Image Source Names SanMar Supplier of the Year 2013
Having trusted, dependable supplier partners can make all the difference in a distributor's ability to surprise and delight end buyer clients. That's why Image Source annually reviews the many characteristics-quality, value, reliability and service to name a few-that set suppliers apart in the promotional products industry.
Since 2006, Image Source has evaluated its supplier partners and taken a company-wide employee vote to determine its Supplier of the Year. For 2013, the honor goes to SanMar, which marks the fifth year the Issaquah, Washington-based apparel supplier has received the award.
In this eighth annual competition, the performance of all Image Source suppliers was measured on a number of criteria, including overall customer service, quality of both inside and outside reps, usability and layout of the website and catalog, ease of ordering, problem resolution, product quality, delivery and overall value provided. SanMar received the highest number of votes and was thus named Supplier of the Year 2013.
"SanMar has really set the standard for supplier excellence and supporting our client's apparel needs," said Jeff Holt, Image Source vice president of marketing. "It goes beyond the company's local presence for us. Everything it provides-from high quality products and deep inventory levels, to an easy-to-use website and terrific inside and outside reps-differentiates SanMar and speaks to the reason it has received our Supplier of the Year award for the fifth time. We appreciate the great level of partnership from all our suppliers. In 2013, SanMar just really stood out from the rest."