Storeperson Tangata Whakaputu

Storepeople receive, check, store and send out goods from a warehouse, business or organisation.

Storepeople may do some or all of the following:

  • receive and unpack incoming goods
  • make and take orders for goods
  • assemble and pack outgoing orders, and send them out
  • check the quantity and quality of goods coming in, and going out
  • create and check invoices and keep records up to date
  • keep track of stock
  • drive a forklift or use a pallet jack to unload or move goods.

Physical Requirements

Storepeople need to be reasonably fit and strong, as much of their work involves lifting and standing for long periods.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for storepeople includes:

  • retail work
  • work as a courier
  • truck or forklift driving
  • devanning (unloading shipping containers)
  • taking inventories (checking how much stock is held in a warehouse).

For those wanting to get into management roles, any supervisory or management experience is useful.

Personal Qualities

Storepeople need to be:

  • accurate, with an eye for detail
  • honest and reliable
  • able to work well in a team.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for storepeople includes:

  • retail work
  • work as a courier
  • truck or forklift driving
  • devanning (unloading shipping containers)
  • taking inventories (checking how much stock is held in a warehouse).

For those wanting to get into management roles, any supervisory or management experience is useful.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a storeperson. However, English and maths are useful.

Storepersons can earn around $19-$22 per hour per year.

Storepeople may progress to become supervisors, or store/warehouse managers.

Storepeople may also specialise as a:

Contract Warehousing Worker/Manager
Contract warehouse workers/managers work in warehouses that provide space for companies without their own warehouses. This means they may deal with a wide variety of products and many freight companies.
Inventory Control Manager
Inventory control managers work in warehouses and keep track of goods on hand and ensure the warehouse has adequate stock at all times.
Storeperson

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