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Garden Center Customer Sales Associate

Wildwood Nurseries, Inc. | East Greenwich, RI

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Wildwood Nursery & Garden Center, a retail and re-wholesale garden center located in East Greenwich, RI, is currently seeking candidates for a Customer Sales Associate for full or part time positions. Wildwood specializes in the sale and service of high quality plant material.  We sell annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and trees.  We also offer select statuary, pottery, soil amendments, plant care products and garden décor.  For more information about our company please visit our website at


  1. Starting Hourly Pay:  $13 - $15+ per hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Job Description

We are searching for a hard working, motivated individual who shares a love of plants and horticulture. Candidate is expected to be able to provide helpful, meaningful and friendly customer service and able to work well in a team environment.  Candidate should project a warm and inviting personality with a desire to learn more about plants, garden products and services.  Previous retail and nursery experience are preferred.  A background in horticulture or related field is also preferred.  Must be willing to work one day on weekends.

Customer Service Responsibilities

  • Engage customers with sales
  • Assessing customer needs and wants and making customer recommendations for plants and garden related products
  • Answering questions and educating customers on plants and plant care
  • Making garden and landscape design recommendations
  • Offering full support and recommendations for customer success
  • Process sales transactions using Point of Sale and online sale systems
  • Following up with customers, pulling or gathering customer orders and writing up an invoice slip
  • Promoting beneficial add-ons for increased sales
  • Must always be positive, friendly and helpful to all customers, guests and staff
  • Effectively communicating and working well with customers and staff as a team member

General Responsibilities

  • Re-stocking merchandise and supplies
  • Pricing and tagging merchandise
  • Creating merchandise displays
  • Assisting with custom plant and gift requests
  • Watering and caring for plants properly
  • Loading and unloading merchandise to and from vehicles and carts
  • Packing and unpacking material and supplies
  • Potting containers and planters
  • Maintaining a clean and organized garden center
  • Maintaining healthy nursery stock
  • Willing to learn, demonstrate and communicate a solid, general understanding and knowledge of the nursery’s inventory, product mix, product performance and product objectives
  • Willing and able to work weekends and holidays as necessary during peak seasons
  • Willing to accept assignments in various roles as needed by owner, managers and staff

Educational Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of computers, computer software and tablets
  • A high school education or high school equivalency diploma

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting 40 or more pounds
  • Standing and walking for 75% or more of work day
  • Kneeling, squatting, bending, carrying, pushing and lifting frequently
  • Moving product on and off of ground, benches, equipment and vehicles
  • Using string & twine
  • Using basic indoor and outdoor tools such as trowels, rakes and pruners
  • Operating a golf cart or equivalent
  • Using hand carts
  • Reading, writing, speaking and understanding the English language
  • Ability to use basic computer software, efficiently use the internet, and the ability to send and receive emails
  • Ability to work outside in inclement weather, including heat, humidity, cold, rain, ice and snow


If you are interested in this position please send email and resume to or fax to 401-886-4509.


Thank you for your consideration,




David Bosco, President


Wildwood Nurseries, Inc.

659 Frenchtown Road

East Greenwich, RI 02818

Posted On: 2019-02-06 14:44:28
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Retail, Sales
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Travel: No Traveling
Career Level: Mid Level (2-10 years experience)
Minimum Degree: High School or Equivalent
Pay Type: Hourly Wage
Wage: $10 - $15
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