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Optimization AI pricing

The Optimization AI provides a set of features optimal plans. Across these scenarios, we enable you to pay only for what you use with no upfront commitments. The API supports the following features:

Feature type
Fleet Routing API Creates routes from list of orders,vehicles, resources, and constraints


Each feature provides distinct business value to the user. Charges are incurred per specific unit per SKU. For example, if you use Fleet Routing API you are billed for one unit of Unique shipment.

Unique shipment is defined as a combination of location identifiers and load identifiers.

  • Location identifiers

    • Shipment.pickups/deliveries
      • VisitRequests.arrival_location AND VisitRequests.departure_location
      • Geocode : lat/long
      • (new) VisitRequests.arrival_waypoint AND VisitRequests.departure_waypoint
    • AND side_of_road - if the side of the road is different, it will be treated as a different shipment
  • Load identifiers

    • Shipment.Load
    • Shipment.pickups/deliveries.VisitRequest.load_demands
  • Reoptimization scheme

    • In 24 hours, in Pacific Standard Time calendar day, reoptimization for the unique shipment up to 20 times
    • After 20 times, it will count as an additional unique shipment


If you are trying to create a route with 3 shipments at 8am. You will get charged for 3 unique shipments. Once these shipments are recorded with requisite unique location and load demand identifiers, you will get charged for 3 unique shipments in that day. Below table illustrates this process,

Initial route at 8AM PST
Notes Shipments Pickups Deliveries Shipment.Load Demand Time windows Unique shipment count
New routes Shipment A Location - AP Location - AD 1 Time window - A 1
Shipment B Location - BP Location - BD 2 Time window - B 1
Shipment C Location - CP Location - CD 3 Time window - C 1
Total charge for 8am PST optimization 3

After the route was created, there was an additional late shipment that came in. This prompts the route planner to create a new version of the route with the additional order in mind.

Reoptimization at 12PM PST
Notes Shipments Pickup Delivery Demand Time window Charge per unique shipment
Reoptimized in the same day Shipment A Location - AP Location - AD 1 Time window - A -
Shipment B Location - BP Location - BD 2 Time window - B2 -
Shipment C Location - CP Location - CD 3 Time window - C2 -
New shipment Shipment D Location - DP Location - DD 1 Time window - D 1
Total additional unique shipment at 12PM PST optimization 1
Number of unique shipment for the whole day 4

So your cost for the day would be 4 X $0.15/unique shipment = $0.60

Google Cloud Platform costs

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