Shop assistants

@JuliaPan (564)
Canada
March 15, 2007 5:02pm CST
How do shop assistants in your country usually work? I mean, do they fall upon you as soon as you enter the shop? Or do they just politely ask if you need any help and leave you alone until you really ask to be helped? Or do they ignore you?? According to my observations, it depends on the country. In Russia, for example, salesmen are not as agressive as in Israel. It may depend on the store of course. When I was in the Czech Republic I noticed that shop assistants are so lazy there that they hardly even notice you've entered the shop! :) So, what about your country?
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
well its very annoying when shop assistant follows you around the store, you cant breath when they do that. at Japan enter the store at your own risk and pay before you get out that simple. in hongkong some shops are same as japan but others follows you around maybe it depends what nationality you are.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
15 Mar 07
I feel this varies a lot here. In some stgores they come up to you at once and ask if you need any help. in other stores it seems impossible to get the attention of the shop assistants. I feel something in between would be good.
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@healer (1783)
• India
15 Mar 07
It depends on the type of shops or the brands, if its a big store where the people working there are paid well then the customers are handled in a very polite way. But it depends and in most of the shops i see the assistants doing their job well, that is taking care of the customers and satisfying their needs i have never been to other countries so i cannot compare but i should say here its fine.
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@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
16 Mar 07
It depends on the store. Here in US, when you shop in for car or furniture...most likely the salesman will follow you around because they get paid by commission too. In a regular retail store...they won't follow you but they do have a good customer service. If they notice you...they would smile and greet you. When I took a vacation at the Philippines 3 years ago...I was shopping at the department store and there were like 4 saleslady roaming around me. It's a little annoying and I hate to shop as if I'm a thief being followed by them. I guess that's their job!!!
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@spindrift (197)
16 Mar 07
Im from the Uk and it really depend what shop you to some store they just come right up and ask it hey can help you not always nicely I think they must get paid commission on the sale In larger department store when you need help to find somthing that is when there is no one to help
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@milott (2648)
• India
16 Mar 07
It actually depends on the shop. SOme of the shop in our country have really very good customer service but some shops have the worsest where they would be pestering you as soon as you enter their shop and some of them will treat almost everyone as a thief suspecting that everyone had come inside to loot!!
• Australia
16 Mar 07
I think it all depends on who realy works in the shop and whether its a chain store or a bouteque styled one. Most chain stores you go into you find the staff too busy texting their friends on their mobiles, expensive shops you'll find they are either too toffy nosed to take notice of you as your not in the correct clothing or they come up and ask if you need assistance. If they do come ask for assistance you can always tell whether they are on a wage or commission, if they follow you around, dont leave you alone and kiss your behind, they are on commission. If they are on a set wage, they will ususally leave you alone.
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@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Here in the town I live in now they do not bother you at all, they do not even ask if you need any help. Most of the time you can not even find anyone to help you. I moved from a tourist town and was accustomed to them greeting you and following you around the whole time. Not sure which one is worse. I would prefer to be greeted and to know they are around if I need them.