There are many, many kinds of sportswear, and this section of the apparel industry can provide a good living for a skilled sportswear sales rep. If you’re looking for sportswear sales jobs, RepHunter is a great place to find commission-only outside sales rep opportunities for selling sportswear lines.
How do you find opportunities in selling sportswear? Read our tips below for advice on obtaining commission only sportswear sales rep opportunities.
Immerse Yourself in Your Niche
The sportswear industry includes a huge variety of audiences, everyone from a yoga teacher to a mountain climber to a football player. Each of these groups has their own culture. Immerse yourself in the culture of your sport. Knowing the references, the history of the sport, and the rules will help you get ahead and build relationships faster. If you enjoy participating in the sport, that’s even better!
Be Willing to Put in the Hours
Especially when work is commission only, putting in the hours is huge. You can make the six figure salary you want as an outside sales representative, but you will have to build and actively nurture relationships, have a better knowledge of the industry than competitors, and attend the tradeshows that are most relevant to your audience.
Master the Interview
Social skills and the ability to make a good impression are hugely important in sales, and sportswear sales are no exception. In the interview, you need to show not just your expertise, but your ability to connect with strangers. Your listening abilities as an outside sales rep will also be noted, as part of your position may be to gather feedback on sportswear sales so that the company can modify its products according to market needs.
If you like sports, have an outgoing personality, and a willingness to work hard, sportswear sales are probably right for you. Use the form below to create your profile, search the lines we have in our RepHunter database and find the best sportswear sales rep job opportunities for you.
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