A lot of people here in Central Texas ask me about the benefits of buying a shipping container versus renting a shipping container. Here's three things I suggest they consider:
- How long are you going to need the shipping container? If its a permanent solution then you're better off buying it, but if it's a temporary fix, then a rental is probably right for you.
- Do you have a permanent place to leave a shipping container? If you'll need to move the shipping container a lot you are probably better off renting the shipping container, because the costs of moving a shipping container can add up. The moving costs are significantly higher for a 40' shipping container than a 20' shipping container because of the machinery involved.
- Shipping containers are a comodity and the prices flucuate from time to time. When prices are up you're probably better off renting a shipping container to meet your immediate needs and then consider buying when the prices come down.