The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
A. Direct distributors, contact potential customers by phone or through personal contacts, demonstrate and sell products directly to individual customers or at sales parties and deliver purchased goods to customers.
B. Door-to-door salespersons solicit sales and sell merchandise to residents of private homes.
C. Street vendors set up and display merchandise on sidewalks or at public events to sell to the public.
D. Telephone solicitors and telemarketers contact businesses or private individuals, by telephone, to solicit sales for goods or services or conduct market surveys
E. Demonstrators arrange sales demonstration appointments, and show, describe and sell goods or services at wholesale, retail and industrial establishments, and at exhibitions, trade shows and private homes.
1. Retail trade - 38.0%
2. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 31.0%
3. Information and cultural industries - 6.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 5.0%
5. Advertising and related services - 5.0%
6. Other services (except public administration) - 3.0%
7. Accommodation and food services - 2.0%
1. Some secondary school education is usually required. High school graduation may be required by some employers.
2. Self-employed street vendors and door-to-door salespersons may require a municipal merchant's permit.
3. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Other Elemental Sales Occupations is $10.60/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are close to the average for all labouring and elemental occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.