• What SFS Team Members Are Saying

    What SFS Team Members Are Saying

    On this blog we talk a lot about Freelance Retail Merchandising at SFS. We’ve covered how merchandisers prepare for their next gig. We’ve touched on how to master the planogram. And we’ve analyzed how Freelance Retail Merchandising challenges the traditional employment model. We’ve also discussed the flexibility, unlimited earning potential, and the tax perks of working as your own boss. But one thing we haven’t covered is what actual SFS Retail Merchandisers have to say about their own personal experiences. That changes this month, as we relate to you what SFS team members are saying about their work.

  • Is Assembly Work Right For You?

    Is Assembly Work Right For You?

    Do you like building things with your hands? As a child, did you have an impressively large collection of Legos? In your family, are you the one who always volunteers to assemble furniture, toys, or anything with an instruction manual? If so, you may be a natural fit for a career as a Freelance Retail Merchandiser who specializes in Assembly.

  • You're a Merchandiser. How do you prepare for your next gig?

    You're a Merchandiser. How do you prepare for your next gig?

    On this blog we talk about the many positive aspects of working as a freelance retail merchandiser. We’ve discussed the flexibility, tax benefits, and how the gig economy challenges traditional employment. But one area we haven’t covered as much is the actual day-to-day work of a freelance retail merchandiser.

  • Mastering the Planogram

    Mastering the Planogram

    For independent retail merchandisers, no two days are ever the same. Unlike your typical 9 to 5 office jobs, they are always on the move. They lend their talents to a broad range of clients in a broad range of industries. They may spend their day in a Dollar store. The next day they’re working at an apparel retailer. When there’s a retailer that needs help merchandising, you’ll find them there.

  • Getting Ready for Tax Season: 1099 Forms, Deductions and More

    Getting Ready for Tax Season: 1099 Forms, Deductions and More

    2020—one of the most tumultuous years any of us have ever experienced—is mercifully ending soon. Unfortunately for independent contractors and gig economy workers, that means the beginning of tax season.

  • The SFS Referral Program is a Great Way to Make Extra Cash

    The SFS Referral Program is a Great Way to Make Extra Cash

    At SFS Field Services, we are always on the lookout for more talent. Right now we have more than 90 pages of open positions for Retail Merchandisers across the nation.

  • How Independent Contractor Work Challenges Traditional Employment

    How Independent Contractor Work Challenges Traditional Employment

    In the last decade, the definition of work has been fundamentally altered. Instead of traditional 9-5 jobs, many Americans have opted for what has become colloquially known as the gig economy.

  • For Independent Contractors, the Holiday Season Means Seasonal Work

    For Independent Contractors, the Holiday Season Means Seasonal Work

    Every year about this time, you see it. Retailers start staffing up to handle the upcoming holiday rush. Though this year’s holiday season is sure to be unlike any others we’ve experienced due to COVID, the numbers actually tell a different story.

  • I’m an Independent Contractor. Is My Home Office Tax Deductible?

    I’m an Independent Contractor. Is My Home Office Tax Deductible?

    Gig workers and independent contractors have lots of job perks. They have the flexibility to make their own schedule. They have the freedom to work as much—or as little—as they want. They also have the satisfaction that comes with being your own boss. But all that freedom and flexibility comes with some gray areas. None bigger than taxes.

  • Retail Merchandising, Defined

    Retail Merchandising, Defined

    Do you confuse your CPGs with your UPCs? Having trouble understanding the difference between a display and an endcap? And what exactly does a sidekick do, anyway?

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