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Online Merchants

Also called: Marketing Director, Master Hearth Technician, Online Services Manager, Supervisor of Operations

What they do:
Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.
On the job, you would:
  • Calculate revenue, sales, and expenses, using financial accounting or spreadsheet software.
  • Compose descriptions of merchandise for posting to online storefront, auction sites, or other shopping Web sites.
  • Prepare or organize online storefront marketing material, including product descriptions or subject lines, optimizing content to search engine criteria.


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People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.


You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • CCBill software
  • e-check software
Web page creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Content management systems CMS software
Sales and marketing software
  • Google AdWords
  • Search engine marketing SEM software


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