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sales floor

See also: salesfloor



sales floor (plural sales floors)

  1. (business) The part of a business devoted to retail activities, such as a showroom or selling area of a shop or department store, usually manned by sales staff and having free public access with goods on display.
    • 1981 April 4, "Thriving on do-it yourselfers," New York Times (retrieved 23 June 2015):
      Customers carry clipboards to record stock numbers as they wander about the 3,000-square-foot sales floor, testing items that are displayed, one each, on wooden shelves and tables.
    • 2005 Oct. 31, Ling Woo Liu, "Mirror, Mirror...," Time (retrieved 23 June 2015):
      Tokyo's popular Isetan department store devotes an entire sales floor to men's cosmetics.