In the world of export and import that concentrates on fabric there are myriad roles for people to play (read work). The professionals who offer their services are the independent apparel sales reps also considered direct marketing forces that sell a vast range of clothing either door-to-door or through their websites. They are also considered to be fashion apparel sales reps as they handle the distribution and marketing to the select line of retailers. The scope of services varies from company to company but all in all the work is based on delivery of the products and selling the goods to the highest bidder.
From the career perspective of apparel sales reps there are no clear cut training programs. Basically, if a person has the IT factor to sell products and has a yen for this line of business, the professional can carve a niche in the sphere. Most fashion houses have a range of showrooms and in this regard, one can find professionals as contracted employees working the floor. One cannot confuse apparel sales reps with salesgirls or sales boys, because their jobs differ. They know the fabric and the etymology of the end goods. The rate of commission depends on the brand value and reach of the product in the market. During fashion shows, one can find a mixed range of professionals in the zone, right from buying houses, competition, Fashionistas, personal shoppers and others.
Apparel sales reps have the advantage over the average sales person as they make or break an up-coming brand. A professional well versed in this trade can make an unknown line rake in the big ones for a long time. They also sell brands that are noted in the mainstream and up-market circles. Private parties and do’s are organized as a direct market pitch to ensure that the products are sold by the end of the evening. Apparel sales reps usually enjoy their craft as most of the people in the line love clothes! Professionals in this space ensure that they oversee the clothes in their care so that none of the goods are damaged. The business of a commissioned agent is based on the credibility of the person(s). If the individual(s) does not follow a firm set of values and protocol, chances are they are definitely going to be sidelined for another new kid on the block to come over and take the best seat in the house!