Ethics & Integrity Remain A Business Model Cornerstone for 26 Years And Counting
May 4, 2018, Greensboro, NC – The Better Business Bureau serving Central North Carolina has announced that Market America|SHOP.COM is the winner of the 2018 Torch Award for Ethics. This marks the second time that Market America|SHOP.COM received the Torch Award for Ethics; the first time was in 2013. The Torch Award for Ethics honors companies whose leadership demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust.
“It truly is a pleasure to have the opportunity to recognize a business such as Market America|SHOP.COM that is consistently doing the right thing, even when no one is looking,” said Lechelle Yates, Director of Communications & Investigations for Better Business Bureau Serving Central North Carolina.
“Receiving this award in 2013 was such a great honor. Today, I am truly humbled to receive it again. I look at this recognition as validation that our business model has stood the test of time, recognized twice as being a trustworthy and ethical opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to build a successful business. What a great day, both personally and professionally and we’re just getting started,” said Ridinger.
President of the BBB Serving Central North Carolina, Kevin Hinterberger, is charged with providing verified and unbiased information to help consumers make decisions, based on facts, and by holding almost 400,000 accredited businesses accountable for meeting and committing to the BBB’s high standards.
“Our organization is over 100 years old and our mission at the Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust, denouncing substandard behavior and exposing bad advertising. We are very fortunate to have a company like Market America in our community,” said Hinterberger.
ABOUT MARKET AMERICA, INC. & SHOP.COM
Currently in its 26th year, Market America, Inc. is a global Product Brokerage and Internet Marketing 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, NC, the company was founded in 1992 by Chairman and CEO JR Ridinger and has generated over $8 billion in accumulated sales. Market America employs nearly 1,000 people globally with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom and Malaysia. Through the company’s shopping website, SHOP.COM, consumers have access to over 60 million products, including Market America exclusive brands and thousands of top retail brands. Market America’s revolutionary Shopping Annuity program, which helps smart shoppers convert spending into earning, is an extraordinary and financially meaningful benefit of the business. Internet Retailer has ranked SHOP.COM #65 in the 2018 Internet Retailer Top 1000, the #43 largest global online marketplace and the 18th fastest growing Internet Mobile Retailer. By combining Market America’s entrepreneurial business model with SHOP.COM’s powerful comparative shopping engine, Cashback program, Hot Deals, SHOPBuddy™, Express Pay check out, social shopping integration and countless other features, the company has become the ultimate online shopping destination.