FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Book Seller

This job has expired and is no longer available.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Book Seller

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Book Seller

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $50,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Book Seller Do

Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and cars, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (called parts salespersons). Both types of workers help customers find the products they want and process customers’ payments.

Duties

Retail sales workers typically do the following:

  • Greet customers and offer them assistance
  • Recommend merchandise based on customers’ wants and needs
  • Explain the use and benefit of merchandise to customers
  • Answer customers’ questions
  • Show how merchandise works, if applicable
  • Add up customers’ total purchases and accept payment
  • Inform customers about current sales, promotions, and policies about payments and exchanges

The following are examples of types of retail sales workers:

Retail salespersons work in stores where they sell goods, such as books, cars, clothing, cosmetics, electronics, furniture, lumber, plants, shoes, and many other types of merchandise.

In addition to helping customers find and select items to buy, many retail salespersons process the payment for the sale, which typically involves operating cash registers.

After taking payment for the purchases, retail salespersons may bag or package the purchases.

Depending on the hours they work, retail salespersons may have to open or close cash registers. This includes counting the money in the register and separating charge slips, coupons, and exchange vouchers. They may also make deposits at a cash office.

For information about other workers who receive and disburse money, see the profile on cashiers.

In addition, retail salespersons may help stock shelves or racks, arrange for mailing or delivery of purchases, mark price tags, take inventory, and prepare displays.

For some retail sales jobs, particularly those involving expensive and complex items, retail sales workers need special knowledge or skills. For example, those who sell cars must be able to explain the features of various models, manufacturers’ specifications, different types of options on the car, financing available, and the details of associated warranties.

In addition, retail sales workers must recognize security risks and thefts and understand their organization’s procedures for handling thefts—procedures that may include notifying security guards or calling police.

Parts salespersons sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts. Most work in either automotive parts stores or automobile dealerships. They take customers’ orders, inform customers of part availability and price, and take inventory.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Book Seller

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.

Education

Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.

Training

Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.

Advancement

Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Book Seller?

Send To A Friend

Book Seller Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Book Seller?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Do you work as a Book Seller?

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Book Seller?

Have you worked as a Book Seller? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Book Seller.

Top Skills for A Book Seller

  1. Customer Service
  2. New Merchandise
  3. Bookstore
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Delivered customer service by maintaining a thorough knowledge of products, inventory databases, shipping manifests, and merchandising initiatives.
  • Completed duties such as pricing, buying, sorting, and shelving new merchandise with diligence and speed.
  • Assisted with receiving bookstore materials and maintained quantity and quality control.
  • Maintained assigned sales floor section in accordance with company operation protocol.
  • Handled all shelving of new books and ones that were misplaced by customers.

Book Seller Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,146 Book Seller resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Create A Top Notch Book Seller Resume

View Resume Examples

Book Seller Demographics

Gender

Female

56.2%

Male

36.9%

Unknown

6.9%
Ethnicity

White

61.2%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.7%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.1%

French

10.9%

German

5.0%

Japanese

5.0%

Chinese

4.2%

Arabic

3.4%

Mandarin

2.5%

Vietnamese

2.5%

Russian

2.5%

Thai

1.7%

Cantonese

1.7%

Tagalog

1.7%

Turkish

0.8%

Cherokee

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Dari

0.8%

Bengali

0.8%

Hausa

0.8%

Berber

0.8%

Filipino

0.8%
Show More

Book Seller Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.2%

University of North Texas

7.5%

DePaul University

6.4%

New York University

5.2%

Florida State University

5.2%

Eastern Kentucky University

5.2%

Ball State University

5.2%

University of Texas at Austin

4.6%

Texas A&M University

4.6%

University of Central Florida

4.6%

Florida International University

4.6%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

4.6%

Florida Atlantic University

4.6%

University of South Florida

4.0%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.0%

Ohio State University

4.0%

Houston Community College

4.0%

Miami Dade College

4.0%

Broward College

4.0%

University of Houston

4.0%
Show More
Majors

English

13.0%

Business

12.8%

Psychology

9.7%

Liberal Arts

6.2%

Communication

6.2%

History

5.8%

Fine Arts

4.8%

Graphic Design

4.8%

Biology

4.0%

General Studies

3.5%

Criminal Justice

3.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.1%

Photography

3.0%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Writing

2.9%

Nursing

2.8%

Education

2.8%

Political Science

2.8%

Computer Science

2.7%

Sociology

2.7%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

45.5%

Other

25.4%

Associate

12.5%

Masters

10.3%

Certificate

3.8%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.5%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Book Seller?

Are you working as a Book Seller? Help us rate Book Seller as a Career.

Top Book Seller Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Book Seller Employers

Book Seller Videos

Score That Job: Hachette Book Group

How I Took Control Of My Life And From A Book-Seller, I Became A Sociology Major - Salman Sayyed

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content