Online shopping is always fun. It does hurt the pocket but still can be calming. There are many modes of online shopping like Amazon. There is still one mode of online shopping that is still going strong – Shopping channels on television. QVC also has products from celebrities. Some of the celebrities who have QVC lines are Martha Stewart, RuPaul, Katy Perry, Jamie Foxx, Rachel Ray, Property Brothers, Lisa Rinna, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Isaac Mizrahi, Josie Maran. In this article, we will see all about QVC Shift Hours.
What is QVC?
QVC is short for Quality, Value, and Convenience. It is now known as the Qurate retail group. It offers televised home shopping. It is owned by Qurate Retail Group. QVC broadcasts in seven countries – the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States of America. It also has partnered with China National Radio. In the US, QVC distribution centers are located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem, Suffolk, Virginia, Florence, South Carolina, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Ontario, and California.
Joseph Segel is the founder of QVC, which came into existence in 1986. QVC mainly focuses on women’s customer base who are between the ages of thirty-five to sixty-four, and it is an improvement on the fashion game to cater to 25 to 44 age groups. Following are the product categories in QVC – beauty, electronics, fashion, for home, garden & outdoor living, handbags & luggage, health & fitness, jewelry, kitchen & food, shoes.
QVC has also adapted and updated its medium of business. It doesn’t solely depend on the television channel, it has started its streaming on Youtube, Facebook, and also has its website, applications. QVC also has outlet stores. QVC sports popular brands like Apple, Bose, Canon, Clarks, Copper Chef, Dyson, Fitbit, Kitchenaid, LG, Lori Greiner, My Pillow, Nintendo, Samsung, Shark, Skechers, Sony, Spanx, Urban Decay, Tarte, Vince Camuto, Vionic.
Following the success of QVC, many companies are trying to replicate the results. Some of the competitors of QVC are Thomson Reuters, Amazon, HSN, AMC networks, Pitchbook, Purchasing power, Bluestem Brands, Mwave.com, Rue La La.
QVC, also known as Qurate retail group, has other retail brands like HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, and Grandin road.
Job Categories in QVC and their Pay
QVC has the following job categories – Customer Service, Management, Administrative Assistance, Information Design & Documentation, Installation & Maintenance, Retail, Software Development, Arts & Entertainment, Human Resources, and Loading & Stocking.
The hourly wages:
- for a customer service representative is $12.52 per hour,
- for a warehouse worker it is $16.91 per hour,
- for a stocking associate it is $1,847 per week,
- for a loading and stocking job is $16 per hour,
- a customer representative gets $12.52 per hour,
- and a call center representative gets $10.92 per hour.
Salary for the managerial role can range from $47k to $300k per year, based on experience and position.
The first step is applying for a suitable job opening online by submitting an application, cover letter, and resume. If selected, the next would be the interviewing process, the important things to be followed are to bring the resume, being professional. The interview stages may include assessment tests, and group interviews, a fair amount of knowledge about QVC is a must.
The minimum hiring age is 18 years. QVC does a drug test, typically a mouth swab test before hiring.
QVC Shift hours
QVC has fixed three scheduled shifts. They are
- Sunday to Wednesday,
- Wednesday to Saturday, and
QVC fixes ten-hour shifts after going through the training process. The training is given for five weeks. The employees are given training on information about products and computer technology.
There are two shift timings – 5 am to 3:30 pm and 4 pm to 3:30 am. The employees are allotted any one of the shift timing at the end of their training and it’s not flexible. If the person wants to change the shift hours, it can be done during the shift auction bid. There is another option, where a temporary schedule change for 30 days can be requested. If once the shift hour is fixed, it cannot be altered.
The shift schedule and working hours may change according to the job position. In the case of a Full-time associate or Customer Service Specialist position, a mandatory 40 hours a week is fixed. These employees work 10-hour shifts, and have a set schedule, because of which they also have paid time off. On-call associates have flexible working hours, as they do not have a set schedule. Part-time workers should work 24 hours a week.
Since QVC broadcasts 24/7 the employees do not get flexible working hours, they take breaks when they can. QVC provides the following employee benefits – work from home, dental insurance, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) plan, pension plan, employee stock purchase plan.