Floor Stock Clerk  What They Do

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Stock Clerk - Sales Floor Career Video



Receives, stores, and issues sales floor merchandise. Stocks shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arranges merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Administrative Services pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Answers customers' questions about merchandise and advises customers on merchandise selection.
  • Stamps, attaches, or changes price tags on merchandise, referring to price list.
  • Stocks shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
  • Compares merchandise invoices to items actually received to ensure that shipments are correct.
  • Itemizes and totals customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register, and accept cash or charge card for purchases.
  • Transports packages to customers' vehicles.
  • Takes inventory or examines merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.
  • Receives, opens, unpacks and issues sales floor merchandise.
  • Cleans display cases, shelves, and aisles.
  • Designs and sets up advertising signs and displays of merchandise on shelves, counters, or tables to attract customers and promote sales.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 50 lbs., sometimes up to 100 lbs. You will need a lot of strength at this level.
  • Work in this occupation involves bending or twisting your body more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects
  • Using abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or over time without tiring

Work Hours and Travel

  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Grocery Clerk -- Runs a cash register, stocks groceries and provides a high level of customer service.
  • Picker -- Selects warehouse merchandise to replace items sold by retail stores the day before.
  • Building Materials Sales Attendant --