ISCO 08 Code 5223     Shop sales assistants

Lead Statement
Shop sales assistants sell a range of goods and services directly to the public or on behalf of retail and wholesale establishments, and explain the functions and qualities of these goods and services.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • determining customer requirements and advising on product range, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care;
  • demonstrating and explaining to customers the establishment's goods and services, selling goods and services, accepting payment by a variety of payment methods, preparing sales invoices and recording sales using cash registers;
  • assisting with the ongoing management of stock such as product inventories and participating in stock takes;
  • stacking and displaying goods for sale, and wrapping and packing goods sold.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Salesperson, retail establishment
  • Salesperson, wholesale establishment
  • Shop assistant

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Shop manager - 1420
  • Kiosk salesperson - 5211
  • Market salesperson - 5211
  • Street stall salesperson - 5211
  • Street food vendor - 5212
  • Shopkeeper - 5221
  • Checkout operator - 5230
  • Food service counter attendant - 5246

ISCO 88 Code(s) 5220, part
(Updated; 17.03.09) (NCvB; Mei 2010)