What exactly is a Selling Assistant?

The term Selling Assistant describes any experienced seller who sells items for other people, usually for a fee or other commission and often on consignment. The fees and terms of this arrangement are determined by the Selling Assistants themselves and can vary widely. You’ll also see sellers in this role referred to as Trading Assistants, Listing Assistants, consignment sellers or, if they have a brick and mortar location, Trading Posts or drop-off locations. Throughout this book, I will use the phrase Selling Assistant to refer to anyone selling items for others whether they are working part time out of the home, running a full-time retail storefront, or anywhere in between.