eCommerce Merchandising & Trading jobs and careers
A career in eCommerce Merchandising is all about the presentation of products or services on a website with one main goal: increasing sales, driving conversions and delivering commercial outcomes. It refers to showcasing available items in a way that entices consumer interest.
Working in eCommerce trading is all about understanding how a website is performing based on analytical data. The role involves supporting an online store with the day-to-day trading, delivering sales and conversion targets and focusing on specific platforms to consistently improve customer experience and to ensure that sales are being made by recognising consumer patterns and trends.
Why consider a career in eCommerce Merchandising & Trading?
If you have a keen eye for detail, aesthetics, analytics and strive for the success of online sales, a career in digital merchandising & trading could be very rewarding for you. It will be your job to ensure that the site has the correct look and feel, and is geared towards the target audience based on customer insight and trading information.
What a career or job in eCommerce merchandising and trading may entail…
As an eCommerce Merchandiser, you’ll upload products, services and offers through the content management system, review the way they’re positioned on-site and work collaboratively to make decisions on the presentation of products on each page and category.
For example, as an Online Merchandiser, you’ll likely report to an Online Trading Manager and your role would involve making sure that products are showcased on the website in the correct manner. This involves accurate imagery, content and specifications, ensuring that the customer can find the necessary information on the site.
As an Online Trading Manager, your role will usually require an understanding on how a website is performing based on analytical data, and provide recommendations for how products should be placed on the website to improve this performance. Other responsibilities could involve promotion cycles based on seasonal factors and underperforming stock.
Typical role titles include
Online Trading Executive
Online Trading Manager
Web Trading Executive
Web Trading Manager
eCommerce Content Executive
Head of Online Trading
Digital Merchandising Manager
Career progression example
Online Trading Executive
Online Trading Manager
Head of Online Trading
Head of eCommerce
At an entry level, Junior/graduate eCommerce Merchandisers on average will be earning between £18k-£25k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £25k-£35k and seniors would be looking to earn £40k+.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
To succeed as an eCommerce Merchandiser, you should have a great understanding of website design, CMS management, copywriting, SEO, general digital marketing and customer behaviours.
What qualifications does it take?
You will usually need a relevant foundation degree, diploma or higher within a relevant analytical subject such as: marketing, business studies, communications or mathematics.
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