Over 1.7 billion metric tons of goods were shipped in storage containers in 2015.
And nearly 250 million of those metrics tons were shipped out of the port of Houston.
Shipping so many goods means using a heck of a lot of shipping containers. As you would expect with such a huge demand for shipping containers in Houston, there is a wide range of places that you can get them from. But not all containers are created equal.
So read on as we look at how to find the best storage containers for sale in the Houston area.
Like pretty much everything these days, you can buy storage containers online. This comes with advantages and disadvantages.
Buying online first off is very convenient. You can purchase storage containers from the comfort of your own armchair. You will usually have a great range of options to choose from. Also because there are fewer overheads when selling online, the prices may be more competitive.
And of course, buying online means you can easily compare a number of suppliers without traveling halfway around the city.
As with any online purchase, you’re trusting that images and descriptions supplied are accurate as you won’t see the physical container until it arrives. Depending on where you purchase from, delivery can be prohibitively expensive, which is why it pays to buy online from a local supplier.
You also don’t know the providence of the container. It may have sustained damage or received repairs which could affect its quality.
Buying from a Local Supplier
The other main option is to visit a local supplier to purchase your storage containers. Again this method has its advantages and disadvantages.
A local supplier will usually have been in the business for many years so will have a wealth of knowledge. They will be able to answer any questions you might have. Also since the supplier is local, you won’t have huge delivery fees to worry about.
The quality of containers is likely to be higher from a local supplier than you will find through a third-party seller online and may also include customization that you could not get elsewhere.
Finally, you actually get to see the products you are buying, so you can satisfy yourself that they are of the quality you need.
The prices will tend to be little higher through local suppliers due to the higher quality and the overheads of a physical location.
The selection is also not going to be as huge as the entire scope of the internet, but most local suppliers will still be able to more than adequately meet your needs.
We Have Great Storage Containers for Sale and Rent
If you’re looking for storage containers for sale in the Houston area, then we’ve got you covered.
Whether you want new containers or used containers we have a fast and efficient service and can deliver to any location of your choice. We even sell modified containers for whatever use you want to put them to. And the best part is, we sell online and locally so you get the best of both worlds.
If you have any questions or want to know more about the services we offer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.