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Door-to-door Sales Worker

Job Summary

Responsible for going door-to-door and selling merchandise or services. Sets up and demonstrates product, negotiates sale, and completes paperwork. May check up on clients repeatedly.

Primary responsibilities

  • Travel to different neighborhoods and suburbs going door-to-door with the goal of selling merchandise or services such as life insurance, vacuum cleaners, knives, or magazine subscriptions.
  • Sets up and demonstrates product and shows how customer can maximize product features.
  • Show a presentation on product features.
  • Convince client to purchase product using a script or persuasive technique.
  • Distribute product samples.
  • Hand out pamphlets.
  • Write up orders for merchandise.
  • Negotiate prices and create tickets.
  • Take payments such as cash, credit, or check.
  • Travel by foot, truck, automobile, or bicycle to deliver or sell merchandise or services.
  • Make change.
  • Develop prospect list or lead list.
  • Circle back and check on customers who are in the position to buy the product.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Work an assigned territory, often up to 30-50 houses or locations per day.
  • Win back or upgrade current or former customers.
  • Assist with installation of product.
  • Tell customers why product is better than competitors.
  • Suggest specific product purchases.
  • Clean up demonstration area before leaving.

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