Desiring the opportunity to interview in person for a retail position, I thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
I am pleased to present my resume to you for consideration as (state the position. if it is a large store state the department. Example- a retail salesperson in the home and garden section, ot the furniture department...whatever applies) with your (Store or Establishment). I have a (degree type) in (field, whatever applies) as well as (how many years experience) in retail sales.
As my resume will demonstrate, my (training and/or experience) has been geared toward serving customers and assisting them in making purchases. Throughout my formal (training and/or experience) I have been given ample opportunities to (highlight some points here. For instance service customers by assisting as they think through the buying process by demonstrating the good points of their potential purchase) As a result, I feel genuinely prepared to provide a pleasant and informative shopping experience to any customer that I might encounter.
My greatest strengths include (what are your strengths and desires. Make sure that you add in the fact that you enjoy dealing with the general public!) the ability to handle stressful situations, as well as a strong desire to help people make informed an intelligent decisions when it comes to their buying needs.
I am confident that I will be an asset to (name of business). I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your company goals and how I can help you achieve them as a (retail salesperson or name the department again). Thank you so much!
This is one layout of a cover letter for retail sales or cashier positions. You can adapt it and put it into your own words. I just wanted to give you an idea of what a cover letter for these job types may look like.