How to Be a Better Grocery Merchandiser

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Being a grocery merchandiser is a fairly simple job and can be very well paying. The key to getting into and staying in a high-paying merchandiser job is being organized and more through than the competition.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 Ring Notebook
  • Plastic sleeves for paper
  • Sharpies
  • Know your product. If you stock one product or one thousand products, you need to know what products you carry, how your company gets them and what other products may be similar (in case a substitution is needed). If you have this knowledge, you can help out customers and stores looking for products and you will be able to provide better service to the stores where you bring in product.

  • Be organized. Keep your backstock low enough that you can tell what you have in a few minutes. Make sure all boxes are labeled and that everything is grouped by aisle. That way, when it's time to work your remaining product, you can have it out on the floor without sorting before you go.

  • Inventory before you order. If you have a select area that you order many products in, like yogurt, keep a list of all your products on a sheet of paper and slip it inside a plastic sheet protector. Then when it is time for you to order that product, use a marker to write down how much you have of each product. Use that as a guide so you order what you need and don't double anything. To clean the sheets, use a cleaning eraser.

  • Stay in contact with your boss. You may not see your boss on a day-to-day or even a weekly basis, but make sure you check in once a week. Ask any questions you have or see if they have any tips for you.

  • Ask for your out-of-stock list. Most stores compile an out-of-stock list every morning. As the receiver if there is a copy available to you. If not, try asking your boss if they receive a copy. Chances are, they do and you can catch any products you missed ordering this way.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be friendly to store personnel. You may not work for the store, but they can talk to your boss about you and in some stores fine you for poor performance.
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