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Online Merchant Job Description

An online merchant is someone who sells products online for themself or for a company. Many online merchants are employed by companies operating online stores for the purpose of ensuring that the products displayed on their online stores are categorized and positioned in such a way that will entice site visitors to make purchases.

An online merchant should be comfortable working with technical tools and doing things in a technology based environment. They should be well organized, enthusiastic, observant, resourceful, detail-oriented and determined, and have good knowledge and understanding of web analytics.

What does an Online Merchant do?

Online merchants may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Online merchants may work from home, in offices or anywhere an internet access is available. They are sometimes required to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, and may sometimes be on call.

What is Required to Become an Online Merchant?

To become an online merchant, a degree and some online merchandising, marketing or ecommerce experience is helpful.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Online merchants need to have:


Alternative Careers

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