In 1992 a married couple founded Market America. These co-founders were JR and Loren Ridinger. JR Ridinger is the chairman of the board and the chief executive officer. Loren Ridinger is Market America’s senior executive vice president. They sell many proprietary products. The products are sold through the URL Shop.com which they purchased in December 2010 from the billionaire Bill Gates. The company is based in Greensboro, North Carolina and operates across the United States and internationally.
People are able to register with Market America and open up their own stores on the website selling their own products. They get a commission when their products sell. Due to this there are thousands of different products that can be bought from the company. Market America itself sells a number of brands such as DNA Miracles, nutraMetrix, Isotonix, and TLS Weight Loss Solution.
The people that sell their products through this company are referred to as Unfranchise Owners. They operate their own companies. In this way, Market America has helped to create thousands of new small business around the world. They say that the company is powered by the Unfranchise Owners, people who are taking control of their own financial destiny instead of working for others. The company offers them what they call a 2-3 years plan where they can work on a part-time basis, keeping their regular job until they’ve found the financial success they were looking for. Once they have done so they can leave their dead end job behind and work on selling their own products fulltime.
So far there have been around 180,000 Unfranchise Owners. To date the company has sold over $3 billion in goods through the Shop.com portal, including their own products and that of the Unfranchise Owners. The company employs more than 550 people around the world. It has facilities and offices in several countries such as Canada, Mexico, Australia, the UK, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Market America also holds events where Unfranchise Owners can learn about new products and events at the company. These are also an opportunity to receive advanced training. The last one took place in Atlantic City and they occur on a regular basis. His facebook page