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Buying a Shipping Container - How it Works

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Let us know what size (10, 20, 30 or 40ft.) and condition of shipping container you'd like to buy, the zip code that you need the container delivered to, and when you want it delivered. You can get started by completing the quick online quote request form or giving us a call right now.

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We partner with local intermodal shipping companies, portable storage container companies and local storage depots and match your request to the best local suppliers. They will provide you with fast, hassle free price quotes on the shipping container that you've requested via e-mail or telephone, whichever you prefer.

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Once you compare the free price quotes from local suppliers you can select the best deal if you like one of their offers (there's no obligation to buy anything). Customers who use to compare quotes when buying a shipping container save over 30% on average compared to customers who do not compare prices.

Shipping Container Prices

40 ft Container

Dimensions: 40'L x 8'W x 8'H. These are the most common containers used in international shipping. Total capacity is 2,560 cubic ft. A one-trip 40' shipping container costs about $4,000 to $5,000 and a WWT or CW costs about $3,300 to $4,200.

20 ft Container

Dimensions: 20'L x 8'W x 8'H. Commonly seen at construction sites, these are a great way to conveniently store things on site. Total capacity is 1,280 cubic ft. A one-trip 20' shipping container costs about $3,000 to $4,000 and a WWT or CW costs about $3,300 to $4,200.

10 ft Container

Dimensions: 10'L x 8'W x 8'H. The smallest container offered is a good option for on-site storage in areas where you don't have enough space to fit a larger container. Can conveniently fit in most backyards and has a total capacity of 640 cubic ft. A one-trip 10' shipping container costs about $2,800 to $3,800 and a WWT or CW costs about $2,200 to $3,300.

20 ft High Cube Container

Dimensions: 20'L x 8'W x 8.5'H. With an added 6 inches in height, this container has a total capacity of 1,360 cubic ft. A one-trip 20' HC shipping container costs about $3,200 to $4,200 and a WWT or CW costs about $2,800 to $3,600.

40 ft High Cube Container

Dimensions: 40'L x 8'W x 8.5'H. The largest container that you can usually find. Total capacity is 2,720 cubic ft. A one-trip 40' HC shipping container costs about $4,500 to $5,500 and a WWT or CW costs about $3,800 to $4,700.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In most cases you cannot inspect the container before you buy it, but you can often view pictures. When buying a used shipping container it's important to purchase from a reputable supplier, like one that you'll find with If you find an ad online and a container is listed at a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is.
No, we sell a variety of containers. You can find new one-trip containers, wind and water tight containers (WWT), IICL5, food grade, cargo worthy containers (CW), iso certified containers (I.S.O.), and as is. One trip containers often have minor scratches, but very few dents, and no rust. They are in the best condition and are also the most expensive. Cargo worthy containers are certified for shipping and are in very good condition. WWT, or wind and water tight are the most common type of shipping container we sell, and they are also the most economical.
In some cases you can arrange to pick up the shipping container from the local depot. This can save you $100 or more depending on how far you're located from the depot. Keep in mind that you will need to have a large flat-bed truck to transport the container.
When coupled with advanced locking systems, portable storage containers are extremely secure. Not only will your valuables be kept safe from pests, rodents and water damage, they'll be kept safe from robbers as well.
Intermodal shipping containers are made of extremely strong and durable corrugated steel on the exterior. Steel conex containers are built to withstand rough shipping conditions and harsh weather. The interior is typically completely empty, except for the wood flooring which is varnished with a protective coating to make sure that there are no bugs and pests.
Yes, you can purchase custom containers on! Some common customizations are advanced locking systems, ventilation systems, access ramps, additional doors, roll up doors, windows, racks and organization systems, custom paint and more.
You can buy a shipping container with a check or various credit cards. Financing a container is often available.
Standard units are 8ft wide and 8ft tall, while High Cube units are 8.5ft tall. Cargo containers come in a variety of lengths, with the most common being 40', 20' and slightly less common 10'. In some cases you can find 48 foot long and sometimes even 54' long units, but they are much moer rare and they are more difficult and more expensive to transport.
The only thing that you need to do is figure out where you will be keeping your unit. Keep in mind that you need a firm, flat surface (grass, dirt, asphalt), and that the delivery truck needs to be able to access the area. Make sure that there's room for the flat-bed delivery truck to drop the container off.
This depends on where you plan on keeping your unit. Some cities require you to obtain a permit if your container is visible to the public, but most do not require any type of permit.
Standard containers come with high security, wind and water tight construction and secure locking systems. The interior of the container is completely empty, unless you've added optional features or accessories to it.
Containers can be used for tons of different things including transporting goods via flatbed truck, ship or train/rail, secure on-site storage at construction sites, storing sports equipment, record storage, inventory storage and more. There is no better option when you need some additional space at an affordable cost.