A little bit of preparation can go a long way to saving you some money when hiring a shipping container. We’ve compiled a list of the things you’ll need to know and what sorts of questions you can ask to help you get the best price when you want to hire a shipping container.

  1. Know what you need

When hiring a shipping container, it’s important to know exactly what you need. Do you need a 20-foot container or a 40-foot container? What kind of items will you be storing in the container? Answering these questions will help you determine the size and type of container you need. Specialty containers, such as refrigerated, high top or dangerous goods containers, will always cost more than a basic shipping container. If you don’t need the container for that specific purpose, you’ll be wasting money. Similarly if you only need a small container for storage or a small shipment, there is no point in hiring a larger container which will cost more.

  1. Ask good questions

When you’re ready to start shopping for a shipping container, be sure to ask the right questions. Find out if the company offers discounts for multiple rentals, what the delivery process looks like, and how long you can keep the container on your property.

Some companies will allow you to rent a container on a day to day basis, whereas others may have a minimum rental period like a few weeks or months. Check to make sure you won’t be paying for days where you won’t be using the container.

You also need to “read to fine print” and ask about any hidden fees such as early exit fees. It’s also a good idea to ask about price matching. Taking a bit of extra time to ask a few questions and shop around can go a long way to helping you save money.

  1. Buying could be cheaper

Under certain circumstances, buying a shipping container could be cheaper than hiring. One of the main instances is time. If you only need a container for temporary storage or extra storage space, it will be cheaper to hire. However, if you need it for long term, like a year or multiple years, you will definitely want to consider buying instead.

  1. Storage Solution

Hiring a shipping container as an alternate short term storage solution can be a cost-effective solution. Whether you are moving home or need somewhere to store your belongings whilst doing home renovations, traditional storage units and facilities can be pricey and come with a lot of restrictions. Whereas hiring your own container, you can have access to it 24/7.

They also make excellent site storage solutions for remote and industrial worksites. Secure, durable and weatherproof, they can withstand the harsh conditions of remote regions.

Whether you’re looking to hire or purchase a shipping container, Shipping Containers Brisbane is here to help. We have an extensive range of shipping containers for sale and hire including new and used in a variety of sizes. Our range of containers includes open top, side opening, high cube, flat rack, refrigerated, insulated, dangerous goods, container shelters and site offices.

We also specialise in container modifications. We have helped many small businesses to create affordable and easily moveable business spaces. We’ve also helped many everyday Aussies to create the spaces they’ve been dreaming of at affordable prices. We can turn the humble shipping container into just about anything you can imagine including a coffee shops, cafes, swimming pools, exhibition stands, home offices, work sheds, tiny homes and so much more.

We are a 100% Australian owned business and do all our modifications in Australia. You can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality modified containers as well as helping to support an Australian owned business and the local economy.

We go above and beyond to provide our customer with exceptional support and services. Our experienced staff will work with you to help you select the container that is best for you needs and budget.

Call us today to enquire about a free quote.