How Can Meituan Compete with Alibaba? And Prepare for Next Gen Services Marketplaces? (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 27)


In this class, I talk about Meituan and the evolution toward more advanced types of services marketplaces.

You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

What Should Meituan Do?:

  1. Geographic expansion
  2. Focus on transportation services (i.e., Didi)
  3. Focus on hospitality services (i.e., Ctrip)
  4. Jump into an ancillary opportunity: Financial Services or Cloud Services
  5. Advance into more complicated services (i.e., market networks)

The previous podcast on the subject is:

This is part of Learning Goals: Level 4-5, with a focus on:
  • #18 More on Meituan and Marketplace Platforms for Services

Concepts for this class:

  • Market Networks
  • Marketplaces for Products and Services

Companies for this class:

  • Meituan
  • Alibaba


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