The Shopping Annuity & MAIC’s 2018 International Convention Take Over The Greensboro, North Carolina Coliseum This Week With 25,000 Global Entrepreneurs

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Greensboro, North Carolina-based Internet retailing powerhouse and celebrity guests will showcase the company’s continuing success through digital advancements, new product offerings and its revolutionary Shopping Annuity program.

"...Just last month, ( cited The Shopping Annuity as one of ‘four effective business models that built billion-dollar companies.’”

"Converting Spending Into Earning" (a/k/a The Shopping Annuity) is the predominant message that Market America | SHOP.COM will deliver to approximately 25,000 eager entrepreneurs at its 2018 International Convention. This year's event, to be held August 9th through 12th at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, will showcase the latest developments in Market America | SHOP.COM's high-tech, high-touch approach to retailing and ecommerce. The event will also highlight the company's meteoric rise over the past 26 years from its austere beginnings in its home town of Greensboro, North Carolina.    

"I am very excited for our International Convention this week in Greensboro," said Market America | SHOP.COM Chairman and CEO JR Ridinger. "People around the world are rapidly succeeding through the Market America UnFranchise® business. The pace continues to quicken as entrepreneurs enthusiastically adopt our ‘Shopping Annuity’ program, which empowers smart shoppers to convert their everyday spending on everyday items into earnings by building a residual income through SHOP.COM,” he said. Ridinger continued, “in fact, just last month, ( cited The Shopping Annuity as one of ‘four effective business models that built billion-dollar companies.’”

The subject article provides, “[t]he idea behind this model is simply to enable customers to earn from their own current spending. Consumers actually earn money when purchasing everyday items, such as paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste, razors and so on. It can be a very compelling model that fits well into the ecommerce space….. Founder and CEO of Market America and SHOP.COM, JR Ridinger, is seeing significant success with this business model in nine countries, including the U.S. In a recent interview, Ridinger said, ‘The Shopping Annuity -- converting everyday spending into earning -- is the foundation of our business model and is like rocket fuel for our UnFranchise business, overall. Let’s face it, Uber is essentially the largest taxi service in the world, and they don’t own a single taxi/car. We look at the retail landscape in a similar way, and realize there’s an equally powerful opportunity for us as a global ecommerce powerhouse. People don’t just shop for luxury items, they shop for the things they use every day. By making those purchases the cornerstone of a Shopping Annuity, we feel this concept will revolutionize the retail industry as well as our economy. It took 25 years for the technology to catch up to our original vision of interconnected shoppers who wield their collective buying power and convert spending into earning.’”

During Ridinger's multiple presentations at the event, he will convey the latest enhancements to the Shopping Annuity program and how its rapid adoption in the marketplace is improving thousands of lives. Ridinger will also unveil several new “Shopping Annuity” branded products – all daily essential products that virtually everyone not only uses but needs as part of their daily routine. These products are all designed to simplify the ability to reap the benefits of the company’s Shopping Annuity program.

The event will also feature the Market America | SHOP.COM executive team, successful entrepreneurs from at least 9 countries and celebrity guests, including Fat Joe and La La Anthony. Previous events have been attended by superstars Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Alejandro Sanz, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Tony Romo, Swizz Beatz, Paulina Rubio, Marc Anthony, Scottie Pippen and Amar’e and Alexis Stoudemire, among many others. Additional surprise celebrity appearances are expected this week.

Loren Ridinger, Senior Executive Vice President of Market America | SHOP.COM, will open the four-day event with a powerful address followed by additional presentations wherein she will use her vast experience as one of today's most influential entrepreneurs and trendsetters to help attendees define their “why” and develop the passion necessary to reach their goals, succeed and live the life of their dreams. Loren is well known for wooing crowds with her powerful messages about self-empowerment and taking control of your life. Loren’s blog can be found at and her Instagram account can be found at (@lorenridinger).

“For this International Convention, I am very excited to deliver a compelling message of empowerment” said Loren. “We’ve started a revolution to help people create their own economy. 26 years of evolution and growth has allowed the systems, tools and technology to catch up to our original vision and our original mission. Where else can you find such a realistic business model that results in a significant ongoing income? Our mission is to empower people from all walks of life with the ability to control their time, their income and their future” said Loren passionately.

