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Sales assistants

Sales assistants sell goods and services, such as food, clothing, hardware, household appliances, office supplies and cosmetics, in retail and wholesale establishments.

What do sales assistants do?

  • determine customer requirements and advise on product range, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care
  • demonstrate and explain goods and services to customers
  • sell food, beverages, clothing, footwear and other personal and household goods and services
  • accept payment for goods and services
  • help with the ongoing management of stock
  • stack and display goods for sale, and wrap and pack goods sold

Very high

projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started