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A business runs successfully through the collective hard work of its team members. Employees and team members are all stakeholders who contribute to achieving business goals. In the logistics space, shipping clerks are valuable members who are responsible for ensuring the deliveries are packed and delivered to the right customers. With their keen attention to detail, shipping clerks prevent shipping delays and, ultimately, increase the number of satisfied customers. 

Hiring shipping clerks begins with creating a job description. While a job description may seem like an ordinary document, hiring managers can use it as an invitation to spark an interest in job seekers and attract them to apply for the job vacancy. An accurate, simple, and creative job description can steer the recruitment process in the right direction.  

 

Responsibilities of a Shipping Clerk

 

Shipping clerks work in the dispatch space of a warehouse or business. Shipping clerks review and get information about all incoming and outgoing deliveries. They receive, log, and distribute different packages and parcels within the company. Also, shipping clerks place delivered items in the company’s storage area or facility.

In processing outgoing deliveries, shipping clerks help in retrieving products and specific items from the company storage or stock room. To do this, shipping clerks must know the warehouse or business premises by heart. Furthermore, shipping clerks assist in properly packaging, sealing, and boxing items according to standard packaging instructions. They are careful not to damage items and also check if everything is in good working condition before packaging. Also, shipping clerks label items for delivery, ensuring the correct address and route of delivery. Items that are delicate or fragile are likewise labeled to prevent damage. 

Shipping clerks are responsible for recording and documenting shipping and delivery information accurately. Depending on the business, they enter data into computer systems and logistics software. Product details, date, special delivery instructions, time, and customer information are noted. Lastly, shipping clerks answer customer inquiries regarding dispatch and delivery. 

 

Skills and Qualifications of a Shipping Clerk 

 

To work as a shipping clerk, most employers prefer candidates with a high school diploma or GED. While some college-level education is an advantage, it is generally not a requirement for this position. Previous work experience in the same role gained in the manufacturing or warehouse space is a definite plus. Candidates need to have basic arithmetic and analytical skills for the job. 

To be successful as a shipping clerks, other qualifications include organization and multitasking skills. Shipping clerks can handle many deliveries and orders simultaneously. They need to be calm under pressure. Because they also engage with other team members and customers daily, excellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skills will be helpful. Being able to follow written and verbal instructions with strong attention to detail are likewise necessary. Furthermore, knowledge of data entry and computer skills are beneficial. Candidates must have a customer-centric attitude and be willing to move about and work on their feet for extended periods. 

16 Shipping Clerks  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

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Shipping Clerks for Hire in Carmel, IN
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Shipping Clerk

What is the best way to find and hire a Shipping Clerk near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Shipping Clerk applicants. Employers posting their Shipping Clerk job on Indeed get about 13 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Shipping Clerk applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Shipping Clerk are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 13 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 1 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Shipping Clerk positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Shipping Clerk role?
SMS has 86% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Shipping Clerk job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Shipping Clerks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 139% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Shipping Clerk applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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