In a shop, a cashier (or checkout operator) is a person who scans the goods through a machine called a cash register that the customer wishes to purchase at the retail store. The items are scanned by a Barcode positioned somewhere on the item. This is done by the use of laser technology. After all of the goods have been scanned, the cashier then collects the payment (in cash, check and/or by credit/debit card) for the goods or services exchanged, records the amount received, makes change, and issues receipts or tickets to customers. Cashiers will record amounts received and may prepare reports of transactions, reads and record totals shown on cash register tape and verify against cash on hand. A cashier may be required to know value and features of items for which money is received; may...Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashier Last Updated: March 13, 2014, 9:12 pm
Cashiers are usually trained on the job. There are typically no formal educational requirements.
Most cashiers work indoors, usually in retail establishments such as supermarkets, department stores, and restaurants.
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