You Choose Container Specs
Select the size, condition, and door direction that meet your needs, 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
We source containers directly from intermodal cargo circulation, so they're guaranteed not to leak. 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, except where specified.
Pick-up: 2-3 Business Days
Delivery: 4-7 Business Days
We'll be in touch within one business day to confirm your order and coordinate the logistics. 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.
Shipping Container Prices:
Please contact us for volume discounts.
Things to Know Before You Buy:
How Do you Buy Shipping Containers in Chicago, IL?
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.
What Makes Western Container Sales Different?
We're one of the largest buyers of used shipping containers in North America. We work directly with some of the largest intermodal companies in the world to help ensure you can buy quality shipping containers, and you'll leverage our buying power. We also believe in providing up-front and transparent pricing to our customers.
Compare Western Container Sales to PODS & Mobile Mini:
Western Container Sales vs. PODS & Mobile Mini:
The two largest nationwide portable storage companies are PODS (Portable On Demand Storage) & Mobile Mini. While both companies offer nationwide portable storage rentals, there are some key differences.
Compare us to Mobile Mini:
Mobile Mini offers nationwide portable storage container rentals in a variety of lengths and sizes. Using converted steel shipping containers for storage, custom built portable offices and specialty containment products. Unlike Mobile Mini, Western Container Sales' customers can see prices on our website and order online.
Compare us to PODS:
PODS offers custom built, smaller, storage units with aluminum and plastic exteriors. Railbox Consulting offers all steel storage containers. PODS has smaller, lighter units designed to be moved after they are loaded. Railbox Consulting does NOT move containers after they're loaded.
What Happens When You Fill Out Those "Free Quote" Forms?
You Input Your Contact Info
Usually the websites that you see offering you "Free Quotes" or to "Instantly Compare Quotes" from multiple vendors are just lead generators. You might notice that most of the time when you call, nobody answers. 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).
Commissioned Salespeople Call
Whether it's a commissioned sales rep in a call center, 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...
Why Don't We Make You Call for a Shipping Container Quote?
We know what a hassle it can be to call for a quote, or how annoying it can be to fill out a form and be bombarded with salespeople from different companies. 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 shipping or storage 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're proud to be members of the Intermodal Association of North America, the National Portable Storage Association, and Platinum Certified with the Green Business Bureau. We leverage our relationships with global intermodal companies and help them sell containers throughout North America. The containers we source are available for cargo use up to the day we buy them for our customers.
Because of how we buy our containers we can guarantee the equipment for one year from date of purchase. We also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee for every container purchased (less trucking charges, visit this page for more details). We want to make the process of buying a shipping container a simple one. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we're always happy to help.