Chinese site Handsup lets users start the deal-making for various goods and services and boosts online sharing.

The Chinese group-buying website Handsup transfers the deal making power from the merchant to the consumer, letting users request deals for goods and services they want. This innovative consumer-to-business model also encourages online sharing in order to boost the discounts for items.

Penn Olson reports that there are three steps for consumers to request a deal. Firstly, you find an item you’d like to buy. Then you submit the idea with a photo, deal description and a discount amount. This is reviewed by Handsup and if approved, appears on the site for you to promote and share with others. Finally, if enough people are interested in the deal, the company behind the product will be contacted. If they agree to the deal, you can buy it at a discounted price.

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