2017 was all around an impactful year from start to finish for Market America | SHOP.COM! From kicking off 2017 at MAWC to ending the year with our corporate holiday party, the theme of 2017 was “SUCCESS.” Marking our 25th anniversary, 2017 was filled key moments celebrating entrepreneurial success making it difficult to say goodbye to 2017. Let’s take a look back at key moments from 2017 to keep the momentum going in 2018 to grow, grow, grow! Continue reading to take a look at the top 10 most memorable moments from 2017.
1. Celebrating 25 Years of Entrepreneurial Success
2017 as a whole was incredibly powerful as we celebrated 25 years of entrepreneurial success. Without a doubt, the most memorable moment of last year was MAIC 2017. For the 20,000-plus UnFranchise Owners in attendance and plus thousands watching on MeetON, MAIC2017 was a once-in-a-lifetime event. When we promised the biggest event in our company’s history, we didn’t hold back! From major celebrity appearances (Alicia Keys) to surprise performances (Jamie Foxx) to the magical moments on stage reliving the early years of the business, the 25th-anniversary celebration was truly epic. 25 years of entrepreneurial success is a major milestone and a huge accomplishment for Market America | SHOP.COM. Whether you’re an original pioneer or one month into the business, we couldn’t have made it 25 successful years without you. We are excited to continue growing and changing lives with the Shopping Annuity. Thank you to all of the UnFranchise Owners who made this convention spectacular! Relive our favorite videos shared for MA 25 HERE.
2. Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx attending and performing at MAIC was hands down one of the most memorable moments of 2017. We kept Jamie’s appearance top secret up until the moment he came out on stage to perform. Jamie Foxx is a long time friend of Loren and JR Ridinger and a huge supporter of Market America, SHOP.COM, and the UnFranchise business. We were so honored to have him join us to celebrate 25 years of entrepreneurial success at MAIC 2017.
3. TLS Trim Tea
In 25 years of selling products, we have NEVER seen a product sell out as fast as TLS Weight Loss Solution’s newest product, Trim Tea! An unparalleled response, Trim Tea completely SOLD OUT within 36 hours of being added to SHOP.COM!!! That’s not all. After waiting weeks from to receive more product in-house, the second batch (double the initial order) sold out in less than 6 hours!! The hype and excitement for this incredible product were unprecedented, causing us to create a pre-order for the first time ever in our company’s history. Not only has the hype to purchase the product been overwhelming, the results that people are sharing from taking Trim Tea has been amazing!
4. Market Malaysia
In our 25th Anniversary year, we were thrilled to celebrate the opening of our 10th Market Country! On September 13, 2017, Market Malaysia officially joined the Market America Worldwide family opening its doors to a line of eager individuals ready to sign up. A month later in October, President and COO of Market America Worldwide, Marc Ashley, along with other key members of the team including Kevin Buckman, Maria Checa, and Eddie Alberty celebrated the Grand Opening of Market Malaysia with a massive UBP with over 6,000 people in attendance. Market Malaysia took 2017 by storm from the moment they became a market country. We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for their continuous growth.
In October Motives launched a new training, the Motives Beauty & Business Academy (MBBA). This four-day Motives training event was held for Beauty Advisors and their industry professional guests in Stamford, Connecticut to give experienced UFOs a new and advanced curriculum to succeed as an entrepreneur. Not only was the four-day training event packed with information, bonding, and business building, Loren & JR Ridinger stopped by the event to surprise everyone! See our favorite videos from the event HERE. If you missed the launch event, make plans to attend upcoming MBBA events starting in April in Houston, Texas. Get the details and secure your spot HERE.
2017 was a great year for new products! Isotonix introduced four new incredible products to their Essentials line: Women’s Health, Anti-Aging, Turn Up and Turn Down. These four Isotonix Essentials have quickly become a customer favorite, showing up all over social media! If you haven’t tried the newest Isotonix Essentials yet, you’re missing out! Which is your must-have?
7. Express Pay
President and COO of SHOP.COM, Steve Ashley, took a new, exciting approach to the traditional checkout process on SHOP.COM. Using a 2 click checkout process, Express Pay allows you to establish default Express Pay shipping and billing options which will make the SHOP.COM checkout process streamlined and efficient – which ultimately saves you time! Check out this great article from Internet Retailer about Steve’s decision to implement a 2 click checkout on SHOP.COM HERE.
In 2017, the Shopping Annuity Assessment was completely overhauled to make funding your Shopping Annuity more convenient, efficient and effective. With the new enhancements, the Assessment has become more personalized and resourceful so that you will interact with it every day and be on track to create an ongoing income. Staying on track with JR’s vision, this is also known as the Uberization of the Shopping Annuity, matching product to people and people to product. If you haven’t yet done so, take the Shopping Annuity Assessment today!
In October, Motives® was ranked as one of the Top 100 Youtube Channels by Beauty Experts. WOW, what an incredible accomplishment for Motives!
Each year that we get to spend with each and every one of you watching you build your business, walk away from the 9-5 job, retire at 40, etc is a win! YOU are what JR’s initial vision was all about, the whole reason this company has made been a massive success for 25 years. We can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for each one of you!
What would your #1 moment of 2017 be within your business? Share with us in the comments below.