eCommerce refers to the commercial transactions that are conducted online. In essence, anytime you buy or sell something online you are participating in eCommerce.

In most cases, this type of specialist will be responsible for the planning and execution of eCommerce initiatives for an organization or within an agency.

ECommerce Marketing Specialists are typically responsible for managing the development and maintenance of online stores and are also tasked with coming up with new marketing strategies based on the review of business analytics.

What does an eCommerce Marketing Specialist do, typically?

An eCommerce Marketing Specialist should be able to take responsibility for the presentation, content, SEO, maintenance, catalog and overall business health of key products and services being sold. Their daily responsibilities may also include:

  • Developing, monitoring, writing and updating product content contained on eCommerce websites/portals.
  • Developing subject matter expertise in assigned product categories and taking ownership of daily business administration on assigned accounts.
  • Cultivating standards, systems and best practices for content creation, distribution, maintenance, and new product listings.
  • Working with product management, sales, graphics, and other relevant departments to provide updated content for assigned accounts to be shared across eCommerce platforms.
  • Possessing a comprehensive understanding of account-specific SEO best practices, pricing policies, media assets, inventory and/or pre-orders.
  • Having the ability to multi-task, prioritize and successfully meet several deadlines at once while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Possessing a strong knowledge of the eCommerce space including competitive strategies, marketing strategies, product development, consumer research, usability best practices and industry trends.
  • Using Spreadsheets or Excel (pivot tables, vlookups etc) in addition to web analytics to stay organized and monitor changes in product sales and identify opportunities for improvement.

 An eCommerce Marketing Specialist is not:

A Paid Media Specialist

While both of these roles have a focus on spending and budget, eCommerce Marketing Specialists are more product-focused and are trying to help sales of that product whereas paid media specialists concentrate on increasing company visibility through paid media promotions. See our full job description for paid media specialist here <<link>>.

A PPC Strategist

Much like paid media specialists, PPC strategists are concerned with pay-per-click ads to increase exposure and draw more people to a website or webpage. ECommerce Marketing Specialists have similar goals in mind, but more toward selling products or services. See the full job description for PPC strategist here <<link>>.

Important metrics for an eCommerce Marketing Specialist

  • Customer acquisition cost
  • Sales conversion rate
  • Number of pages visited
  • Bounce rate
  • Revenue by traffic source

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As an eCommerce Marketing Specialist at <company XXX>, you will get to do more than just monitor sales of a product. You will work cross-departmentally to optimize eCommerce strategies and analyze where there is room for improvement. More specifically, you’ll get to:

  • Develop, monitor, write and update product content contained on eCommerce websites/portals.
  • Develop subject matter expertise in assigned product categories and take ownership of daily business administration on assigned accounts.
  • Cultivate standards, systems and best practices for content creation, distribution, maintenance, and new product listings.
  • Work with product management, sales, graphics, and other relevant departments to provide updated content for assigned accounts to be shared across eCommerce platforms.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of account-specific SEO best practices, pricing policies, media assets, inventory and/or pre-orders.
  • Multi-task, prioritize and successfully meet several deadlines at once while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the eCommerce space including competitive strategies, marketing strategies, product development, consumer research, usability best practices, and industry trends.
  • Use Spreadsheets or Excel (pivot tables, vlookups etc) in addition to web analytics to stay organized and monitor changes in product sales and identify opportunities for improvement.

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