A Stocker is responsible for keeping shelves and displays stocked with fresh merchandise in a retail setting. This includes unloading trucks, stocking shelves, organizing displays, and keeping the sales floor clean and presentable. A stocker may also be responsible for conducting inventory counts and ordering new merchandise when necessary.

Stocker Job Responsibilities

  • Receives and stores incoming merchandise.
  • Stocks shelves with merchandise.
  • Keeps stock area clean and organized.
  • May assist customers in finding merchandise.
  • Unloads trucks and checks in merchandise against invoices


  • To ensure that all shelves are properly stocked with merchandise.
  • To keep the stockroom organized and tidy at all times.
  • To maintain an accurate inventory of all merchandise in the stockroom.
  • To assist customers in finding the merchandise they need.
  • To unload shipments and put away merchandise in the stockroom.

Stocker Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of stocker vary depending on the employer. However, most employers will require applicants to have a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as experience working in a warehouse or retail environment. Additionally, employers may prefer applicants who have Forklift certification and are able to lift heavy objects.