Working as a salesperson
A salesperson, what is that?
A salesperson ensures that the store inventory is reduced by selling goods and/or services to customers. As a salesperson, you are the face and point of contact for the store
What are the main tasks of a salesperson?
The tasks of a salesperson are diverse and depend on the type of store you are employed in. In general, a salesperson is responsible for:
- Greeting customers, answering questions, and providing advice
- Explaining the operation of products
- Processing product transactions
- Wrapping purchases and unpacking goods
- Optimizing store layout and monitoring it
- Keeping the store clean
- Checking inventory and replenishing it if necessary
- Administrative tasks (e.g., cash register and inventory)
- Opening or closing the store
Where does a salesperson work?
Salespeople naturally work in a store. Your colleagues are often shelf stockers, and you report to the branch manager.
Commissions as a salesperson
When you start working as a salesperson, you often operate under a reward system. When the salesperson achieves the predetermined targets, they are rewarded with additional compensation in the form of a commission (monetary amount) or incentives (e.g., gift vouchers or trips). The exact amount of this commission varies from store to store (and by sector) but often falls between 2% and 6%.