USPS awards Zebra Technologies scanner contract worth $570 million

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) awarded the Company an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply TC77 touch computers to scan, track and trace packages across its carrier network.

The USPS will start deploying 300,000 TC77 mobile devices as its next-generation Mobile Delivery Device in the first half of 2020.

Crains Chicago Business reports the contract is worth $570 million.

Zebra’s Android™-based TC77 mobile computers will help the USPS optimize operations in the on-demand economy while providing customers with the speed, accuracy and real-time tracking they expect. The ultra-rugged TC77 features Zebra’s Mobility DNA suite of software tools that increase worker productivity, simplify management and strengthen the security of Zebra’s Android-based, enterprise-class computers. Zebra will also provide accessories, software, help desk support, repairs, maintenance, and software development.

“We are honored to work with the world’s largest postal service and are excited to provide our innovative mobile technology, services and support to the USPS and its customers,” said Anders Gustafsson, CEO, Zebra Technologies. “We look forward to building on our relationship with the USPS and providing a performance edge to its letter carriers.”

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The USPS awarded Zebra an IDIQ contract to provide 300,000 next-generation Mobile Delivery Devices.
  • Starting in the first half of 2020, USPS will use the Zebra TC77 touch computer to scan, track and trace packages across its delivery network and provide real-time information to its customers.
  • The mobile devices will help the USPS’ letter carriers as it expands its package delivery products and services.
  • Nathan

    Seems unnecessary as the scanner I use each day is pretty solid. Hopefully we secure more Parcel contracts , as parcels have dropped off since Amazon only gives us their dog food 50lb boxes.