Market traders, also known as stall-holders, sell goods from street stalls and indoor or covered markets. The goods could be anything from meat and fish to new or second-hand books or antiques.
As a market trader, your work would involve:
Early morning trips to a wholesale market to buy fresh produce
Visiting other suppliers or warehouses and negotiating the price of goods
Unloading the van and setting up the stall
Standing behind the stall, advising and encouraging customers to make a purchase
Taking payment for goods and giving change
Packing up the stall at the end of the day
Stocktaking and deciding which replacement goods are needed
Keeping records of goods bought and sold, including VAT details.
You would also keep up to date with the market’s regulations and the latest laws on trading and employment.
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