Who Is Temu’s Parent Organization PDD Holdings?

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on February 13, 2023

The parent organization of Temu is PDD Holdings, is a multinational commerce group that owns and operates a portfolio of businesses, including Pinduoduo, a social commerce platform in China with agriculture as one of its pillars, and Temu. PDD Holdings aims to bring more businesses and people into the digital economy so that local communities and small businesses can benefit from the increased productivity and new opportunities. PDD Holdings has built a network of sourcing, logistics, and fulfillment capabilities, that support its underlying businesses.

Is Temu a Chinese company?

Therefore, Temu is not a Chinese company. Temu is based in Boston, Massachusetts.  So, the relationship can be summarized as follows:

  • Temu is the operating company incorporated under Whaleco, a Delaware company.
  • Whaleco is a subsidiary of PDD Holdings.
  • Temu is a subsidiary of PDD Holdings.

PDD Holdings is the parent company of Temu and other businesses, including Pinduoduo, the popular social commerce platform in China. In other words, Whaleco is the legal entity that operates Temu, which is a subsidiary of PDD Holdings, a multinational commerce group.

PDD Holdings has over a decade of experience in commerce and has built a network of more than 11 million suppliers and brands globally and fulfillment and logistics capabilities that form the backbone of all its businesses. PDD Holdings serves approximately 900 million users worldwide and handles 200 million parcels per day through its subsidiaries.

PDD Holdings went public in July 2018 and its market cap as of February 3, 2023 was $120 billion. In the trailing twelve months ending September 30, 2022, the company’s revenue was US$17 billion and its profit was US$5.2 billion, with net cash of US$17.2 billion. The company has around 10,000 employees globally.

As a member of PDD Holdings, Temu is able to leverage the global network of suppliers and partners and the economies of scale PDD Holdings enjoys to source quality products at the best price and build upon PDD Holdings’ logistics capabilities to provide the best experience for its customers and merchants.

PDD Holdings is committed to providing a convenient, efficient, and affordable commerce experience for its users. The company has fulfilled 61 billion orders in 2021 alone and has a strong focus on innovation and customer satisfaction.

In conclusion, PDD Holdings is a leading global commerce group that has a proven track record of providing a convenient and efficient commerce experience for its users. The company’s extensive network of suppliers, logistics capabilities, and commitment to innovation make it a leader in the e-commerce industry.

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Greg Grzesiak is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Columnist at Grit Daily. As CEO of Grzesiak Growth LLC, Greg dedicates his time to helping CEOs influencers and entrepreneurs make the appearances that will grow their following in their reach globally. Over the years he has built strong partnerships with high profile educators and influencers in Youtube and traditional finance space. Greg is a University of Florida graduate with years of experience in marketing and journalism.

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