WHAT IS RETAIL SALES?
A retail sale is the purchase of finished goods and services by consumers and businesses. These goods and services have made it to the end of the supply chain. These goods are then distributed to the retailers. The retailers sell them to the consumer. Retail literally means “the sale of goods or commodities in small quantities directly to the consumers”
RETAIL SALES JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves customers by helping them select products.
Drives sales through engagement of customers, suggestive selling, and sharing product knowledge
Manage financial transactions
Processes payments by totaling purchases, processing checks, cash, and store or other credit and debit cards
Alerts management of potential security issues
Assists with inventory, including receiving and stocking merchandise
Keeps the client informed by notifying them of preferred customer sales and future merchandise of potential interest
Responds to customers questions
Documents sales by creating or updating customer profile records
Directs the customers by escorting them to racks and counters
Provides outstanding customer services
VARIOUS FORMATS OF RETAILING IN INDIA
Mom and pop stores
Cash and carry formats
This category of job doesn’t require any specific educational requirement but it would be an added advantage if the candidates have completed high school or diploma
Customer service representative
Assistant store manager
Customer service skills
Merchandising control skills
Attention to details
Selling and cross selling skills
Sales associate- 20,000 to 30,000
Store manager- 20,000 to 25,000
Retail manager- 40,000 to 60,000
Sales executive- 10,000 to 15,000
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I get a job in retail with no experience?
ANS: If one doesn’t have experience in a job, they might want to look at doing some volunteer work to put on one's resume as it will be looked upon favourably.
Is retail a good job?
ANS: Working a retail job for the first time can be nerve-wracking , but if you ask plenty of questions and treat customers well, you’ll do a great job.