5 Skills You Should Have to Work in E-Commerce Industry

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K. S. Bisht
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K. S. Bisht
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Every industry has its own set of rules and regulations so as to consistently function and flourish over a specified period of time. Towards the beginning of the 19th century; business or industries used to function in a different way. Conventional methods were prominent and companies seldom used to be unforgiving about each other. The industries moved at a slow pace and changes took place over a prolonged period of time.

But not anymore, with the onset of the internet during the 1990’s, worldwide web exploded with innumerable websites and since then the whole scenario of internet has been rapidly changing. With a humungous user base wherein billions of people use the internet; traders started selling their products over the internet.  Just like any other new trend, this started out with a lot of qualms regarding its functionality. The potential consumer base had its own apprehensions regarding buying products over an e- commerce website.

As aforementioned, due to rapidly changing scenarios over the web, this trend picked up and picked up good. Online purchases were largely favored by consumers. For some it meant saving time whilst buying necessary products, whereas for some it meant comfortably purchasing the needful.

Therefore, the peculiar characteristics of e-commerce websites gradually resulted in a multi- billion dollar industry like Walmart, Kmart, etc. wherein you need to face cut-throat competitions; not on a daily rather hourly basis. With myriads of competitors, it is not at all easy to survive within this constantly updating industry. However, with the right set of skills, it is possible to grow and survive here.

So, we have listed down the necessary skills required in an individual to work effectively within this Industry. However, these skills are not ‘a product, which you can buy and neither are coupons, tokens, offers, which you can avail instantly’. I mention coupons and offers, because everyone can use coupons for free from website like – CouponMachine while getting any products.

These skills are art to learn, to adapt, and to get addicted to them. So get to know these necessary skills and use them in your life from now on.

A Strategic Mind-Set

Do you really have a perfect mindset? If yes, then you are one-step up to get an eCommerce industry. If not, then get to know it. We perfect mindset person must have a mind:-

That has the ability to comprehend the long-term potential of the market; you have all the chances of growing and excelling in this industry.

For a strategic mind-set can render the abilities to comprehensively understand the market trends whilst behaving accordingly.

Along with this, you can possibly explore

additional business opportunities which can be beneficial for you as an individual and for your company as well. So basically you just don’t need a strategic mind-set, but the will to harness your abilities as well.



This is easily one of the most imperative characteristics to survive in this industry. Because of its ever changing rules and trends; you might have to frequently face non-conventional obstacles. This is where your ability to adapt will be put to use. And with game-changing trends being a major part of the E-commerce industry, you need to be quick to adapt to a new set of rules or else you’ll simply lag behind. Moreover, the skill to adapt according to the present scenario gives you an edge over the others. An adaptive individual does not simply adjust, but renders the best possible efforts by comprehending the need of the hour.

Do You Have Strong Communication Skills

This is kind of a no brainer. Although a very common (in terms of requirement) skill, but it surely plays its part in contributing towards your growth and success. Just like any other company, every e-commerce establishment is also comprised of various departments viz. Retailing, technology, merchandising and others. For flourishing within the establishment you need to have cordial relationships with all the other departments as well and this is where your communication skills will help you. Also, effective communication skills can help you in influencing your colleagues in your favor which can easily contribute and enhance your overall performance within the organization.

How Technical You Are

Well, if you’ve been appointed in the technical department, it is quite obvious that you’ll have an appropriate background and be well versed with the technological know-how. Nonetheless, even if you have been appointed in a completely unrelated department, even then, you need to possess the basic or soft technical skills; for you are working in an E-commerce establishment. Sooner or later, your basic technical skills will pay off as well.

Personal Traits

Well, this is not a single skill, but a set of skills that you need to possess. Also, this ensures the requisite stability in your career within any e-commerce establishment or within the entire industry. Let’s mention a few of them:-

  • You need to be a team player and build up a good rapport with the people in the industry.
  • You need to be dedicated whilst having a positive attitude. This will assist in overcoming obstacles or difficulties within the organization.
  • The three R’s – Resourceful, Respectful and Responsible.
  • You should always be ready to learn more of a stagnant mind does no good.

Well, these are some of the necessary skills that can help you with your survival and success. Nonetheless, the journey to success is never ending and will always have plenty of room for improvement.

Good Luck!