Market America is well-known in the business world as the “Unfranchise Franchise”. It’s been in business since 1992 and was created and developed by married couple Loren and JR Ridinger. Since its inception over two decades ago, the company has undergone several changes as well as expanding to several different countries. Currently, Market America can be found in America, Canada and Singapore, and they have plans to branch out to Europe in the next few years. Over 650 people work for Market America in their offices, and their main job is to help independent distributors get started with the reselling program. The main office for M.A. is found in Greensboro, NC. Over half a million people sell products through the Market America platform on their own pre-purchased websites. Distributors can make anywhere from a few dollars a month to a few thousand dollars a month depending on the success of their site and marketing.
Market America works with third party manufacturing corporations to create and sell the products available to consumers. The product lines include Isotonix, Royal Spa, Pet Health, Snap and AutoWorks. The company is continually launching new product lines, which give independent distributors the ability to pick and choose what they want to sell. You can either sell one specific line on your site or several depending on what you are looking to achieve as a business owner. M.A. also sells these products themselves on their Shop.com platform, which was purchased from Bill Gates back in 2012.
The company’s distributors will need to pay a nominal fee in order to keep their websites active. As of right now, it will cost distributors roughly $100 a month to keep their sites fully active. If you become an independent distributor through Market America, you will also be required to attend routine seminars that are held online via web conferencing software. Distributors will be alerted of these seminars in advance to book themselves a seat. Seminars can cost anywhere from $100 to $300, and if you miss several seminars in a row, you will lose all rights to sell M.A. products.