General Merchandise Sales Representative

Sell a variety of merchandises.
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Salary Range
$27,000 – $109,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do General Merchandise Sales Representatives do?

Sells variety of merchandise, such as dry goods, notions, and housewares, to retail stores or other outlets, performing duties as described under SALES REPRESENTATIVE Master Title. May assemble and stock product displays in retail stores. May obtain credit information on prospective customers and forward findings to home office.

Should I be a General Merchandise Sales Representative?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.

  • Also known as: Diamond Merchant, Sales Representative, General Merchandise, Wool Merchant

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    General Merchandise Sales Representative

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