Merchandise and Supply Storage Management Test

The merchandising and supply storage test requires candidates to answer multiple-choice questions that mirror real-life stocking, invoicing, and labeling scenarios. Candidates study a series of images of invoices, carts, or order forms in order to identify errors on orders, choose the correct placement of shipments, or find mislabeled or misplaced stock. This merchandising management test also evaluates a candidate’s ability to:

  • Notice small discrepancies in orders.
  • Stock merchandise in a logical and organized way.
  • Ensure that items are easy to find in a warehouse through proper labeling.
  • Quickly identify the location of an item by its label number.

element-grad-cap   ABILITIES EVALUATED

  • Ability to use a systematic, manageable, and accessible order for storing products or supplies in storage areas
  • Ability to efficiently identify discrepancies or errors in inventory and reports.

element-grad-cap   QUESTION FORMAT

  • Multiple Choice

element-grad-cap   LANGUAGE

  • English

element-grad-cap   DIFFICULTY

  • Easy


The ability to properly label, sort, and stock merchandise is critical to ensuring a smooth retail operation. A properly organized warehouse streamlines the delivery of correct and undamaged products to consumers and boosts your brand reputation. Hiring a candidate who can quickly identify invoice errors can help save your company money as well as the time and energy taken to reorder missing items, find mislabeled merchandise, or dispute excess distribution charges.

The merchandising and supply storage test is designed to help you quickly identify organized and intuitive applicants with a demonstrated grasp on proper merchandising techniques. The test will efficiently screen candidates for the ability to notice errors and save time and labor for your operation.

The merchandising and supply storage test also helps predict a job candidate’s ability to:

  • Quickly understand labeling systems and identify errors.
  • Restock merchandise in the proper location for accessibility by other employees.
  • Find missing or extra items in a warehouse and take proper action to fix the problem.
  • Relabel stock for better organization.
  • Scan long and complex order forms and compare with received merchandise to ensure accuracy.

Use this powerful merchandising test to efficiently screen entry-level and experienced retail associates, supply managers, stockers, or any other role that requires employees to order and maintain organized merchandise.


Sample Question 1

Compare the items on the cart to the invoice statement below:

Which statement is true?
A. The quantity of SKU 143S179 doesn’t match
B. The quantity of SKU 928F171 doesn’t match
C. The SKU of the tents doesn’t match
D. The SKU of the lanterns doesn’t match
E. Everything matches in this order

Sample Question 2

Compare what was ordered to what was received.

Which statement is true?

A. The SKU of the climbing ropes doesn’t match
B. The price of the hammock doesn’t match
C. The SKU of the water bottles doesn’t match
D. The quantity of 143S169 doesn’t match
E. Everything matches in this order


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The merchandising and supply storage test module content was developed by the Indeed Assessment Science Team, with expertise in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Instructional Design, Education, and Graphic Design. In addition, team members worked in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs). Indeed’s SMEs are required to demonstrate experience performing at a high level, supervisory experience, or responsibility for defining requirements for those jobs that require merchandise and supply storage skills.