Private Warehouses: Owned and operated by the manufacturers or traders to store exclusively their own stock of goods.
Public Warehouses: Independent unit which stores goods of other firms.
Government Warehouses: Owned, managed and controlled by the government.
Bonded Warehouses: To store imported goods for which import duty is yet to be paid.
Co-operative Warehouses: Provide warehousing facilities at the most economical rates.
Storage of Goods: To store goods properly till they are required for use, consumption or sale.
Protection of Goods: Protection to goods from loss or damage due to heat, dust, wind and moisture, etc.
Risk Bearing: Takes all precautions to ensure their safety.
Financing: Used as a security to obtain loans and advances from the banks and other financial institutions.
Processing: Required to make them consumable. For example, paddy is polished, timber is seasoned, and fruits are ripened, etc.
Value Added Services: Undertake to perform the functions of grading and branding of goods on behalf of the manufacturer, wholesaler or the importer of goods
Transportation: Provide transport arrangement to the bulk depositors.