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  • Writer's pictureHeather Petrone

Continuity Merchandising: Empowering Moms with Flexible Work Opportunities


Balancing motherhood and a career can be a daunting task for many moms. Finding a part-time job that offers flexibility while allowing them to be present for their families can be challenging. However, continuity merchandising has emerged as a fantastic option for moms seeking a fulfilling and flexible work opportunity. So why is continuity merchandising a great part-time job for moms? Well, for starters, it offers the perfect balance between work and family life.


Flexibility in Scheduling

One of the primary reasons why continuity merchandising is an ideal part-time job for moms is its flexibility in scheduling. Unlike traditional 9-to-5 jobs, continuity merchandising allows moms to set their own hours and work around their family's needs. This flexibility ensures they can attend school events, doctor appointments, and other important family commitments without compromising their job responsibilities. Depending on availability, Moms can decide when and how much they want to work, making it easier to create a harmonious work-life balance. For instance, our reps for Office Depot work 17 service cycles a year. One of our reps in the Palm Springs area is responsible for 7 stores. He can choose what days and times to go in to the stores to do the work, he just needs to complete all the stores within that three week cycle.


Reporting from Home

One of the other perks is the fact that all continuity merchandising reporting can be done at home as opposed to doing it in the store. This can help moms tremendously to ensure kids are picked up from school on time. Many moms opt to do their reporting the same day at night on the computer after putting the kids to bed which is super convenient.


Variety and Creativity

Continuity merchandising offers a variety of tasks that cater to the creative side of moms. From setting up displays to arranging products attractively, merchandisers get to use their creativity to enhance the shopping experience for customers. This aspect of the job can be fulfilling and enjoyable for moms who want to express their artistic talents while working part-time. Deb, one of our Kings Hawaiian merchandisers loves to work with store management to borrow balloons from the floral section to add to her displays. She’s an out of the box thinker who has a great relationship with the store manager.


Supplemental Income

For moms looking to contribute financially to their households, continuity merchandising offers a reliable source of supplemental income. Whether it's saving for a family vacation or covering extra expenses, the earnings from continuity merchandising can make a significant difference without demanding a full-time commitment. This financial independence can boost a mom's confidence and sense of fulfillment. One of our reps does our Kalan continuity work. Kalan sells impulse buy products in Five Below. She services her stores once a month on her own time to help add to her family’s savings account.


Skill Development and Networking

Engaging in continuity merchandising can help moms develop various skills, including organization, time management, and attention to detail. These transferable skills can be valuable in both their personal and professional lives. Additionally, working in this field provides opportunities to network with other professionals in the retail industry, which can open doors to other part-time or even full-time opportunities in the future. One of merchandisers in cosmetics recently applied for a job as a remote Travel Coordinator within our company since the idea of working from home full-time was so attractive. There is always room to grow when talking to the right network of people. Just look at our project manager, Sabrina Trenell. Sabrina was a single mother supporting her daughter and started off as a merchandising rep. She quickly moved up to a team lead and has grown to a project manager role.


Low Entry Barrier:

Continuity merchandising generally has a low entry barrier, making it accessible to moms who may have limited prior work experience or who are returning to the workforce after a career break. Apollo provides on-the-job training and support to new merchandisers, making it easier for moms to transition into this role.


Continuity merchandising is undoubtedly a fantastic part-time job option for moms seeking flexibility and work-life balance. With the freedom to set their own schedules, work from home, and indulge in creative tasks, moms can enjoy a fulfilling career without compromising their responsibilities as parents. Whether it's for extra income or personal development, continuity merchandising empowers moms to thrive professionally while being present for their families—a win-win situation for any mom seeking a flexible and rewarding part-time job. If you're interested in applying, head to our career page or email us at recruiting@apolloretail.com.


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