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Door-To-Door Sales Worker/News and Street Vendor

What They Do

About This Career

Sells goods or services door-to-door or on the street.

This career is part of the Marketing cluster Professional Sales pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Explains products or services and prices and demonstrates use of products.
  • Develops prospect lists.
  • Writes and records orders for merchandise or enters orders into computers.
  • Delivers merchandise and collects payment.
  • Arranges buying parties and solicits sponsorship of such parties to sell merchandise.
  • Answers questions about product features and benefits.
  • Distributes product samples or literature that details products or services.
  • Circulates among potential customers or travels by foot, truck, automobile, or bicycle to deliver or sell merchandise or services.
  • Persuades customers to purchase merchandise or services.
  • Sets up and displays sample merchandise at parties or stands.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overnight travel
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Street Vendor
  • Independent Beauty Consultant
  • Independent Distributor
  • Independent Sales Representative
  • Sales Representative
  • Direct Sales Coach
  • Door-to-Door Sales Trainer
  • Independent Sales Associate