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History

In earlier times, when most stores were small and independently owned, merchants were usually able to take care of most aspects of their businesses, including receiving money from customers. The demand for cashiers increased as large department stores, supermarkets, and self-service stores became more common. Cashiers were hired to receive customers' money, make change, provide customer receipts, and wrap merchandise. Cashiers, who dealt with customers one-on-one, also became the primary representatives of these businesses.