JR Ridinger is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Market America | SHOP.COM Worldwide and the architect of the UnFranchise® Business System — a groundbreaking business model that rewards thousands of independent UnFranchise Owners around the world. Founded in 1992, Market America is a global product brokerage and internet marketing company that specializes in one-to-one marketing. Since its inception, Market America has grown into a global powerhouse, with operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. SHOP.COM, the primary global shopping site powered by Market America, boasts millions of savvy shoppers and has generated close to $48 million in Cashback for consumers that have access to millions of products on SHOP.COM, including Market America’s exclusive brands and thousands of top retail brands.
Built on product and powered by people, Market America | SHOP.COM employs close to 1,000 people worldwide and was recently ranked #42 in the Digital Commerce 360 (formerly Internet Retailer) 2020 Top Online Marketplaces, #67 in the Digital Commerce 360 (formerly Internet Retailer) Top 1,000 in 2020 and ranked #11 in Newsweek Magazine‘s Best Online Shops for 2020. The company is also a two-time winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and was ranked #15 in the 2020 Business North Carolina Top 125. Since founding the company almost 30 years ago, JR has grown Market America | SHOP.COM from a startup business based in his small 1,100 square-foot home into a successful global business by offering in-demand, market-driven products through the company’s exclusive product lines and millions of other items via the company’s online Partner Stores on SHOP.COM. JR has created the ultimate online shopping business concept and e-commerce destination where customers get paid to shop. He’s elevated this concept to the next level by helping shoppers convert their everyday spending into earning with a revolutionary system known as the Shopping Annuity®, which makes the UnFranchise Business and SHOP.COM even more powerful.