Temu, Pinduoduo’s US app, makes top five in Apple Store

Since its launch on September 17, Temu, an online store owned by Pinduoduo, has risen to fifth place in the Apple Store Shopping APP category in the United States.

The app has gone through 13 versions since its launch and has a rating of 3.5 from 230 reviews in App Store. A North American user commented that products are cost-effective and delivered by FedEx within a week, but some packaging could be improved.

Some Temu sellers are shipping more than 1,000 orders a day. 

The platform offers low prices and free shipping for new users. Many products on the Temu platform are priced below $0.90. 

On some social media platforms, existing users of Temu are able to get a 40 percent discount if they share a link with friends. In terms of returns policy, Temu only has a refund mode. 

The Pinduoduo business model means Temu sellers only supply goods, the platform undertakes sales, shipments, warehousing, and transportation. Temu chooses commodities with low cost and high sales.