All merchandise that was being sold at Baysell.com Online Sales has been moved to TheTouringStore.com where you will find a better selection and updated product descriptions. For now I am only using the Baysell.com domain name for my help wanted listing. Thanks! Wayne
Help Needed in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Wayne @ TheTouringStore.com needs help! I sell the highest quality bicycle touring and commuting equipment online. I have a great reputation online and provide terrific products and service. My website is decidedly low-tech as websites go, but remarkably effective because of the personal service I offer. Yes, personal service IS possible with an online business.
My primary need is for someone to help in my shipping department. I need a dedicated, punctual, self-motivated person to box and ship packages, receive and stock inventory, prepare US and international shipments, and keep the store clean and well organized. An interest in bicycle touring and commuting is a BIG plus.
This is a year-round position, but hours during our slowest winter months won't be as consistent as in spring, summer and fall. There is the usual spike in business volume during the Christmas season. This might be a good position for a student who could work nearly full time hours through the warmer months, and part time in the fall and winter. During busy times, there may be 30-40-hour weeks available. During the winter, I am guessing that 20 hour weeks will be common. Perhaps this is an opportunity for a stay-at-home parent with kids getting old enough to a be on their own for 4-6 hours a day. Any number of situations might fit. Greater availability might lead to more hours in the future. As you get to know the business and products better, there is the possibility of adding telephone customer service to your duties.
Hours will be available Mon through Thurs, and some Fridays. I am guessing that to start I will need someone for 20-30 hours a week.
Though my website is very low-tech, it is also VERY effective. I am not looking for a website designer.
If this position sounds interesting to you, please email your resume to Wayne at wayne@TheTouringStore.com. Include a description of your employment needs. I will not consider an online application that doesn't include personal communication – a cover letter written specifically for this position is preferred. Please don't bother just sending a resume and nothing else. It won't be considered, as that shows no real interest in the position. Be sure to include your contact information. References are required. Email may be the best way to contact me initially. You are welcome to contact me by telephone as well, but be aware that I may or may not be able to talk when you call, as I am often helping customers. Please do not rely on my voicemail for contacting me. If you get voicemail, wait 20-30 minutes and try again. My local business phone number is 970-482-3600. Please call between 10:00 AM and Noon, or from 2:30 PM until 5:30 PM, Mountain Time in Colorado. I am on the phone a LOT right now, so don't be discouraged if I don't pick up right away. If you get voicemail during normal business hours, I really am on the phone with a customer.
When I post a job listing on Career Builder, I usually get an overwhelming number of responses. Please don't think I am being unfriendly or unprofessional if I can't reply to everyone. I just don't have the time for a detailed response to every email I receive.
Basic computer skills are essential, as well as confident, professional, and friendly, telephone manners, in case answering the phone enters your mix of duties. You'll need to demonstrate neat, legible handwriting – especially neat printing and numbers. Excellent English grammar skills are also a must, as all online business is conducted in English. I am an equal opportunity employer. The requirement for excellent English skills is simply an operational requirement. Good math skills will be handy, as well as excellent organizational skills. You must be physically able to lift a 25 pound load overhead and place it on top of a 6 foot high shelf from a stepstool or ladder. Confident computer skills are required.
A cheerful nature with a sense of humor is required!
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Wayne