Used shipping containers are sold at the end of their useful life, and are counted in TEU's (twenty-foot equivalent units). Used 20' containers start as low as $1,100, but can cost as much as $2,500 in markets where supply is scarce. One trip 20' containers, which are like new, can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000, depending on availability.
Container Roll-Off Delivery in 4-7 Business Days
We work with professional local haulers to deliver your shipping container. All of our haulers use roll-off trailers, and will place your container directly onto the ground (so you don't need a crane or forklift on your end to unload the container). We'll be in contact within 1 business day of your order with a delivery ETA, and the driver will call you when they're en route that day. Please make sure you've got enough space for delivery. Learn more about shipping container delivery.
How Do you Buy 20' Shipping Containers?
Not sure how the process works...? Watch this video to better understand where the shipping containers come from. And be sure to check out the sample photos before you buy.
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.
Space Needed for Shipping Container Ground Level Delivery
In order for the driver to be able to safely deliver your container, we'll need an additional 60' of space for the truck and trailer on 40' containers (100' total to deliver a 40' container), and we'll need an additional 40' of space for 20' container (60' total to delivery 20' containers). The truck will be 10' wide, and we'll need an additional foot of space on each side to safely maneuver (12' wide minimum), and will be 13'6" tall when loaded (and up to 16' high when tipped at delivery). Please make sure you've got enough space to deliver your container, and always feel free to contact us with any questions on your site.
Used Shipping Container Conditions
Shipping Container Grades
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. No matter the grade, every container we sell is guaranteed to be structurally sound, and comes with our one year warranty.