plural noun
sales·peo·ple | \ˈsālz-ˌpē-pəl \

Definition of salespeople 

: persons employed to sell goods or services

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Women are more effective salespeople, women are better investors. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Business management expert and author Tom Peters on Recode Decode," 7 July 2018 There Ford purchased 14 dealerships and cut that number down to nine locations, and immediately half of the salespeople at those stores quit. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Selling Autos Direct," 27 Jan. 2018 Meanwhile, general laborers have seen their wages bumped up a couple dollars to $12 or $13 an hour, which is at least a 30 percent premium over what most cashiers in the state earn and slightly more than what retail salespeople earn., "The Amazon Effect Is Reshaping Life in This Georgia County," 27 Feb. 2018 Kate and Andy, who reportedly met while working as salespeople at a Carter’s Men’s Clothing in Phoenix, Ariz., sold and stepped away from their company in 2006 to spend more time with their daughter. Jessica Fecteau,, "Inside Kate and Andy Spade's 24-Year Marriage: 'They Seemed to Be a Perfect Couple'," 5 June 2018 After the training, the ambassadors will go back to their campuses to work alongside local New Belgium salespeople. Gabby Ferreira, sacbee, "This brewery is looking for college ambassadors — and they're offering FREE BEER!," 10 July 2018 The idea is to retain the finest salespeople, because that’s the best way to ensure consistency with customers and therefore, long-term success. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Where Is 2018 Trending?," 10 Feb. 2018 Buy Photo Mary Duffield remembers real estate salespeople showing up unannounced in the driveway, urging her to sell the family farm. Kevin Riordan,, "After a 50-year population explosion, a South Jersey suburb appears to be shrinking," 16 June 2018 Since May 2007, Purdue salespeople met with Massachusetts prescribers and pharmacists more than 150,000 times, the lawsuit says. Joshua Miller,, "Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma," 12 June 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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