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One of the coolest Miami ecommerce jobs around!
HeatAndCool.com is one of America’s largest online distributors of HVAC products and one of Inc. magazine’s fastest growing private companies. The firm specializes in sourcing and installing the world’s best HVAC systems at the lowest possible prices. HeatAndCool.com offers unparalleled bilingual service and technical support. Plus, unlike other HVAC distributors, HeatandCool.com assists its customers and technicians with complicated technical issues that may arise before, during, and after installation.
Evidently, it’s this level of service that has led to some pretty awesome fanboy videos being posted on YouTube. Check out this smokin’ hawt heavy medal guitar ode to HeatandCool.com …
HARRY’S COMMENTS: Remember when you were a little kid? You probably owned a book about the ocean. And somewhere in that book, there was a drawing of the ocean’s levels of depth and the types of sea life that lived that various levels. For the first few hundred feet, the sea life is very pedestrian: whales, dolphins, cod, mackerel, whatever. But as you get deeper, the water gets darker, the resources get more scarce, and the fish take on a more exotic appearance.
By the time you get to the bottom of the sea, there are wild looking sea creatures that glow-in-the-dark. It’s all about structure and function: The sea life at the bottom of the ocean must evolve in interesting ways to survive.
Those drawings remind me of the Internet Retailer Top 1000. The top 200 make money in fairly pedestrian ways (Amazon excluded), and the firms ranked 400 and below must compete in clever ways.
Such is the case with HeatandCool.com, a $6 million Florida company that sells heating and air-conditioning systems online. 90% of their products are private labeled under the name Klimaire. You can find Klimaire products for sale on Sears, NewEgg, BestBuy.com, eBay, and Amazon.
The long term goal of the company is simple (but not easy):
To offer the most user-friendly site on the web that would allow DIY and DIFM customers to enter their ZIP codes and HVAC particulars, and the site would instantly spit out exactly what customers need and prompt them to schedule a local installer (who’d be part of a national network) who would install or service the product faster, cheaper, and with fewer errors than anyone else.
That’s HeatandCool.com’s dream, and so far no company large or small has cracked the code. But HeatandCool.com is on the right track, and there’s no denying the intelligence of the management team nor the magnitude of the market opportunity.
The US plumbing and HVAC contractors industry includes about 93,000 establishments (single-location companies or units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $130 billion. The actual HVAC equipment component of this market is $60 billion, and not many companies are having an impact in terms of advancing, HVAC units are bought and installed.
The HVAC industry is very complex …
… and it’s difficult to integrate an online marketplace that involves brokers, resellers, manufactures, contractors, and installers. HeatandCool.com has a wonderful vision for tackling that opportunity. The firm has been around for nearly 30 years, and its founder has very deep relationships with suppliers, vendors, and factories in Asia. Getting a supply of private labeled product is not a problem. HeatandCool.com’s the management team consists of engineers, and they are a first name basis with all of their suppliers.
Here’s where the heavy lifting comes in …
In part 1 of a 3 phase evolution, HeatandCool.com will relaunch their site to greatly enhance the number of SKUs offered for sale. Phases 2 and 3 of this evolution involve replatforming HeatandCool.com and rolling out the national network of HVAC professionals who can deliver and install Klimaire products. The economics of making this happen are strongly tilted in favor of HeatandCool.com.
Because HeatandCool.com is vertically integrated, it has a huge pricing advantage against its competitors. HVAC systems costing upwards of $6000 can be sold profitably by HeatandCool.com for as little as $2000. Evidence of this pricing advantage can be seen in nearly every aspect of the client’s online business.
Still early innings
Additionally, you’ll need to have a meticulous attention to detail, enjoy building engaging user experiences, be highly self-motivated, and be able to manage multiple projects and priorities. If that’s you, then we’d love to hear from you.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work closely with Ecommerce to develop and enhance site and marketing capabilities.
- Create and maintain ecommerce website integrations with third party APIs to extend site functionality, marketing capabilities, customer tools, etc.
- Perform quality assurance testing of all new functionality to ensure a great user experience on desktop and mobile sites.
- Implement new feature/functionality to the website.
- Diagnose and debug issues as they arise.
- Work closely with Operations to automate business operations and integrate website with back office systems.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
- 3+ years of experience in web development and ecommerce site management.
- Excellent communication and time management skills.
- Ability to interact professionally with all team members.
- Strong organization skills.
- Ability to multitask with changing priorities.
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
- Experience with Magento Ecommerce platform
- Experience with NetSuite a major plus
- MySQL schema design and performance optimization
- Bachelor of Science in CS, EE, IS
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