National Salesperson Day
About National Salesperson Day
When is National Salesperson Day? This holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March
Today is National Salesperson Day. It recognizes the hard work and importance of salespeople in any sales capacity.
Millions and millions of people spend their entire careers in sales. It’s a hard, tough business, with long hours. Making a sale is not a given. It requires training, building relationships, and personality. Paychecks are not a guarantee. The majority of salesmen and saleswomen are paid on a partial or full commission basis. Their income often goes up and down with the economy. Hardworking salespeople deserve a day of recognition.
The salesforce is a huge part of the American workforce. National Salesperson Day is established to recognize the value of the truly professional salesperson. This day also recognizes the hard work performed by professional salespeople.
Did You Know? There are about 13.5 million people working in sales in the United States. Amazingly, this number is down from over 18 million in 2017. Why? The growth of internet sales has eliminated many sales positions.
Who is a Salesperson?
There are all kinds of salespeople. Some sell to consumers. Other people sell business to business. They sell products, goods, and services. Some salespeople sell advice. The list of people and types of items sold goes on and on.
Here are some of the types of salespeople you know and come in contact with:
- Register clerks at the grocery store
- Clerks at your convenience store
- Door to door salespeople
- Car salesman
- Life Insurance agents
- Mortgage brokers and loan officers
- Travelling salesman
- Manufacturer’s reps
- Crafters at a craft show
- People holding a garage sale. That’s you!
- The list goes on and on
How to Celebrate National Salesperson Day
Among the ways to celebrate today are:
- Let the salespeople you meet today know you appreciate their roles.
- Give them a tip.
- Buy them a cup of coffee.
- Give them a greeting card via snail mail or online.
“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – – Abraham Lincoln
History and Origin of National Salesperson Day
National Salesperson’s Day was founded by Maura Schreier-Fleming, President of Best@Selling, in March 2000. She is an author, consultant, and speaker for….you guessed it, salesperson training.
We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.
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