Roundspersons and van salespersons


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Roundspersons and van salespersons deliver and sell food, drink and other goods by calling on householders or by selling from a mobile shop or van and call on households to collect and receive payment for laundered or similarly serviced articles.


No academic qualifications are required but candidates should hold a clean driving licence. Off- and on-the-job training is provided.

Typical tasks

  • loads vehicle with food, drink, or articles that have been laundered, etc.;
  • drives vehicle over established route and parks at recognised stopping places or households;
  • calls at customers’ premises and delivers ordered goods;
  • calls out, rings bell or otherwise attracts attention to the items on sale;
  • sells goods, records deliveries, takes further orders or articles requiring servicing and collects cash or prepares bill;
  • returns to depot and hands in unsold goods and cash.

Common job titles

Dairyman (retail trade: delivery round)
Driver and collector (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Milkman (milk retailing)
Supervisor, rounds (retail trade: delivery round)
Salesman (retail trade: mobile shop)
Salesman, shop
Salesman, van
Manager, shop (retail trade: mobile shop)
Retailer (mobile shop)
Salesman, bread (retail trade: delivery round)
Assistant, grocer's
Boy, delivery (bakery)
Traveller, grocers
Manager, shop, mobile
Supervisor, round (retail trade: delivery round)
Deliveryman (retail trade: delivery round)
Vendor, ice-cream
Salesman, milk (retail trade: delivery round)
Man, van
Salesman, drinks, soft
Salesman, cream, ice
Shopkeeper (mobile shop)
Deliveryman (retail milk trade)
Deliveryman, baker's
Traveller, van
Boy, delivery (dairy)
Greengrocer (mobile shop)
Vendor, cream, ice
Salesman, ice-cream
Vendor, milk
Deliverer, milk
Retailer, milk (retail trade: delivery round)