Lunch24 receives hundreds of orders from different locations every day. Up to 1 000 000 000 requests per month must be sent by an API. When the company used Google Distance Matrix, the cost-distance calculations were high. In 2019 the business turned to our solution to reduce them.
One of the tasks of food delivery optimization related to traffic data was to calculate the delivery time that starts not only in the moment, but also in the future. We provided a parameter in the query that accommodated the date and time of departure to provide the traffic data.
A new Distance Matrix API covered all the business requirements, so geocoding wasn't needed. A customer who wants to order food simply inputs their delivery address or sets a point on the map. Then they see a list of nearby restaurants and cafes. They are provided with the delivery time in minutes for every dish.
It's possible to calculate delivery times to the second, but the delivery time is displayed in minutes on the website.