7 Types of Salespeople

Want to become a salesperson for a top retailing company or start to increase your knowledge about the industry?

Whichever your circumstances are, the sales and retail industry remains strong despite the changes in how people shop and access services. Companies are still looking for talented salespersons who can help them sell their offerings to customers on any platform, whether it is online or in person.

If you consider entering the industry, you will need to know what kind of salesperson you are to be successful. Currently, there are 7 types of salespeople in the industry, and they play different roles for the company.

1. The Debater

A debater salesperson would always be found in a debate with other sales representatives for the company. They often push for avant-garde sales strategies to get a sale rather than consider impressing the client first about the product before trying to make a sale.

2. The Hunter

For a salesperson to be considered a hunter, they must be driven to their mission to build new opportunities to make a sale. They would do every legal trick in the book to develop their customer base, making them the best salesperson for a company to use for client acquisition.

3. The Closer

Closers are the ones who finalize deals to achieve a sale. They are often seen in high-profile deals or recurring sales that happen throughout the year. Closers are well-known for being persuasive and would not be adverse to using discounts and other offers to close the deal.

4. The Networker

This type of salesperson prefers creating relationships with both prospective and current clients. They won’t hesitate to go to events to meet new clientele and use these same events to complete deals for the company. With them in the company, they guarantee customer loyalty and long-term relationships.

5. The Industry Sales Executive

This salesperson is usually employed to handle business-to-business selling. They will be charged with monitoring the production of products and services and understanding its technical aspects, explaining how clients can utilize the products and services more efficiently.


6. The Problem Solver

Problem solvers are salespeople who focus on helping customers with their concerns and providing assistance when necessary. They are one of the most sought after salespeople in any business because they are the ones who help build and strengthen customer trust.

7. The Door-To-Door Salesman

This is the most traditional type of salesperson you will see around. They are the ones who deal directly with clients, visiting them in their homes or in shopping areas where the company’s products and services are displayed. Door-to-door salespeople are known for being very patient with their customers and can be very persuasive to make a sale. They are also very flexible to match what the client wants to get their interest.

To be successful in the sales industry, you need to be familiar with your salesperson strategy and hone your skills to achieve a sale. Find out what kind of salesperson you are through this list and develop your skills to be an effective salesman.

So which one are you? Or which one would you rather serve your needs? Share with us in the comments below.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. In any business that concerns selling products and things concerned with business, I can say that is one of my strong points. I have always been very business minded, and solving problems for customers. Now I am a sales associate where I work. It is very rewarding because I get to help people on a daily basis. I guess I could call myself a multitasker when it comes to being a sales person. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.


  2. jminx94 says:

    would love to see who the most successful companies target and usually choose in their processes. That first one has to be the worst kind.


  3. I prefer to be the Problem Solver.


  4. newwhitebear says:

    I prefer the closer.


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