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Shop assistants are in charge of performing tasks necessary to the daily operations of a retail store, whether big or small. They assist customers and divide their time working on duties related to customer service, stocking, and visual merchandising. Shop assistants work in pretty much any retail environment that sells merchandise directly to customers. The most common businesses that hire these workers include supermarkets, fashion, electronics, home improvement, amongst others. Shop assistants usually report to the assistant manager or the store manager, depending on the hierarchy. The shifts get assigned by the supervisor and can include nights, holidays, and weekends. Usually, the position of a shop assistant is an entry-level position in the retail setup. Most professionals looking to build a career in this field use this as a stepping stone to move to a managerial role. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), the demand for the position will rise marginally in the next few years. As far as compensation is concerned, retail associates are paid an average salary of $30,000 per year, with the top 10% earning upward of $48,000 yearly.

 

Demands of the role

 

Shop assistants are responsible for a range of duties that support both the front and back end of a retail environment. The primary responsibilities include welcoming customers, monitoring customer activities, arranging window displays, and processing customer purchases and refunds. They identify buyer's needs and recommend suitable items that best satisfy their requirements. Shop assistants should be aware of specific product locations and maintain the required knowledge for items sold in the store. These help them provide the best service to customers and enhance the customer buying experience. They also handle customer queries and complaints, in case there are any. Shop assistants should also be up to date and aware of store offers, promotions, and service policies. In some stores, they also assist the stock team with their duties. Other day-to-day tasks include restocking the floor, ensuring all products get merchandised as per company standards, and relevant duties to keep the store presentable.

 

Required skills and background

 

Hiring managers usually seek a hard-working, customer-oriented shop assistant to ensure the smooth running of the store. To be successful in this role, assistants must have strong product knowledge, be well-organized, and detail-oriented. They must demonstrate exceptional communication skills and deliver outstanding customer service at all times. They must have the ability to work in a team in a fast-paced environment. Since this involves working in a retail environment, they must be comfortable with the schedule and the physical demands of the job. Employers prefer shop assistants who have proven retail sales experience. Although a degree is not mandatory, candidates with a high school diploma or a GED are usually preferred.

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Shop Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Shop Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Shop Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Shop Assistant job on Indeed get about 20 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Shop Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Shop Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 10 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Shop Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Shop Assistant role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Shop Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Shop Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 143% 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 Shop Assistant 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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