Top 10 cities in terms of car-hailing orders in the first half of 2015
with the drivers he meets.
Mao Shaoqing, who has eight ride-sharing apps in his smart phone, uses Uber almost exclusively. He is impressed by Uber’s success in a tough Chinese market where many other foreign companies have failed and believes he should support the US company’s ambitions. Uber has been known to hold creative marketing campaigns where roses and snacks are delivered to customers. Earlier this year, Uber offered a helicopter rental service in Shanghai.
“I think I should support it. Many foreign companies like Best Buy and Media Markt have encountered setbacks here. Some have even pulled out of the Chinese market. It’s amazing to see that Uber has done well in China so far. Its products are really great,” said Mao.
In a further testament to Uber’s growth, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told investors in an email that the company is