£16,120 Average salary at age 20
£24,960 Average Salary
32 Average hours per week


Merchandisers and window dressers replenish stocks of goods in stores, advise retailers on the optimum display of merchandise and create displays of merchandise in shop windows.

Main Tasks

  • Monitors stock movements, considers customer requirements and assists customers in completing orders;
  • Supplies information about the product to the retailer and sales staff and deals with customer enquiries;
  • Consults with advertising and sales staff and advises retailers on the optimal display of a product and of any promotions;
  • Implements plans from display designers or display managers or develops ideas and plans for merchandise display or window dressing;
  • Prepares area for new display, constructs or assembles displays from a variety of materials, and dismantles existing displays and returns merchandise to relevant departments;
  • Provides feedback about displays to senior managers.


Entrants typically possess a professional qualification from the British Design Society, or an approved vocational qualification. Candidates usually require GCSEs/S grades. Degrees and apprenticeships are available, as well as NVQs/SVQs in Visual Merchandising at Levels 1 and 2.

What Merchandisers and window dressers studied in higher education

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What Merchandisers and window dressers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(W2) Design studies45
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology3
(J4) Polymers & textiles1
(Y0) Combined1
(W1) Fine art3
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography4
(Q3) English studies3
(N5) Marketing6
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(P5) Journalism1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(W9) Others in creative arts & design3
(N1) Business studies3
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies8
(N3) Finance1
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

29800 Workforce Size
1.52% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
2974 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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