Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
Sell goods or services door-to-door or on the street.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Deliver merchandise and collect payment. Write and record orders for merchandise or enter orders into computers. Explain products or services and prices and demonstrate use of products. Contact customers to persuade them to purchase merchandise or services. Arrange buying parties and solicit sponsorship of such parties to sell merchandise. Answer questions about product features and benefits. Circulate among potential customers or travel by foot, truck, automobile, or bicycle to deliver or sell merchandise or services. Develop prospect lists. Distribute product samples or literature that details products or services. Order or purchase supplies. Set up and display sample merchandise at parties or stands.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
Alabama Employment Outlook
Comprehensive wage data available: Alabama Occupational Wage Survey
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Cargo and Freight Agents
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
Farm Labor Contractors
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
Municipal Clerks
Real Estate Brokers
Travel Agents
Travel Guides
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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41-9091.00 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers