What Does a Cashier Do?

The primary responsibilities of a cashier in a retail business include greeting customers, ringing up items purchased at a cash register, taking payment and issuing receipts. In some positions, the cashier also bags the items for the customer and hands over the items after the sale.

Cashiers also process returns and exchanges at some customer service stations in a retail store. They also answer customer questions and assist in locating products for the customer. Cashiers sometimes sell store credit cards. Because they work with cash, cashiers are typically required to count down their drawers after a shift to verify cash accuracy.