10/06/2019 - Containers

By Huska Cehic

When buying a shipping container, its best to do some research before rushing out and making a purchase.

This could save you money, as well as reduce your risk of purchasing a container that turns out to be unsuitable for your needs. Before you approach a shipping container supplier to view their stock, here are some of the points you should consider:

New Or Used:

A new container is always first prize, but if you have a tight budget, consider a used container. You need to check its condition before investing any money. Also, in the case of a used container, make sure that the shipping container is owned by the seller and not by another shipping company.

Size Matters

Make sure you know what your size and capacity needs are. The last thing you need is finding out that your newly purchased shipping container is too big or too small. It’s recommended that when selecting a size that you include at least five extra feet either side as extra space. Also, consider your future needs to avoid the hassle of having to upgrade too soon.

Your Requirements:

Various shipping containers meet different needs. Features include the inclusion of different door types, sides, ventilation, insulation, refrigeration, ramps, racks, lighting and numerous other factors. Choose the shipping container that best suits your requirements.

On-Site Inspection:

Before purchasing any container, physically inspect it on site. Check for defects, rust, mold or water damage, door and handle jamming, bad smells, and signs of a leak. If it’s not viable to check it yourself, arrange for someone else to do so on your behalf.

Fees & Insurance:

Get a list of all fees related to purchasing your container (transport, delivery, storage, etc.) as well as insurance costs. Make sure you accommodate these costs as part of budgeting for the purchase of the shipping container. Compare the prices of a few suppliers before you buy to ensure you’re getting the best deal. Also, be sure to negotiate with the seller as well as all service providers – you may end up saving quite a bit.

If you’re looking for shipping containers for sale in Melbourne, Affordable Containers can assist you. Why not start with a hired shipping container if you’re not ready to commit to something more permanent? Get in touch with Affordable Containers now Call Affordable Containers

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