Usually warehouses are classified according to its’ function. Therefore, there are the following types of warehouses:
- Customs warehouse.
These are buildings for storage goods being in a customs clearance.
- Manufacturing warehouse.
Designed for storage of materials, components, raw materials and finished products.
- Reserved warehouse.
Used for covering reserves for emergency cases.
Designed for short-term storage of goods in transit by different modes of transport. Usually such warehouses are located closely to airports, maritime terminals, railway stations, long haul trucking terminals.
- Commercial warehouse.
Designed for storage of any type of goods.
- Wholesale warehouse.
Designed for storage of perishable products.
- Warehouse retailer.
Owned by commercial enterprises.
- Warehouse for pre-scheduled delivery.
A specific type of buildings, in which the good may be delivered only in a certain season.
- Seasonal storage warehouse.
For storage of seasonal products.
- Military warehouse.
Designed for storage of goods for armed forces.