The Sales Clerk will be responsible for providing excellent customer service to customers, processing sales transactions, and maintaining a clean and organized work area. The Sales Clerk will also be responsible for stocking shelves and completing other tasks as assigned by the Store Manager.

Sales Clerk Job Responsibilities

  • Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.
  • Recommend merchandise to customers based on their individual needs.
  • Answer questions about merchandise and prices.
  • Ring up sales on a cash register, calculate customer's total purchase, accept payment, and provide change as needed.
  • Bag merchandise for customers who make purchases.


  • Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.
  • Provide information about products or services, take orders, and process returns.
  • Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.
  • Operate computerized cash register to record purchase transaction.
  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Bag merchandise for customers.
  • May occasionally conduct inventory of stock.

Sales Clerk Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • Some basic math skills are needed to calculate discounts, totals, and change. Most sales clerks have at least a high school diploma, and many have some college experience. Employers usually provide onthe-job training.