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Archive of: 2021

  • Staying Safe on the Job: Work Safety Tips for Retail Merchandisers

    Staying Safe on the Job: Work Safety Tips for Retail Merchandisers

    While nobody is ever going to mistake it for trawling for cod on an Arctic fishing boat, or suiting up as a rodeo clown, working as a Retail Merchandiser does have its own inherent risks. Ladder and step stool injuries, products toppling from high shelves, and of course the inevitable slips and falls can all lead to serious injuries for you, a co-worker or even a customer in the wrong place at the wrong time. The good news is, all of these dangers are quite preventable when you follow basic work safety protocols. Let’s outline them now.

  • Keeping Things Clean and Organized While You Stock

    Keeping Things Clean and Organized While You Stock

    There are thousands of books out there discussing strategies for retail success. They cover all the topics, from merchandising to staffing, to inventory to finances. But there are a couple subjects you don’t often read about that are critically important, but far less glamorous: organization and cleaning.

  • Independent Merchandising—The Perfect Part-time College Job

    Independent Merchandising—The Perfect Part-time College Job

    For today’s college student, the job market is evolving. In the not-too-distant past, you’d picture college students working as restaurant servers, drivers, nannies, or maybe the occasional work painting houses. But here at SFS, we are happy to demolish the stereotype of the typical college-age jobs. Because of flexibility, earning potential and the ability to work anywhere, it’s hard to beat working as an independent merchandiser. We would even go as far as saying it’s the perfect job for college students.

  • Retail Merchandiser Motivation

    Retail Merchandiser Motivation

    Working as an SFS Freelance Retail Merchandiser is a great opportunity. It offers far more flexibility than traditional 9 to 5 jobs. It also provides you with the freedom that comes with being your own boss. And of course, the high earning potential is another plus.

  • 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.