Profession hawker

Hawkers sell goods and services on established routes, street and market locations.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Consumer protection

    The current legislation applicable in relation to the rights of consumers in the marketplace.

  • Sales argumentation

    Techniques and sales methods used in order to present a product or service to customers in a persuasive manner and to meet their expectations and needs.

  • Product comprehension

    The offered products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

Skills

  • Organise product display

    Arrange goods in attractive and safe way. Set up a counter or other display area where demonstrations take place in order to attract the attention of prospective customers. Organise and maintain stands for merchandise display. Create and assemble sales spot and product displays for sales process.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Process payments

    Accept payments such as cash, credit cards and debit cards. Handle reimbursement in case of returns or administer vouchers and marketing instruments such as bonus cards or membership cards. Pay attention to safety and the protection of personal data.

  • Ensure product preparation

    Ensure that products such as food items are correctly prepared and made ready for consumption; combine different parts until they form one sellable unit.

  • Negotiate price

    Arrange an agreement on price of products or services provided or offered.

  • Unload supplies

    Remove deliveries from a truck and move new supplies to workplace or storage area.

  • Adapt to different weather conditions

    Cope with regular exposure to extreme weather conditions and hazardous environments.

  • Upsell products

    Persuade customers to buy additional or more expensive products.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Carry out active selling

    Deliver thoughts and ideas in impactful and influencing manner to persuade customers to become interested in new products and promotions. Persuade clients that a product or service will satisfy their needs.

  • Assist customers

    Provide support and advice to customers in making purchasing decisions by finding out their needs, selecting suitable service and products for them and politely answering questions about products and services.

  • Guarantee customer satisfaction

    Handle customer expectations in a professional manner, anticipating and addressing their needs and desires. Provide flexible customer service to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Perform manual work autonomously

    Show the ability to pursue basic manual tasks without the help or assistance of others, not needing supervision or guidance, and taking responsibility for one's actions.

  • Ensure customer focus

    Attitude that puts customers at the centre of the business in all cases.

  • Demonstrate products' features

    Demonstrate how to use a product in a correct and safe manner, provide customers with information on the product's main features and benefits, explain operation, correct use and maintenance. Persuade potential customers to purchase items.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

Optional knowledge and skills

household products hides, skins and leather products watches and jewellery products footwear industry electronic and telecommunication equipment textile products, textile semi-finished products and raw materials tobacco products electronic communication sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery products cold chain speak dialect telecommunication industry clothing sizes value-added tax law types of watches fabric types clothing and footwear products textile industry fish varieties operate cash register characteristics of faces manufacturer's recommended price utillise cross-selling textile trends prevent theft beverage products dairy and edible oil products operate cash point coffee, tea, cocoa and spice products electrical household appliances products fish, crustacean and mollusc products features of sporting equipment market participants sales strategies fruit and vegetable products sales promotion techniques floral composition techniques meat and meat products

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