Day 1 was hard to beat, but day 2 of MAIC 2014 was more upbeat and exciting than ever! 20,000-something UnFranchise® Owners joined us for a day filled with exciting mobile site enhancements, international developments, product knowledge and more! After an energy boosting performance by Conquer Entertainment Artist, Jeneen Tarrana, we kicked off day 2 of International Convention. Take a look at this morning’s excitement in today’s recap below:
The New SHOP Mobile app and SHOP Mobile Site Enhancements with Steve Ashley and Kevin Curley
Steve Ashley, literally ran on to stage with Kevin Curley and the crowd could feel the amazing energy. “We went through a lot of growing pains being one of the first companies with a mobile site. But that is what lead us to what we can offer our UnFranchise Owners today. Now we can say that Internet Retailer 2013 voted Market America the top fastest growing mobile website in the World. Not 2, not 3, not 4…but the fastest growing in the world!” Steve told to a cheering crowd.
Kevin and Steve went on to explain that soon, every Market country will be able to have access to UnFranchise Mobile and enjoy all of the aspects of their UnFranchise Business at their fingertips, including signing up business partners.
Next, they explained that they knew they needed to focus on the SHOP.COM Mobile Website. To not confuse the two: there is a SHOP.COM Mobile Website and SHOP.COM Mobile App. Since the app is only available for iOS and Android users, having the mobile site as well allows us to offer a mobile solution to everyone and all providers.
Kevin and Steve walked an all-ears crowd through the new SHOP.COM App redesign. Some of the new features, including a price-comparison bar code, are not available on a desk top! Kevin explained the ease of the SHOP.COM Mobile Site and its features that allow you to make purchases, book travel and earn Cashback right from your cell phone or tablet.
We learned more about the performance and user experiences as well as the speed of use on SHOP.COM Mobile that put us ahead of the competitors. “Now we’ve got a screaming Ferrari that has the engine to go with it,” Steve said as the crowd burst with applaud. They walked us through the launch dates of other Mobile Sites for International Markets, as well as shared an exciting new feature with us. Steve and Kevin introduced, GLOBAL.SHOP.COM, now available on your mobile browser, available in all countries.
With one last surprise up their sleeve, Steve and Kevin announced the ultimate companion: a ShopBuddy Mobile Application that will be available October 1st! Soon you’ll enjoy your favorite coupons and Cashback opportunities from your mobile device or tablet. Steve left us with this, “This is just the beginning, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I know we will repeat being named the fastest growing eCommerce mobile site!”
A Global Opportunity – JR Ridinger, Kevin Buckman, Phil Guido & Field Leaders
The crowd was roaring and ready to see our President and CEO, JR Ridinger, get on to stage this morning. He immediately went into the benefits of the global opportunities available with Market America and SHOP.COM. “One Team, One Dream. Do you understand that?” JR said as the crowd cheered when he told them that everyone in all Market countries should be looking to do business with all-countries.
JR introduced his ‘engineer’ and ‘professor’, Kevin Buckman and Phil Guido, to educate us on the programs available for international business building. Kevin Buckman walked us through the global unification of BV/IBV and regional MPCP’s as well as global unification opportunities and expanding into other countries. “These unification enhancements allow UnFranchise Owners to do business in other countries and let that work support everyone back at home,” the crowd cheered Kevin in approval.
Kevin then tossed it to Phil. Phil lead the coliseum of UnFranchise Owners through the earning process and how you can accrue BV and IBV through the global unification opportunities. UnFranchise Owners loved hearing about how their business model will look within their organization when expanding globally. “All you have to do is jump in and get in the game,” Phil said. We then heard from a series of UnFranchise Owners who have successfully expanded their organization globally and they shared some of their strategies and tips. If you want to learn more about International Expansion, go to the Global Unification breakout session on Sunday morning.
Recognizing Success at MAIC 2014
Next up, the crowd joined Jim Winkler and Andrew Weissman in congratulating and recognizing a series of challenge winners including, nutraMetrix, TLS Challenge Winners, WebCenters, Motives, and Presidents Challenge Winners as well as recognized new Executive Directors. These winners were also honored at the Presidents Challenge Winners Reception.
Dr. Deedra Mason and Dr. Stan Pierce Join on Stage to Discuss Products You Might Not Be Taking But Should Be
There are many great Market America Branded products that have great uses and benefits, but just might not be on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Education on these products and their uses as well as how to sell these products can be done by no one better than the Health Professionals themselves. Dr. Deedra Mason spoke on Timeless Prescription Oxygen Extreme and PRIME Astaxanthin Cardio and Visual Vitality Formula and the unique vision benefits you can gain in an age of technology and electronics. Dr. Stan Pierce was up next to discuss Curcumin Extreme and the antioxidant effects that the product can have on any free radical damage within the body.
Dr. Pierce then shared knowledge with us on Isotonix Bromelain Plus and its effectiveness in liver detox, cell regeneration and injury recovery. “It would be great if we had a Bromelain product in this company…but we don’t,” he joked. “We have a Isotonically delivered Bromelain Plus!” Dr. Pierce said as the crowd applauded. Dr. Stan shared creative ways on selling these products by getting your customer “upgraded”.
Then we heard a quick shout out from Basketball All-Star, Carmelo Anthony, via video feed. Carmelo approves Isotonix Champion Blend Plus, a product that changes the way you take vitamins.
Marley Coffee: Our Newest Partner
Jim Winkler and Andrew Weissman then welcomed a guest that we are extremely excited to be forming a new relationship with, Rohan Marley (Bob Marley’s son!). Rohan is the only sibling that did not go into the music business, but instead started his own Coffee Business, Marley Coffee!
Rohan shared with us his success story of building his coffee business to a hysterical crowd, enjoying his passion. “Coming here, I’m so inspired to grow my own business, Marley Coffee, even more!” Rohan Marley’s energy brought the audience to their feet and hearing his belief in entrepreneurship and shared inspiration was extraordinary. Marley Coffee is NOW available on SHOP.COM! Rohan left the stage to a standing crowd shouting, “Marley Coffee now earns you BV! Market America, SHOP.COM and Marley Coffee all the way!”
Result Producing Activities: Ensure Your Success
Dennis Franks, per usual, danced onto the stage to a crowd who was cheering for more! After everyone settled down a bit, Dennis went into the importance of ensuring your success in this UnFranchise business by attending powerful events, such as MAIC in order to grow to your fullest potential. We then heard powerful, pivotal testimonials from UnFranchise Owners, Al and Debbie Yentsch, Donald Qi, Kurt and Maghan Fittlet and Stacey Tung. They shared with the crowd just why attendance at the major Market America events is so important!
What powerful information are you getting out of MAIC2014 so far? Stick around for an even more powerful afternoon session at MAIC 2014 day 2!