You likely have already seen ads for ridiculously cheap products leading you to Temu.

“This is an interesting example of the manufacturing base in China getting sufficiently sophisticated that it no longer feels like it needs to go through distributors. They’re selling directly to consumers. And there are a lot of people who are hurting economically and looking for a bargain,”

Do you believe that? If you think it’s too good to be true, you may be right.

Temu is the fastest downloaded App right now and a new startup this year. Temu says their prices are cheap because they cut out the middle man with direct to you Chinese junk. er, I mean by interfacing directly with Chinese companies and selling directly to you. Yea, that’s it.

Anyway, there have been a lot of complaints about Temu including undelivered products, mysterious charges, unresponsive customer service, incorrect orders and more. The Better Business Bureau has received 551 completes. This is a Chinese based company and thus privacy is non existent. the company—the U.S. offshoot of Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo

Aside from that, this is the new marketing method: “influencers”. Influencers are people with lots of friends and social media presence who are able to influence you into buying something.

Temu asks you to sign up your friends (invasive but working) and when you do they send you free stuff. Free stuff you likely don’t need, but touches a desire for more free stuff so people talk about how much they LOVE Temu and try and get you to buy stuff and sign up more and more and more people.

It’s obviously working but I venture on younger people who think they want to be influencers. I would like to influence you to walk on by that App. LOL

Temu – what’s that all about?