Deciding to Rent or Buy
Shipping and Storage Containers: When to Lease or Buy
At ConGlobal, customers often ask us about the buying options for shipping containers. When does it make sense to lease, rent-to-own or buy a container outright? The truth is it depends on the circumstances.
Choosing between these options can be tricky, especially if you aren’t sure about your long-term requirements. But a good rule of thumb is if you need a shipping container for weeks, months, or around a year, renting is typically better. If you need a cargo container for more than a year, buying is the better option.
Because that guideline doesn’t work in all circumstances, let’s dig into the four major factors when deciding whether to lease or buy shipping containers.
- Duration of use
- Type of use
- Container maintenance costs
- Available budget
Our customers have rented containers for:
- Seasonal or excess inventory storage for retail merchandise.
- Construction material storage during a building project.
- Furniture storage for a home or business remodeling project.
- Sports equipment storage for a sports event or county fair.
What makes ConGlobal the best shipping container supplier?
We have the largest selection: ConGlobal has the largest selection of storage containers and can source containers nationwide to meet the needs of our customers.
We have a location near you: Our nationwide network of container yards means you can buy from the location nearest you and lower transportation costs to haul it where you need it.
We have what you need: Our access to a vast network of equipment owners and suppliers allows us to source containers easily, even special requests.
We make repairs in house: Our facilities have on-site repair shops staffed by in-house, highly skilled technicians and craftsmen.
We don’t hide costs: We provide up-front and transparent pricing to our customers.
We deliver: We offer our customers reliable, turn-key container delivery to make bringing home your container simple and hassle free.