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A retail associate plays the crucial role of assisting customers on the shop floor by providing product recommendations and answering questions. Retail associates enjoy working with customers and are interested in building a career in sales. Their goal is to promote a positive customer experience and expand sales revenue by up-selling products or accessories. Usually, they are hired by department stores, supermarkets, goods stores, and other retail environments. Retail associates operate in a team and may work either full or part-time. Shifts vary depending on the store's operating hours and often include evenings, weekends, and holidays. The flexibility of work hours often attracts college students, parents, and part-time workers to the job. Many retail associates also get hired temporarily throughout the busy holiday season and use the opportunity as a path to regular employment. Professionals in this field make an average base salary of $23,000 per year. Depending on where they work, they might earn an attractive commission on items they sell. Most workers receive discounts on merchandise sold by their employers. Full-time retail professionals get benefits such as healthcare and paid time off. According to the occupational outlook, job prospects for a retail associate are likely to grow in the next five years. Career opportunities include roles such as department manager, retail store manager, among others.

 

Expectations of a retail associate

 

While the duties of a retail associate may differ according to the type of store, a few core tasks are generally required. Retail associates should greet customers, offer assistance, and answer customer questions and concerns. They are responsible for providing customers with recommendations and detailed product information, advising them on product benefits, available promotions, and sales. In addition, their daily duties include processing payments, returns, refunds, and exchanges per company policies.Retail associates have to maintain a clean and organized retail environment. They should assist with stock management and arrange merchandise for displays. They should have knowledge of the available stock within their assigned department. Experienced retail associates may train and supervise new employees as needed.

 

Requirements for the role

 

Requirements vary depending on the employer and job role. While some positions require a high school diploma or equivalent, others do not. Some employers prefer related experience, although it is not mandatory. The ideal candidate for this position should have a strong dedication to providing exceptional customer service. Retail associates must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and multitasking skills. They must be able to work independently on most occasions. Additionally, they must be fast learners and be knowledgeable about the offered products in the store. The position may require the candidate to be physically fit. This includes the ability to move around the store and lift items while restocking. They also must be able to work on weekends and holidays.

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Retail Associates for Hire in Cypress, TX
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Retail Associates for Hire in Berlin, MD
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Retail Associates for Hire in Franklin, LA
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Retail Associates for Hire in Thonotosassa, FL
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Retail Associates for Hire in Scott, LA
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Retail Associates for Hire in North Little Rock, AR
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Retail Associate

What is the best way to find and hire a Retail Associate near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Retail Associate applicants. Employers posting their Retail Associate job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Retail Associate applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Retail Associate are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 18 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Retail Associate positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Retail Associate role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Retail Associate job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Retail Associates are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 130% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Retail Associate applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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