Aprille works for a publishing company that publishes children's books and she sells those books to businesses who sell children's books. Aprille started her career in hotel and restaurant management, but the demand of working nights and weekends was not compatible with her new life as a mom, so she switched to sales.
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year.
Many in this occupation have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) certification or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification.
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