Chinese O2O and e-commerce giant Meituan is going to launch its long-rumored ride-hailing service tomorrow (21 March 2018) in Shanghai, Chinese media iFeng is reporting. The report says they have confirmed the news with Meituan’s customer service staff.

As a latecomer in a highly consolidated sector, Meituan is diving in with huge subsidy plans. In a previous marketing campaign, Meituan said they would launch ride-hailing service once a city gets 200k votes on its online poll. Under the rule, the first 200k passengers to register can get ride coupons.

The customer service staff confirmed with iFeng that first 20k Meituan drivers in Shanghai can enjoy commission free service. For the rest of drivers who have made their votes, Meituan would collect an 8% commission fee and an information fee of RMB 0.5 for each ride.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.