May 20, 2015 11:00 ET

VendOp Unveils the 2015 Top 50 Vendors and Suppliers Based on Customer Ratings and Reviews

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - VendOp, the most trusted source for professionals to share ratings and reviews on business and industrial vendors has released its 2015 Best Vendors List, naming the top 50 vendors based on more than 30,000 ratings and reviews collected from customers for companies operating in the United States. Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, had the highest rating from its customers with 4.9, followed closely by Armstrong Tools Inc., Fluke Corporation, WD-40 Company and ACF Components & Fasteners, which round out the overall top five businesses on VendOp's inaugural list.

Other notable results from the Top 50 Best Vendors List Categories have TriNet topping both the Financial Services and Payroll and Benefits categories, Square number one for Payment Processing and TransPak besting Shipping. Top vendors and suppliers for 26 core categories can be found at 2015 Best Vendors by Category.

Business professionals, entrepreneurs and startup founders can all gain invaluable information from the opinions and experiences of their peers tackling some of the most important decisions facing their businesses," said Andy Kohm, co-founder and CEO of VendOp. "VendOp's Best Vendors List is one way we tap into these insights to solve the complexity and risk associated with sourcing vendors and suppliers for businesses."

The ranking of the Top 50 Vendors was determined by a cumulative average of customer ratings and reviews on VendOp based on quote accuracy, customer service, ability to meet deadlines, proficiency at problem solving, communication and accountability across 26 industry categories. VendOp lets professionals and entrepreneurs get first-hand insights on everything from law firms, payment processors, shipping, public relations firms, 3D printers, injection molding and more. The overall Top 50 Best Vendors List overall is below.

​1. Heilind Electronics  11. Cal Weld  21. Newark Electronics Inc.  31. Great Pacific Packaging Inc.  41. Tyco
2. Armstrong Tools Inc.  12. Laserage Tech Corp  22. Cintas First Aid & Safety  32. Medbio  42. Nelson Laboratories
3. Fluke Corporation  13. JIT Manufacturing  23. Electri-Cord Manufacturing Co  33. Costco  43. Action Metal Recycling
4. WD-40 Company  14. Empirical Testing Corp  24. 3M  34. Anmar Metrology Inc.  44. Condor DC Power Supplies
5. ACF Components & Fasteners  15. Western Fastener Corp  25. McMaster-Carr  35. Honeywell Sensing & Controls  45. Henkel Corp
6. Printing Source  16. Klein Tools Inc.  26. Westpak, Inc.  36. Farlow's Scientific Glassblowing  46. Vistaprint Com
7. Irwin Inc.  17. Amazon  27. EFD Inc.  37. Red Wing Shoes  47. Vishay
8. Danco Anodizing  18. Shred-it  28. Snap-on Tools  38. OT Precision, Inc.  48. Recall Corp
9. Astro Tool Corp  19. Gorilla Glue  29. Delta Pacific Products  39. TransPak  49. Schneider Electric
10. Dewalt  20. Germ-X  30. TriNet  40. Excelta Corp  50. Future Electronics

For more information about the Top 50 Best Vendors List, sample reviews from top companies, visit the VendOp Best Vendors List webpage and the VendOp Blog. A complete copy of the Top 50 VendOp Best Vendor List along with additional information about the methodology may be requested via email: For more information about VendOp and to read company reviews visit


To be eligible for the inaugural Top 50 Best Vendors List companies must have received at least 20 reviews from US-based business professionals who are customers, maintain a 'satisfied' or above cumulative average overall.

VendOp carefully reviews each rating and review report submitted through its website and only those surveys and reports that are approved by the VendOp's research team are eligible for the list.

The overall rating on VendOp is based on a 5-point scale for "Overall Satisfaction," "Speed," "Price" and "Quality" with 5 being the highest rating and 1 being the lowest rating.

VendOp does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the report, and does not advise businesses to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation.

About VendOp

VendOp simplifies vendor sourcing to connect businesses, establish trusted relationships and enable mutual success. VendOp's dynamic community matches professionals with the best vendor for the job quickly and effectively. VendOp is the only online exchange that provides reliable, unbiased reviews of vendors by the professionals who have used them. VendOp was founded in August 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. To learn more, visit the VendOp Blog and connect with VendOp on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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