Market America | SHOP.COM Wins 2018 BBB Torch Award for Ethics

Market America | SHOP.COM is proud to share that it has won the 2018 Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau Serving Central North Carolina, where the company’s global headquarters is located. Market America | SHOP.COM is first two-time Torch Award winner from Central North Carolina BBB!

The Torch Award is given to businesses that display support for industry best practices and a solid commitment to day-to-day ethical business practices. Market America | SHOP.COM, which also enjoys an A+ rating by the BBB, will be formally honored at the 2018 Torch Awards and Annual Meeting in October.

“Winning the Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is an extreme honor and privilege for our company — but winning it TWICE is even better!” said Chairman and CEO JR Ridinger, referring to the first award for Market America | SHOP.COM in 2013. “This is such an honor for us and just goes to show that when you do things the right way, people take notice.”

“We have always considered business ethics and integrity to be of the utmost importance because your entire reputation as a brand and business is based off your interactions with customers and fellow businesses,” JR said. “We strive to set the pace in the e-commerce world but we also lead the parade when it comes to integrity. We’ve spent decades building a culture of accountability and making sure that we go above and beyond for our customers — and as a result, we’ve been able to claim something no other business can as a two-time Torch Award winner! This is something we are very proud of, and it’s an award that we all share together! Teamwork makes the dream work!”

Kevin Hinterberger, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central North Carolina, appeared at the Market America | SHOP.COM 2017 International Convention in Greensboro last August, where he praised Market America | SHOP.COM’s principled business practices.

“We’re very fortunate to have an organization like Market America in our community,” Kevin told more than 20,000 UnFranchise Owners and their guests from around the world. “Market America is a company that builds trust, they advertise honestly, they’re responsive to their customers. In a nutshell, they do what’s right even when nobody’s looking.”

Click here for a video you can share of Kevin’s praise for Market America | SHOP.COM at #MAIC2017.

Founded in 1994, the BBB’s national award-winning “educate & recognize” program is the premier public recognition of organizations that intentionally pursue the six TRUST! Principles. The award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.

“The Torch Awards for Ethics is not a popularity contest,” Kevin said. “An independent panel of judges reviews each nominee and evaluates the company’s demonstrated commitment to business practices that build trust with employees, customers and vendors in the marketplace. The winners exemplify TRUST in the community.”

Market America | SHOP.COM is now in the running for the International Torch Awards for Ethics.

We encourage you to share the exciting news of the 2018 Torch Award for Ethics with your team! When explaining the UnFranchise® Business to your prospects, you can proudly discuss this recognition by the BBB of Market America | SHOP.COM’s stellar standards and practices.

Ashley Purnell

Ashley Purnell

Director of Corporate Social Media

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