Please click the button below and enter your postal code below to find the best shipping container prices for your location. We offer ground level delivery within 200 miles of each of the cities listed below, or customers are welcome to send their own truck to pick-up the container at the intermodal depot at no additional charge. Click below to see prices on shipping containers for sale throughout the country.
Used Shipping Container Prices Starting At:
(Shipping container sales prices vary by market, please click the button above to find the closest service area to you.)
Not sure how the process of buying a shipping container online works? Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to get shipping container prices and buy used shipping containers online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we're always happy to help.
Used shipping containers come in a wide variety of conditions. The most common are One Trip, Cargo Worthy (CWO), and Wind & Water Tight (WWT). There are also "As Is" Containers, which we do not sell because they are usually damaged, and thus cannot be guaranteed. As well as containers repaired to IICL (Institute of International Container Lessors) standards.
While we don't offer IICL containers as an option, we do sometimes sell IICL condition containers. Our experience has been that containers repaired to IICL standards are in excellent structural condition, but don't look cosmetically different than CWO or WWT containers (and, due to dents often being patched/welded instead of simply pounded out, IICL containers can sometimes look less visually appealing than their wind and water tight or cargo worthy counterparts.
Please Note: All used containers will have rust/dents. Make sure to check out the sample photos prior to making your purchase. No matter the grade, every container we sell is guaranteed to be structurally sound, and comes with our one year warranty.
We'll coordinate your container delivery with professional local haulers, and be in contact within 1 business day with your delivery date (the driver will also call you on the day of delivery).
We've partnered with Bread to offer shipping container financing for our customers. Just select Bread as your payment method at checkout to and complete the application on their website.
Every shipping container we sell is guaranteed with our 1 year warranty, covering the structural integrity of the doors, floors and roof (please note, warranty does not cover cosmetic condition).
We offer steel storage container rentals nationwide, starting at $129/mo (2/mo. minimum). Delivered in 2-4 business days, our portable storage containers include a secure lockbox.
Just a few of the customers who have trusted us with their container needs:
What Makes Western Container Sales Different?
We're one of the largest buyers of used shipping containers in North America. By working directly with some of the largest intermodal shipping container companies in the world, we help our customers leverage our buying power and quality standards to buy quality shipping containers at a fair price. We also believe in providing up-front and transparent pricing. We're proud to have helped thousands of customers buy conex containers and rent storage containers throughout North America.
For customers who plan to export their container, please make sure to purchase a CWO (cargo worthy) or One Trip container as well as a CSC Survey. Please note that we cannot move loaded containers, and strong recommend customers that are exporting their container work with their shipping company to pick-up the container after the survey is complete.
How to Buy a Shipping Container:
You Choose Container Specs
First select the size, condition, and door direction that meet your needs, then add your selections to the cart and checkout in our secure payment portal. Make sure to check out the sample photos before you buy. Your container is guaranteed not to leak, and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (less trucking costs). Every container we sell is also backed by our one year warranty.
We Source Your Shipping Container
Then we source your shipping containers directly from intermodal cargo circulation. We work directly with the largest intermodal container suppliers, so you avoid paying unnecessary middle-men. After your order is placed, you'll receive a confirmation email. You then get the next container off the stack that meets your criteria. We guarantee the doors, floors and roof (but not the cosmetic condition). Color cannot be selected.
Pick-up: 2-3 Business Days
Delivery: 4-7 Business Days
After you order, we'll be in touch within one business day to confirm your order and coordinate the logistics. To ensure everyone's safety, only customers with the proper equipment should select intermodal depot pick-up (please allow 2-3 business days for release information). Delivery is optional and calculated at checkout by zip code. Contact us with any questions, we're always happy to help.
There are a few things to consider before you order a container, the most important is to be ready for delivery. We deliver containers on a roll-off trailer, so you won't need a forklift or a crane to unload at delivery, but you'll need to make sure you've got enough space for delivery and that your site is ready for the truck.
