How to Hire a Shipping Clerk

Does your growing business need a shipping clerk? Shipping Clerks can help your company keep track of inventory.

Here are some tips to help you find great shipping clerk candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Shipping Clerks search for Jobs on Indeed*


job seekers clicked on shipping clerk jobs


of clicks came from mobile devices


shipping clerk jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.47 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$24.40 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Shipping Clerk?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great shipping clerk hire can help your business keep accurate count of your inventory. Track shipping and receiving to ensure your customers receive their products on time.

• Increase accuracy of inventory
• Make sure shipping goes smoothly
• Increase customer satisfaction

Skills to look for in a great Shipping Clerk

A great shipping clerk candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Physical strength
• Record Keeping
• Prepare items for shipping
• Communication to work with warehouse
• Team Work
• Positive Attitude

Writing a Shipping Clerk job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified shipping clerk candidates. A shipping clerk job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for shipping clerk jobs, such as:

• Warehouse associate
• Receiving Clerk
• Warehouse Manager

Interviewing Shipping Clerk candidates

Strong candidates for shipping clerk positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How to ship items
• Which service is the cheapest
• Delayed shipment

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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