The legendary shipping container has become one of the world’s most versatile storage solutions. Not only does it continue to fulfill its transcontinental role as an ultra-tough module for transporting the world’s supplies, but they are now even being converted into cooling facilities, workspaces, and homes (we’ve all seen the stunning container home!).
If you are considering picking up a 20 foot shipping container for sale, then you are on to a winning solution. But to find the best model in the business you have to do your research and inquire into what will be best for your needs.
With this in mind, here are four tips for finding the perfect storage unit:
- Knowing What You Need it for
The perfect storage unit is one that satisfies your need for purchasing/hiring it. Why do you need it? Is it to store perishable items before they are placed on the shelves? Is it to simply work as a dry storage solution, and one where you can keep all kinds of goods in safe, adequate storage until the time comes when they are needed? Knowing your reasoning behind picking it up is essential to getting the best out of the service.
This also regards what size unit you need to get the most out of your model. It is always recommended that you do your measurements and then go with one size up from that, as you never know when you will need that little extra space to effectively store your items!
- Doing Your Research
Once you have defined your needs and the size of the unit you want to enlist, it is time to start researching your prospective provider. Start by narrowing down a search based on your geographical location and whether or not the companies can provide your chosen requirements.
Next, research the company: do they have a good reputation with their other clients? Are their clients happy to recommend their services to other people looking for the best the industry has to offer? If you look up the company and find that they don’t exactly have a sparkling reputation amongst its clientele, then you might be heading down a path with a team who doesn’t have your best storage interests close at heart.
- Ask About Their Extended Services
Is this a company that provides an extensive array of services to its clients? Or do they simply drop off your 20 foot shipping container for sale and leave it there for you to contend with? A reputable company with experienced staff should be able to provide additional services, such as that of refrigerated unit supply and installation as well as repairs and maintenance for such units.
If not, they are likely just a team who is storing a bunch of units somewhere that they simply come around and drop off, and this may mean you’re not dealing with a professional company with the best units!
- When Can They Provide The Unit?
Your prospective team really shouldn’t take too long to come around and drop off the unit. After all, they should really have the time to provide their clientele with a service around the time they request it, and so if they don’t have the time to bring it to you in the quite-near future, it may be best to look for options where they can provide for what you need and when you need it (right now!).