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

Definition of salespeople

: persons employed to sell goods or services

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That distortion stems in part from the way Sprint credits its salespeople. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "Sprint Rewarded Salespeople in Its Outsize Push on Free Lines," 6 May 2019 The money also went into making improvements to its supply chain and adding more salespeople to visit stores and make sure products are stocked correctly. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Kraft Heinz Divulges SEC Investigation, Swings to Loss," 21 Feb. 2019 Regulators say their proposal would disallow some glaring conflicts of interest, such as brokerages rewarding salespeople with free trips or other perks for selling more-expensive investment products. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "SEC’s Proposed Curbs on Stockbroker Advice Under Attack," 7 Aug. 2018 The Kornfelds and other outside salespeople played a crucial role in lining up buyers for Woodbridge, collecting commissions for their efforts, court papers say. Peg Brickley, WSJ, "SEC Sues Top Woodbridge Group Outside Salespeople," 20 Aug. 2018 In August and September 2017, two FTC agents posing as potential buyers recorded conversations with Sanctuary Belize Enterprises salespeople and received marketing material about the project. Katy Mclaughlin, WSJ, "Americans Spent $100 Million on Tropical Real Estate. They Were Scammed, FTC Says.," 11 Dec. 2018 The result is that the company has had to lay off at least a handful of salespeople and lost $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2018. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "The 5,000% price hike that made Martin Shkreli infamous is no longer paying off," 19 July 2018 SolarCity saw its share of national residential solar installations shrink in 2017, and the company has closed installation locations while laying off salespeople. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Report: Tesla’s latest production troubles are happening at its solar factory," 8 Aug. 2018 Some door-to-door salespeople will move into an area for a period of time and pitch unwanted and often fraudulent solicitations for a variety of products and services. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Follow tips for dealing with door-to-door salesmen," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of salespeople

1876, in the meaning defined above

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