Six Reasons Why Your Company Should Buy a Shipping Container

If you operate your business in Ontario or British Columbia, TargetBox’s shipping container storage and office solutions can save you money, increase your ability to adapt to changing business environments and expand your resources.

Shipping containers reduce costs and increased flexibility

There’s no question that shipping containers offer many benefits to businesses. They’re a turnkey easy, portable storage solution, they keep valuable materials and products secure and they’re affordable. Shipping containers can also be converted into highly versatile mobile container offices, offering a quick, cheap and flexible way to manage complex projects right from the jobsite.

Shipping containers lower costs for long-term projects

Renting a sea container is always a convenient option. The upfront costs are lower, and you can change your rental terms if your project runs longer than anticipated. However, over time, monthly payments will add up.

For shipping container usage of a year or longer, it’s often more cost-effective to buy a shipping container instead of renting. With a shipping container rental, you’ll have ongoing payments, and you could face penalty fees for the condition of your container. When you buy a shipping container, you incur a fixed one-time fee, and that’s it.

Shipping containers offer a wide variety of uses

Shipping containers are extremely versatile. On a construction site, you can use them to store equipment, tools, supplies, and raw materials. They also serve as protection for items that are too fragile to leave outdoors. When you no longer need to store items, you can repurpose your shipping container as a mobile office space, workspace or breakroom. Regardless of how your needs change, your shipping container can be modified to serve every purpose.

Steel shipping containers are durable

TargetBox’s modified shipping containers are made of heavy 8-gauge steel, and they’re designed to survive trans-ocean and cross-country shipping. They’re also weatherproof and can easily withstand all weather conditions. So, through every season and every storm, your container will continue to perform. A shipping container purchase is one that will stand the test of time.

Shipping containers reduce logistics costs

If your company ships many products or materials, buying a shipping container could be a smart move. Ocean shipping with shipping containers tends to be cheaper and more reliably priced than trucking or rail transit. And even if you’re just shipping cross-country, you can still save. Shipping containers reduce the number of individual packages you’ll need to send. Instead, you’ll only have to worry about fuel, administration and fleet maintenance costs, which can lead to significant long-term savings.

Shipping containers have few restrictions

When you buy a shipping container, you don’t need to worry about meeting deadlines or returning the unit in the same condition – you can use it as you please. If you dent it, that’s okay. If you need to add windows or doors, that’s okay, too. There are no use restrictions when you own your container.

When you’re ready to buy your container, it’s important to determine the container size you need, the container condition you’d prefer (e.g. used or new), the features you need and where you’ll store it. If you’re not sure where to start, contact TargetBox today and our container professionals will offer their advice, and walk you through the process.