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Retail sales interview questions

Want to rock your retail sales interview? Get ready by rehearsing answers to these sample interview questions.

Retail sales interview questions

Got a retail sales interview coming up? These are the retail sales interview questions (and answers) most commonly asked of retail job applicants:

  • Tell me about your previous work experience as a retail salesperson. 
  • What type of merchandise have you had the most success selling? 
  • What do you know about this company’s products and services? 
  • What makes you a great candidate for this particular job? 
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses when interacting with customers? 
  • What do you enjoy about working in retail sales? 
  • What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs or save time? 
  • Tell me about a time when you felt you were at your best with helping a customer. 
  • Talk about a time when you were challenged in the sales process. Why was that, and how did you handle it? 
  • What type of retail sales systems have you used? 
  • How much did they require you to use your math skills
  • What was the management structure in your previous retail sales jobs? 
  • Did you work on commission? 
  • What have you done to become a better retail salesperson? 
  • What type of schedule are you looking to work? 
  • Would you be available to work additional shifts?

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