5223-Shop sales assistants

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Shop sales assistants
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Shop sales assistants sell a range of goods and services directly to the public or on behalf of retail and wholesale establishments, and explain the functions and qualities of these goods and services.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) determining customer requirements and advising on product range, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care
  • (b) demonstrating and explaining to customers the establishment's goods and services (c) selling goods and services, accepting payment by a variety of payment methods, preparing sales invoices and recording sales using cash registers
  • (d) assisting with the ongoing management of stock such as product inventories and participating in stock takes
  • (e) stacking and displaying goods for sale, and wrapping and packing goods sold.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Salesperson (retail establishment)
- Salesperson (wholesale establishment)
- Shop assistant


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Shop manager - 1420
Kiosk salesperson - 5211
Market salesperson - 5211
Street stall salesperson - 5211
Street food vendor - 5212
Shopkeeper - 5221
Checkout operator - 5230
Food service counter attend

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