Douyin, TikTok’s sister company in China, will expand its group-purchasing and delivery services to 24 new Chinese cities, according to a September 11 statement by the short video firm. So far, Douyin has introduced these services in 30 Chinese cities including Wuhan, Beijing, and Shanghai, the company said. Douyin has reached agreements with regional agents in these cities to provide operational support to merchants who want to offer group purchasing and delivery services on Douyin’s platform. However, the newly established regional agents will not provide delivery services for merchants, Douyin said in a statement. Previously, Douyin had partnered with third-party delivery providers such as SF, Shansong Express, Dada, and UU Paotui in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu to strengthen its courier services. [Douyin statement, in Chinese]