I have a question about people coming into a store to sell their products.
I am a manager for a store that, while nation-wide and corporately owned, is set up basically like a large boutique. I've worked at three different locations in the past two years. At every single location, we occasionally get people coming in who are trying to sell their product to me. I've had everything from make-up companies, pizza chains, to cell-phone companies come in and try to get me to buy a set of coupons, or sign up for something.
They generally ask for a manager, so I think there must be some sort of law about soliciting your business from customers currently inside another business. Apparently, employees are exempt from that rule.
My question is whether this practice is legal? Should I be reporting these solicitors? If so, to who? The shopping center I'm currently in doesn't have security.
I did have one guy who approached my customers while I was ringing them up. I wasn't very polite, telling him, "Could you please not try to make my customers your customers?" I brain farted on the word "solicit."
His partner hurried him out of there, and the customers thanked me for being the "bad guy."
Thanks for the input!