Why do you need a shopping assistant?
However, the job advertisement is of particular interest because I introduced such a job profile as a promising business idea several months ago in my forthcoming new book "30 Opportunities for Start-ups - Business Areas with a Future". A few excerpts from it:
Recently, people do not just want to consume more in terms of quantity, but more qualitatively. Customers also want uncomplicated, transparent service packages with a clear price - also because they have less and less time and desire to compare quality features and prices.
One thing, however, is that this easy-to-understand customer request is contradictory: the increasingly complex and unclear range of products and services on the market. Because many customers do not look at all at all: Why is a similar product at supplier X twice as expensive as at Y? What are the differences in quality? And above all: Is the higher price worthwhile?
With expertise through the supply jungle
For simple consumers with no previous knowledge, this offer is often not to be overlooked. There must be specialists! Time for the shopping assistant from flesh and blood. This is precisely where the normal consumer loses sight of the overview or just has no time to look for the absolute best offer in the thicket of the possibilities.
In any case, the customer should save his customers more money than they cost themselves, or reduce the time required for the customer considerably, otherwise the customer will not recognize any benefit in this service.
Prerequisites, exits and Further education
So far, there is no education or training and the profession is not protected by law - in principle, so everyone can call it that. In practice, expertise, organizational skills, good contacts, and the ability to price properly are needed to succeed as a shopping assistant.
Formalities at the start-up in brief
As a shopping assistant you are working freelance. This means you only need a tax number at the tax office. A business registration is not required.
Although the job title is not protected, the competition is increasing, but the profession is still relatively new and unknown. The assistant has to highlight the benefits of his service to convince customers that his service is a real added value.
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