If you’re applying for a merchant position, use the following example to draft an application letter then send it together with your resume.
“Dear Ms. Victoria Maemu
With this letter and the attached resume, I would like to express my sincere interest in the trader position that you have available. As a trained and successful professional with extensive merchandising experience within the retail industry, I possess a wide range of knowledge and experience that will enable me to contribute to the success of Apex Fashion & Apparel.
My experience includes successfully developing and implementing strategic merchandising plans, establishing strong relationships with suppliers, and facilitating product awareness efforts to maximize profit improvement and product turnover. Through my experience, I have been successful in driving consistent sales and gross margin increases. Additionally, my established ability to schedule and manage staff positions me to make a significant contribution to your company.
The following achievements demonstrate my qualification for this position:
Proficiency in general retail merchandising, budget planning, promotional product displays and demos, and cross-functional team collaboration; achieving significant sales increases and expanding market share.
Continually exceeding in-store customer metrics and exceeding general merchandising expectations.
Demonstrate exceptional communication, presentation, and analytical talents.
Thrive in challenging, fast-paced, and time-bound environments.
My proven dedication to streamlining merchandising operations and driving revenue growth, coupled with my strong ability to lead high-performing teams, will greatly contribute to the success of your retail establishment. Thanks for your consideration; I hope to speak to you soon.
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