We can differentiate two common types of sales, namely:
► B2B (Business to Business): focuses on the turnover from one business to another of either products (such as parts in the case of the car industry) or services (such as marketing or advertising).
► B2C (Business to Customer): transactions conducted directly between company and consumer.
In both cases there is the traditional representative-manager-director path. But with the latest outlook on sales, matching marketing in with sales bids numerous advancement tracks, resulting in a win-win situation for both employee and employer.
There are countless job possibilities for persons interested in pursuing a career in sales. To name a few of the higher paying functions: real estate brokers, sales engineers, security-, commodity- and financial services, sales agents, sales representatives for wholesalers and manufacturers of technical and scientific products, first-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers. Some lower paying jobs in this field are: cashiers and retail professionals.
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The Retail Sales Professional is responsible for all sales activities and sales associate job duties within the company’s Retail Spaces. Duties include greeting customers, answering questions, assisting customers and staff, suggesting items, sharing opinions and providing product information.