Profession sales assistant

Sales assistants represent the direct contact with clients. They provide general advice to customers.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Characteristics of services

    The characteristics of a service that might include having acquired information about its application, function, features, use and support requirements.

  • Characteristics of products

    The tangible characteristics of a product such as its materials, properties and functions, as well as its different applications, features, use and support requirements.

  • Product comprehension

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

  • Company policies

    The set of rules that govern the activity of a company.

Skills

  • Follow up orders for customers

    Follow-up/tracking of an order and notifying the customer when the goods have arrived.

  • 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.

  • Prepare sales checks

    Provide customers with official documents that prove their purchase and payment.

  • Carry out order intake

    Take in of purchase requests for items that are currently unavailable.

  • Provide customer guidance on product selection

    Provide suitable advice and assistance so that customers find the exact goods and services they were looking for. Discuss product selection and availability.

  • 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.

  • Plan aftersales arrangements

    Come to an agreement with the customer about the delivery, setup and service of the goods; perform appropriate measures to ensure delivery.

  • Maintain relationship with suppliers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with suppliers and service providers in order to establish a positive, profitable and enduring collaboration, co-operation and contract negotiation.

  • Examine merchandise

    Control that items put up for sale are correctly priced and displayed and that they function as advertised.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements

    Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Process refunds

    Resolve customer inquiries for returns, exchange of merchandise, refunds or bill adjustments. Follow organisational guidelines during this process.

  • 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.

  • Prevent shoplifting

    Identify shoplifters and methods by which shoplifters try to steal. Implement anti-shoplifting policies and procedures to protect against theft.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Stock shelves

    Refill shelves with merchandise to be sold.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Operate cash point

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

  • Ensure stock storage safety

    Ensure that products are stored appropriately. Keep in line with safety procedures.

  • Ensure customer focus

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

  • 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.

  • Arrange ordering of products for customers

    Order products for customers according to their specifications and provisions.

  • Provide customer follow-up services

    Register, follow-up, solve and respond to customer requests, complaints and after-sales services.

Optional knowledge and skills

teamwork principles order supplies issue sales invoices supervise merchandise displays package purchases in bags perform multiple tasks at the same time keep records of merchandise delivery carry out specialised packing for customers listen actively organise storage facilities carry out cross merchandising order products ensure store security maintain store cleanliness

Source: Sisyphus ODB