What Do Shipping Clerks Do?
A shipping clerk is part of a company's distribution team and is the individual who first interacts with merchandise that reaches a store. The shipping clerk helps direct truck drivers to the shipping bays of a store. After the truck is parked, an invoice must usually be signed by the shipping clerk to verify receipt of the shipment; the invoice must also be consulted to determine if the entirety of the truck's contents should be unloaded or only a portion. If only a portion of the contents are…Read more
- Verify incoming shipments by comparing identifying information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.
- Receive goods and ensure they reach the appropriate location and are tracked in inventory.
- Prepare invoices and required documentation for shipments.
- Package, label, post weights, and shipping charges and determine methods of shipment.