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Deliver faster & smarter with Metafour’s next generation Overnight Courier Software.

From customer booking portal, to job management, label printing, track and trace, apps for drivers and invoicing. Metafour is the complete overnight courier software solution for overnight networks.

Powerful Features:

Carrier Integrations

Integrate and automate seamlessly with over 40 carriers.

Seamlessly connect with over 40 global, regional and local carriers, automating booking & tracking, dramatically reducing manual double entry and errors.

  • Easily connect to your chosen delivery partners 
  • Automate booking and tracking 
  • Eliminate double entry and errors.
  • Reduce processing time by over 50%.
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Book with over 40 existing carrier APIS: Metafour integrates with over 40 of the most popular Overnight, International, and Sameday suppliers. Our courier software posts bookings directly into your chosen supplier systems and returns their labels and tracking.

Save time and money: Reduce processing time by over 50% by automating otherwise manual rebooking processes. Automating this function will also  reduce human error on data entry.

Expand your reach: Take advantage of valuable revenue streams. Using our range of ready to use third party integrations, grow your delivery footprint, or become a broker of third party services.

API

Perfect for 3PLs, outsourced
logistics, and retail fulfilment
companies.

Sitting between your customer’s ERP or WMS and your parcel carriers, it helps create a seamless supply chain and streamlines your entire delivery process. The API ensures easy transfer of your bookings between your third parties, and even ensures that full tracking can be sent back to your customers.

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  • Integrate Metafour with existing systems in your supply chain.
  • Delight your customers by automating the booking process.
  • Book from ERP, WMS or any other third-party system.
  • Al open booking API for anyone to integrate to.

Customer Portal and Payment Gateway

Book, pay, and track deliveries online through our easy-to-use, white-labeled booking portal.

Provide a seamless experience for your customers, ensuring convenient transactions.

  • Public Booking Page.
  • Expand Customer Base.
  • Integrated Payment Gateway.
  • Enhanced Revenue Streams.
  • Simplified Transaction Process.
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Public Booking Page: Showcase your services and easily capture bookings from the general public.

Expand Customer Base: Reach a wider audience, introducing your services to the general public who may become loyal clients in the future.

Integrated Payment Gateway: Effortlessly link to leading payment gateway providers ensuring secure and seamless payment processing during the booking stage.

Integrated Payment Gateway: Effortlessly link to leading payment gateway providers ensuring secure and seamless payment processing during the booking stage.

Enhanced Revenue Streams: Not every customer is large enough to set up an account or allocate a line of credit, which is why public bookings and payment gateway integration are crucial. By enabling easy online payments, you can tap into new revenue streams and cater to customers who prefer upfront transactions.

Simplified Transaction Process: With the public booking page and payment gateway working seamlessly together, customers can book your services and make payments in one smooth process, eliminating any additional steps or complications.

All in one system

One unified cloud-based system for sameday, overnight, and international courier services.

Seamlessly handle overnight bookings while selling your full range of services online, simplifying processes, automating billing, and maximising profit. All using one end-to-end software solution.

  • Seamlessly book, print labels, and track shipments.
  • Showcase your complete range of services, impress clients, and secure more work.
  • Simplify billing with a single system bill, consolidating all courier services into one transparent invoice.
  • Reduce costs, enhance security, and eliminate hardware complexities with a fully cloud-based infrastructure.
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Intuitive Client Portal: Allow your customers to compare service options by type, cut-off time, or price. Bulk uploads save time and optimise costs, with third-party label printing options.

Efficient Track and Trace: Clients gain control with full track and trace capabilities, including PODs and integrated Google Maps. This reduces incoming calls, enhances customer service, and boosts productivity, helping customers easily monitor their shipments.

Courier Integrations: Access a wide range of global, national, and local carriers, such as DPD, UPS, FedEx, DHL, and TNT, with simplified booking via APIs. The system automatically generates third-party booking labels and retrieves tracking information for deliveries.

Comprehensive Accounting Tools: Save time and streamline accounting with automated invoice creation, emailing, and viewing through the Client Portal. Our invoice reconciliation tool compares invoices to agreed carrier costs, updating data for accurate profit and loss reports. Data can be seamlessly exported to popular accounting packages like Sage 50, Xero, and QuickBooks.

Accurate ETA Calculations

Delight your customers with more precise delivery ETA notifications.

Precise time calculations based on traffic, distance, and vehicle type, empowering you to plan efficiently and exceed customer expectations.

  • Comprehensive Time Calculation.
  • Efficient Resource Allocation.
  • Customer Satisfaction.
  • Streamlined Operations.
  • Improved Planning.
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Comprehensive Time Calculation: Time estimates considering crucial factors such as traffic conditions, distance, and the specific vehicle type ensure that your planning is optimised and aligned with real-world conditions.

