Buying vs. Renting a Shipping Container in Canada – Which Option is Best for You?

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If you’re looking for an easy, cost-effective way to upgrade your living, working or storage spaces, TargetBox has the practical solution to help.

Whether you are a business owner looking to expand your seasonal storage space or a homeowner undertaking a large renovation, deciding to either rent or buy a shipping container is one that requires careful consideration.

This article, brought to you by Canadian leader TargetBox Shipping Containers, guides you through the benefits of choosing either option.

Why Should Canadians Buy Shipping Containers?

Long-Term Money-Saving Purchase
Purchasing a container can often be the most cost-effective option in the long run. By owning the container, you eliminate ongoing rental expenses, providing significant cost savings over time. This is especially true if you are making multiple rentals every year.

Customization and Branding
When you buy a shipping container, you gain the freedom to customize it to your unique requirements. This means you can modify the container’s interior, add doors/windows, and even brand it with your company logo.

Customization options can help you maximize the container’s utility for your specific needs, whether it’s for extra storage, a pop-up shop or a mobile office.

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Reliable Availability
When you own your TargetBox shipping container, you don’t have to worry about availability. The extra space is at your disposal 24/7, ready to meet your needs. This can be especially helpful for businesses or homeowners where rapid response times are critical, such as construction. Or if you have seasonal storage requirements that can’t wait for a delivery.

Why Should Canadians Rent Shipping Containers?

Flexibility With Demand
Renting your TargetBox shipping container provides incredible flexibility. Whether your need is short-term or long-term, renting allows you to have the space you need just a phone call away. You can easily scale up or down the number of containers you require, ensuring you have the right amount of storage or shipping capacity at any given time.

No Maintenance
When you rent a shipping container, you don’t have to worry about maintenance. Each container is delivered to you in perfect shape, and any necessary repairs or maintenance are the responsibility of TargetBox.

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That means you can focus on filling it up with your storage items, without having the extra worry that comes with ownership.

Variety of Sizes and Types
Renting a TargetBox shipping container gives you a wide range of container sizes and types, allowing you to select the perfect container for your needs.

Whether you require a standard 20-foot container, a 40-foot container or even a customized container for a unique project, we can provide you with the precise solution…often in a matter of just a couple of days.

Cost-Effective for Short-Term Needs
For short-term storage requirements, renting is often the choice that will save you money. The lower upfront costs and lack of ongoing ownership expenses make it a practical option for projects with a finite duration.

Renting a container for an entire month starts as low as $100, while purchasing a container outright can be in the thousands of dollars.

Time to Make the Decision: Buy or Rent

Ultimately, the decision to buy or rent a shipping container hinges on your unique circumstances and needs.

Consider the following:

  • How long will you be needing the container?
  • What’s your budget?
  • Do you need flexibility in container sizes?
  • Do you need aspects of your container to be customized for easy access or extra storage capacity?
  • Do you mind maintaining your unit or do you want a stress-free experience?

Whichever you choose – rent or buy – trust TargetBox’s decades of experience to meet your needs.

We are your trusted partner, ready to provide exceptional Canadian guidance and the ideal shipping solutions to help you succeed. Reach out for a personalized quote today!