Product manufacturers are eager to tap into the expertise of commission-only outside sales reps to get their product into the hands of resellers. If you are a retail sales rep who has built out a rich territory with great connections among retail stores large and small, manufacturers (or as referenced here, "Principals") want to talk to you. How do you find the best retail sales rep jobs and commission-only opportunities in this environment? Check out our tips below to learn how to maximize the potential of your career in retail sales.
Not every product belongs in every retail store, and as an outside sales representative you’ll have more sales success and happier relationships with the creators of your product lines if products match up with the stores you communicate with the best. Having a long-term plan of how you can leverage your relationships with independent, big box, or online-only stores by product price, category, and availability will help you recognize which retail lines are the best for you as they come along.
Show Off Your Trade Show Experience
Businesses with products to sell are eager to get their products into as many great stores as possible. One of the most effective ways to do this as an outside sales rep is to attend trade shows, but not every business owner has time to attend them, or even much experience in putting together the materials that will make a trade show appearance a success. Show off your time spent at trade shows and your sales and marketing skills in putting together a great product demonstration and even accompanying marketing materials. Your creativity and enthusiasm as an outside sales rep will be appreciated, and will help you add another great retail line.
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