Market America | SHOP.COM Receives 2013 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

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Market America | SHOP.COM honored for its solid commitment to ethical business practices by the Better Business Bureau of Central North Carolina.

Market America | SHOP.COM proudly announces it has been honored by the Better Business Bureau of Central North Carolina as winner of the 2013 Torch Award praising its commitment to ethics in the marketplace.

“The purpose of the Better Business Bureau is to promote trust in the marketplace,” said Kevin Hinterberger, BBB president & CEO. “Market America | SHOP.COM is a role model for the way that business should be conducted in our community. Market America / SHOP.COM has also showed a great commitment to the community itself with its participation and support of many community activities,” Hinterberger said.

“Receiving the 2013 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is such an honor for Market America and SHOP.COM. It’s a reflection of the way we do business, and the emphasis we place on building positive relationships with our customers and other businesses. We proudly share this prestigious award with our corporate employees, as well as the thousands of UnFranchise® Owners around the world who are making a difference and doing business the right way,” declared Chief Operating Officer, Marc Ashley.

Since 1992, Market America has been changing the way business is conducted through its unique business model that enables entrepreneurs to succeed through cooperation and collaboration — thousands of people working together, building, leading and teaching others to do the same. Market America applies this philosophy at all levels of its business through persistent, progressive technological enhancements, first-class field and customer support, and community outreach that makes a real and permanent difference.

Market America | SHOP.COM is the biggest sponsor of ma Cares, a not for profit organization that operates an overall philosophy that one can’t succeed without helping others first. ma Cares strives to touch the lives of those in the community through its support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Heart Association, Rally for Kids with Cancer, Fill the Food Bowl/Humane Society, the Ronald McDonald House,, the Jennifer Lopez Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and so many others.

“Market America | SHOP.COM is thrilled to be among the businesses celebrated with the 2013 Torch Award,” shared Ashley. “This is a tremendous honor for our company, and is a real testament to our incredible people power. We realized early on that trust among our employees, customers and community should be the foundation upon which our business is laid. We’re confident that that foundation has proven to be rock solid over the past 20 years, and will be for many, many years to come.”

Market America, Inc. is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing. 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 President and CEO JR Ridinger and has generated $4.3 billion in accumulated sales. Market America employs nearly 700 people globally with operations in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, United Kingdom and Mexico. Through the company’s shopping website, SHOP.COM, consumers have access to over 40 million products, including Market America exclusive brands and thousands of top retail brands. By combining Market America’s entrepreneurial business model with SHOP.COM’s powerful comparative shopping engine, Cashback program, Hot Deals, social shopping integration and countless other features, the company has become the ultimate online shopping destination.

For more information:
United States: or http://www.SHOP.COM
Mexico: or http://www.MX.SHOP.COM
Canada: or http://www.CA.SHOP.COM

About The Better Business Bureau of Central North Carolina
The BBB of Central N.C., which is a non-profit organization that works to maintain trust in the marketplace, serves Guilford, Caswell, Alamance, Randolph and Rockingham counties and the city of Thomasville.
The Torch Awards celebrate businesses that have exhibited ethical behavior.

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