Sales people work with customers and clientele, persuading them to purchase products or services and helping place orders. There are many different types of sales people. Some go door to door selling products or services for large corporations, some work in a retail setting, and some make sales over the phone or Internet. Salespeople typically work for a company or organization, although they may work full time, part time, or freelance. Their supervisor, coworkers, work environment, and customer base may vary widely by organization and type of employment. Depending on the company, some sales people have the ability to set their own hours and work from home.
While there is no formal educational requirement for the job, most companies require a high school diploma or equivalent. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work directly with customers is necessary in this position; sales people must be able to effectively communicate with - and persuade - clients through all forms of communication (such as phone, in person, and through email). Sales people must be familiar with the products and/or services they are selling, and they must stay up to date with changes, modifications, and updates to their organization's range of products.
Sales Person Tasks
Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.
Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions and check for stock and availability.