10 Reasons to Buy a Shipping Container
So, why would you buy a shipping container instead of hiring one? There are a fair few reasons it would make good financial sense. Whether new, used or a specialised container space, there are a variety of containers out there that may suit your needs.
Let’s have a look through just 10 ideas for you to consider buying a shipping container from us!
1. Regularly moving cargo
Has business improved lately? Someone’s got to do well even in the current economic doom mongering we hear on the news every day! Perhaps you’ve developed a new line of face masks that the world wants by the tonne!
In this case it could make sense to buy either an A-grade used container for transporting your goods to their markets or to order a new one from us. Once you own it you can have it painted up in your company’s livery too, advertising your business to the world as it travels on motorways and trains to its destination.
2. Moving abroad
With a six-metre standard shipping container capable of taking all the possessions from a 3-4 bedroomed family home, moving house with a shipping container makes a lot of sense. It’s also quite costly to ship the empty box from Europe back to us here in Brisbane. Many international home movers come to Gateway Container Sales and buy a good quality, used container from us and send their goods to the other side of the world. At the other end they sell it to a company like ourselves, and even with the margins involved, it will often be a lower cost after the sale than hiring it from us and sending it back.
3. Storage space
Whether a mobile storage space such as those used on building sites, or a permanent one for your yard at home/club premises, a shipping container can keep your goods and tools secure and out of the weather perfectly happily for many years. The odd lick of paint and rust treatment will keep the container in good condition for a decade or more.
4. Chilled storage space
Larger restaurant or grocery store? Buying a reefer container from us could save on the expense and hassle of installing a walk in fridge or freezer on your premises. Reefer containers are efficient to run and can be maintained on site for many years to come.
5. Other specialised container
Shipping containers aren’t just a metal box! Whether the reefer, such as the one above, one with side doors or even one that is designed for aggregates it could pay over the years to own your own specialised container. If you use it periodically over the year then owning it guarantees access to one when one of those times arises.
Shipping containers make perfect accommodation spaces. If you are a construction company then you can shift the site office from site to site as required with no hassle at all. Many shipping container site offices can be made to they sit on the same trucks with the same fittings.
7. Pop-up shop
Have you a product that you want to test on different parts of the general public? Perhaps you are a public relations team and want to promote your company to different audiences? Shipping containers can be converted to your specifications and taken from site to site with the bare minimum of hassle. All you need is the permission of the local council and government and off you go from there!
8. Rental income
In all the examples above, from showroom or shop to traditional use for shifting cargo around the world, you can hire out your container to other people or businesses when you aren’t using it yourself. Could the shipping container pay for itself in this way? Better than sitting gathering dust in your yard!
9. Extension or granny flat
Shipping containers can be made into the most amazing things with a bit of imagination. If your folks want to come and stay for a while (perhaps after you’ve had a new baby or as they themselves get older) then it could pay to have a 12 metre container converted into a living room with a bedroom, kitchen and even bathroom in the space. This can be dropped into your garden so you can have them near but not always under your feet!
10. Full new build
Over the years, the Gateway Gazette has covered hundreds of architectural uses for shipping containers. Whether for a mansion or for temporary emergency accommodation after a disaster, shipping containers can be converted in ways only limited by you or your architect’s imagination.
Get in touch!
Inspired to buy a shipping container from us? Why wait? Contact our sales team today and we’ll happily discuss what we have on offer with you.