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Merchandise associates are hardworking employees whose main responsibility is to provide customer service on the sales floor. While a merchandise associate is considered an entry-level role, it is a great opportunity for eager individuals who want to launch a career in the retail space. It provides valuable customer service experience in a fast-paced environment. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. 

Hiring a merchandise associate starts with an accurate job description. Hiring managers create a job description that will allow candidates to find out more about the job vacancy. It contains a list of expectations, responsibilities, and requirements, all of which allow candidates to discern if they are the right fit for the job. 

It helps to be creative in crafting the job description. Make it as interesting as you can. Consider describing the retail company. What kind of products do they offer? How many years have they been in operation? Also, share something about the benefits of working as a merchandise associate. What is the work schedule? Interesting tidbits will make your job description stand out among the many job listings out there. Make the candidate excited to apply and you will have ideal candidates lining up for the selection process. 

 

Merchandise Associate Responsibilities 

 

Merchandise associates perform many tasks that ultimately help customers have a great shopping experience. They take care of receiving new stock and products upon delivery. To prepare these items, associates input them into the inventory database and then carefully apply the appropriate sales tags.  Merchandise associates follow the merchandise presentation design of the store and organize the products accordingly, making sure that they are neat and tidy. They assemble store displays, dress mannequins, and clean the sales floor to make it appealing to customers at all times. 

Once a customer comes in, merchandise associates greet them warmly and let them know that they can offer assistance if needed. Though some customers may want to shop alone and without supervision, associates must be prepared to help out anytime they are needed. Throughout the shopping experience, associates answer questions from customers, help them locate items, and make product suggestions according to the customer’s preferences. 

Furthermore, merchandise associates perform other tasks including: attending the cash register, repacking unsold items, and arranging shelves. Lastly, merchandise associates promote products during brand campaigns, working together to achieve sales targets and provide good customer service. 

 

Merchandise Associate Skills and Qualifications

 

There is no formal education needed to qualify for a merchandise associate position. It is up to the hiring company to decide if they will prefer candidates with a high school diploma or GED. Previous work experience in the retail space is an advantage. Merchandise associates engage with customers and other team members daily. Communication and interpersonal skills are helpful. The ideal candidate is outgoing, organized, with a customer-centric attitude. The ability to work independently and collaborate with others to achieve sales targets. Finally, candidates must be willing to stand for long periods and work on weekends and holidays if necessary. 

42 Merchandise Associates  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

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Merchandise Associates for Hire in Bronx, NY
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Merchandise Associates for Hire in Derry, NH
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Merchandise Associate

What is the best way to find and hire a Merchandise Associate near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Merchandise Associate applicants. Employers posting their Merchandise Associate job on Indeed get about 17 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Merchandise Associate applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Merchandise Associate are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 5 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Merchandise Associate positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Merchandise Associate role?
SMS has 97% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Merchandise Associate job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Merchandise Associates are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 151% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Merchandise Associate applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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