Definition of salesclerk in English:


(also sales clerk)


North American
  • An assistant who sells goods in a retail store.

    • ‘Between 1998 and 2000, she took jobs as a waitress and hotel maid in Florida, a nursing-home aide and a house cleaner in Maine, and a retail sales clerk in Minnesota.’
    • ‘His second wife, Elna, is famed for merely nodding or shaking her head as sales clerks rushed one item of clothing after another to her; she perfected a method for spending thousands of dollars within minutes.’
    • ‘Every day may bring a test of nerves - rude sales clerks, stubborn co-workers, arguments at home.’
    • ‘Once you've chosen a fabric you like that feels comfortable and meets your standards for appearance, get the sales clerk to show you two yards.’
    • ‘In the past few weeks, I have walked out of two different businesses without making my purchases after the sales clerks served people who pushed ahead of me in the queue.’
    • ‘Learn where she finds the best bargains, and take notes on how she handles persuasive sales clerks.’
    • ‘Beauty consultants and sales clerks at L' Oreal cosmetic company in Indonesia returned to work on September 17 after a four-day strike over the company's refusal to grant permanency to casual employees.’
    • ‘I pop in and see what I want, but for about 10 minutes I can't find a sales clerk anywhere near the sporting goods area.’
    • ‘Matuschek and Company is a Budapest leather goods store owned by Hugo Matuschek and employed a number of sales clerks.’
    • ‘This trend had begun earlier when department stores employed young women as sales clerks, but it expanded significantly after the turn of the century, and extended increasingly to male workers in large stores and corporate offices.’
    • ‘In the real world, consumers would simply ask a sales clerk or customer service representative for help.’
    • ‘Learn to say ‘no’ to your kids, relatives, spouse, sales clerks, and marketers - and mean it.’
    • ‘Unlike the scenes in the movie Pretty Woman I have never run in to rude or snooty sales clerks.’
    • ‘The retailer will have Wi-Fi enabled sales clerks who can check inventory while standing right by the customer.’
    • ‘In the US its sales clerks made an average of $13,861 in 2001, almost $800 below the federal poverty line for a family of three.’
    • ‘The last gripe is that, yet again, there appears to be a paucity of the machines available, at least in shops, with Compustore sales clerks saying they ‘can't see’ when they'll have them in.’
    • ‘The sales clerk was very gracious about the mistake, but the cash-register/computer refused to admit any error.’
    • ‘The survey covers people whose jobs tend to make them sensitive to the ups and downs of the economy, such as department store sales clerks, taxi drivers, and employees of temporary staff agencies.’
    • ‘If you decide to buy, let the sales clerk know who helped you on the range, or better yet, have that person escort you to the register.’
    • ‘'I'll wait by the cash register,’ he said, and put the pile for the sales clerk to charge.’
    seller, salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, dealer, trader, tradesman, retailer, shopkeeper, shopman, shop girl, shop boy, sales assistant, assistant, wholesaler, merchant, trafficker, purveyor, supplier, stockist, marketer, marketeer, sales representative, door-to-door salesman, travelling salesman, commercial traveller
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