TORONTO – Canada Post has selected Zebra Technologies, the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and printers that enable real-time enterprise visibility, as the recipient of its E-commerce Innovator’s Award.
Zebra Technologies received the honor on Sept. 20 at the 2017 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards in downtown Toronto. The Awards celebration, now in its sixth year, is the industry’s premier event and attracts entrepreneurs and online retailers of all sizes from across Canada.
The Canada Post E-commerce Innovator’s Award goes to a company that has made a significant contribution to advancing e-commerce in Canada, as chosen by Canada Post — the country’s No. 1 parcel company. Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra presented the award to Joe Heel, Senior Vice-President, Global Sales, for Zebra Technologies at the sold-out gala.
Powering the e-commerce industry
Zebra Technologies was selected as this year’s recipient of the Innovator’s Award because its cutting-edge technology has transformed the e-commerce industry and online shopping for millions of Canadians.
E-commerce is completely dependent on the type of specialized barcode technology Zebra provides to retailers, logistics operations and parcel companies, Chopra said, noting Zebra is used by 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
“Without it, e-commerce would not exist. Absolutely, we would not be able to deliver everything that we do without this technology,” Chopra told about 600 industry leaders gathered for the Awards.
Heel said Zebra is honored to be recognized alongside other e-commerce innovators, and that the company is proud of the essential role it plays in powering e-commerce.
“It’s our pleasure to provide foundational technologies that enable e-commerce,” Heel said. “It’s an honor to serve an organization as innovative and forward-thinking as Canada Post. We look forward to working with Canada Post in enabling this great business to meet the needs of this vibrant economy.”
Zebra’s scanners, mobile computing, software and barcode printers provide a detailed digital picture of a business’ products, people and transactions. Its technology gives companies the real-time information they need to manage sales, streamline logistics and personalize customer experiences.
About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country’s No. 1 parcel company, delivering nearly two of every three parcels that Canadian consumers order online. It reaches more than 16 million addresses, operates the country’s largest retail network, and offers affordable and reliable service with convenient pickup and return options for online shoppers. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Holdings Ltd. and SCI Group Inc. offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies.
With the unparalleled operational visibility Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) provides, enterprises become as smart and connected as the world we live in. Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including hardware, software and services – gives organizations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers, and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s data-centric world. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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Therese Van Ryne