Strong Industry Growth
New Regulations for Online Food Sales
In other recent eCommerce news companies selling food online will now have to indicate its expiry date and maximum retail price to keep things fairer for consumers. This industry is constantly changing and any new regulations will mean more work for the workers employed in it.
Common Complaints of eCommerce Consumers
Areas where this industry has scope for improvement are in delivery speed, technical failures and damaged goods.
Important Skills for eCommerce Workers
For workers in this industry, there are an exciting set of skills that lend themselves to succeeding in it. These include;
- Digital marketing: Online marketing is big business and mastering the art of attracting the right traffic to your online store and converting it into sales is challenging
- Cyber security: We wrote about this recently here. This industry is growing exponentially as data hacks cause costly disruption for businesses around the globe. For eCommerce stores, their website is their front window. Any loss or compromise in this can lead to a loss in sales and reduced profits – not to mention incur other costs such as reputational damage. Cyber security talent is an integral skill for eCommerce businesses to have access to
- Analytics: Cue the data miners! Analysis of sales, consumer behaviour, retention, drop off rates, marketing channels, success rates, margins and more. It’s a data fanatic’s dream and a veritable maze of information to work through
- Research and Trends: Staying up to date with marketing and industry trends is important in a market for which the only constant is its rapid rate of change
- Web Design and Development: It goes without saying that IT skills are paramount to a successful online store
With the eCommerce market growing, if any of the above skills sound like they suit you this industry could be the ideal environment to further advance your career. We have a number of opportunities within eCommerce recruitment which you can browse on our site.