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Retail Sales Representative job description

A Retail Sales Representative is a customer-oriented professional who assists shoppers in finding the right products. They provide information, process transactions, and promote sales through engagement. Their role involves stocking shelves, handling financial transactions, and ensuring excellent customer service to drive business success.

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This Retail Sales Representative job description template will help you attract and hire qualified salespeople to provide excellent customer service and achieve sales quotas for your business. Similar job titles include Retail Sales Associate and Retail Sales Assistant.

Retail Sales Representative responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and directing customers
  • Providing accurate information (e.g. product features, pricing and after-sales services)
  • Answering customers’ questions about specific products/services

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Job brief

We are looking for a Retail Sales Representative to provide excellent customer service and meet sales quotas for our business.

Candidates with strong communication skills who can make customers feel welcome in our store will stand out. You will help identify client needs, present and answer questions about our products and services and recommend solutions. A positive attitude and a desire to promptly resolve potential customer issues or complaints will make you successful in this role.

Ultimately, you will ensure that customers leave our store satisfied and you will contribute to the store’s profitability.

Responsibilities

  • Greet and direct customers
  • Provide accurate information (e.g. product features, pricing and after-sales services)
  • Answer customers’ questions about specific products/services
  • Conduct price and feature comparisons to facilitate purchasing
  • Cross-sell products
  • Ensure racks are fully stocked
  • Manage returns of merchandise
  • Coordinate with the Retail Sales Representatives team to provide excellent customer service (especially during peak times)
  • Inform customers about discounts and special offers
  • Provide customer feedback to the Store Manager
  • Stay up-to-date with new products/services

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Retail Sales Representative, Sales Associate or similar role
  • Understanding of the retail sales process
  • Familiarity with consumer behavior principles
  • Knowledge of inventory stocking procedures
  • Basic math skills
  • Track record of achieving sales quotas
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of building trusting relationships
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced environments
  • Flexibility to work various shifts
  • High school degree
  • BSc in Marketing or related field is a plus

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