Bookshop specialised seller

Description

Bookshop specialised sellers sell books in specialised shops. They also make suggestions, give advice about the books available and any other related products for sale in the specialised shop.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to bookshop specialised seller:

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newspaper specialised seller
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cookery book shop salesperson
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antique book salesperson
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magazines and books specialised seller
cookery book shop specialised seller
comic book shop salesperson
stationery salesperson
books and stationery specialised seller
cookery book specialised seller
magazine salesperson
antiquarian book salesperson
book superstore salesperson
newspaper salesperson
antiquarian book shop specialised seller
antique book shop specialised seller
book and stationery salesperson
comic book shop specialised seller
magazine and book salesperson

Minimum qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum required to work as a bookshop specialised seller.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Bookshop specialised seller is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Bookshop specialised seller career path

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Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of bookshop specialised seller. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of bookshop specialised seller with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

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Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of bookshop specialised seller.

  • Sales argumentation: Techniques and sales methods used in order to present a product or service to customers in a persuasive manner and to meet their expectations and needs.
  • Characteristics of products: The tangible characteristics of a product such as its materials, properties and functions, as well as its different applications, features, use and support requirements.
  • E-commerce systems: Basic digital architecture and commercial transactions for trading products or services conducted via Internet, e-mail, mobile devices, social media, etc.
  • Product comprehension: The offered products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Characteristics of services: The characteristics of a service that might include having acquired information about its application, function, features, use and support requirements.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of bookshop specialised seller.

  • Guarantee customer satisfaction: Handle customer expectations in a professional manner, anticipating and addressing their needs and desires. Provide flexible customer service to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Carry out products preparation: Assemble and prepare goods and demonstrate their functionalities to customers.
  • Operate cash register: Register and handle cash transactions by using point of sale register.
  • Recommend books to customers: Make book recommendations based on the customer’s reading experience and personal reading preferences.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements: Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.
  • Examine merchandise: Control that items put up for sale are correctly priced and displayed and that they function as advertised.
  • Provide customer guidance on product selection: Provide suitable advice and assistance so that customers find the exact goods and services they were looking for. Discuss product selection and availability.
  • Take orders for special publications: Take orders from customers in search of special publications, magazines and books that cannot be found in regular bookstores or libraries at the time being.
  • Stay up-to-date with latest book releases: Stay informed about recently published book” titles and releases by contemporary authors.
  • Liaise with book publishers: Establish working relationships with publishing companies and their sales representatives.
  • Use different communication channels: Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.
  • Organise storage facilities: Order the contents of a storage area to improve efficiency with respect to the inflow and outflow of the stored items.
  • Monitor stock level: Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.
  • Assist with book events: Provide assistance in the organisation of book-related events such as talks, literature seminars, lectures, signing sessions, reading groups, etc.
  • Carry out bibliographic work: Perform bibliographic work; use computer or printed materials to identify and locate book” titles as requested by customer.
  • Advertise new book releases: Design flyers, posters and brochures to announce new book releases; display promotional material in store.
  • Maintain store cleanliness: Keep the store tidy and clean by hovering and mopping.
  • Apply numeracy skills: Practise reasoning and apply simple or complex numerical concepts and calculations.
  • Identify customer’s needs: Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.
  • Arrange books in classification order: Arrange books in a bookstore in alphabetic or a classification order; classify according to genres such as fiction, non-fiction, academic books, children’s books, etc.
  • Organise product display: Arrange goods in attractive and safe way. Set up a counter or other display area where demonstrations take place in order to attract the attention of prospective customers. Organise and maintain stands for merchandise display. Create and assemble sales spot and product displays for sales process.
  • Stock shelves: Refill shelves with merchandise to be sold.
  • Process refunds: Resolve customer inquiries for returns, exchange of merchandise, refunds or bill adjustments. Follow organisational guidelines during this process.
  • Carry out order intake: Take in of purchase requests for items that are currently unavailable.
  • Sell books: Provide the service of selling a book to a customer.
  • Carry out active selling: Deliver thoughts and ideas in impactful and influencing manner to persuade customers to become interested in new products and promotions. Persuade clients that a product or service will satisfy their needs.
  • Demonstrate products’ features: Demonstrate how to use a product in a correct and safe manner, provide customers with information on the product’s main features and benefits, explain operation, correct use and maintenance. Persuade potential customers to purchase items.
  • Provide customer follow-up services: Register, follow-up, solve and respond to customer requests, complaints and after-sales services.
  • Advise customers on books selection: Provide customers with detailed advice on books available in the store; provide detailed information about authors,” titles, styles, genres and editions.
  • Issue sales invoices: Prepare the invoice of goods sold or services provided, containing individual prices, the total charge, and the terms. Complete order processing for orders received via telephone, fax and internet and calculate the customer’s final bill.
  • Plan aftersales arrangements: Come to an agreement with the customer about the delivery, setup and service of the goods; perform appropriate measures to ensure delivery.
  • Prevent shoplifting: Identify shoplifters and methods by which shoplifters try to steal. Implement anti-shoplifting policies and procedures to protect against theft.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of bookshop specialised seller. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Book reviews: A form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit in order to assist customers in their choices of books.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of bookshop specialised seller. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Sell academic books: Identify and sell informational and academic books to scholars, students, teachers and researchers.

ISCO group and title

5223 – Shop sales assistants


References
  1. Bookshop specialised seller – ESCO
Last updated on November 24, 2022

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