A General-Merchandise Warehouse is a facility used to store goods that are readily handled, are packaged, and do not require a controlled environment. The goods stored in a General-Merchandise Warehouse can range from food items to automotive parts. These warehouses are typically large in size and can be found in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Most General-Merchandise Warehouses are operated by 3rd party logistics providers who manage the day-to-day operations of the warehouse. This includes tasks such as:
- receiving and shipping goods,
- order picking and packing,
- returns processing.
In addition, many of these warehouses also offer value-added services such as kitting and assembly. By using a General-Merchandise Warehouse, businesses can reduce their shipping costs and improve their customer service.