Welcome to Day 2 of the 2018 Market America World Conference! After a memorable Day 1 full of Motives products and Shopping Annuity fun, Day 2 looked to continue the momentum!
Vice President Andrew Weissman kicked things off once again to recap the previous day. Andrew went over the day’s agenda and announced the social media contest winners from Day 1. Andrew invited Duane McLaughlin and Amber Ridinger-McLaughlin on stage and the duo urged the crowd to visit the DNA Miracles Booth to try out their new Bundleblox.
Market America | SHOP.COM: The Total Package – Part One – Marc Ashley and Loren Ridinger
As always, President and COO Marc Ashley lit up the stage during his entrance with fireworks and flames. According to Marc, the most revolutionary things are coming to SHOP.COM. “Market America | SHOP.COM does not specialize in just one thing. We have everything. We are the total package!” SHOP.COM is the 66th largest Internet Retailer in the World and the 13th largest Web Only E-Retailers.
Why would you go to the brick and mortar store when you won’t get rewarded for your purchases? Go to a SHOP.COM Partner Store, earn Cashback, and fund your Shopping Annuity! Marc began to compare why SHOP.COM is different than other Cashback sites like Ebates. On Ebates, you can’t use your Cashback and you only get paid on their terms (quarterly). On SHOP.COM, you can receive and use your Cashback when you want it. You can also use your Cashback on our sites AND you get rewarded for using it. SHOP.COM is not just a Cashback website. It’s a price comparison website with partner stores and Market America Exclusive Brands.
In terms of our Partner Stores, our cashback and IBV is increasing every day. In the past, hundreds of stores like Walmart and QVC gave little to no Cashback and IBV. Marc and the corporate team worked hard with these stores and now their Cashback and IBV numbers doubled and tripled in most cases. Coming soon, on store pages, there will be an increased Cashback display to show the improvement in Cashback and IBV numbers.
Marc gave a shoutout to Dennis Franks and Vince Papale on their book, “The Last Laugh.” Because of the impending Super Bowl, Marc highlighted some Partner Stores where you can buy fan gear for your favorite team. Shifting gears, Marc explained how UFOs can receive rewards for doing their taxes with SHOP.COM Partner Stores. Also, the new SHOP Travel Program has been revamped and enhanced for better deals and savings on trips and hotels.
Marc continued to highlight Partner Stores such as Havenly, where you can design your dream room and furnish it through SHOP.COM. “We offer everything. The top brands and partner stores are all on SHOP.COM.”
There is now a new SHOP.COM Warranty Program. UFOs can buy different plans and packages to provide protection for various purchases in your house. In fact, there is also a SHOP.COM Mobile Warranty program and a SHOP.COM Home Warranty Program to protect your phone and home from damage. You can earn Cashback and IBV on these purchases. SHOP.COM has partnered with ADT to help protect your homes.
Coming soon, there will be a new SHOP.COM Pharmacy Discount program. It is SHOP.COM’s very first prescription drug store. UFOs will save up to 80% on all prescriptions, earning Cashback, IBV, and rewards on your purchases. Marc shared that SHOP.COM is the 43rd top Online retailer in the world according to Internet Retailer.
It was then time to expand the SHOP.COM Onecart program and the SHOP.COM Marketplace. There is now a new global partnership with shopify, which will change the Onecart program forever with over 500,000 stores to choose from. From there, the days of buying gift cards in stores are over with the SHOP.COM eGift Card Center. As usual, you can earn Cashback, IBV, and fund your Shopping Annuity! Also, there is now a SHOP.COM Mastercard Gift Card that can be used anywhere and offers instant IBV upon purchase. Marc mentioned to sign up for the SHOP.COM Credit Cards.
Marc’s goal is to continue to bridge the gap between online and offline purchases. “On SHOP.COM, we will now reward you for offline purchases with our SHOP Local program. You get Cashback and IBV and this will build your Shopping Annuity.” Stores like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and Burger King continue to get added to the merchant program.
To speak about SHOP Local, Co-Founder & CEO of EMPYR Jon Carder hit the stage. Jon spoke about his past and how he struggled to start a business in college. “It’s a lot of hard work and you have to struggle. If you make it through the struggle and never give up, that success is so worth it on the other side.” Card-linked offers are how SHOP Local is on the leading edge of technology. When you pay with your card and link it to the program, you will automatically earn the best rewards. The deals will come to you at exactly the right time in the right place. This is coming soon.
