Salesare activities related to selling or the number of goods or services sold in a given time period.
Theselleror the provider of thegoods or servicescomplete a sale in response to anacquisition,appropriation,requisitionor a direct interaction with thebuyerat thepoint of sale. There is a passing of title (property or ownership) of theitem, and the settlement of aprice, in which agreement is reached on a price for which transfer of ownership of the item will occur. Theseller, not thepurchasergenerally executes the sale and it may be completed prior to the obligation ofpayment. In the case of indirect interaction, a person who sells goods or service on behalf of the owner is known as asalesmanorsaleswomanorsalesperson, but this often refers to someone selling goods in a store/shop, in which case other terms are also common, includingsalesclerk,shop assistant, andretail clerk.