Retail environments are abuzz with so much going on and so many people making it all happen. Needless to say, retail environments are busy! This is especially true of the grocery section in retail stores when tons of people come to shop every day. Owing to this, it is important for grocery stores (and sections) to hire designated staff to handle the many tasks that prevail here.

Grocery store baggers are hired for one prime purpose and that is to make sure that customers’ purchases are quickly and efficiently bagged and delivered to their cars. Grocery store baggers do not only bag purchases but are also responsible for providing customers with information on where certain products may be displayed and often, lead them to the products. They also assist customers in choosing items and unloading these items onto conveyor belts so that they can be billed. Once this is done, it is the responsibility of a grocery store bagger to bag all purchased items properly and assist customers in putting everything in their cars.

But to do all this, one has to possess multiple skills. Grocery store baggers must not only be physically dexterous – they also need to possess knowledge of how the retail world works. Here is a list of skills and capabilities that a grocery store bagger must possess:

Skills and Abilities for Grocery Store Bagger Resume

• Deep knowledge of retail operations particularly the grocery section

• Good communication (verbal and written) skills

• Track record of reading and understanding instructions and carrying out work duties accordingly

• Well-versed in upholding safety and work rules of the company

• Exceptional manual dexterity to ensure repeated and coordinated use of hands, arms, wrists and fingers

• Demonstrated ability to handle difficult tasks with professionalism

• Functional knowledge of the retail world

• Known for building and maintaining professional relationships

• Long term interest in providing outstanding customer services with a strong ability to attain customer loyalty

• Competent at adapting to change especially in circumstances which require employee rotation

• Friendly and outgoing attitude

• Committed to handle irate customers and adverse situations involving customers and coworkers

• Basic knowhow of inventory activities and stock management

• Able to establish and maintain working relationships with coworkers and supervisors

• Familiar with cash machine operations and light bookkeeping activities

• Aware of modern bagging techniques akin to both plastic and paper bags

• Ability to work well in a team and individually