How Much Does a Shipping Container Cost?

Many factors are considered when determining the value of a shipping container. The wide price range of $2,500 to $6,800 slowly gets whittled down to a more specific number when these factors are determined by a retail company or previous owner. From brand new containers to ones that are a little rusted with fading paint, there’s an important relationship between the price range and the condition of the shipping box. Newer usually means a higher price will come along with it, but not always. Some factors that can affect pricing include the container’s size, overall condition, possible delivery and permitting fees and any customization that’s been requested.

Price Points

Affordable

Usually consists of a container that’s sold as-is, likely used many times before being presented to you. This container likely won’t have any customized features. These as-is containers are probably damaged in some way. The more damaged the container, the cheaper it will be. You can find affordable shipping containers for as low as $2,500, but they will usually have some, if not all, of the following features. Misaligned doors, holes of various sizes, rust, scattered dents, damaged floors from chemical spills or faded paint. While this may seem like a lot, shipping containers are made to last and can be repaired by professionals or as a do-it-yourself project, if you’re up for it.

Middle Ground

Renting

Shipping containers for rent is a popular choice among business owners, as it’s convenient and affordable if you only need the container for a short period of time. For around $75 to $200 per month, depending on the same factors that affect container purchase prices, you can have a shipping container to do with as you please. Then when it’s time to return it, the company will pick it up and you won’t have to do a thing.

Used

Just because you choose to buy a used shipping container, doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing quality. Many used containers are still in good condition as they’re made from dense steel that’s built to withstand almost anything. Depending on the size and condition of the container, as reasonable price ranges lands anywhere between $2,500 to $6,800.

Expensive

For customers looking at shipping containers that are high-quality and have never been used, you’re looking at spending between $3,000 and $5,000. You’re probably looking at adding a few customized features to your container, such as buying a set, having double-door access, openings from the side or top, additional height added for minimal storage or a refrigeration unit installed. These modifications are sure to add to the cost of the container.

Founded in 2005, Storstac is committed to providing customers with high-quality shipping containers, rental and modification services at a competitive price. Servicing the GTA and surrounding areas, we offer new and used containers for sale, rent, storage services, customization and paint facility. As a green company, customer service is our first priority, as our trained team with go as far as they need to in order to meet your expectations. With at-home delivery, call us or visit our website for a free quote.

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