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A facility used for the storage and distribution of goods.

What is a Warehouse?

In shipping, a warehouse is a facility used for the storage, handling, and distribution of goods. Warehouses may be owned by manufacturers, distributors, or logistics providers, and may offer services such as inventory management, order fulfillment, and transportation. Warehouses may also be used for temporary storage of goods during transportation or for consolidation of shipments.

In addition to physical storage, warehouses may provide value-added services such as packaging, labeling, and inspection of goods, as well as coordination of transportation and distribution to end customers. Effective warehousing is an important component of supply chain management, enabling efficient and cost-effective distribution of goods from manufacturers to end users. 

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