Comparison Shopper

Compare price, packaging, and style of merchandises in competing stores.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Comparison Shoppers do?

Compares prices, packaging, physical characteristics, and styles of merchandise in competing stores: Visits stores to observe details of merchandise and gather information that will be valuable to employer in setting prices and determining buying policies. Verifies complaints of customers on price of merchandise by shopping at designated store to ascertain same quality and style for specified price. Prepares reports of findings. May check with BUYER to verify that advertised merchandise will be available for customer purchase, and that merchandise, price, and sales dates are accurately described in advertising copy and illustration. May purchase merchandise in various locations for quality comparison tests.

Should I be a Comparison Shopper?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Competitive Shopper

    How to become a Comparison Shopper

    We recommend at least a Certificate. Check out these schools offering Comparison Shopper-related education!
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