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412 Broadway
Albany, NY, 12207
United States

(518) 818-0105

A lifestyle and home goods gift shop in Albany, NY. 

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Part-Time Sales Associate


The Sales Associate’s responsibilities include working closely with customers to determine their needs, answer their questions about our products, and recommend the right product for them, as well as assist with daily store operations, such as cleaning and restocking shelves, and special events.

Requirements

  • A friendly and energetic personality with customer service focus

  • Passion for Fort Orange General Store’s products and brand

  • Work experience in retail, event planning, or similar role

  • Highly reliable

  • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer service practices

  • Proficiency in English

  • Basic Math skills

  • Hands-on experience with POS transactions

  • Familiarity with inventory procedures

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and address customer needs in a timely manner

  • Availability to work flexible shifts, including nights, weekends, and some holidays


Responsibilities

  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales and service

  • Assess customers needs and provide assistance and information on product features

  • Process POS (point of sale) purchases

  • Maintain the store’s appearance by sweeping, dusting, mopping as necessary, tidying displays, and taking out trash

  • Restock shelves as products sell

  • “Go the extra mile” to drive sales

  • Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options

  • Handle returns of merchandise

  • Assist in setup and teardown of in-store events and workshops

  • Notify management of any needs, such as low supplies or safety concerns

  • Suggest ways to improve sales (e.g. marketing activities, changing the store’s design)


Additional Information

  • Weekday and weekend coverage needed

  • Part-time position, no more than 20 hours per week

  • Pay Rate: $10.50/hour, paid on a bi-weekly basis

  • Staff discount: 15%


All interested candidates should send a resume to fortorangegeneral@gmail.com with the Subject Line: “Sales Associate”, a few sentences about themselves.


Please, no phone calls or in-store inquiries.