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Become A Shelf Stocker

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Working As A Shelf 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

  • $24,511

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Shelf Stocker does

  • Let in vendors and counted all new merchandise while entering it into the system.
  • Cleaned and maintained the grocery store's stock room area.
  • Keep back room stocked, clear and orderly.
  • Resolve customer complaints in a proactive manner Ensure maintenance of checkout area
  • Itemize and total customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register, and acceptcash or charge card for purchases.
  • Clean store and keep items faced.
  • Take inventory or examine merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.
  • Stock shelves with unpacked items.
  • Stocked and rotated perishable food items in the dairy department.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • Process credit card and check payments.
  • Maintain knowledge of store inventory and sale activities.
  • Stock shelves, unload trucks and sort stock
  • Answer customers' questions about merchandise and advise customers on merchandise selection.
  • Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Stock shelves at Wal-Mart and Schnuck's stores.
  • Stocked store shelves with products and kept store clean as well as helping customers.
  • Cleaned display cases, shelves, and aisles.
  • cart retrieval, and basic janitorial.
  • Warehouse Stock shelves with efficiency and accuracy Unload trucks Use of pallet jacks

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How To Become A Shelf 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.


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.


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.


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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Shelf Stocker Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Polish

  • Vietnamese

  • Armenian

  • Hindi

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Top Skills for A Shelf Stocker


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Top Shelf Stocker Skills

  1. Store Shelves
  2. Customer Service Skills
  3. Stock Shelves
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Mark items with price stickers and codes and then arrange merchandise on store shelves, displays or bins.
  • Stock Shelves and assist people with their groceries as necessary.
  • Used manual, electric walk beside and riding pallet jacks to move items around warehouse and store.
  • Received, opened, unpacked and issued sales floor merchandise.
  • Process credit card and check payments.

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