Chinese taxi booking and car hire service app Didi Chuxing will reportedly launch a new takeout delivery service called Didi Waimai (Didi Takeout Delivery) in nine cities including Wuxi, Nanjing, Changsha, Fujian, Jinan, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Chengdu, and Xiamen, according to online media outlet Caijing. The platform has reportedly already begun recruiting merchant users, but Caijing was unable to confirm a specific service launch date. Didi Waimai will reportedly use a combination of reduced commission fees and rewards incentives to attract merchants and customers to the platform.
Editor's Note: Late last week, Chinese online news media reported that Didi Chuxing had begun recruiting delivery personnel in Wuxi for a soon-to-launch takeout delivery service. For more information on this topic, please see Didi Chuxing Recruits Takeout Delivery Drivers in Wuxi, MD 3/02/18 issue.