Reservety Help


Geo Fence and Time Based Delivery Price Setup​

In reservety you can setup shipping/delivery based on time to the customer using a vehicle. Delivery cost is calculated based on the what Google API  return as travel time between the store and the delivery destination. 

When reservety support agent do the setup for you, we are using our own API key. The first 150 calls each month to the API are free, after that you will be charged $7 per 1000 calls. 1 call is done every time a user checkout. This can add extra charges to your account.

Another alternative is to pay directly to Google by setting up your own API key. You will also have 1000 free calls each month and the price will be the same.

For this purpose, we would need the Google Map APIs and live location APIs. Follow the steps below.

Creating APIs

 1. APIs We Need

For the time-based shipping calculation, we use distance rate shipping. For it to work, we need an API key: Google Maps API key


 2. Go to Google Cloud Console

To start creating APIs go to and create an account or use an existing Google account

3. Add a Billing Account

For the API services to work, we need to add a billing account. Click on the three-line icon on the top left and click on billing. </br>

Note: The billing account is used by Google to make sure the services are not spammed and you will be charged when the services are used by a high amount of web traffic.

4. Link Billing Account or Add New

You can link a Google Adword account or add a new account by entering your details.

Note: The billing details are used to ensure you are not a robot and services are not spammed or misused. You are charged only when the services are used prolifically.

5 . Add New Project

After you have added a billing account. Create a New Project by first clicking on the dropdown right of the Google Cloud Platform logo and then clicking on ‘New Project’

6 . Enter a Project Name

Next enter your project name. You can enter your store name.

7 . Select Your Newly Created Project

Now select your project from the notification on the top-right.

8 . Go to Explore and Enable APIs

Scroll down to find the Getting Started section and click on Explore and enable APIs. And Then Click on Enable API on the top

9. Search and Enable All APIs Services

Now search each of the required API services one by one and then click on enable.

Required APIs are:

Distance Matrix API
Maps Embed API

10. Review Enabled APIs

Once you have enabled all APIs services, you will be able to view them all under Enabled APIs.

11. Create Credentials

The next step is to go to Credentials > and Click + Create Credentials

12. Select API Key

From the dropdown select the API key.

13. Edit API Key

From the Pop-up select ‘Close’ and then click on the pencil icon to edit.

14. Enter API Details

Enter API key detail:

Name: Google Maps API Key

Application Restriction: IP

Enter this IP: 2a04:3542:1000:910:4c56:f6ff:fe7c:69a4

API Restriction: Select Restricted Radio Button

and then search and checkmark Distance Matrix API and click Maps Embed API

Finally Click Save button

17. Use API Keys

Use API Keys by copying from the key section

Setting Up Distance Rate Delivery for Time Travelled

1. Go To Shipping

Go to settings > store> shipping > Shipping Zone.  Add a New Shipping Method.

Choose Distance Rate Shipping

2. Edit Distance Rate Shipping

Click edit on Distance Rate to start setting it up. 

3. Enter API Keys

Enter the newly created API.

4. Route Settings

Enter Route settings

Tax Status: Whether shipping is taxable or not
Travel Mode: Driving
Avoid: Choose appropriate based on your travel
Distance Unit: Metric
Check Mark the boxes: Show distance and time (If you want to show the details on the checkout page)

Finally enter your store address or the address from where you will ship the item

5. Enter Rules

Now Enter Rules based on the cost you want to charge customers. See below!

6. Save

Click on the ‘save changes’ button to save settings.