Efficient Resource Allocation: Optimising driver schedules, dispatching vehicles, and planning routes, allowing you to maximise productivity and minimise idle time.

Customer Satisfaction: Exceed customer expectations with accurate delivery times, fostering satisfaction and building trust in your services.

Streamlined Operations: Organise your workflows efficiently, reducing delays and ensuring smooth order fulfilment.

Improved Planning: Make informed decisions about prioritisation, resource allocation, and capacity management.

Delivery Notifications

Improve customer visibility and experience with real-time delivery status notifications.

Precise time calculations based on traffic, distance, and vehicle type, empowering you to plan efficiently and exceed customer expectations.

  • Automated Delivery Updates.
  • Real-time Tracking.
  • Proactive Communication.
  • Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty.
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Automated Delivery Updates: Send notifications to customers at key stages of the delivery process keeping your customers engaged and informed throughout the entire journey.

Real-time Tracking: Allow customers to monitor the progress of their shipments and anticipate their arriva enhancing the overall customer experience and reducing inquiries about delivery status.

Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty: Provide exceptional customer experiences, differentiate yourself from competitors and foster long-term relationships.

Scheduled Jobs

Seamlessly manage and automate customer’s scheduled bookings.

Simplify recurring deliveries through easy setup and management of schedules, automating the booking process, and saving valuable time and resources.

  • Easy Schedule Setup.
  • Automated Booking Process.
  • Time and Resource Savings.
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Easy Schedule Setup: Set up agreements with customers for regular collections and deliveries, specifying details such as pickup locations, drop-off destinations, frequency, and preferred time slots.

Automated Booking Process: Automatically generates bookings based on the specified schedules, eliminating manual data entry and reducing the risk of errors.

Time and Resource Savings: Your team can focus on more critical tasks, such as customer service and operational optimization, while the software efficiently handles the repetitive and time-consuming aspects of managing recurring deliveries.

Reporting

Drive business performance with Real-time Reporting.

Generate real-time reports, schedule automated reporting for clients and internal use, and provide convenient access to customised reports through a dedicated client-specific portal.

  • Real-time reporting for up-to-the-minute insights into your overnight courier operations.
  • Schedule automated, and customised, reporting for clients.
  • Customised client portal where customers can securely access and review their reports at their convenience.
  • Identify trends and patterns in driver performance to make informed decisions that maximise driver.
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Leverage Delivery Data
Create in-depth reports to make informed decisions, streamline your offerings, and gain a competitive edge. Monitor and analyse business performance for real, bottom-line value.

Operational Visibility
Gain real-time insights and empower operators to track key performance metrics, guide growth, and make process improvements.

Effortless Reporting
Generate reports with a simple click, save your custom reports or utilise preset ones. Export data in your preferred format for easy integration with third-party BI tools like Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, and Zoho Analytics.

Effortless Reporting
Generate reports with a simple click, save your custom reports or utilise preset ones. Export data in your preferred format for easy integration with third-party BI tools like Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, and Zoho Analytics.

Client Delivery Insights
Create tailored report charts to identify opportunities and deliver the right service at the right time. Tailor your approach based on key business areas, making customer satisfaction a priority.

Data & Security

Secure, certified cloud-based platform to give your customers peace of mind.

As a trusted software provider serving the courier, banking and corporate mailroom sectors, we ensure your data’s safety and confidentiality allowing you to confidently pitch to new clients.

  • 40+ years of expertise in the courier industry, providing a strong foundation for reliable and secure services.
  • ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials validating our adherence to international standards for information security management systems.
  • System upgrades every 6 weeks meaning your software is constantly improved and updated.
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Leverage our software solutions to impress corporate customers.

Choose from three hosting plans tailored to accommodate your specific requirements and those of your customers.

Mapping and Run Planning

Save on time & fuel costs with a comprehensive view of your entire fleet.

Effortlessly allocate collections to the nearest driver, save on time and fuel costs, and gain a comprehensive view of your entire driver fleet.

  • Simplify driver run planning using integrated Google Maps functionality.
  • Gain a comprehensive view of your entire driver fleet, enabling efficient resource allocation and cost-saving measures.
  • Monitor what each driver is carrying at any given time, ensuring transparency and operational efficiency.
  • Segment a controller’s view for improved analysis and better management insights.
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Improve Fleet Management and driver performance.
Our mapping module uses live maps to help you contextualise your real-time delivery data to help you better assign work to your fleet. With advanced tools to tackle the logistical challenges involved in driver assignments, you not only help dispatchers make smart calls on the fly, you pave the way for better fleet management and increased driver performance.

Reducing waste in time and cost.
Using the Google Maps integration, you can identify the best drivers to complete additional shipments, find holes in itineraries that can allow your company to take on more work, keep your drivers at capacity, and keep your business making money.

