Profession market vendor

Market vendors sell products such as fruit, vegetables and household products on organised outdoor or indoor market places. They use sales techniques to recommend their goods to passersby.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type


  • Product comprehension

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

  • Value-added tax law

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

  • Consumer protection

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


  • Operate cash register

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arrange permit for market stall

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

beverage products floral composition techniques deliver a sales pitch cold chain perform manual work autonomously electrical household appliances products tobacco products fish, crustacean and mollusc products hides, skins and leather products fish varieties watches and jewellery products sales argumentation ensure product preparation electronic and telecommunication equipment demonstrate products' features types of watches sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery products carry out active selling dairy and edible oil products clothing sizes footwear industry household products fruit and vegetable products unload supplies upsell products fabric types ensure customer focus features of sporting equipment negotiate price textile industry coffee, tea, cocoa and spice products clothing and footwear products

Source: Sisyphus ODB