How To Write A Cover Letter For A Cashier Job

Cover Letter and Resume for a Summer Cashier

Are you hoping to land a seasonal job as a cashier this summer? If so, you’ll want to create a resume and accompanying cover letter that are targeted specifically towards summer cashier positions. Here are some tips for tailoring your resume, as well as an example resume and cover letter you can use as models for your own.

Your cover letter should include any previous customer service experience, along with examples of your leadership and communication skills.

It's also a good idea to provide examples of difficult customers you've dealt with, and how things could have been handled differently. This shows potential employers that you have the wherewithal to access difficult situations and you're looking to grow as an employee and succeed, in any position.

If you need help getting started, then the sample summer cashier cover letter provided below will serve as a useful guide. Also, see below for a cashier resume example.

Summer Cashier Cover Letter Example

Dear Mr. Knight,

Please accept my attached application to work as a cashier at the Pink Creamery Ice Cream Shop. I know the Ice Cream Shop well and would welcome the opportunity to be an employee at your establishment. I believe my excellent customer service experience and leadership abilities make me an ideal candidate and I will work very hard to prove myself.

Your advertisement posted on Craigslist specifies that you require an employee who is comfortable working in the customer service field.

As a cashier at a local grocery store for three years, I have experience providing friendly service to customers even during the busiest hours of service, when patience runs thin. Also, as a member of my university’s entertainment committee, I have gained additional experience in customer service because I made arrangements and provided accommodations for a variety of artists and other performers.

I always greet customers with a smile and I am eager to lend a helping hand when necessary.

Finally, you state that employees must be leaders. I have proven my capability in this area because I have experience running the cash register alone for long periods of time. I have leadership experience in the academic area. I have experience managing meetings for my high school’s literary magazine where I serve as literary editor, and I have served as captain on my high school's track team. Both positions required me to make difficult decisions during stressful times. For example, when a team member was injured right before an important regional race, the track coach and I had to decide who would take her place. As a literary editor, I constantly have to make last-minute decisions about the organization of the magazine.

I am confident that I can handle stressful situations and make important decisions while working as a cashier at your store. I am confident that my customer service abilities and leadership skills are just the qualities you are looking for at the Pink Creamery Ice Cream Shop.

I have enclosed my resume and will call within the next week to see if we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

In the meantime, thank you for your time and consideration.


Samantha Fielding

ABC University
111 Education Road
Chicago, IL 60803
Cell: (815) 666-9715

Summer Cashier Resume Example 

Samantha Fielding
815-666-9715 ~
129 Eastwood Terrace
Chatsworth, IL 60921


Bachelor of Arts, ABC University, Chicago, IL, May 20XX
Major: Environmental Studies (Honors)
Minor: Marketing

Qualifications Summary

Customer-oriented Cashier leveraging proven cash handling and communications skills to ensure top service provision to retail store clientele during the summer months.

• Communicate engagingly with customers from all walks of life, proactively defining individual needs and providing an upbeat and positive store experience.

• Excellent command of state-of-the-art scanning, automated point-of-sale, and telephone systems meticulously maintaining cash drawers to ensure adequate levels of cash and coinage.

• Flexible and most willing to work overtime, in the evenings, and on weekends to ensure uncompromised coverage of cashier stations.

• Frequently recognized with “Employee of the Month” awards for “going above and beyond.”

Relevant Experience

Booking AssistantABC Entertainment Committee, ABC University, Chicago, IL
Sept. 20XX - Present

Concurrent with education, serve as Booking Assistant tasked with sourcing and securing talent for campus performances. Contact managers and arrange the performances of comedians, singers, and bands from across the country.

• Recently nominated and awarded title of Booking Assistant due to excellent organizational skills and ability to interact positively with managers and performers.

CashierBig Bites Grocery Store, Chatsworth, IL
Sept. 20XX – Aug. 20XX

Provided superb customer service and handled the payment transactions for hundreds of grocery store customers daily. Greeted and checked out customers, handling cash, credit, and check transactions with 100% accuracy; utilized computerized point-of-sale system. Maintained and restocked inventory.

