Profession market vendor

Market vendors sell various goods from stalls on open-air or covered markets or from stalls in streets or other open spaces.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

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  • Value-added tax law

    Taxes imposed on the purchase prices of goods and the legislation that governs this activity.

  • Product comprehension

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

  • Consumer protection

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arrange permit for market stall

    Apply for permission at the local authorities to set up a stall on streets, squares and indoor market places.

  • Operate cash register

    Register and handle cash transactions by using point of sale register.

  • Operate cash point

    Count the money; balance cash drawer at the end of the shift; receive payments and process payment information; use scanning equipment.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Adapt to different weather conditions

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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