52-Sales workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Sales workers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Sales workers sell and demonstrate goods in wholesale or retail shops, at stalls and markets, door-to-door, via telephone or customer contact centres. They may record and accept payment for goods and services purchased, and may operate small retail outlets.

Main Tasks include -

  • the following: selling goods in wholesale or retail establishments or at street or market stalls, door-to- door, via telephone or customer contact centres
  • demonstrating and displaying goods to potential customers
  • selling and serving food for immediate consumption at counters and in the street
  • buying or contracting a regular supply of products to be sold
  • stacking and displaying goods for sale, and wrapping and packing goods sold
  • determining product mix, stock and price levels for goods to be sold
  • operating cash registers, optical price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of goods and services. Supervision of other workers may be required in some occupations classified here.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

521 Street and market salespersons
522 Shop salespersons
523 Cashiers and ticket clerks
524 Other sales worker