• Awarded “Employee of the Month” three times for excellent customer service and attention to detail.

Literary EditorChatsworth Folio Literary Magazine, Chatsworth High School, Chatsworth, IL
Sept. 20XX – May 20XX

Responsible for running weekly meetings for a staff of 10 editors of high school newspaper. Mediated contact between editors and story writers; accepted submissions and provided writers with constructive criticism for their pieces.

• Ensured on-time editing and publication of weekly newspaper editions.

Team CaptainChatsworth Track Team, Chatsworth High School, Chatsworth, IL
Spring 20XX

Led team in daily warm-up and cool-down routines.

• Arranged weekly extracurricular activities to encourage and motivate team of 40 runners.

Other Experience

Member, Chatsworth Math Team, Chatsworth High School
Sept. 20XX - May 20XX

Actor, Chatsworth Senior Class Play, Chatsworth High School
Spring 20XX

More Sample Cover Letters
Cover letter samples for a variety of career fields and employment levels, including an internship cover letter sample, entry-level, targeted and email cover letters.

The two cover letters on this page are both for the retail industry. The first is a cashier seeking a managerial position, the second is an entry-level candidate hoping to land a full time job. These cover letters have been written based on real resume samples hosted on our website.

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Both letters on this page follow the template outlined in our cover letter writing guide

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Table of Contents

  1. Retail (Cashier) Cover Letter Sample
  2. Entry-Level Cashier Cover Letter

Retail (Cashier) Cover Letter Sample

Based on the following resume sample (click to expand):

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Cashier CL Templates

(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address


Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Manager’s Name)

I’m writing you today regarding the open position for head cashier. As this is a role I am currently seeking, I was pleasantly surprised at my luck, and wish to take this opportunity to apply, as I feel I’d be a perfect fit for the job.

I have 8 years of experience as a cashier in the retail industry, having worked the last 3 years for Best Buy. As a Cashier, my main function was operating the POS cash register, handling 92 transactions on average daily, maintain thorough knowledge of store merchandising and providing exceptional customer service. Working at Best Buy has helped me learn the ins and outs of successful cashier operation, how to file important financial information, handle daily accounts and maintain inventory. I have successfully received top ratings for accuracy and efficiency throughout my tenure.

Previously, I also worked at Barnes & Nobles as a Cashier, where I increased customer satisfaction by 9% in just 6 months by implementing new corporate strategies. I take pride in working with integrity, and have a passion for delivering and promoting outstanding results as an individual, and as part of a team. I would be thankful for a chance to interview with you, and hope that you afford me the opportunity.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.




T: Phone number

E: email address

Entry-Level Cashier Cover Letter

Based on the following resume sample (click to expand):

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Entry-Level Cashier CL Templates

(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address


Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Manager’s Name)

I’m excited to be writing to you regarding the cashier vacancy advertised on (Website’s Name). I am a committed and motivated applicant, and bring your company my knowledge of and experience with cash handling, accuracy and thoroughness, and the ability to negotiate and resolve disputes.

I have previously worked at McDonald’s as a cashier.  During that time, I developed and sharpened my skills in all aspects associated with handling cash, checks, vouchers, and credit cards. I consistently exceeded all goals set for me, and was valued for my hard work, reliability, tenacity and ability to come up with solutions to complex problems. This was particularly well illustrated when I was tasked with supervising 4 new employees providing them with job training.

As noted on my resume, I also worked at Cornell College as a Resident Assistant, where my duties included enforcing rules and regulations to ensure safety of over 150 students. This job also required me to provide emergency first aid and summon medical assistance whenever necessary.

My core strengths include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Adept in receiving payments from customers and issuing change due, receipts, or refunds to customers
  • Always being friendly, keen, and helpful
  • High attention to details
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Enclosed with this application is my resume, which lists my professional experience, skills, and education in detail. I would be grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate my capabilities further during an interview. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a meeting at your earliest convenience.




T: Phone number

E: email address

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