Our haulers need 80' of additional space in order to deliver a 40' shipping container (120' of total space), plus room for the truck to maneuver. Please make sure you've got space for delivery. 20' shipping containers are delivered on a different size truck, and so we only need an additional 55' of space (75' of total space) to deliver 20' containers.
The truck that delivers you container could weigh over 45,000-pounds. If we're delivering on a soft surface (such as dirt or grass) please make sure your site can handle a heavy truck.
We'll coordinate with professional local haulers and be in touch with your delivery date within 1 business day of your order being placed (the driver will call when they're en route).
We've Got a Lot of Happy Customers
- "Renting from you guys was exactly the way I like to do business. Fast, simple, to the point! Everything happened exactly as your web site said it would. If every company I worked with did business like you guys the world would be a happier place! Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future."
- "Great experience. I knew nothing about containers, read the info, called with questions and all were answered. Bought 2, they scheduled the delivery service. The driver was very helpful with the delivery and the containers were in great shape. Nothing more I could have expected. Thanks to everyone for making it so easy. :)"
- "Thank you! Very smooth rental process. The delivery was prompt and the driver did a great job of getting it where we wanted it. We are very pleased with the container as well. Thank you!"
Western Container Sales offers reefer containers, jobsite equipment rentals, and custom shipping container modifications through our partner companies.
Shipping Container Dimensions & Specifications
Shipping containers are held to very specific dimensional standards to ensure they can be safely stacked on top of, and below, any other shipping container in the world. Standard shipping containers are 8' wide, and are measured in TEU's (twenty-foot equivalent units). Ocean cargo containers are held to a rigid standard to ensure that there are no issues during shipping. Each intermodal shipping container (sometimes called "conex" containers) must be able to not only stack perfectly on a cargo ship, but also lock into chassis trailers safely and securely stack on rail cars. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sets the standards for shipping container dimensions (via ISO 668).
The information listed on intermodal shipping container doors is standardized so that the container can be handled at any port in the world. From the manufacturer information on the CSC plate, to the size & capacity information, to the container identification number, everything is standardized on a shipping container. Furthermore, to ensure the same equipment can safely handle the containers anywhere in the world, shipping containers are held to a very specific set of specifications and dimensions.
What Happens When You Fill Out Those "Free Quote" Forms?
You Input Your Contact Information
Usually the websites that you see offering you "Free Shipping Container Quotes" or to "Instantly Compare Storage Container Quotes" from multiple vendors are just lead generators. You might notice that most of the time when you call, nobody answers (if they even have a phone number listed). That's because they don't actually sell containers... they just sell your information.
Your Info Is Sold as Sales Leads
The company that you gave your phone number and email to, sells the information as a lead to multiple companies. Sometimes it's a reputable company buying the lead, sometimes it's a less professional operation, sometimes it's a mix (depends on who is buying leads in your market). Western Container Sales doesn't buy 3rd party leads, nor do we sell our customers' information.
Commissioned Salespeople Call You
Whether it's a commissioned sales rep in a call center cubicle, or a sole proprietor, there's a strong chance the person leaving you voicemail messages has their compensation tied to whether or not you buy. Western Container Sales doesn't believe you can talk anyone into a 9,000-pound steel box... None of our reps earn direct commission on container sales or rentals.
We know what a hassle it can be to call for a shipping container quote. Or how annoying it can be to fill out a form on what appears to be a conex container rental site and consequently be bombarded with salespeople from third party companies because your information was sold as a lead. Unlike the big guys, our shipping container prices are posted online. Why do we do this when other companies won't? Simple, we know our prices are fair, and well below what you'd see with our large corporate competitors.
Western Container Sales will get you a fair price for a used shipping container sourced directly from global intermodal equipment providers, pulled from their inventories at your nearest intermodal depot. Because the containers were recently moving cargo, we know they won't leak and we guarantee it. Check out our current shipping container prices (please note they do change with inventory levels). We also make renting steel storage containers just as easy, with our online rental order form.