Didi plans to launch online feeding service in Japan next year to challenge Uber
by smalltechnews 2019-12-23
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source: fjshuchi

Didi Chuxing will be launched in Japan in 2020 online feeding service, its experience in the taxi software to make full use of the matching technology experience in the field of takeaway. With the increasing number of dual-employee and single-parent families, the demand for food and beverage delivery services in Japan is growing. The entry of another overseas company into the Japanese market, following Uber in the US, is expected to intensify competition in the Japanese takeaway market.

Didi Mobility Japan, co-financed by Didi Chuxing and SoftBank, plans to launch services in Osaka in February 2020 before being rolled out nationwide. The business name is “Didi Food” (temporary name). Individuals with bicycles and motorcycles can register as a distribution agent to deliver meals in their free time, based on orders provided by the app.

To ensure the distribution staff, Didi plan to develop a variety of compensation measures. Medical and hospital expenses will also be paid for the injury or damage to the item struck during the delivery process, as well as in the event of an injury to the delivery officer.