• WordNet 3.6
    • n salesperson a person employed to represent a business and to sell its merchandise (as to customers in a store or to customers who are visited)
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Snake oil salesperson - A person who promotes something that doesn't work, is selling snake oil.


In literature:

All these have their little weaknesses, and the perfect salesperson will learn to know these and play to them.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Salespersons must keep in good order all stock under their charge.
"How Department Stores Are Carried On" by W. B. Phillips
This knowledge is a fundamental part of each salesperson's equipment.
"The Romance of a Great Store" by Edward Hungerford

In news:

Are you a true believer or just a salesperson. to Employ the Celebros Salesperson.
There will be one less salesperson knocking on your door now that Encyclopedia Britannica has announced they will no longer be publishing the print version of the Encyclopedia .
Talk to a salesperson who uses customer relationship management software and you'll find someone eager to discuss the software's many shortcomings.
A Nordstrom salesperson shows a customer an online selection of shoes on an in-store iPad.
Joe Crisara is a worldwide sales educator and entrepreneur who helps contractors achieve revenues three to five times greater than the average salesperson.
And today, after 55 years mostly spent as a successful school-bus salesperson for the Upper Uwchlan-based company, Shicatano is getting ready to retire, and looking back on a half-century of change in the school-bus business.
Video Only salesperson Mark MacCoby, of Fremont, watches the presidential debate on a wall of plasma televisions at the Dublin store in Dublin on Oct 3, 2012.
Customers talk to a salesperson about a new laptop at a Lenovo shop in Shanghai February 17, 2011 REUTERS/Aly Song.
Customers talk to a salesperson about a new laptop at a Lenovo shop in Shanghai ( Aly Song Reuters, REUTERS / February 17, 2011 ).
Anna was born in Powell, Tennessee on Feb 18, 1934 to Ross and Lou Venia Luttrell, being the second Youngest of ten children, before retirement Anna worked as the bookkeeper and salesperson for McCormick 's Flooring.
Certified salesperson Mercedes-Benz of Denver.
Acer officials in a statement denied the remarks of an Acer salesperson, who reportedly said that its netbooks would be phased out in favor of tablets.
Techniques of an Expert Salesperson.
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In science:

Uriel Feige and Mohit Singh. “Improved Approximation Ratios for Traveling Salesperson Tours and Paths in Directed Graphs”.
A Randomized Rounding Algorithm for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem
Typical examples include the matching of minimal length, the traveling salesperson tour constrained to alternate between points of each set, or the connected bipartite r-regular graph of minimal length.
Combinatorial optimization over two random point sets
The starting point in this field is the celebrated theorem of Beardwood, Halton and Hammersley about the traveling salesperson problem.
Combinatorial optimization over two random point sets
Very informally, this result supports the following interpretation: when the number of points n is large, for µ almost every x, if the salesperson is at Xi = x then the distance to the next point in the optimal tour is comparable to β (d)(nf (x))−1/d if f (x) > 0 and of lower order otherwise.
Combinatorial optimization over two random point sets
Note that we have the same result for the bipartite travelling salesperson problem, and that our generic approach puts forward key properties that allow to establish similar facts for other functionals.
Combinatorial optimization over two random point sets