Rochester, N.Y. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, today announced a major expansion in upstate New York. The company will open two new stores and add approximately 50 new sales consultants in the next three months. Fifteen of those positions must be filled immediately.
Listed below are the new Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless store locations, the date they will open, the number of sales positions available and the store investment:
1190 University Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14607
Opening Nov. 1, 2010
10 sales positions (immediately)
$130,000 total investment
1826 Teall Avenue, Shop City Plaza, Syracuse, N.Y., 13206
Opening Nov. 1, 2010
5 sales positions (immediately)
$300,000 investment, excluding training
The two stores represent a combined investment of more than $430,000 and 50 new sales positions.
Currently, Cellular Sales operates throughout New York and has more than 350 stores across the United States. According to Laura Lynn Riden, the New York recruiter for Cellular Sales, sales consultants for the company earn an average of more than $51,000 per year.
“It’s great to partner with a company that’s expanding all over the country,” said John Chao, a sales representative who joined the Cellular Sales team in 2009 and has traveled from Georgia to help support the growing upstate New York market. “There’s also stability in the wireless industry. Even in a recession, people need a cell phone.”
Luke Fletcher, New York Regional Director for Cellular Sales, said, “The unbelievable growth Cellular Sales is experiencing is directly related to the ultimate customer service we provide, and that’s what drives our business.”
Cellular Sales puts its new sales consultants through several weeks of training and coaches them to provide personal support to every customer they encounter.
“We don’t pass our clients to an 800 number and forget about them. We strive to treat every customer like they are our only customer. And it is definitely working,” said Fletcher.
Last month, Cellular Sales announced it would hire between 200 and 250 new employees to work at its National Call Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The new call center will employ supervisors, managers and customer service representatives in full-time and part-time positions.
“As a company, we have grown by about 30 percent every year. Our expansion in upstate New York is not a one-time event. We have every intention to continue this pattern in upstate New York and in all of our markets,” said Dane Scism, founder and CEO of Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless.
Cellular Sales is a 17-year old privately held company founded and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. The company currently operates throughout the United States. By year end, Cellular Sales will open at least 50 new stores in markets across the United States, bringing the company’s total number of locations to around 400. For the past three years, Inc. Magazine has named Cellular Sales one of the nation’s fastest growing retail companies in the country.
This year, Inc. magazine listed Cellular Sales at No. 72 on its list of the nation’s fastest growing companies according to gross dollars of growth. Cellular Sales was ranked No. 1,856 on the fourth annual overall list of the nation’s fastest growing companies (up from No. 2,069 last year). The “Inc. 5,000” represents a comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.
Growth for Cellular Sales this year was reported at 147 percent according to Inc. magazine. The magazine ranked Cellular Sales No. 96 on the “Inc. 5,000” list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held retail companies. The magazine reported that Cellular Sales’ 2006 revenue of $127.9 million grew to $316.1 million last year.
For more information about Cellular Sales, or to find a Cellular Sales location near you, visit the company’s web site at www.cellularsales.com. Job seekers should call 888-910-MOBILE (6624) or visit www.cellularsales.com/opportunity for more information.
Sarah Malak, Ackermann PR