Difference between Godown and Warehouse | Place of goods Storage

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GODOWN

A godown is an unorganized form of warehouse used for the storage of goods. It is usually a commercial building or any storing place. Any place can be converted into a godown by storing products.

Difference between Godown and Warehouse | Place of goods Storage
Fig: Godown

Products that to be stored in godown are not arranged properly while in warehouse products are well arranged so there is less space in godown.

In simple words, only the owner knows the exact location where products is stored but, no one else can know after seeing the arrangements.

Products are stored mainly for retail purposes not for a stock purpose. Retailer or store has its own godown as they store products, it can be termed as a godown. Categorization of goods and safety measures are not followed in the godown.

WAREHOUSE

The warehouse is also a commercial building where products are stored in an organised form. Products to be stored are well arranged and some parameters of products should be followed for their specific height of the ceiling.

The categorization of goods and safety measures is followed in the warehouse.

Difference between Godown and Warehouse | Place of goods Storage
Fig:- Warehouse

The warehouse should be arranged in such a way that there should be sufficient space for the movements to load vehicles and workers.

Stored products should be arranged in a specific place. It is a place where different products of different companies including railways, airports, seaports, etc are loaded and unloaded.

Stored products may be raw materials, spare parts, packing materials, or any other products, and loading-unloading activities are done with cranes and lifts.

Difference between Godown and Warehouse

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1Godown is a commercial building where products are stored in unorganized formThe warehouse is a commercial building where products are stored in an organized form.
2Products that to be stored in godowns are not arranged properly.In the warehouse, products are well arranged and stored properly.
3Categorization of goods and safety measures are not followed in the godown.  The categorization of goods and safety measures are followed in the godown.  
4Movements load vehicles cannot be done as they are not well arranged.Warehouse are arranged in such a way that there is sufficient space for the movements load vehicles and workers
5Products are stored mainly for retail purposes not for a stock purpose.Stored products may be raw materials, spare parts, packing materials or any other products
6Retailer or store has its own godown as they store products, so loading and unloading activities are not required.It is a place where different products of different companies including railways, airport, seaports, etc are loaded and unloaded
7The owner knows the exact location where products are stored but not other people.Anyone can easily identify the exact location of products stored.
Difference between Godown and Warehouse

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Civil Engineer – Aakash Gupta

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