Make A Career In The Retail Sector!

Retail sector is the fourth biggest sector in India. Many of you, who wants to join the retail sector always think how is the retail sector for a career? what are the chances of progress in this sector? These questions come into our minds while we are thinking to make a career in this sector.

Let’s discuss!

Retail is the fastest growing sector in India. The people who will make a career in retail:

  •  Love shopping
  •  Always curious to identify what looks good on others?
  •  Love to indulge themselves in conversation with people

The future of retail jobs is secured in India. The retail sector is very diverse. An individual in the retail industry can become Cashier, Store Manager, Stocker, Team Leader, Merchandiser, Area Store Manager, Assistant Manager and Department Manager.


In retail, the experience would be preferred over education. There are many retailers who move             into a key management role without any degree, that doesn’t mean education is not required at all. On the contrary, if you are having a Postgraduate degree then chances are, it becomes stronger for you to reach at the top level management in the short time. Once you get hired, the company would arrange a training session for you to understand the nitty-gritty of the retail market.


Apparently, salary is not a concern if you are working in the retail management. In the entry-level position, you will get a decent amount. Salary would vary from cities, experience and sales skills.

For example, if the person working in the Luxury brands like Steve Madden and Aldo would be getting higher salary then the person working in the department stores.

Career progression

Since this is the fastest growing sector, it accounts for 10% of the country’s GDP and around 8 % of the employment. The opportunity in this sector is booming and people are becoming more keen to make a career in the Retail.

Generally, metro cities tend to have larger opportunities in retail:

  • The reason being the huge population staying over there
  • The demand and supply of goods and services are high as compare to 3 tier or 2 tier cities.

Types of Retailing Activities in India

Brand stores

  •  For example, Steve Madden, Jack and Jones, and Zara

Department stores

  • For Example, Shoppers stop,  Globes etc.


  • For example Big Bazar, Safari etc

Convenience store

  • For example 24/7 Medical Stores


  • For example Spencer Hyper etc

Shopping malls

  • For example Variety of retail shops available in the malls

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Greet customers and provide good customer service
  • Open and close cash register and performing task such as counting money, dispense coupon and voucher to the customer.
  • Handling back office stock
  • Merchandising

Author Bio

I am Akshay Verma. I am into digital marketing. I am working with I love to read an interesting and informative books.