Storage Containers For Rent: Financial Factors To Consider

Container Alliance is an exclusive network of portable storage and shipping container providers that have the experience, knowledge and geographic locations to meet all of your container needs. Many clients choose to rent mobile storage containers as a means of storing contents because of their advantages over standard mini-storage. They might be moving from one location to another and need to store items during the transition. Sometimes they have received a large shipment and do not have sufficient storage in their current facility. At other times, production might have outpaced demand so that inventory needs to be stored until sales can catch up with the supply.

When there is no definite long-term need for storage, it makes sense to consider storage container rental. Renting or leasing is a cost-effective way of gaining access to a portable storage container without spending thousands of dollars up front. Alliance members have containers available in all major metropolitan areas throughout the nation for this purpose. Here are some financial factors to take into consideration when finding storage containers for rent:

Length of Time: The cost of renting a container to be used for a short period of time is much more economical than finding a shipping container for sale.

Transportation Costs: When you buy shipping containers you may be responsible for transportation arrangements and costs. When you rent a shipping container, the Container Alliance partner usually takes care of delivering and picking up your unit.

Durability:When you rent ISO (International Standards Organization) shipping containers for storage purposes, you will find that they are extremely durable because they have been engineered to withstand heavy loads and ocean travel.

Usage: Dry, as opposed to refrigerated or insulated shipping containers, typically range in “rental costs” from around $75 per month to $295 per month. Depending on what you are storing, dry containers are usually the most cost-effective.

Delivery Costs: It is possible that the Container Alliance member in your area will charge less for delivery on a rental container than they would charge if you purchased the container and had it delivered to the same location.

Insurance or Damage Waiver Fees: These are often added to your monthly rental amount. Many partners extend their insurance benefits to customers, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of making sure your insurance covers the container you are renting.

Rental Period:The standard rental period is 28 days, but there are many variations. Companies may offer daily rates or weekly rates at a slightly higher amount than monthly rates.

Delivery and Installation: Because there are various shipping container sizes, you must have a site that is capable of accepting delivery of your storage container and that is suitable for its installation. Most partners will deliver a container using a “tilt bed” roll-off style truck or trailer. As a general rule of thumb, these trucks typically require 60-80 feet in a straight line, with 14-20 feet of overhead clearance. There must be a firm driving surface as the loaded truck may weigh in excess of 30,000 pounds. The resting location for the container must also have a firm surface, and usually requires supports at each of the corners.

All of these factors must be taken into consideration when estimating the cost to rent a storage container. In some situations, it may make more sense to consider finding used shipping containers for sale instead of going through the effort of a rental. The unique vendor matching system at helps those seeking to buy a used shipping container, rent a shipping container, or find information on how to rent shipping containers.

About Container Alliance – Whether you want to secure a storage container rental or buy shipping containers, Container Alliance has the creative storage solutions available that will help avoid unnecessary expenses. If you’re looking for a company that can provide everything from a high cube container or a Conex container to an insulated shipping container, consider utilizing the services of Visit the website and Facebook page or call 888-896-5084 for a complimentary one hour consultation or a free copy of “The Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Container Alliance.”