Dear Sir or Madam:
I am interested in the retail positions available at your store. My previous experience working for a marketing company as well as volunteer job working with children makes me an ultimate candidate for the job. I have enclosed my resume for your consideration. You will find that my qualifications more than meet your requirements.
For example, specifications for an efficient salesperson include enthusiasm, reliability, cooperation, and a positive attitude in the store environment to ultimately make a sale. I am currently taking a retailing class in which I have learned the proper techniques of the selling process. I am aware of the different customer personalities, the different types of approaches you can use to create a sale, how to forestall objections customers have toward the merchandise or price, how to close a sale, and many more techniques to ensure that the customer has a pleasant visit and at the same time makes a purchase.
I look forward to discussing the position with you in more detail. If you feel that my qualifications are as much a match for your company as I feel they are, please call me at your earliest convenience to schedule an interview. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your consideration.