Readers of Lab Manager Magazine were invited to participate in an online survey in July 2016. To qualify for survey participation, readers had to play a role in their laboratory’s purchasing process, be familiar with their laboratory’s product budgets, and represent a laboratory that either uses or plans to use products in 1 or more of the 7 specified laboratory product categories: instruments, equipment, chemicals, reagents and kits, general lab supplies, plasticware, and glassware. A total of 557 decision makers qualified for and completed the survey, answering questions on purchases, budgets, top companies, and purchasing preferences. Respondents were segmented by type of laboratory: academic, biopharma, government, industrial, and clinical.