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Retail sales associates work in stores where they sell goods, such as books, cars, clothing, cosmetics, electronics, furniture, lumber, plants, shoes, and many other types of merchandise.
Many retail sales associates process the payment for the sale, which typically involves operating cash registers. Depending on the hours they work, retail sales associates may have to open or close cash registers.
In addition, retail sales associates may help stock shelves or racks, arrange for mailing or delivery of purchases, mark price tags, take inventory, and prepare displays.
Depending on their roles, qualifications, specialization and years of experience, a retail sales associate may: