After Wish and Alibaba, there is Temu: why the new application that is all the rage in the worries worried?, TEMU, the new Chinese e -commerce site that is a hit and worried – the Parisian

TEMU, the new Chinese e-commerce site that is a hit and worried

In terms of reliability, TEMU can be compared to other e-commerce sites from the Empire in the middle. Products can take weeks to arrive at your destination, and can sometimes be of a quality lower than what was expected. Opinions are also mixed. On Trustpilot, Temu accumulates 38 % of 5 stars and 41 % review at 1 star.

After Wish and Alibaba, there is Temu: why the new application that is all the rage in the worries worried ?

The Chinese e-commerce platform TEMU is successful where many others have failed: it becomes more and more popular in the United States in a business war context which intensifies between the first two world powers.

Launched at the end of 2022 across the Atlantic, TEMU is an international version of the Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduodoo. His offices are based in Boston, but those of his parent company are in Shanghai. For the time being, it is not available in Europe. A deployment in the United Kingdom is envisaged and, given its success in the United States, the platform could then arrive in other countries.

Number 1 of the App Store in front of Amazon and Walmart

Like Wish or Aliexpress, TEMU offers a wide variety of products at very low prices. Like these platforms, it directly connects customers to suppliers, eliminating the costs of intermediaries and allowing it to offer unbeatable prices. In the United States, the result is clear: application downloads increased by 57 % in the first quarter 2023. In addition, it is positioned at the top of the classification of free shopping applications on the App Store, ahead of Shein, Amazon and Walmart.

In terms of reliability, TEMU can be compared to other e-commerce sites from the Empire in the middle. Products can take weeks to arrive at your destination, and can sometimes be of a quality lower than what was expected. Opinions are also mixed. On Trustpilot, Temu accumulates 38 % of 5 stars and 41 % review at 1 star.

However, it seems that the low prices and the large choice of articles fuel the success of the platform across the Atlantic, while inflation affects consumers.

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The growing mistrust of the American authorities towards Chinese applications

Temu’s emergence intervenes in a particularly tense context between the United States and China. Across the Atlantic, Chinese applications are now the subject of increased mistrust, like Tiktok which risks being prohibited in the American territory.

He does not make a shadow of a doubt that the dazzling success of TEMU will arouse the interest of Washington, especially since his company Sister Pinduduo has recently been subjected to a meticulous examination. It is suspected of monitoring user activities on other applications on their phone, checking notifications, accessing private messages and even modifying settings.

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Comments (8)

“She is suspected of monitoring user activities on other applications on their phone, checking notifications, accessing private messages and even modifying settings. »»
Oh yes ? And when it is the American apps that do it it does not matter no ?

Well no … because the Americans are the nice and the Chinese the bad guys

This is not an argument. Any app that does that, whatever its origin, is to be avoided.
This love of the disposable or dubious quality product is also particularly worrying.

This is not an argument. Any app that does that, whatever its origin, is to be avoided.
I think that’s what Kriz4lid meant.

Elchicanos_1_1:
Well no … because the Americans are the nice and the Chinese the bad guys
… And Europeans the conspicuous.

Google is to be avoided then. Google knows everything about your research, your desires, your passions, your geographic location in real time, is able to offer you items just because you stopped a little longer in front of a shop.
It scares me anyway.

Yeah, this is often a turn of sentence to justify what one does because others do the same or a diversion to divert the debate to other subjects than the main article.
The proof that it works with my reaction below
@wackyseb
Yes, in general the GAFAM know a lot about many people. Some, however, offer possibilities to deactivate most of the invasive privacy features.
But what is certain is that we know they know. We know we give them a lot of information and it’s scary yes.
On the other hand, apps that mask the use of the data they entrust to them, it is something else. But on the other hand it is difficult to prove that a company does what it does not do, especially when it is based on a territory where the legislation of our country is incompetent.

What is worrying is the drop in standard of living especially

The purchasing power may not be in great shape but that does not prevent people from buying the droppings they could happen.

For info and no judgment. Yes I ordered on Metu. Amazon after -sales confident, more than 70 items in 2 commands and 4 packages. Metu says it is delivered. Threw up there, no one called, and nothing in mailbox. Impossible to reach someone, we have a robot that does not understand, no email. Networks without possible comments. Site with contact … nothing. I would like to denounce this and recover my money or the articles. For that I must be able to speak with someone. H E L P

TEMU, the new Chinese e-commerce site that is a hit and worried

This new Chinese comer to the e-commerce market is toped to download applications, when it was not launched until September in September. A dazzling success, but which is not without its share of questions about the security of user data.

TEMU has become in just 3 months the most downloaded application in the United States. Reuters/Florence Lo

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