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, costs for routes 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. They will then see a list of nearby restaurants and cafes. There is a delivery time, in minutes, for every dish.