As reported in Tech in Asia, 6 August 2014 by Daniel Tay. More details can be found here.
Heads up, China – the power to reserve your table in restaurants is coming your way. Reservations service Chope today announced that it’s expanding to mainland China through a partnership with the local arm of international media company Ringier. As a start, Chope’s online reservation technology will be rolled out to the thousands of restaurants listed on Ringier’s flagship lifestyle guide, City Weekend.
According to Ziaudeen, their reservation numbers have more than tripled in the last 12 months, and they have sat around 10 million diners over the same time period. Chope currently has over 250,000 registered users across Singapore and Hong Kong.
The numbers are expected to jump with their expansion into Shanghai and Beijing, where sales and operations have already begun.
To put these numbers into perspective, Chope started off with only nine restaurants and a handful of users on board. Now, it deals with about 100,000 diners per month.