SAGE Announces 2019 Supplier Rating Award Winners
Each year, SAGE presents industry suppliers with A+ and A rating awards based on distributor ratings collected in SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile. This year, 1,049 suppliers received the top A+ rating, while another 325 suppliers received an A rating. A total of 34 percent of all active suppliers in the SAGE database received an award this year. As part of the Power of Two relationship between SAGE and PPAI, suppliers with SAGE ratings are also considered for eligibility in the industry’s annual PPAI Pyramid Supplier Star Awards competition.
“We treat our Supplier Rating Awards with the utmost respect because they are a testament to each supplier’s dedication to product safety and customer service,” says SAGE President David Natinsky, MAS. “This is why we’re so proud to recognize our award-winning suppliers for setting the standard of quality and integrity in the promotional products industry.”
Awards are based solely on the distributor rating system that is part of SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile. Distributors can rate suppliers at any time through the SAGE suite or via a “Rate us now” link provided by suppliers. They can only rate each supplier once, however, they may update their ratings at any time, providing the most accurate representation of their experiences with each supplier. Rating awards are given each year based on the aggregate of distributor ratings, and suppliers with an A+ or A aggregate rating are given an award.
In a statement, SAGE says distributors using its research and business management tools can make more informed decisions about suppliers by accessing suppliers’ current, real-time ratings, including peer distributor comments as well as full award information, including any additional industry awards, for each supplier. Supplier award winners will have access to a variety of marketing collateral to promote their A+ or A rated status, including logos for their catalogs, websites and email signatures.