Market America is a private company where every product is manufactured by other firms and exclusively sold by Market America and their online marketplace SHOP.COM. The company has a business model that almost solely relies on individuals called “UnFranchise Owners” to operate and sell the products on the online retail store powered by Market America. The UnFranchise Owners will get to receive residual income for every sale they make and will be entitled to bonuses if they refer others to their marketplace. They can also receive about 30 to 50 percent of gross retail profit after servicing the needs of 10 to 15 preferred customers. They will be allowed to set their own flexible hours and can start working on a part-time basis right away. There are many tools and resources these owners can use to make selling an enjoyable and easy experience.
Founded in 1992 by James Howard Ridinger and his wife Loren Ridinger, Market America has employed more than 650 workers as of 2010. The company is based in Greensboro, North Carolina and later expanded their operations overseas with offices located in Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia. The products the UnFranshise Business Owners get to sell on the online marketplace include an array of categories such as health and nutrition, automotive care, weight loss management, household and garden care, cosmetics, jewelry, pet care, personal care and so much more. TLS® Weight Loss Solution is one of the most popular brands sold in the marketplace.
During the late summer of 2008, the company collaborated with iMirus to create the MA Newsstand. The MA Newsstand offers digital as well as print magazines, catalogs and books. Market America annually holds huge conventions and conferences. In early August of 2017, they celebrated their 25th anniversary with a jammed-packed audience of over 20,000 entrepreneurs and UnFranchise Owners. The special event had many celebrity guest appearances that included, Jamie Foxx, Scottie Pippen, La La Anthony and a performance by singer Fat Joe. The conferences held annually provide encouraging words of wisdom for up-and-coming entrepreneurs as well as business strategies discussed by the company’s top leading experts.