By Mike Haaren
Dec. 27, 2011
Dear Rat Race Rebellion: I’ve been hearing about people getting paid to visit stores and take care of items on shelves. What are those jobs called, and where can I find them? – George in Elmira, N.Y.
Dear George: Those positions are known as Reset Merchandisers, Field Merchandisers, or simply Merchandisers. They typically involve visiting stores and checking on shelf inventory, verifying that signing is correct, setting up new displays, and interviewing store personnel. Some jobs can be quite specific, such as visiting pet stores only, or taking care of a single brand of sunglasses.
Merchandisers work as independent contractors rather than employees, and are usually part-time. Pay can range from $12 to $15 per hour and may include a mileage reimbursement. We post Merchandiser jobs for Hallmark and other brands on our Daily Jobs page every week or so. Others can be found at Signatureretailservices.com.