Retail Shelf Stocking Assessment Test

element-grad-cap   ABILITIES EVALUATED

  • Ability to maintain supply of merchandise on store shelves
  • Ability to identify merchandise in need of shelf replenishment
  • Ability to monitor and tracks inventory level to ensure that store shelves maintain appropriate product levels

element-grad-cap   QUESTION FORMAT

  • Multiple Choice

element-grad-cap   LANGUAGE

  • English

element-grad-cap   DIFFICULTY

  • Easy


Retail stockers are the backbone of every store, maintaining inventory, stopping defective and damaged products from entering the sales floor, and ensuring customers have access to the products they want and need. Exceptional shelf stockers are sales-minded and know how to position products to maximize your store’s sales, bring in more customers with organized and attractive displays, and make sure your merchandise is always in the right place, improving overall customer experience, boosting revenue, and promoting brand loyalty.

The retail assessment test predicts a job candidate’s ability to:

  • Distribute, organize, and arrange inventory quickly and accurately with an eye for visual merchandising.
  • Maintain the overall appearance of stores with displays that attract customers.
  • Comply with store display policies, procedures, and manufacturer guidelines.
  • Efficiently replenish shelves and maintain inventory levels using coding systems.
  • Check products for quality, freshness, damage, and mislabeling.

Use this powerful and quick retail shelf stocking assessment test to automate the initial screening process for entry-level or experienced candidates, especially stock clerks, warehouse workers, and retail associates, or any other positions requiring employees with a strong eye for detail, exceptional organization skills, and a high degree of independence and initiative.


Sample Question #1

You are looking at a shelf of old milk that expires in 1 week. You need to add more milk to the shelf. The new milk expires in 2 weeks. How can you ensure that the old milk sells before the new milk?

  1. Mix old milk and new milk together so they are randomized on the shelf
  2. Wait to stock new milk until old milk has sold out
  3. Move old milk to the back of the shelf and put new milk in front
  4. Move old milk to the front of the shelf and put new milk behind it
  5. Leave old milk where it is and fill gaps with new milk


Sample Question #2

Compare the shelf to the stock list. For shelf D, how many more items do you need to add to the shelf?

Enter integer answer…




  • Merchandise Manager
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Stocking Associate
  • Stocking Representative


The Retail Skills: Shelf Stocking 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 retail skills.