Retail sales representative is one of the most common job position in Singapore. A sales representative or a retail sales associate is a viable position for just about anybody since it doesn’t require specialised knowledge. However, to excel in this career you need to master certain skills.
Monster.com, a popular employment website includes skills such as customer service, tech savvy, communication skills, math and generating sales as essential skills needed for the position.[ii] Below is a list of the top 10 skills that can help master retail sales customer service.
|Conducting Retail Sales
|From greeting to closing, conduct a sale like a pro
|Speak clearly, confidently and persuasively to create a great impression on the customer
|Know how to persuade a customer to overcome sales objections
|Use positive and friendly body language to make the customer feel at ease
|Understand customer behaviour and gain the ability to deal with negative situations
|Listen actively to determine customer needs quickly and accurately
|Have basic and advance understanding of computer operations needed at work
|Manage complex tasks, planning, scheduling, and delegating tasks in your time management strategy
|Team Building Skills
|Implement the FISH! philosophy to help achieve an effective team
|Able to identify the problem, to analyze the cause of the problem, create and apply the solution and to solve most kinds of problems in the workplace