Specialised seller


Specialised sellers sell goods in specialised shops.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to specialised seller:

specialized sales advisor
specialized sales manager
specialized sales assistant
specialized trader
specialised trader
specialised sales assistant
specialised vendor
specialized salesperson
specialized seller
specialised salesperson
specialized vendor
specialised sales advisor

Minimum qualifications

High school diploma is generally required to work as specialised seller. However, this requirement may differ in some countries.

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.

Specialised seller is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Specialised seller career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to specialised seller.

ammunition specialised seller
audio and video equipment specialised seller
audiology equipment specialised seller
bakery specialised seller
beverages specialised seller

Promotions or specializations

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of 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 specialised seller with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

jewellery and watches shop manager
fish and seafood shop manager
performance rental technician
wholesale merchant in flowers and plants
furniture shop manager

Essential knowledge and skills of specialised seller

Essential knowledge

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

Sales argumentation
Characteristics of products
E-commerce systems
Product comprehension
Characteristics of services

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of specialised seller.

Guarantee customer satisfaction
Carry out products preparation
Operate cash register
Ensure compliance with legal requirements
Examine merchandise
Provide customer guidance on product selection
Use different communication channels
Organise storage facilities
Monitor stock level
Maintain store cleanliness
Apply numeracy skills
Identify customer’s needs
Stock shelves
Process refunds
Carry out order intake
Carry out active selling
Demonstrate products’ features
Provide customer follow-up services
Issue sales invoices
Plan aftersales arrangements
Prevent shoplifting

Optional knowledge and skills of specialised seller

Optional knowledge

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

Cosmetics ingredients
Composition of bakery goods
New vehicles on the market
Trends in fashion
Car controls
Cultural projects
Allergic cosmetics reactions
Furniture trends
Orthopaedic goods industry
Fish identification and classification
ICT hardware specifications
Legal requirements for operating in the automotive retail sector
Animal nutrition
Manufacturer’s instructions for electrical household appliances
Cold chain
Toys and games categories
Characteristics of faces
Electrical engineering
Footwear industry
Clothing sizes
Types of vehicles
Video-games trends
Animal welfare legislation
Textile industry
Merchandising techniques
Musical genres
Electronics principles
Post-process of food
Sports nutrition
Inventory management rules
Book reviews
Telecommunication industry
Sporting equipment usage
Food colorants
Legal requirements related to ammunition
Types of ammunition
Plant care products
Characteristics of precious metals
Art history
Fabric types
Recreation activities
Wall and floor coverings industry
Sports competition information
ICT software specifications
Human anatomy
Clothing industry
Toys and games safety recommendations
Video-games functionalities
Characteristics of plants
Manufacturer’s instructions for audiovisual equipment
Footwear materials
Multimedia systems
Teamwork principles
Jewellery processes
Advertising techniques
Construction equipment related to building materials
Textile measurement
Food storage
Hardware industry
Types of toy materials
Braiding technology
Sporting events
Types of orthopedic supplies
Textile trends
Characteristics of diamonds
Cosmetics industry
Office software
Jewellery product categories
Nutrients of confectionery
Commercial law
Materials for interior design
Floral composition techniques
Toys and games trends
Tobacco brands
Cancellation policies of service providers
Features of sporting equipment
Types of watches
Types of written press
Footwear components
Pet diseases
Vinyl records
Leather products maintenance
Fish varieties
Flower and plant products
Home decoration techniques
Types of audiological equipment
Construction industry

