One-Stop Service Platform but GroupBuy-only Site

Zhang Tao, founder and CEO of Dianping, believes that “for local life services, updated information, best discounts and quality services are closely interwound.” Group buying can’t and shouldn’t be run as an independent business that separated from these three. And it’s risky to do so.

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