What Is Racking?

Racking is a type of system utilized within warehouses to store and organize products on multiple levels. Racking can be single-deep, double-deep, push-back or drive-in depending on the size of the warehouse. Racking is a good storage solution option in situations or geographic locations where warehouse space may be more expensive as it might be most cost effective to utilize the vertical space versus the square footage in a specific warehouse.

What Is a Rack?

A rack is framework or equipment utilized for storing inventory. Racks are a structural design and can include shelves, rails, bars, hooks, pegs and more. Racks are one of the most-used tools within warehouses to manage inventory and maintain organization prior to picking and shipping. They can easily double or triple the amount of usable storage area by utilizing both vertical and horizontal space for inventory.