Job description Rental Agent - Retail near Québec (QC)

Find out what work is like for a rental agent - retail in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Retail salespersons (NOC 64100).

Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers


Retail salespersons sell, rent or lease a range of technical and non-technical goods and services directly to consumers. Visual merchandisers plan, create and implement windows and in-store displays. They are employed by stores and other retail businesses, as well as wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis to the public.

Job duties

  • Retail salespersons
  • Greet customers and discuss type, quality and quantity of merchandise or services sought for purchase, rental or lease
  • Advise customers on use and care of merchandise, and provide advice concerning specialized products or services
  • Estimate or quote prices, credit terms, trade-in allowances, warranties and delivery dates
  • Prepare merchandise for purchase, rental or lease
  • Prepare sales, rental or leasing contracts and accept cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit payment
  • Assist in display of merchandise
  • Maintain sales records for inventory control
  • Operate computerized inventory record keeping and re-ordering systems
  • May conduct sales transactions through Internet-based electronic commerce.
  • Visual merchandisers
  • Design and implement window and interior displays
  • Assemble visual retail displays to promote products, promotional events and seasonal change overs
  • Ensure visual displays comply with brand guidelines and standards, including organization's culture, image and target market
  • Set up lighting systems to create a visual atmosphere

Job titles

  • audio equipment salesperson
  • automobile salesperson
  • car rental agent
  • clothing salesperson
  • computer salesperson - retail
  • counter clerk - retail
  • department store clerk
  • display designer
  • furniture salesperson
  • hardware store clerk
  • jewellery salesperson
  • retail sales associate
  • retail sales clerk
  • retail salesperson
  • sales consultant - retirement homes
  • window display designer

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