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Job Title: Shipping Clerk

Job Summary: The Shipping Clerk will be responsible for ensuring that all outgoing shipments are properly packaged, labeled, and shipped in a timely manner. This individual will work closely with the warehouse team to ensure that all orders are fulfilled accurately and efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Package and label all outgoing shipments according to company standards
  • Ensure that all shipping documents are accurate and complete
  • Coordinate with carriers to schedule pickups and deliveries
  • Track and monitor all shipments to ensure timely delivery
  • Communicate with customers regarding shipment status and delivery updates
  • Maintain a clean and organized shipping area
  • Assist with inventory management as needed


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a shipping or warehouse environment preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with shipping software and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time

Working Conditions: The Shipping Clerk will work in a warehouse environment and may be exposed to dust, noise, and other hazards associated with a warehouse setting. This individual may be required to work overtime or on weekends as needed to meet business needs.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: Our company offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.

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 16 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 19 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 149% 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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