After several years of rapid development in China's take-out market, the take-away industrial chain has gradually improved, and the market has gradually matured. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of China's take-out users increased by 17.4% in 2018 compared with 2017 and reached 358 million people. The scale of the take-out market in 2018 exceeded 240 billion yuan, and its market development has entered a period of steady growth. The “new consumption“ has brought new development opportunities to the take-out industry. In 2018, the take-out quality has been upgraded. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the customer-selling orders more than 40 yuan accounted for 32.9%; the distribution heart of China’s online take-out users is moving to the third-tier and fourth-tier cities. The proportion of users in first-tier cities decreased by 6.0%, and the decline was obvious. The proportion of users in the third-tier and fourth-tier cities increased by 5.8%, which became a new driving force for the growth of the take-out market. The future development trends of take-out industry may be the local differentiation and the extension of take-out service crowd and scene.
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of Chinese online take-out members reached more than 80 million in 2018. Among them, Eleme super member are showing strong consumption ability and higher intention for the quality take-out. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 80% of the Eleme super members intend to order quality take-out.The paid membership business representing high-quality goods and services can bring value-added services and upgrade experiences to consumers. The paid membership business will grow at a high speed and become the development trend of the online catering and take-out platform industry.