Online shopping may be convenient, but hanging around at home for the delivery is not. London-based MetaPack solves this problem with its cloud-based software, which retailers, including John Lewis, Asos and Wiggle, use to match a shopper’s delivery preferences with the courier best placed to meet them. MetaPack takes a commission for each delivery. Founded in 1999 by chief executive Patrick Wall, 53, the company has benefited from the boom in online shopping and its sales have grown to £15.6m in 2014. Former Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy sits on the board and the company received a £20m investment from Index Ventures last year.
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