National Salesperson Day
Your employees must have a certain skill set and an amazing ability to recognize what is needed and when it is. They also need to be able to understand every inch of your store like their backs.
They must be able to spot the needs of customers even if they don’t know them. National Salesperson Day celebrates these brave souls and their ability navigate the hellish world of…retail.
Salespeople have a difficult job. They often walk the most miles per day around the stores they work in. They are familiar with every product and every corner of the store.
They are expected to be the all-knowing storekeeper and often, even as part of a global hive mind, know what is happening at other stores. National Salesperson Day was created to honor these remarkable people.
National Salesperson Day is a great way to have fun and be rewarding. All you need to do is go out and treat all salespeople with dignity and respect.
This will provide them with an experience that they won’t get every day at work. You can also give them small gifts of appreciation if you’re willing to go that extra mile (though be aware that some stores prohibit customers from giving gifts).
You can read unbelievable stories online if you want to really understand the lives and work of salespeople.
The only thing that gives them credibility is that they arrive in large numbers from members of the sales team. Take, for instance, the tale from http://www.notalwaysright.com where a customer requests a vegan beef burger. The customer requested a vegan beef burger and not tofu.
Another time, a customer tried to return merchandise that was clearly used. These honest numbers are in the thousands. It is difficult to imagine how many people would try to exploit staff who are trying to help. National Salesperson Day allows you to express your appreciation for their efforts and maybe remind yourself not to be one of them.