Every year, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) publishes a list of products that are honoured with a Best Toys for Kids award. The list of finalists includes a whopping 83 specialty toys that will be voted on for ASTRA’s 2015 Best Toys for Kids award! The 83 play products are assigned to one of 14 categories including Active Play, Classic Play, Scientific Play, Construction Play, Game Play (by age groups), plus others and then the voting begins! What makes the Best Toys for Kids award so great? One reason, it's the people who vote.
Every year, the Neighbourhood Toys Stores of Canada puts forth the vote to retailers to choose a Supplier of the Year. As well, the retailers vote for Products of the Year, which are awarded Gold Stars. Both of these awards were announced at the inaugural TaG show in Toronto on March 8th.
For the 2014 year, Outset Media was once again awarded the Supplier of the Year award! Dave Manga believes the reason Outset continues to earn this prestigious award is not only because of the quality and selection of toys, games, and puzzles that the company offers, but also because of the high quality customer service. Customer service has always played a vital role in the company and it is one of Dave's four pillars of doing business.