IT Sales Assistant

Sell computers and telecommunications products and services in retail or wholesale institutions.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist with stock management, taking inventory of products and providing input in ordering stock
  • Evaluate customer requests for products, their desired price range and services and applications theyre looking for in products
  • Process sales orders and set up service plans for customers, collecting payment and setting up monthly payment schedules
  • Provide detailed information and comparisons on product details and maintenance, prices, warranties and related products and demonstrate product usage
  • Sell and set up ongoing internet services and mobile phone plans for customers, discussing and selecting appropriate plans and prices
  • Sell computers, office equipment and accessories, telephones, software and other information and communication technology products
  • Stock retail area with products and fixtures and set up displays of products for sale; package products sold to customers with proper manuals and accessories

Skills required

  • Strong communication skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Technical knowledge of programmes and equipment selling 

Working conditions

IT Sales Assistants typically work rotating weekly schedules according to retail or wholesale establishment business hours. They typically work in retail environments where IT products and services are sold and offered. They should be able to stand for several hours at a time and talk to a variety of customers.

Professional associations

Australian Computing Society
Technology Industry Association

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  • Account Manager
  • IT Applications Consultant
  • IT Marketing Officer
  • IT Sales Consultant
  • Sales Representative
  • Software Consultant
  • Technical Sales Representative