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  • Writer's pictureHeather Petrone

Why December is the Perfect Time to Become A Retail Merchandiser


The holiday season brings with it a special kind of magic. As the world gets ready to celebrate, December becomes a month of joy, festivities, and togetherness. It's also a fantastic time to embark on a new professional journey, especially as a merchandiser. Let’s explore the reasons why December is the ideal time to start your retail merchandising services career.

High Demand for Merchandisers

December is undoubtedly one of the busiest months in the retail industry. With Turkey Wednesday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the run-up to Christmas, stores are bustling with customers eager to find goods, gifts, and great deals. This surge in demand for products means that retailers need skilled merchandisers more than ever to ensure their stores are visually appealing and well-organized. By joining a retail merchandising service company in December, you're stepping into a job market with plenty of opportunities and a high demand for your expertise.


Gain Valuable Experience

Working as a retail merchandiser during December allows you to gain valuable experience in merchandising quickly. You'll get hands-on exposure to the fast-paced and dynamic nature of the retail world. Because this is one of the strongest times of the year, you’ll be paired with multiple veterans of the industry so you can pick up great habits from the best of merchandisers. From setting up holiday displays to ensuring products are properly stocked and priced, you'll develop a wide range of skills that can set you up for a successful career in retail merchandising.


Showcase Your Creativity

The holiday season is the perfect time to showcase your creativity as a retail merchandiser. You'll have the opportunity to design festive and eye-catching displays that capture the spirit of the season. Whether it's arranging ornaments and decorations or creating beautiful holiday themed pop up displays for clients like Kings Hawaiian or Pepsi, December offers numerous chances to let your imagination run wild and leave a lasting impression on both customers and employers.


Develop Strong Teamwork Skills

In retail, teamwork is essential. During the holiday season, stores are often understaffed due to the increased workload, and everyone needs to pull together to meet customer demands. This creates an excellent opportunity for you to strengthen your teamwork and communication skills. By joining a retail merchandising services company in December, you can show your dedication to working well with others and becoming a valuable asset to the team.


Build Relationships with Retailers

As a retail merchandiser, you'll work closely with various retailers and their employees. December is an excellent time to establish and nurture these relationships. Developing a good rapport with store managers and staff can lead to long-term opportunities and open doors for future collaborations. It's an investment in your career that can pay off well beyond the holiday season.


Job Stability

The retail industry generally offers job stability, and December is no exception. Many retailers hire temporary merchandisers during the holiday season, which can lead to more permanent positions for those who excel in their roles. By joining a merchandising company at this time, you're increasing your chances of securing a stable job that can extend well into the new year. Especially when the springs cosmetics resets start up after the first of the year. There are so many new initiatives right after the holidays, you can bet on continued retail merchandising work once the new year begins.


December is more than just a time of celebration; it's a golden opportunity for aspiring merchandisers to launch their careers with a company like us. The high demand for your skills, the chance to gain invaluable experience, and the potential for job stability all make this month an excellent time to join the team. As you embrace the festive spirit of the season, you'll also be embracing a bright future in the world of retail merchandising. Don't miss out on this perfect timing to embark on your journey with Apollo Retail! If you’d like a chance at working with us, call us during our monthly hiring event. Our next hiring event is December 5 from 9a-5p ET. Call: 813-518-2104 !


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