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The MealMe API: A Comprehensive Solution for Inventory, Ordering, and Delivery

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

The global market for local delivery has been witnessing a paradigm shift. The way people order food, groceries, and many other items online is fast changing. McKinsey estimates that between 2017 and 2021, the global market for local delivery has more than tripled to US$150 billion.

In the US alone, the market has more than doubled during the pandemic. Another estimate suggests that the Global Online Food Delivery market will become as big as US$1.45 trillion in 2027, with grocery delivery becoming the largest sub-segment and the meal delivery segment catering to more than 2.5 billion users.

The question is, what role would technology play in facilitating user convenience in this market? MealMe has the answer.

With its vision of reimagining monetization models through embedded commerce, it has facilitated more than 600,000 transactions since it was founded in 2018. Let's see how the embedded commerce model works in greater detail.

MealMe API: Points of Service

MealMe's approach to embedded ordering is holistic. It includes a Store Search API, a Menu API, a Food Delivery API, and a Food Ordering API.

Customers who integrate the MealMe API into their app or website get a one-stop solution for all their inventory, ordering, and delivery needs.

Otherwise, offering grocery delivery services could have meant multiple grocery APIs, including a grocery ordering API, a grocery delivery API, and a grocery inventory API.

For example, Zonetail, which recently embedded the MealMe technology in its app, offers its users the ability to order more than 300 Million products from more than 1 million local stores, with the facility of pickup and ultrafast delivery in the Zonetail app itself. In fact, 39 companies like Zonetail have already leveraged these MealMe benefits.

Another example customer of MealMe’s embedded commerce API is, a meal planning service for endurance athletes. Before MealMe, Fuelfood was using affiliate links to monetize. Fuelfood partnered with MealMe to offer ordering of the products recommended in their meal plans, enabling them to monetize by marking up product prices and charging a service fee.

MealMe API Capabilities

The opportunities that MealMe presents us with are vast. Not limited to a restaurant near me API, orderable menu API, or orderable recipe API, MealMe covers the entire spectrum of search, order, and delivery.

With the MealMe API, apps and websites can leverage inventory data from millions of large retailers, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, electronic stores, home goods, and more.

The MealMe API enables sending an order to the point of sale at over a million restaurants, grocery stores, retailers, etc. for pickup and delivery.

In the final phase, that is, delivery, MealMe's selection is quite exhaustive, with a host of third-party services and courier services. MealMe’s technology helps consumers to compare the price of items and offers the cheapest and fastest delivery quote for every order. On top of this, MealMe's fully white-labeled solution with tracking and customer support comes at no additional cost.

MealMe's APIs enhance operations to companies across industries by facilitating the ordering and delivery of food, groceries, and other items. With its comprehensive suite of APIs, MealMe offers a one-stop solution for inventory data, product ordering from local stores, and delivery.

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