2020 has undoubtedly been a challenging year for everyone and we can see that the companies are looking to boost their competitiveness in an increasingly digital marketplace, and due to the pandemic we have seen a huge demand in the e-commerce sector,
Therefore there are a set of few skills that will help you stick out amidst rising demand for jobs in e-commerce companies:
1. Artificial intelligence (AI)
AI is something that everyone is talking about these days and seems like it is the next big thing especially for an industry such as e-commerce. And it will surely disrupt the way e-commerce companies do business, as an example we can the recent rising of chatbots in the industry.
While these types of tools will certainly replace few e-commerce roles, such as those in the customer service sector, it will surely also provide new roles for experts that specialize in how to see the best option out of all, integrate and utilize them to achieve best results.
Therefore, organizations will surely look for talent that will be capable of quickly adapting to the fast-evolving technologies and integrate their skills on the go.
Blockchain came in existence in 2009 to provide support to use of cryptocurrency. Especially after the pandemic where people are switching to digital mode of money transfer blockchain gives people the freedom to do transactions between themselves without any regulatory oversight.
Blockchain’s novel way to store, validate, authorize and move data across the internet has evolved to send any digital asset or safely store them.
Therefore, professionals who have these skills are in high demand across industries especially e-commerce.
3. Cloud computing
Almost all the companies built and run on the cloud. And after this pandemic cloud computing has undoubtedly taken the centre-stage, as now people are remotely working and cloud ensuring seamless performance.
According to the research, it’s said that in India 64% of the organizations are estimated to increase demand for cloud computing as a result of Covid-19.
Therefore, companies ate now hiring talent who possess the skill where they can drive technical architecture, design, and delivery of cloud systems.
4. Analytics reasoning
For an e-commerce company, it is very important to have a good understanding of their customers and ways to reach them in this increasingly crowded digital marketplace.
Right from optimizing the supply chains, to improving operations, to managing various facilities to net more profit data analytics will be something that will play a very important role.
Data is exploding and now organizations are struggling with so much data that don’t know what to do with. And this is where the Experts in data analytics come where they can take that information and uncover the actionable insights businesses are lacking.
As more companies now rely on data to make their business decisions, the demand for data analytics roles in e-commerce has significantly increased.
5. SEO experts
SEO is set to be an in-demand skill as it takes detailed planning, expansive data analysis, strategic thinking and reporting, varied areas of marketing expertise, and patience to see this work pay off as Google and other search engines slowly and carefully see the new changes and optimize them in such a way that you get relevant consumers.
SEO skills encompass skills such as data analytics, copywriting, A/B testing, these are marketing skills but they play an important role as they give an in an in-depth understanding of keyword use and content marketing.
These days, e-commerce is one industry that is booming therefore more and more platforms are being created it’s the SEO that will continue to be a core revenue driven for any e-commerce platform.
– Article by Sankar Bora, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, DealShare