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Mapbox Logistics and Navigation products underpin Instacart’s global grocery service so orders get delivered on time

Key benefits of building with Mapbox

  • Intelligent route optimization with Mapbox Directions API plans efficient deliveries
  • Mapbox Search ensures accurate customer addresses
  • The Isochrone and Map Matching APIs make it easy for Instacart to plan and group deliveries together and find shoppers in an area

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Directions API

Map Matching API

Instacart partners with the national, regional and local retailers you love to bring groceries and household essentials directly to your door.

Instacart’s grocery delivery and pickup service lets customers shop from local retailers online, then sends a personal shopper to fulfill and deliver orders that same day. As a leading retail enablement platform that works with grocers and retailers to transform how people shop, Instacart relies on a web of systems and technologies working together in order to successfully deliver each order.

From locating nearby stores and searching addresses, to offering batches to nearby shoppers and providing optimal delivery routes, Mapbox technology powers key components of Instacart logistics.

Mapbox provides Instacart with location information through our Geocoding API that ensures shoppers are routed to the correct store and delivery address. Accurate addresses are critical to the successful completion of Instacart orders and delivery. The industry-leading Mapbox search and address matching schemas ensure that the right location is always chosen. 

To achieve highly efficient dispatch and delivery, Mapbox helps Instacart fulfillment teams answer important questions. Which shoppers are closest to a store? How much time and distance will it take them to get to the store and deliver to the customer? What is the best route for them to take? How far did they actually drive?

The Mapbox Logistics solutions, composed of several key APIs, make it easy for Instacart to plan and group deliveries together, find shoppers in the area, and produce the most efficient driving routes. Our Logistics solutions also provide visibility into the entire delivery process for Instacart customers, so they know exactly when their groceries will reach their doorstep. 

With Instacart, grocery shopping has never been easier. And with Mapbox, logistics optimization has never been easier. 

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