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Brenda Willis

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Posted - 06/26/2003 :  5:31:08 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have been mystery shopping for three months and would like to try merchandising. I don't believe I could do one that requires heavy lifting, using tools, or a lot of climbing. Any suggestions on what kind of job I might be able to do or what I should avoid?

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Vineland, NJ
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Posted - 06/26/2003 :  7:17:02 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I think that there are a lot that are not physically demanding at all. I have done merchandising on sunglasses, watches and key rings that were extremely easy.
Children's books were okay, but sometimes the boxes were a little heavy.
The only merchandising that I did that I did not care for, was costume jewelry. Not that it was physical, just tedious. The diagrams were poorly done and it made it hard to inventory and re-stock.

I shop Vineland, Deptford, Mays Landing and Atlantic City, NJ
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Lynn, MA
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Posted - 06/26/2003 :  7:45:06 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I do lots of merchandising and about 90% requires very little physically. Of course I'm on my feet most of the day. I service greeting cards. I may have to lift one box but it's no big deal. If you are incapable of lifting things you can usually ask a store associate to help as long as it's not a lot of stuff. I used to wrok for a drug chain and the magazine rep couldn't lift the heavy totes so she would usually ask someone in the store for help.

I also do several weekly services for things such as candy departments and picture frames. Neither requires much lifting.

Usually in any job description it will say if heavy lifting is required. Just read the description and don't be afraid to ask questions. You'll be fine.
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Posted - 06/27/2003 :  08:37:52 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Brenda, I think you would probably enjoy the "audit" type merchandising job. The only thing demanding about this type of work is carrying a clipbaord. LOL

I will recommend my very favorite audit company, National Retail Services, as a place to start. They are an EXCELLENT company to work for. Their contact info is

They do have cosmetic resets twice a year but they will provide you with help (if needed).

Good luck!
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Christina Hoppel

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Posted - 06/27/2003 :  1:18:38 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Field Marketing Inc. is also another company that specializes in auditing. They perform bi-weekly audits in a major electronics retailer regularly. Usually 6-8 hours biweekly and I believe the pay is approximately $9.00/hr. If you go to their website you can see if there are any opportunities in your area.


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Wheatfield, IN
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Posted - 07/01/2003 :  08:16:32 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Merchandising sunglasses and costume jewelry are fun jobs that are not physically demanding. You are on your feet all day and walking, but not heavy lifting. I also enjoy doing trading cards. You want to avoid the reset type jobs, or magazines or books. Those are physically demanding. Also jobs in home improvement type stores are usually physically challenging, requiring you to climb ladders and bring down back stock.

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Allyson Goldjay
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Elkton, MD
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Posted - 07/01/2003 :  8:58:52 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I service a candy display in the grocery store and I service credit card apps at a retail chain. Neither requires heavy lifting and both are fun. Many of the merchandising jobs I've been offered have been easy and not too strenuous. I like working for Premium Retail Services so you might want to check them out.

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