The offer from Temu, the Chinese discount company, is huge. You seem to be able to order everything there. They range from ordinary items such as clothing, household items and toys to somewhat unusual items such as… snuff spoons to hang on your key ring. “A simple aluminum keychain shaped like a snuff spoon,” says a photo of the item on Facebook. The product is sold at a minimum price of €0.20 instead of €11.98.
Temu is the most downloaded shopping app in our country after its release. Chinese manufacturers can sell their products directly to international customers through the platform. Anyone who opens the Temu app enters a web store and virtual playground. By participating in mini-games, consumers can obtain free products and discount codes.
Timo’s desire to conquer the international market is great. Everything you do on the app may be recorded. This way, Temu can collect data about all its users and create profiles, after which they can send targeted ads. Privacy experts warn against this approach. Chinese law is different from our rules. For example, Temu can sell data to third parties, such as banks and insurance companies.
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