Writing a Strong Cashier Cover Letter (with Samples)

Below are sample cashier cover letters to be enclosed with your cashier’s resume. It should not be more than one page, written in formal, business-style and sent by certified mail, so you get confirmation it has been received. 

Two weeks after the HR manager has received the letter, you should call to follow-up the status of your application.

Sample 1 – Cashier Cover Letter

Camila Harris
124 12th Street, Apt. 123
Oakland, CA 28396

April 20, 2019

Karen Lewis
ABC Bakery
123 Bakery lane
Oakland, CA 28397

Dear Ms. Lewis:

I am applying for the job of cashier in ABC Bakery. I learned from my mother, Carmen Harris, who frequents your bakery that you are looking for a new cashier and I believe I would be good at the job. 

I have worked as a cashier in XYZ Business supplying organic produce to restaurants and individuals. I not only have experience in handling money, I also understand the needs for fresh ingredients in the bakery business. 

I am proficient in Spanish as well as English and am experienced in several accounting software applications. I am confident I could handle whatever cashier and accounting requirements you have. I am also familiar with handling credit cards, food stamps, coupons, special promotions and cash. I have always had a balanced cash drawer at the end of my shift. 

I understand that happy customers always return. I enjoy working directly with customers and making sure they get what they want, and I have also worked with suppliers, so I know how to handle supplier’s invoices. I would like to meet you at a time convenient for you to discuss the position and my qualities in detail. I can be reached at 123-555-2341 or at camila@email.com. 

Thank you for considering my application.


Camila Harris
List of Enclosures: resume

Sample 2 – Cashier Cover Letter

Sofia Morgan
124 Union Street, Apt. 534
Camden, NJ 28396

April 20, 2019

Mark Strum
HR Manager
ABC Members Club
Camden, NJ 28496

RE: Cashier, Ref# 121217, 04/15/2019

Dear Mr. Strum:

I am submitting my resume in response to the recently advertised cashier position at ABC Members Club. I believe that my training and experience closely match your requirements and my additional qualifications in Microsoft Office will make me an asset to your organization.

Some key points that are relevant to this cashier position include:

  • Collected payments via cash, check, or other charge payments from members
  • Scanned all club merchandise through a point-of-sale system to ensure accurate inventory counts and accurate purchase totals for members
  • Maintained the cleanliness of the front-line area. Assisted in general club housekeeping when necessary
  • Performed other duties as assigned, including working in other departments as needed
  • I have proven myself to be a highly motivated cashier with the ability to remain focused in high stress environments.

I am convinced that my commitment to meeting members expectations and the ability to function as an integral part of a team would allow me to make a valuable contribution to the tradition of excellence at ABC Members Club.

A challenging environment such as yours will give me the opportunity to make the best use of my skills and experience as a cashier. I would welcome the opportunity to interview for this position and discuss how I can fulfill your requirements. Please contact me via phone or email to arrange a mutually convenient time and date for us to meet.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Sofia Morgan

Sample 3 – Cashier Cover Letter

Lindsay Huffman
8976 Cinder Wood Way
Worthington, Ohio 43081

April 27, 2019

Worthington Hills Country Club
1945 Worthington Galena Rd
Worthington, Ohio 43081

RE: Cashier Position, #124786

Dear Ms. Radcliff,

I am applying for the position of head cashier as seen in The Worthington Newspaper. As you can see from my resume, which I have attached for your review, I have ample experience in working in cash handling and customer service. 

I believe that a good cashier not only rings their customers out effectively, but also takes time to briefly interact with each one. I enjoy working as a cashier, as you get to work with the public and I enjoy the diversity that each day holds. 

As a driven person, I don’t mind working hard. I have enjoyed the country club with my family for many years and the ability to be a member of the fine staff would be an honor. I like the fact that this company has been in business for more than thirty years, an established company means job security. I would like to work for a great company that has a tremendous reputation in our community. 

I have more than 10 years of experience in being a cashier. I have amazing references and have always been punctual and shown good attendance. I enjoy working outside the home and hope that my resume would be what you are looking for in your next cashier. 

With my cash handling experience and my customer service skills, I feel I would be the perfect fit. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss this position further. 


Lindsay Huffman

some tips for writing a persuasive cover letter:

• The letter should be short and to the point. No more than one page.
• The sentences should also be short. 
• The letter should be written on the same paper as the resume and use the same font and header.
• The font should be easy to read and not larger than 12pt or smaller than 10pt.
• The letter should be included with the resume.
• The letter should be typed in formal business-letter style and not handwritten.

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