Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM Celebrates 30 Years


Greensboro, N.C. (Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022) — From Aug. 11 to Aug. 14, thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world will experience Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM’s annual International Convention (#MAIC2022) in person at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in North Carolina. This year’s International Convention celebrates 30 years of global business success for thousands of entrepreneurs around the world — a business that started from a small home in Greensboro and became a global digital-marketing and award-winning e-commerce company, currently ranked No. 80 in Digital Commerce 360’s 2022 Top 500 & 1,000 Online Retailers.

New and current distributors, known as UnFranchise® Owners (UFOs), can expect to receive next-level tools, training, exclusive products and resources at #MAIC2022 to help grow their own UnFranchise Businesses. This year’s International Convention will introduce all attendees to “The World of Market America,” an interactive and immersive digital experience that utilizes technology and creativity for the ultimate combination of education and entertainment in one event.

“Over the past 30 years, Market America has grown and evolved on a massive scale, but the core elements of the business and fundamentals of our success have always remained the same because no matter what, we always put UnFranchise Owners first. That’s the true essence of Market America’s people power,” said Loren Ridinger, Co-Founder & Senior Executive Vice President of Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM, said. “To me, success isn’t success unless you’re sharing it with someone else. Success is a full circle and mine came when we were able to consistently provide unparalleled products, a proven business model and a value-added, online shopping experience on SHOP.COM that allowed for the average person to earn a supplemental income via the UnFranchise Business model.  My success is really based on helping and seeing others succeed and achieve their goals.”

As usual, celebrity guests and close friends of the Ridingers will take part in the International Convention both in person and via video conference. Celebrity guests/speakers include but are not limited to:

  • Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur and activist Eva Longoria
  • Grammy-nominated artist, entrepreneur and the company’s President of Urban and Latino Development Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena
  • Academy-Award, Golden Globe–Award and Grammy Award–winning actor, singer and entrepreneur Jamie Foxx

“At the beginning of every journey, belief is the only product,” said JR Ridinger, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM. “Finding the right people who see the potential of an idea or concept is the key to building a forward-thinking, adaptable business. Building a company requires a nuanced approach that helps one find the right balance between streamlined efficiency and expansion in a way that doesn’t leave one spread too thinly or overextended or exposed to shifting consumer demand. This is how Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM was built. After 30 years of business success, our plans are to keep growing with the UnFranchise Business model for another 30+ years.”


About Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM

Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM is an award-winning global e-commerce and product brokerage company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing and is the creator of the Shopping Annuity®. Its mission is to provide a robust business system for entrepreneurs while providing consumers a better way to shop. Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, and with offices across the globe, Market America Worldwide was founded in 1992 by Founder, Chairman & CEO JR Ridinger. Through the company’s primary, award-winning shopping website, SHOP.COM, consumers have access to millions of products, including Market America Worldwide–exclusive brands and thousands of top retail brands. SHOP.COM ranked 19 in Newsweek magazine’s 2021 Best Online Shops, No. 55 in Digital Commerce 360’s (formerly Internet Retailer) 2022 Top 100 Online Marketplaces, No. 80 in Digital Commerce 360’s 2022 Top 500 & 1,000 Online Retailers and No. 10 in Digital Commerce 360’s 2022 Top 500 Online Retailers Primary Merchandise Category. The company is also a two-time winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and became a BBB National Partner in 2022. Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM was also ranked No. 15 in The Business North Carolina Top 125 Private Companies for 2020. By combining Market America Worldwide’s entrepreneurial business model with SHOP.COM’s powerful comparative shopping engine, Cashback program, SHOP Local program, ShopBuddy®, Express Pay checkout, social shopping integration and countless other features, the company has become the ultimate online shopping destination.

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