Merchandising Intern

Santa Monica, CA
Operations
Part-time
AVAILABILITY: 20+ hours/week
DURATION: 8+ weeks
LOCATION: 1316 3rd St #301, Santa Monica, CA 90401
COMPENSATION: Unpaid (stipend provided for lunch & parking)


BloomNation is revolutionizing the way flowers are sent online. We connect people with top artisan florists from around the country by quickly and easily showing what unique floral arrangements are available locally. 

Here’s your opportunity to get your foot in the door at Los Angeles’ hottest startup. This is an amazing opportunity to contribute to the success of what will be the next Etsy/Amazon/Ebay (no joke!). Our investors include the same venture capital firms behind Instagram and Facebook. As a member of our team, you'll be an integral part of an all-star team building a top national brand. Not to mention, you will never have to worry about missing a delivery on Valentine’s or Mother’s Day flowers again! 




What We Expect 

You'll work closely with the sales/BD team to support the success of our national network of florists while performing the following responsibilities:

Merchandising & ranking uploaded floral products by our local florists
Creating guidelines and marketing materials to increase quality of product offerings
Optimize conversion of our local florists website’s through data driven methods Projects as needed


Requirements

Passionate about startups and technology
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Superior communication skills
Creative writing skills
Love and appreciation for flowers and home decor!
A service-oriented attitude focused on solutions and streamlining of processes
Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions, including florists, developers, sales and support, to ensure company brand values and image are followed

Even Better

Experience in fast-paced technology industry
Basic knowledge of Photoshop or other photo editors
Some knowledge/interest in the floral industry and/or e-commerce and small business solutions
Familiarity with e-commerce database systems, quality assurance and/or online merchandising


Perks

A brand new office on 3rd street promenade, one block away from the ocean.
Fully stocked snack bar & weekly catered lunches.
Ability to mold your career and make an immediate direct impact.
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!



About BloomNation

BloomNation is the Etsy for local florists.Imagine if McDonald's was your only option for ordering food online.  Ridiculous as the scenario may sound, it's exactly how the online floral industry operates today.  The overwhelming bulk of online floral transactions go through a small handful of major "wire services" (FTD, 1800Flowers, Teleflora, etc.) that rolled up the floral industry in the early days of the internet by offering a generic set of bouquets, regardless of which florist fulfills the order.  The problems are numerous: designs are lowest common denominator, florists receive only a small portion of what you pay & so must fulfill your order using their cheapest or dying flowers, the wire service middle man reduces accountability, and what you order is often not what you receive.Enter BloomNation.  We're able to provide consumers more unique bouquets, better value for your money, and higher quality flowers by bringing local artisan florists online.  The opportunity we're pursuing is very rare: a huge badly broken market and a solution for which the industry is clamoring. Our marketplace makes the experience better for both consumers and local florists.  Finances aside, we make the world more unique & interesting while helping local businesses thrive.

Team and Culture

Our team is backed by the best investors in the industry including Ronny Conway, Andreessen Horowitz (AirBnB, Box, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, etc.), Spark Capital (Tumblr, Upworthy, Warby Parker, etc.), and Crunch Fund (Square, Uber, etc.).  We are still early enough that options matter... a lot... We are recruiting Silicon Beach's top talent as we rapidly scale up our still small (~50 person) team. Join us if you are an entrepreneur at heart & if you want to own and be a leader in your area of expertise.  

If you're passionate, energetic, and easy to work with you will thrive here.