Steel shipping containers are popular for use as storage and office spaces on construction sites, school campuses, industrial properties and for retail businesses. Finding the best deal to rent or buy either a 20 or 40 foot model can sometimes take several phone calls and a lot of haggling over the price – unless you use a service like iModular.com’s steel container price quote form.
When you submit your information through the iModular.com form it automatically is seen by shipping container sellers who sharpen their pencils and call you with their lowest prices for the space you need.
Here are a few tips to use when you start shopping:
1. Know what size container you will need and specify if you need a standard or high cube model. Standard sizes include 20′ x 40′ The high cube models have more floor to ceiling space than the standard models.
2. Know if you want to buy or rent. Sometimes the math makes makes more sense to buy a container in place of renting so always get the sales price first unless you only need the space for a few months.
3. Always request pictures of the exact model you will be purchasing or if possible go see the container and inspect it for quality before agreeing to any contract.
If you want some general information about steel shipping containers check out Wikipedia’s page.