The 5 Top Mistakes When Buying A Shipping Container
12 January 2021
Buying a shipping container can be a daunting task and it is important to get the right one! In this article, we will highlight the top four mistakes people make when buying or hiring containers.
1. Choosing The Wrong Container For Your Needs
When purchasing a container, it is important to establish the purpose of the container, what type of goods it is going to hold, where it is going to be positioned and if it needs to be modified. These all help establish a foundation for the size and type of container you are going to need.
We have three main sizes at ContainerCo: 40 ft, 10 ft and 20 ft containers for sale. Larger goods will need a bigger container such as the 40 ft container. However, it is important to note that this container will take up a significant amount of space. We also sell refrigerated containers for sale in NZ.
Some of the other common containers we offer include:
- Open top shipping containers
- Side opening shipping containers
- High cube shipping containers
- Dangerous goods shipping containers
Choosing the right container is essential for making the most out of the container and getting the very best value for money.
2. Choosing The Wrong Shipping Container Company
Not all companies that offer shipping containers in Auckland and NZ-wide are the same. It is important to choose a company that works for you, is trustworthy and experienced. Here at ContainerCo, we are the industry leader in offering exceptional service and high-quality new or used shipping containers.
3. Buying A Container That Has Been Over-modified
Container modification in NZ is an essential tool to create convenient, functional containers that work for you in the best way. However, when purchasing a used, modified container from someone, it is important to ensure the container has been modified by a reputable person or company and has not been over-modified.
Over-modification can cause weaknesses in the container leading to dents, breaking, collapsing and increased risk of rust and corrosion. This can cause the container to be completely unusable.
Here at ContainerCo, we are highly experienced in container modification. We offer new and used containers with handy modifications from a simple lockbox to electricity and plumbing. Our engineers are experienced and skilled at modifying containers. We even offer open top shipping containers and even side opening containers in NZ.
With ContainerCo, you can be confident you are purchasing a high-quality used container. We reinforce any weak parts of the container, reduce and remove rust and repaint to protect the container from future rust and damage.
Mitigating these common mistakes can ensure you get the right container for its intended purposes.
At ContainerCo we have shipping containers NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. Depending on your needs, you can hire for short or long term. Purchasing the container can offer a more permanent solution to your needs. We have 40 ft, 20 ft and 10 ft shipping containers for sale NZ-wide.
We also aid in the modification of shipping containers for the purpose of site office creation and various other portable buildings. Dangerous goods, refrigerated shipping containers and accessible containers with a side door offering full side access and open-top containers can all be purchased through ContainerCo.
Our containers range from 10 ft, 20 ft and 40 ft containers for sale. We have containers for sale in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Waikato and NZ-wide. Or try hiring containers in Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, and NZ-wide. Buy containers that are completely suited to your individual needs.
Contact us on 0508 732 873 or request a free online quote today!