Optional skills and competences

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

Manufacture ingredients
Advise customers on usage of care products for pets
Follow control of substances hazardous to health procedures
Operate a forecourt site
Advise customers on preparation of meat products
Execute advertising measures for the vehicles
Perform multiple tasks at the same time
Post-process of fish
Carry out makeover for customers
Communicate with customers
Advise customers on appropriate pet care
Demonstrate use of hardware
Sell optical products
Recommend books to customers
Advise customers on usage of medical products
Provide information to customers on tobacco products
Repair jewellery
Advise customers on building materials
Carry out specialised packing for customers
Advise customers on accessories to complement clothing
Advise customers on jewellery and watches
Create flower arrangements
Sell fish and seafood
Recommend clothing according to customer’s measurements
Change watch battery
Handle seasonal sales
Handle delivery of furniture goods
Instruct customers on ammunition’s usage
Promote event
Acquire antique items
Handle jewellery and watches insurance claims
Offer free samples of cosmetics
Handle external financing
Give advice on the matching of food with wine
Assist with filling fuel tanks of vehicles
Sell tickets
Speak different languages
Advise customers on delicatessen selection
Upsell products
Advise customers on electrical household appliances’ installation
Check quality of fruits and vegetables
Check the potential of second-hand merchandise
Advise customers on using confectionary products
Quote prices
Take orders for special publications
Advise customers on the preparation of beverages
Process booking
Adjust jewellery
Recommend pet food selection
Stay up-to-date with latest book releases
Sell floor and wall coverings
Control minor maintenance
Recommend audiovisual equipment to customers
Liaise with book publishers
Order products
Adjust clothes
Offer cosmetic beauty advice
Provide fertilizer recommendation for flowers
Order vehicles
Measure yarn count
Assist with book events
Add computer components
Sell pet accessories
Advise customers on audiology products
Think proactively to secure sales
Maintain inventory of meat products
Provide medication information
Advise customers on vehicle’s extra services
Prepare warranty documents for audiology equipment
Provide customised building materials
Sell gaming software
Provide advice on pet training
Apply regulations regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages
Carry out bibliographic work
Handle building materials
Sell software products
Advertise new book releases
Weigh fruits and vegetables
Maintain adequate medication storage conditions
Sell hardware
Demonstrate functionality of software products
Handle personal identifiable information
Design floral decorations
Operate optical measuring equipment
Prepare bread products
Order supplies for audiology services
Assist customers
Inform customers of activity changes
Carry out repair of vehicles
Manage test drives
Develop promotional tools
Promote cultural venue events
Sell lubricant cooling products for vehicles
Maintain audiovisual equipment
Improve conditions of second-hand merchandise
Explain use of equipment for pets
Negotiate sales contracts
Arrange books in classification order
Process medical insurance claims
Assist customers in trying out sporting goods
Care for living pets in the store
Sell software maintenance contracts
Provide information related to antique items
Maintain customer service
Organise product display
Advise customers on usage of cosmetics
Advise customers on alcoholic beverages’ harmony with food
Keep up-to-date to computer trends
Keep up to date on local events
Sell academic books
Identify construction materials from blueprints
Execute after sales activities
Read hallmarks
Comply with optical prescriptions
Demonstrate functionality of toys and games
Sell weapons
Advise customers on electronic cigarettes
Advise customers on power requirements of products
Prepare reports on fuel sold in fuel station
Advise customers on preparation of fruits and vegetables
Calculate cost of covering
Recommend orthopedic goods to customers depending on their condition
Enforce regulations of selling alcoholic beverages to minors
Assist customers in selecting music and video recordings
Sell software personal training
Negotiate price for antiques
Sell household goods
Sell clothing items to customers
Maintain vehicle delivery documentation
Recommend cosmetics to customers
Estimate costs of installing telecommunication devices
Estimate amount of paint
Advise customers on types of flowers
Sell confectionery products
Advise on vehicle characteristics
Monitor ticketing
Arrange audio-visual products in classification order
Sell telecommunication products
Order customisation of orthopedic products for customers
Advise customers on maintaining optical products
Sell orthopedic goods
Maintain records of clients’ prescriptions
Prepare meat for sale
Advise customers on type of sporting equipment for specific purposes
Advertise sport venue
Recommend telecommunication equipment to customers
Follow trends in sporting equipment
Explain quality of coverings
Sell books
Sell audiovisual equipment
Advise customers on audiovisual equipment installation
Advise customers on type of computer equipment
Sell building materials
Sell textiles fabrics
Use fruit and vegetables processing machinery
Demonstrate functionality of video games
Sell footwear and leather goods
Advise customers on leather footwear maintenance
Assist clients with special needs
Advise customers on seafood choices
Provide information on trade-in options
Advise customers on maintaining bread products
Process payments
Oversee delivery of fuel
Research market prices for antiques
Evaluate spatial information
Check vehicles for sale
Spot valuable items
Advise customers on sewing patterns
Maintain customer records
Coordinate orders from various suppliers
Recommend newspapers to customers
Calculate value of gems
Estimate cost of jewellery and watches’ maintenance
Adjust sporting equipment
Respond to customers’ inquiries
Sell service contracts for electrical household appliances
Cut textiles
Estimate cost of building materials
Advise on clothing style
Have computer literacy
Maintain jewels and watches
Ensure temperature control for fruits and vegetables
Prepare warranty documents for electrical household appliances
Sell second-hand merchandise
Sell furniture
Find written press’ issues
Sell toys and games
Advise customers on purchasing furniture appliances
Advise customers on usage of vehicles
Handle knives for meat processing activities
Estimate value of used jewellery and watches
Sell ammunition
Order optical supplies
Post-process meat
Show samples of wall and floor coverings
Apply health and safety standards
Explain features of electrical household appliances
Advise customers on storage of fruits and vegetables
Recommend personalised optical products to customers
Advise customers on books selection
Sell flowers
Advise customers on storage of meat products
Promote recreation activities
Handle multiple orders simultaneously
Provide information on carat rating
Wash gutted fish
Calculate fuel sales from pumps
Apply fashion trends to footwear and leather goods
Attend vehicle auctions
Advise customers on financing options for vehicles
Advise on haberdashery products
Carry out improvised vehicle repairs
Create decorative food displays
Check for medication expiry terms
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ISCO group and title

5223 – Shop sales assistants







U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last updated on June 8, 2022

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