Social e-commerce is a segment that involves utilizing communication channels such as social networking websites, SNS, WeChat, Weibo, social media as well as the social interaction, user-generated content and other measures to facilitate the purchase and sales of products. Social networking elements as “like”, sharing, connection, discussion, interaction, and others are applied to the process […]
Pinduoduo: Statistics & Insights
Pinduoduo, founded in September 2015, runs one of the top mobile shopping app. By launching a group purchase with friends, family, neighbors, etc., the user buys the product at a lower price.
Pinduoduo business model replies on social e-commerce and is designed to unite more people, buy better things at lower prices, and experience more benefits and fun.
Within three years of its founding, Pinduoduo has attracted over 300 million active buyers and over 1 million merchants through a new shopping format and experience.
China’s social e-commerce platform Pinduoduo updated its IPO prospectus previously filed with US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 17, 2018. Read details on Pinduoduo IPO here.
How Pinduoduo works
Pinduoduo works on a social e-commerce model. By launching a group purchase with friends and family (often shared in social media like QQ and WeChat Moments)., the user buys the product at a lower price.
Pinduoduo leverages a platform and an ecosystem comprised of hundreds of millions of users, merchants, platform management personnel/operators and platform infrastructure/service providers; while each player is interdependent with one another, all of them evolve and improve as they constantly try to balance cost-effectiveness, efficiency, user experience and satisfaction.
In the past three years, Pinduoduo has established and promoted a new e-commerce concept and experience of “team purchase” (or “pin”).
Huang Zheng is the founder and CEO of Pinduoduo, who graduated from Zhejiang University and got a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin. He was also an ex-Google engineer and an ambitious entrepreneur.
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China e-commerce platform Pinduoduo reported total revenues in the second quarter of RMB7,290.0 million (US$1,061.9 million), an increase of 169% from RMB2,709.0 million in Q2 2018 according to its official announced financial results.
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