Allocate bookings simply and quickly.
Our fleet mapping screen offers Google Maps integration with real-time driver view and live congestion. When combined with our active driver screen, your operations team can easily allocate bookings based on distance and traffic flow directly using the interactive controller map.

Driver payments.
Define your drivers earnings based on a range of available driver pay mechanisms. Set different rates for different drivers or for different types of work and fully customise rate and payment structures.

Accounts and Invoicing

Automate customer invoicing and connect to a variety of finance platforms.

  • Save time and money by automating invoicing and cost checking.
  • Automatically check accuracy of supplier invoices.
  • Create professional branded invoices.
  • Automatic Invoice Recons.
  • Seamlessly download and upload revenue data into popular accounting software such as QuickBooks, Sage, Xero, Pastel and more.
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Save time and money.
Metafour’s accounts and invoicing modules have been designed to streamline your vital, yet often laborious, business processes. By eliminating manual invoicing and cost checking, Metafour’s courier software ensures you make a profit on every waybill!

Ensure profitability.
Metafour’s supplier invoice reconciliation tool is a time and labour saving module for your Finance department. Review multiple shipments at a glance to ensure your Suppliers are billing you correctly.

Schedule invoices to run automatically.
Our easy to use invoice module lets you create an invoice for a single job, client account, date range and more or, save your preferences to be run the next time at the click of a button.

Experience

4 decades of
industry-leading
Overnight Delivery
Software innovation.

Established in 1980, our four decades of relentless re-investment in our product has ensured that we are the go-to company for all types of courier and logistics companies; not only locally, but nationally and globally.

World-Class

We pride ourselves on providing unrivalled service from your initial enquiry to the implementation of your project, and beyond.

Cost-Effective

See how we’ve helped Overnight Couriers deliver better.

Our Courier Software is trusted by 100’s of overnight delivery businesses to ship over 100 million items annually.

“Partnership that continues to produce results

Client who process over 40 million shipments annually using our courier software.

Courier Software Pricing

Scale as you grow with our modular, sliding-scale pricing.

Only pay for the modules you use and get cheaper rates per unit the more you ship. 3 service tiers are available to suit your company’s size and needs.

  • Standard hosting
  • Software supported by our dedicated team
  • Access to friendly support desk
  • Regular reviews
  • Annual reporting
  • Advanced hosting
  • Dedicated account management
  • Faster support turnaround
  • Regular reporting
  • Additional training
  • Access to plus Infosec pack
  • And more
  • Dedicated, bespoke hosting
  • Dedicated consultancy
  • Enterprise support SLA
  • Regular service reviews
  • Bespoke reporting
  • Extensive training programs
  • Access to enterprise infosec pack
  • 24/7 support options available
  • And more

Modules.

Our courier management system is highly configurable to match your delivery business model, size, and growth plans.

  • Only pay for the features you need.
  • Add features as you grow.
  • affordable pricing model for any business size.
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  • MetApp
  • NetCourier Shipping API Suite
  • Quickship
  • Supporting data API
  • Hosted SFTP account
  • Route/Run planning & mapping
  • Driver Payments
  • Datasense Premium & advanced reporting
  • Supplier weight & invoice reconciliation
  • Third party Delivery Partner Integrations (DHL/FedEx/Etc)
  • Delivery partner live rate look-up
  • Compliance suite
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Secure Tracking data export
  • Finance balance exchange

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FAQs

How does overnight international courier software streamline delivery operations?

Our overnight international courier software automates crucial processes like booking, tracking, and routing, ensuring prompt dispatch and real-time monitoring for overnight and international deliveries. This streamlining significantly enhances operational efficiency, enables timely deliveries, and improves customer satisfaction by providing real-time updates on shipment status.

Can the overnight courier software integrate with my existing systems?

Absolutely! Our software is designed for seamless integration with your existing systems. This integration facilitates smoother operations, real-time data exchange, and enhanced workflow automation, making it easier to manage and monitor your delivery operations effectively.

How does the software ensure timely overnight and international deliveries?

Our software automates the booking, tracking, and routing processes, which are crucial for ensuring that overnight and international deliveries are handled promptly and efficiently. This automation enables timely dispatch, real-time tracking, and efficient route planning, which are essential for meeting delivery deadlines and ensuring customer satisfaction.

What kind of reporting features does the overnight courier software offer?

Our courier software offers comprehensive reporting features that provide valuable insights into delivery performance, operational efficiency, and areas for improvement. These reports allow for data-driven decision-making, helping you identify bottlenecks, optimize routes, and improve overall service quality.

How does the software handle customs documentation for international shipments?

Our software efficiently automates the creation and management of customs documentation, ensuring full compliance with international shipping regulations. This automation speeds up the customs clearance process, reduces the likelihood of manual errors, and facilitates smoother and faster international shipments, making cross-border deliveries more efficient and reliable.

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