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Become A Merchandise Stocker

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Working As A Merchandise Stocker

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $25,350

    Average Salary

What Does A Merchandise Stocker Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Merchandise Stocker

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Merchandise Stocker Career Paths

Merchandise Stocker
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Security Officer Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Advisor Guest Services Manager
Food And Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Production Technician Food Service Worker
Food Service Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Package Handler Material Handler Security Officer
Loss Prevention Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Package Handler Merchandiser
Merchandising Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Driver Dispatcher
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Operations Manager Owner
Owner/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Stocker Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Stocker Security Officer Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Delivery Driver Service Technician
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Custodian Merchandiser Merchandising Manager
Store Director
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Inventory Control Specialist
Support Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Office Manager Instructor
Training Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Merchandise Stocker Demographics

Gender

Male

65.1%

Female

33.2%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

57.8%

Hispanic or Latino

21.4%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.5%

German

4.1%

French

4.1%

Portuguese

2.0%

Chinese

2.0%

Polish

2.0%

Mandarin

2.0%

Hindi

2.0%

Tagalog

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Urdu

2.0%
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Merchandise Stocker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.4%

El Paso Community College

9.5%

Houston Community College

6.7%

Liberty University

5.7%

Columbus State Community College

4.8%

Valencia College

4.8%

Sierra College

4.8%

Salt Lake Community College

4.8%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

4.8%

Michigan State University

3.8%

Community College of Philadelphia

3.8%

Ashford University

3.8%

Vincennes University

3.8%

Old Dominion University

3.8%

San Diego State University

3.8%

American InterContinental University

3.8%

South Texas College

3.8%

Palomar College

3.8%

University of Texas at El Paso

3.8%

Albany Technical College

3.8%
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Majors

Business

24.3%

Criminal Justice

10.9%

General Studies

6.6%

Health Care Administration

5.2%

Psychology

5.0%

Accounting

4.8%

Computer Science

4.3%

Automotive Technology

3.9%

Medical Assisting Services

3.9%

Education

3.6%

Kinesiology

3.4%

Management

3.4%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Communication

2.9%

Nursing

2.5%

English

2.5%

Information Technology

2.5%

Computer Information Systems

2.5%

Biology

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

38.9%

Bachelors

28.8%

Associate

18.8%

Certificate

6.5%

Masters

4.0%

Diploma

2.1%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Merchandise Stocker

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  1. New Merchandise
  2. Courteous Service
  3. Store Shelves
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Unloaded merchandise from new truck shipments and organized new merchandise to stock the main floor of the store.
  • Established long-term customer relationships through prompt and courteous service.
  • Moved products to assigned area in the warehouse or to store shelves.
  • Moved merchandise to sale floor by hand, roller jack, pallet jack dolly, or hand truck.
  • Shipped out stock balances and RTV's, and Overlooked the cleanliness of the entire stock room.

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