In response to a local report exposing the company’s messy ecommerce business, Tencent last week confirmed the long-rumored merger of 51buy.com and buy.qq.com, saying the two efforts would be merged at an appropriate time. It didn’t explicitly say when though.

Tencent finally get started streamlining its confusing and complicated ecommerce business lines, better sooner before it’s too late.

Pony Ma recently admitted that the company’s e-commerce arm was in trouble. Buy.qq.com as Tencent’s own-child saw no uptick trend since its inception while the adopted 51buy’s performance was relatively much more cheering. The integration might be a solution to its fragmented e-commerce business since both are B2C services.

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.