5 Guidelines to Help You Purchase the Right Shipping Container

Shipping containers can be incredibly versatile investments. Regardless of whether you’re looking to purchase one for your own shipping use or perhaps even for storage, it’s not difficult to find a get purpose for your own.

However, it can be difficult to choose from all of the available shipping containers for sale in the market today. But by asking yourself the right questions, you can rest assured that you will make an investment that makes sense for your needs from a financial and practical perspective.


  1. Purpose of my purchase – First and the  most important task is to first establish the need and ask yourself how you will use the shipping container. This is because depending on the type of usage, the weight and size of the container can be determined, thus making the purchasing process much easier.
  2. Quality – When it comes to shipping containers, quality is everything. Whether you’re going to use your new container for storage or shipping, it should be made out of a high-quality metal, fire proof and free from structural defects. This way, you can have peace of mind that the contents of your container will always be protected.
  3. Reputation of the Company– Of course, it’s always important to consider the source from which you’re buying the container from. Word of mouth and the number of years in business will definitely depict the company’s level of customer satisfaction and productivity.
  4. Custom Container a Right Choice – Sometimes, a custom container can better serve your needs. This will allow you to built a container that exactly matches your needs and purpose, adding more to its value. Please inquire for more details.
  5. Space – While you might believe that you have calculated the proper size of the container you need, you might be wrong. Make sure you purchase a container large enough to meet any growing needs you anticipate to ensure your investment stands the test of time.

At Coronado Mobile Storage, we offer a variety of 8’ x 20’ and 8’ x 40’ shipping containers for sale, all of which can be modified with available lock boxes, paints, and air vents to meet your needs. Our containers include both used and “one trip” containers that have been used to transport cargo across the Pacific Ocean only one time. For more information or inquiries please visit  www.CoronadoMobileStorage.com or contact us at 619.423.8645Look forward to hearing from you!

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