Meituan Expands “aggregation” Ride-hailing Pilot Service into 10 More Cities
Meituan added 10 cities to its ride-hailing pilot project. The “aggregation mode” allows users to call a taxi on different platforms with one click. New cities include Qingdao, Wuxi, Taiyuan, Dongguan, Foshan, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Beijing, Dalian and Harbin.
These new additions continued the promotion of Meituan‘s ride-hailing “aggregation mode”. Prior to May 19th, the service was already available in 17 Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Shenzhen.
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In these cities, users are allowed to access cars on several ride-hailing platforms via Meituan’s app or hail vehicles directly using Meituan’s own user interface.
If the user wants to take a ride to a restaurant, they can click the ride-hailing button directly on any merchant’s page within the app to get a ride. The system will automatically identify the user’s location and address information for both pick-up and drop-off, creating a one-click transaction to arrive at the destination. It will be extremely convenient and efficient for those who always turn to the app to decide where to eat.
Soon, other categories of merchants including hotels and entertainment venues will have access to this function, in order to further enhance the Meituan‘s suite of one-stop services that now includes eating, drinking, entertainment, and transportation.