A Meituan Dianping delivery driver (front yellow) and a Ele.me delivery driver (back) sit on standby in the Futian district in Shenzhen. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa A Meituan Dianping delivery driver (front yellow) and a Ele.me delivery driver (back) sit on standby in the Futian district in Shenzhen. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa
A Meituan Dianping delivery driver (front yellow) and a Ele.me delivery driver (back) sit on standby in the Futian district in Shenzhen. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa

Meituan, Ele.me relax food delivery time targets after backlash over risky conditions for riders

  • Many food delivery riders in China risk their lives to meet deadlines even under extreme weather conditions, according to a report that has gone viral
  • Meituan will add eight minutes to its dispatch time while Ele.me will allow customers to indicate willingness to wait up to 10 minutes more for deliveries

Topic |   China technology
A Meituan Dianping delivery driver (front yellow) and a Ele.me delivery driver (back) sit on standby in the Futian district in Shenzhen. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa A Meituan Dianping delivery driver (front yellow) and a Ele.me delivery driver (back) sit on standby in the Futian district in Shenzhen. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa
A Meituan Dianping delivery driver (front yellow) and a Ele.me delivery driver (back) sit on standby in the Futian district in Shenzhen. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa
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