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Order Fillers, Wholesale & Retail Sales

Also called: Order Filler, Order Picker, Packer, Puller

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What they do:
Fill customers' mail and telephone orders from stored merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips or order forms. Duties include computing prices of items, completing order receipts, keeping records of out-going orders, and requisitioning additional materials, supplies, and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Complete order receipts.
  • Obtain merchandise from bins or shelves.
  • Read orders to ascertain catalog numbers, sizes, colors, and quantities of merchandise.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Inventory management software
  • Inventory tracking software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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