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Shipping Containers – Why Does It Matter What They Weigh?

Portable shipping containers or Conex boxes are found in industries around the globe. From the retail sector to construction, they are designed to transport a wide variety of cargo. Outside of transporting goods, they can facilitate equipment, store furniture, or even...

Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Container Working For A Long Time

Shipping containers are used across the globe to transport goods. They can be stacked onto ships, trains, and trucks to get them where they need to go, wherever their destination. Designed to last for years, but more often than not, shipping containers are used once...

Shipping Containers – A Proven PPE Storage Solution

The world is still grappling with the widespread disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an attempt to keep both health workers and the public safe from the highly infectious respiratory disease, governments, organizations, and healthcare institutions need a...

How To Stack Shipping Containers Safely

Shipping containers are designed to be moved quickly and fit securely on top of one another. Most can be stacked up to nine containers high as the containers' corners are reinforced to distribute the weight evenly. This method ensures that all containers stay in place...

How Does Allstates Transport Shipping Containers?

There are plenty of shipping container vendors where one can purchase a container for personal or commercial purposes. Many container retailers do not transport, but here at Allstates Containers, we handle all arrangements in-house. This service gives you the best...

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How Hard Is It to Purchase A Shipping Container?

Steel shipping containers are a cost-effective option if you are looking to put up a portable and strong storage building on your property. It is cheap to transport them from one place to another and you can stack them to save on space. However, as much as conex containers are a godsend to anyone looking to have some extra space, they can be a bit hard to locate and move. Location tends to be the deciding factor. If by any chance you reside next to a port then you may be able to locate quite a few suppliers, but if this is not the case, you may have to get the container trucked in.

If you are working with a budget, you want to avoid containers with any extra modifications or features. This is because they will cost you more and there is a possibility you will have to change their layout to suit your requirements anyway, so just start with the basics. But if you do have some budget space to work with, shipping container modifications can truly take your units to the next level.

Shop Around

The best thing you can do for yourself is to shop around and keep your options open. You may find a place with fantastic prices right off the bat, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look a little bit more, you never know what else you could find. Not all shipping containers are made the same,you need to ensure you’re getting a good value out of what you pay for.

It goes without saying that used storage containers will help you save more money compared to buying a new shipping container. Check around local warehouses and you might find that they have these used conex containers. Here, you can easily negotiate the prices down to a figure that fits your budget accordingly. However, be wary and make sure you fully inspect any container you look at.

Stay Informed & Haggle

You should always negotiate the price of your container with all sellers you interact with. This is very important because there is a pile-up of containers in the US and in other countries because of the significant trade deficit with these other countries. This means that the seller probably needs to clear the space so naturally, they are motivated to sell their shipping containers and make deals for the sale of multiple units. If you play your cards right you can also get free delivery for your conex container.

Never ever buy a container (or anything for that matter) without being able to see it first. It’s important that you make sure it has no big rust holes, the door locks work perfectly, the doors themselves open smoothly, it doesn’t have any big dents or leaks. Don’t feel bad for checking behind any sellers, even if it’s unintentional they can miss things too and it’s your responsibility to know what you’re buying.

If you need storage containers in NC, Allstates containers is the place you need to go. We have the best quality and prices when it comes to all things container-related. We have containers for sale and containers for rent, we can help you meet any needs you may have. Contact us now!