SAGE Announces 2017 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, 999 suppliers received the top A+ rating, while another 345 suppliers received an A rating. Thirty-four 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 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.

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.

- RiteLine is awarded A+ Sage Rating

Congratulations!  I'm pleased to inform you that your company, RiteLine LLC (SAGE#69985), has been selected to receive a 2017 SAGE Rating Award for having an "A+" rating among SAGE distributors!

SAGE provides the leading product research and order management services in the industry, with thousands of distributors using our services on a daily basis to perform product and supplier research.

On behalf of SAGE and our distributor customers, I would like to personally thank you for providing such excellent service and products this year.  Now is your chance to let the rest of the industry know about your great accomplishment!  I encourage you to send a press release out to let your customers and the rest of the industry know about your award.  I also recommend letting your customers know through  Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.


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Contact: Kim R. Todora







IRVING, TX, (January 12, 2016) – RiteLine, was recently honored as a Supplier Star in the 2016 Supplier Star Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Twenty-One Supplier Star and Supplier Award of Merit winners were recognized at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception held January 12, 2016 at the House of Blues in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.


The PPAI Supplier Star competition brings annual recognition to supplier members for excelling in communication, service and quality as voted on by PPAI member distributors. The PPAI Supplier Star is one of the most sought after and prestigious awards for supplier members and is the mark of a true professional partner that delivers excellence in product, decoration and overall customer service to their distributor customers.


"Supplier Star and Supplier Award of Merit winners offer truly outstanding promotional products solutions combined with the highest level of customer service excellence,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. “We congratulate RiteLine as one of the industry’s top-performing companies of the year.”


For more information about the PPAI awards program visit or contact the PPAI Awards and Recognition department at



About PPAI
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 11,000 corporate members of the $19.8 billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 33,800 businesses and a workforce of nearly 500,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocates on its behalf. PPAI operates the industry’s largest trade show, (The PPAI Expo is held each January); leading promotional products safety and compliance program, more than 50-year-old professional development and certification program; and publisher of industry trade journals and periodicals. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. For more information, visit and find us on Twitter @PPAI_HQ, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.