The award-winning Motives by Loren Ridinger cosmetics line -- created by Loren Ridinger -- is anxiously awaiting the launch of its new Fall/Winter 2018 campaign. This new collection features a lip scrub, a lip mask, a new eyeshadow, a lipstick duo and Motives “In The Mix” Palette (which includes three neutral, matte shades of gray and chocolate brown pressed eye shadow).

The company will also be announcing several new products from its super popular fixx, Royal Spa, TLS, Isotonix & Shopping Annuity brands.

These newest products will be available for purchase exclusively at SHOP.COM and Loren's ongoing collaboration with actress and entrepreneur La La Anthony in the creation of Motives for La La will also be featured with La La on hand to discuss the best ways to engage with your Motives customers. "Especially via social media, the Motives team has been able to combine our passion for and expertise in beauty to best serve our customers' needs. The growth and success of Motives has been truly gratifying," said Ridinger.
Exciting new announcements will headline this year's event, including enhancements to SHOP.COM's shopping website that will be introduced and discussed in detail by Market America | SHOP.COM President & COO Marc Ashley. Marc will be presenting a powerful presentation that details why Market America | SHOP.COM is “The Total Package” for entrepreneurs and savvy shoppers because the Shopping Annuity has never been easier to benefit from.

"Even after 26 years of continuous growth, I'm still amazed at how the company continues to shine brighter," said Ashley. "We are stronger than we have ever been and continue to fill voids in the marketplace," he said. "It's always exciting to be here in Greensboro, which has been home for the company over the past 26 years. I look forward to seeing the Greensboro Coliseum full of talented and dedicated entrepreneurs as we continue to change the way people shop by converting their spending into earning via the Shopping Annuity."

The company will also announce several enhancements to SHOP.COM including additional participating merchants in its SHOP Local program and some great new user-friendly enhancements to make the user experience even better. "We’ve always been focused on creating the best user experience possible through an easy-to-use interface, fast checkouts and blazing speed, among other things," said Steve Ashley, President & COO of SHOP.COM. "Through innovation, our suite of products -- which include web, mobile and apps -- and emerging technologies we are positioned for explosive growth in the marketplace." Steve will be detailing how the company is taking the friction out of shopping via enhanced user experiences but also is taking the shopping out of shopping via the company’s new SHOP.COM Concierge Program.

DNA Miracles and DNA Miracles Natural, created by Amber Ridinger-McLaughlin and Duane McLaughlin, provide the highest quality body and wellness products designed for babies, children and expectant mothers. Duane and Amber will detail the extensive work and product development that they put into the DNA product lines. Recently launched products include: DNA Miracles Natural Kids Shampoo + Body Wash, DNA Miracles Natural Kids Conditioner, DNA Miracles Natural Kids Bubble Bath, DNA Miracles Natural Kids Detangler and DNA Miracles Natural Kids Lotion. The company has partnered with leading health professionals and scientists who follow the highest standards in ingredient selection to create the most effective skin, hair and health solutions.

Amber Ridinger-McLaughlin is also the founder of the popular Lumiere de Vie skincare brand. Amber will be revealing two new Lumiere de Vie products – a rose refresher and a renewal elixir – as well as introducing the brand new Lumiere de Vie Hommes skincare line for men (initially featuring a cleansing gel, a conditioning beard elixir and a hydrating aloe cream).

Grammy-nominated artist and entrepreneur Joseph "Fat Joe" Cartagena, the company's President of Urban and Latino Development, will be on hand to convey the excitement and explosive growth within that market sector. He will discuss Market America | SHOP.COM's core value of living a life that is "All the Way Up" while he’s not “Stressin.”    

For up-to-the minute International Convention updates, visit the Market America blog ( or follow the conversation on Facebook (; and Twitter (;; or search #MAIC2018).

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 $8.5 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, #96 in the Internet Retailer Asia 500 and the 18th fastest growing Internet Mobile Retailer. The company is also a two time winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. 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.

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