A Sales Agent sells products or services on behalf of a company. He or She may work directly for that company or for an independent sales agency whose clients are the companies.
A Sales Agent will demonstrate the benefits of that Product or Service to the customer outlining how it could improve and make their life easier.
What you will be doing
You will be calling leads, sometimes these may be warm and sometimes they may be cold, but this is something that will be discussed before you take the job.
You will use your empathetic and engaged nature to understand the customers’ needs and wants to be able to deliver them a product/service that meets this pain point.
The other information…
Hours range from 6 am – 10 pm but this will be discussed and agreed, but sometimes this working pattern suits those night owls or early birds out there.
It is a job where you will be working with a team of engaged and motivated individuals!
Promotion is always possible for the right individual! Call centres tend to promote from within and love people who understand the campaign and is a real team player.
Can be a great stepping stone into face to face sales as it allows you to build skills the necessary for the role.
According to Total Jobs, the average across the UK is £18,000 pa
£17,000 - £20,152
But the best thing about being a Sales Agent is the commission! With the average Sales Agent Earning £29,000 OTE.
The good points…
Excellent earning potential if you know how to sell! Great career progression for the right candidate. Can be used as a way into sales to build your skill set.
…and the bad
Can be overwhelming for some people due to the nature of the job.
The skills that you will need!
To be a great Sales Agent you will need to have:
- A self-motivated attitude with high levels of enthusiasm
- A driven attitude for meeting and exceeding targets
- The ability to communicate persuasively
- Empathy and a passion for customer service
- PC Literate
What to do now.
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