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Warehousing refers to the process of storing goods in the warehouse. Warehousing is the comprehensive set of activities involving the storage of inventory in a business.
A warehouse is basically a place that is built for storing some goods. Warehousing thus, means storing goods that will be further used for distribution and other activities.
For a small home based business, warehousing can be done in a spare room, while for a large and well-established business, a separate building or warehousing center might be required.
Many businesses that don’t have spaces to store products outsource these services and hire a third party warehousing service provider. The 3PL helps store goods and manages the process that follows for some fee.
People mostly use warehouse and distribution center interchangeably, however, technically, a warehouse provides only storage and a distribution center, on the other hand store products and also fulfill orders.