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China spawns subscriptions for clothes and bikes as sharing evolves

AI and delivery networks foster unique e-commerce services

The MollyBox pet goods service, Hellobike and YCloset all offer customers access to their products with a monthly subscription.

SHANGHAI -- Subscription-based businesses are gaining momentum in China, with the country's extensive delivery networks and artificial-intelligence technology driving a shift toward sharing more things.

Subscriptions are spreading from music and video streaming to tangible consumer goods like clothing, bicycles, cosmetics and flowers.

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