VP of Strategic Partnerships Eddie Alberty continued to speak about SHOP Local and how it’s so easy to get paid to eat. It all starts with linking your credit cards to the SHOP.COM Mobile app. The app is great for cashback notifications and finding SHOP Local merchants. Eddie announced that Yelp is now a partner of SHOP Local.
SHOP Local is different from every other program because we empower you to sign up local merchants. When you sign up a merchant, you earn 1% IBV from all SHOP Local transactions. There is SHOP Local merchant training on UnFranchise so merchants can learn how to promote the program. Now, merchants can add their payment procedures in one step online. There will be a SHOP Local contest and transparent reporting 24/7.
Big news: SHOP Local will be expanding to all market countries. “Teamwork makes the dream work. Get involved now and keep spreading the news.”
After Eddie was done, Marc came back out on stage to discuss new SHOP.COM tools such as the floating toolbar. On SHOP.COM, you can build gift registries for monumental events such as baby showers, weddings, birthdays, and graduations. What else does SHOP.COM have? Health guides, Triple Cashback events, buying guides, Express Pay, updated search results, and order history.
“We showed you how to make money, now let me show you how to save money.” SHOP.COM offers over 20,000 hot deals every single day. The best tool to get a deal is ShopBuddy, the only shopping assistant that you will ever need. ShopBuddy will always let users know if they are getting Cashback and IBV for their purchases. ShopBuddy will price match as well.
Marc also touched on how gaming and reselling products on Amazon and third parties are awful. One person who had enough was Senior Executive Vice President Loren Ridinger, who joined Marc on-stage. Loren and the compliance team put the hammer down on selling Market America products on third-party sites. Loren cited that an event in June was what set her off and made it her mission to end this illegal activity. “The days of losing customers to these auction sites are over.”
There were hundreds of sellers in June on Amazon and Ebay. Isotonix sales on Amazon were extremely high. Loren shared a story about how just a few days ago, she caught a UFO who continuously sold products on third-party sites. This person is no longer with the company. The Market America team contacted each and every seller on Amazon & Ebay and demanded that they cease and desist from all unauthorized sales of Market America Products. We have a zero-tolerance policy.
As of two days ago, there are only 2 sellers remaining on Amazon and 7 sellers on Ebay. “They are going to get wiped out, too!” Every market is currently sweeping these auction sites for illegal sellers and removing them by the day. It’s a global problem that is being handled. Customers are starting to come back to the business. Marc and Loren shared personal stories of how UFOs wrote letters to the corporate team, thanking them for their zero tolerance policy and sharing the good news about the return of customers.
“These sites don’t have the marketing plan that we do. They don’t have the products that we do. We care about these things. We care that these sites are taking your people. It ends now. It’s over. Are you with us?!”
Jerry Siciliano Award – Loren Ridinger and Marty Weissman
Senior Executive Vice President Loren Ridinger and Executive Vice President Marty Weissman came onto the stage to present the 2018 Jerry Siciliano Award. A video tribute to Jerry aired on the big screen in order to show the crowd the significant impact that the “Godfather of Market America” had on this company.
The recipients of the 2018 Jerry Siciliano Award were Victor and Alice Chiou. Alice said, “This is just an impossible dream. It was hard from day one. But, we just tried to learn and grow so much.” The speech talked about how Market America is so much fun and how much respect they have for the corporate team.
Victor mentioned how the residual income helped with his medical problems over the year. “I hope that everyone believes that Market America will change your life.”
Solid Success with nutraMetrix – Brandi Murphy, Dr. Deedra Mason, and Sarah Tugender
nutraMetrix took center stage with Director of nutraMetrix Training Brandi Murphy, Director of Clinical Education and Research Dr. Deedra Mason, and National Sales Manager of nutraMetrix Sarah Tugender. nutraMetrix provides a complete suite of customized cutting-edge solutions, exclusively for health professionals. Brandi shared three long-term success stories about nutraMetrix health professionals. One success story was Lanie Nguyen. When Lanie was raising her children, she knew she needed more nutrition when it comes to her health. “It’s the American dream. You can take something and build it into a business.”
The Top 20 nutraMetrix Contest winners joined the stage. You can be a nutraMetrix success story too. You can be a consultant, health professional, and patient. “If you think about adding nutraMetrix to your business, you’ll be amazed at how many people you will talk too.” Make sure to go to a training and use the additional resources such as nutraMetrix.com for more information.
Power Profile – Andrew Chee
National Supervising Coordinator Andrew Chee talked about his rise to success and how if you follow the plan, you can receive a residual income and change your life!