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Retail cover letter

Your retail cover letter should take stock of your skills and experience. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for retail, or download the retail cover letter template in Word.

Retail cover letter

If your job opportunities feel like they're on layaway, it's time to take stock of your credentials. To be considered for top retail jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your customer service expertise. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a retail worker, or download the retail cover letter template in Word. 

Despite the growth of ecommerce, jobs for retail sales workers are projected to grow by 2% (or 92,400 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The highest level of employment for this job are found in the following states: CaliforniaTexasFloridaNew York, and Illinois; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityLos AngelesChicagoHouston, and Atlanta

When it comes to salaries, ss a retail sales worker, you can expect to earn a median wage of $23,370 per year, or $11.24 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can learn about retail careers and look for retail jobs on Monster.

Retail cover letter template

James Holt
Sometown, OR 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | jh@somedomain.com


August 10, 2017
Ms. Amy Hightower
VP of Human Resources
ABC Corporation
14 Pinegrove Ave.
Sometown, OR 55555

Re: Retail Store Manager, Job Ref. #12345, Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Hightower:

I offer 12 years of experience managing day-to-day retail operations for stores generating between $10M and $15M annually, making me an excellent fit to your Sometown store manager opening.

Since graduating from XYZ University with a BA in business, I have progressed through increasingly responsible retail management assignments, including serving as store manager at DEF Company (my present position), electronics department manager at GHI Company and assistant store manager at JKL Company.

In each position, I drove the attainment of revenue, profit, shrink-reduction, customer satisfaction and sales-volume goals. My ability to propel goal-surpassing results and motivate employees to deliver top performance has been demonstrated through accomplishments that include:

  • Leadership of a sales turnaround elevating my current store from #12 to #1 district-wide.
  • Customer service best-practices training that boosted the GHI Sometown store to #2 (out of 50) in customer satisfaction region-wide.
  • 15% shrink reduction at the DEF flagship store following a major revamp of store policies and security procedures.
  • Grand opening launch of the 2nd-highest-volume opening day in GHI’s 50-year history.
  • Merchandising leadership driving the highest dollar-per-transaction averages in a 5-state region.

I share ABC Corporation’s commitment to building an environment with the highest level of customer service, team morale, merchandising standards and store operations. To arrange a meeting, please call me at (555) 555-5555. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

 

James Holt
Enclosure: Resume

 

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