plural noun
sales·​peo·​ple | \ ˈsālz-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce salespeople (audio) \

Definition of salespeople

: persons employed to sell goods or services

Examples of salespeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s a nirvana that most salespeople never reach, and Reda knows why. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "What businesses slammed by the pandemic can learn from America’s champion car salesman," 17 Nov. 2020 Though the industry is notoriously opaque, and reliable numbers are hard to come by, multilevel marketing has clearly benefited from the way social media provides access to a broader pool of salespeople. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "The First Major Anti-MLM Platform," 17 Dec. 2020 Though Quip was hiring salespeople, it was outgunned by Microsoft’s Office-selling army. Owen Thomas,, "Salesforce’s Marc Benioff is betting $28 billion on Bret Taylor. So who is he?," 20 Dec. 2020 Other players are teachers/coaches, counselors, businesspeople, preachers, salespeople and a world-class blues guitar player. Cary Radisewitz, Star Tribune, "How young men of color mattered to a rural Midwestern community," 19 Dec. 2020 Though the language might be dramatic, the group wasn’t wrong about the uptick in activity: On YouTube, marketing coaches with substantial followings had started encouraging MLM salespeople to use TikTok to bolster their personal brands. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "The First Major Anti-MLM Platform," 17 Dec. 2020 Its roster of corporate clients — start-ups that offered free lunches, salespeople with round-table breakfasts — had all implemented work-from-home policies. New York Times, "Can Shopify Compete with Amazon Without Becoming Amazon?," 17 Nov. 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has converted thousands of salespeople from road warriors to Zoom warriors. Will Knight, Wired, "Sales Calls Have Gone Virtual, and AI Is Listening In," 9 Oct. 2020 To help small stores reopen, Unilever sent salespeople to train retailers on distancing and hygiene. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Covid Blunts Unilever’s Edge in Emerging Markets," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of salespeople

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Salespeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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