There are currently two million active merchants on Ele.me’s platform. The Shanghai-based company has a delivery crew of about three million as well as operations in 670 cities and more than 1,000 counties. Photo: Reuters

Ele.me steps up investments as on-demand delivery battle with rival Meituan-Dianping intensifies

Ele.me, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba, aims to capture at least 50 per cent of China’s growing food delivery market in the near term

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There are currently two million active merchants on Ele.me’s platform. The Shanghai-based company has a delivery crew of about three million as well as operations in 670 cities and more than 1,000 counties. Photo: Reuters
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Zen Soo

Zen Soo

Zen Soo joined the Post in 2015. She covers China technology, in particular e-commerce, online to offline and mobile payments. She also writes about Southeast Asian tech companies.

Chua Kong Ho

Chua Kong Ho

Kong Ho is technology editor at the South China Morning Post.