Storepersons receive, handle and dispatch goods coming into, or going out of, stores or warehouses.

Duties & Tasks

Storepersons may perform the following tasks:

  • unload goods and check them against order forms
  • catalogue or label items with storage details
  • place goods in bins and on racks, or stack bulky items on floors
  • complete orders by selecting goods from shelves and checking them off appropriate lists
  • package and send out completed orders to customers
  • move heavy packages using forklift machinery
  • obtain details of the location and quantity of items in stock, using visual display units or computers
  • enter details of received delivery slips, requisitions and invoices into computers
  • count and record the number of items in store during stocktake
  • advise supervisor about stock and re-ordering levels
  • help keep the work area neat and tidy.

Working Conditions

Storepersons may also work as shelf-stackers who fill up shelves in stores and supermarkets.

Storepersons may be required to lift or carry packages.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical work
  • good eyesight (may be corrected)
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good memory and organisational skills
  • safety-conscious.
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