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Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

Overview

Street Vendors and Related Salespersons sell goods and services on established routes, door-to-door, and at street and market locations. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • collecting goods and transporting them along established routes, to door-to-door areas, and to street and market locations
  • displaying and demonstrating goods, and explaining the qualities of goods to customers
  • informing customers of new goods and services
  • receiving payments from customers and giving change
  • recording transactions on customer receipts and sales records
  • wrapping and packaging goods sold
  • developing lists of prospective customers and calling on them to obtain new business
  • ordering and purchasing goods for sale, and monitoring and maintaining stock levels
  • may attract attention by playing music, singing and calling out goods and services for sale

Job Titles

  • Cash Van Salesperson 
  • Door-to-door Salesperson 
  • Street Vendor 

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