Budgeting for Your New Shipping Container

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Categories: Containers, Shipping

If you’re in the market for a new shipping container, one of your first thoughts may be how you will be able to afford it. And rightly so. But when you partner with a trusted provider like Flair Containers, you know you’ll be taken care of

Considerations

When you need to buy a shipping container for your business or personal use, there are many factors to consider, such as size, condition and extras like thermal lining or refrigeration. Other factors that determine price include whether you buy used, refurbished or new, as well as a variety of sizes and types.

Keep in mind that certain kinds of shipping containers cost more, such as ventilated or temperature-controlled units. Also, shipping for empty cargo containers can be expensive, so check if the shipping costs are included in the purchase price. If not, ask how much they will be.

Most shipping containers do not come with locks or similar security mechanisms. You’ll have to buy these on your own, so factor security features into your budget.

Often times, the cheapest option for purchasing shipping containers is choosing a provider closest to your home or business. That’s because shipping costs are often more expensive than the container itself. As a side note, we offer standard financing to Texas residents only.

Containers box from Cargo freight ship for import and export.

More Budgeting Tips

  • Buy new to ensure quality and long lifespan: New shipping containers are rust-free and don’t have the holes, dents and other imperfections that used shipping containers do. While new shipping containers cost more than used or refurbished, they last longer and give you more value for your money.
  • Purchase used cargo containers for affordable global shipping: Overall, used shipping containers are more economical, and work well for most goods. If you’re not concerned about appearance, buy used to save money. Many shipping container suppliers include the shipping price in the cost of the container.
  • Budget for extra features: Pad your budget for extra features if you think you will need special items like insulation, ventilation, customized models, windows, lining, shelving or other features that require more materials and labor. The more bells and whistles you want, the more it will all cost. It also costs extra to have the supplier paint your shipping container. Skip the paint job if the unit looks decent, to save money. Or, you could always paint it yourself.

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