Point of View
UNITED STATES—Working in sales is a tough industry. A majority of individuals who are working in sales earn commission. That is the key word: commission. Some have a base pay and commission; others are getting paid solely on commission. That is something that scares many consumers. You go into a retail shop looking for a product and before you know it the salesperson is trying to get you to purchase this and that and everything else.
Why can’t sales people be honest? Perhaps some of the sleaziest salespeople are car salesman. They rely heavily on commission to survive, so if you’re in the market for a new vehicle they may not always be looking out for your best interest their goal is to sell you the most expensive vehicle possible because it’s a higher commission for them.
Same can be said for those people who work at furniture stores. Most work on base plus commission, but it’s the one place I dread entering. Its almost like before you even step foot into the store there are like 5-6 floor people hounding you; I’ve just enter the store can you give me a second to breathe. It’s a type of pressure that is a huge turnoff to customers. Most people have an idea of what it is they want, and not having some time to process that is quite annoying to say the least.
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