Sometimes the bank stores the goods on behalf of the exporter. The exporter may ship the goods and documents to the bank, without any prior agreement with a buyer, so that the bank may offer the goods to the businesses within a country. However, a buyer for the goods cannot be found, and the bank stores the goods for the exporter. In return, the bank charges storage fees to the exporter.
In cases other than these, the bank does not reserve any right to acquire any payment for storing the goods.
In the event that the bank ships the goods and transfers the documents according to an agreement between the exporter and the importer, and the bank informs the importer that the documents have arrived, but the importer fails to take possession of them, then it is permissible for the bank in order to reclaim its right, which is the amount that was paid to the seller, to sell the goods to another party, which is based on the discretion that the importer grants to the bank in such cases.