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Release Update for NetCourier 7.9

The team at Metafour are proud to introduce the host of new features as part of new NetCourier version 7.9. This release has seen some fantastic improvements in security, integrations and design.


Security: Cyber Essentials

Metafour can now confirm that we have passed the Cyber Essentials assessment. Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attacks. This is just one step Metafour has taken in our commitment to taking cyber security seriously and keeping our customers’ systems safe. Find out more in our recent blog post:

Read more about Metafour Cyber Essentials here 


Integration: Aramex integration, new booking API’s, & exclusive thermal label options

From this release NetCourier can now support an Aramex integration for both the back office and client portal. Aramex have seen good growth recently, reporting a 4% increase in revenue for the second quarter of 2017. Most of this growth was across Asia and the Asia-Pacific region but Aramex continues to expand their service options in Europe.

The NetCourier Aramex integration also comes with tracking, pickup request and client cancellation functionality, giving you the highest possible system integration.


New API Booking features

With 7.9 we have continued to grow our list of booking API connected carriers. This 4th way of booking can help you to unlock potential, especially from larger customers with the IT infrastructure. Booking can be passed directly from your customers internal systems, through NetCourier, to the carrier, bringing back a label.

The carriers we have added to our booking API list are; DX, Aramex, Citysprint and eCourier. You can view all our integrations on the website here, or contact your account manager for more details.

NetCourier is now the only software platform on the market capable of printing thermal labels for Aramex, UK Mail and Royal Mail. By writing new complex programs that can convert PDF labels to thermal we are able to offer this fantastic addition to the integrations.

Now available as part of their standard integrations this feature will help you save time and money.


Design: Client portal login and additional customisable buttons

At Metafour we seeing a trend of increasing online bookings, last year we saw online throughput grow by over 45%. With this in mind we want to make your client portals as attractive and user friendly as possible, that’s why in 7.9 we have released new login background options, so you can personalise and brand your login screen. Add an image or .gif to your login page today, just contact your account manager.

To give you more flexibility and better connect your customer portal to your website we have now brought in custom links. This means that you can now add links to your own or other web-pages inside client portal. These will appear in the top navigation bar and could be used for anything from contact us pages to terms and conditions.



NetCourier continues to support the innovative location and mapping system what3words. what3words provides a really simple way to talk about location. They have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system. In test this increased accuracy reduced inner city delivery time by up to 30% and eliminated the need for drivers to contact the customer.

Read more about what3words here