You will be directly representing the company you work for and the company’s line of products as a direct sales representative. Companies hiring people for this role will expect them to carry out many tasks, such as:
Meet Sales Goals
Direct sales representatives have certain sales goals and quotas they’re expected to meet on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, with bonuses and incentive rewards provided when they go above and beyond these requirements.
Write Sales Reports
Because they have no direct supervision, direct sales representatives are required to submit regular sales reports detailing the sales they make so superiors can keep track of their progress.
Create Sales Proposals
Direct sales reps used their words and personality to make sales contacts and open the door to negotiations, but they also need to write up sales proposals to put information down on paper for potential buyers.
Potential buyers will have lots of questions before they agree to make the sale, and direct sales representatives give them all the information they need so they feel that they’re making a well-informed decision. This requires knowing products inside and out so sales reps can answer the buyer’s questions clearly and accurately.
Attend Trade Shows
In order to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and newest developments with the products they’re selling, direct sales representatives may need to attend trade shows and other industry events to stay apprised of the most recent information.