Shipping Container Prices Chicago, IL:

Take 5% Off for Orders of 2 or More Containers (applied automatically at checkout)

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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 we service, or customers are welcome to send their own truck to pick-up the container at the intermodal depot at no additional charge.

Ground Level Delivery in 4-7 Business Days

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).

Guaranteed Not to Leak With a 1-yr Warranty

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).

Container Financing Available through Bread

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.

Rent Storage Containers from $129/mo.

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.

Used Shipping Container Conditions

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.

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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.

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Other Services:

Western Container Sales offers reefer containers, jobsite equipment rentals, and custom shipping container modifications through our partner companies.

Refrigerated Container Sales & Rentals

We offer nationwide reefer container sales and rentals at Powered by the the professionals at ITS ConGlobal, the largest intermodal services company in North America.

Construction Equipment Rentals

For customers who need to rent dumpsters, toilets, office trailers, & more, there's Powered by Mobile Mini, the world's largest portable storage provider.

Custom Container Modifications

Have an idea to build something out of a shipping container? can make that a reality. Powered by ConGlobal, with professional welders on staff nationwide.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Things to Know Before You Order a Shipping Container

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.

The Trucks are Big, and We Need Space to Deliver

We need 60' of additional space in order to deliver a 40' shipping container (100' of total space), plus room for the truck to maneuver. Please make sure you've got space for delivery.

The Trucks are Heavy, and Need a Firm Surface

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.

Plan on Delivery in 4-7 Business Days

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).

Used Shipping Containers are "Next Off Stack"

Please note that used containers are next off the stack at the intermodal depot, and color cannot be selected. Make sure to check out the sample photos prior to placing your order.

We've Got a Lot of Happy Customers

Jeremy G. Nashville, TN
  • "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."

Joe V. Lake Elsinore, CA
  • "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. :)"

Michael C. Houston, TX
  • "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!"

How Do Steel Storage Containers Compare to PODS?

The largest nationwide portable storage company is PODS (Portable On Demand Storage). While both PODS and Western Container Sales offer nationwide portable storage rentals, there are some key differences.

Primarily that PODS' containers are smaller, lighter units that are made from a combination of steel, fiberglass, aluminum and plastic, and designed to be moved while loaded.  In contrast, our rentals are re-purposed used shipping containers

(all steel construction, with wood floors over steel cross members).Overall, steel shipping containers are a larger and heavy duty alternative to the standard PODS storage containers. PODS now offers a an all-steel 16 ft container.

PODS Will Move Loaded Containers, We Won't...

While Western Container Sales offers steel storage containers in sizes up to 40' in length, PODS offers smaller, 8', 12' and 16' storage units with aluminum and plastic exteriors, in addition to a 16' all-steel container option. Steel shipping containers are difficult to load/unload without the heavy equipment found at ports and depots, but PODS units are small enough to be easily managed with light duty lifts. Western Container Sales does not move loaded units, so if you need your container moved after it's loaded PODS or similar companies might be a better option. However, if you need storage at your location we offer larger, all steel containers. Our cost per square foot is almost always lower, as well.

Get a 10% Discount With PODS

We've partnered with PODS to offer their services to our customers that need moving and storage. Use the link below to get a 10% discount with PODS.

We Deliver Within 150 Miles of Chicago, IL

We work with local haulers that have roll-off trailers to coordinate your delivery. Because of the specialized nature of the equipment needed to offer ground level delivery of a shipping container, the hauler isn't usually able to find a backhaul. Because of that, the driver needs to be able to get out and back within their logbook hours, and this means we're not able to offer delivery beyond 150 miles.

Delivery Cities Include:

Chicago, Berwyn, Cicero, Lyons, Riverside, Hines, Brookfield, Oak Park, Forest Park, Broadview, Summit Argo, La Grange Park, Maywood, River Forest, La Grange, Westchester, Burbank, Bellwood, Justice, Western Springs, Melrose Park, Bedford Park, Hillside, Bridgeview, Elmwood Park, Stone Park, River Grove, Berkeley, Hinsdale, Hometown, Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn, Oak Brook, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Franklin Park, Willow Springs, Elmhurst, Clarendon Hills, Palos Hills, Harwood Heights, Willowbrook, Westmont, Worth, Schiller Park, Villa Park, Alsip, Palos Park, Bensenville, Wood Dale, Darien, Palos Heights, Fox Valley, Crestwood, Lombard, Downers Grove, Lincolnwood, Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Blue Island, Addison, Robbins, Midlothian, Niles, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Skokie, Morton Grove, Woodridge, Riverdale, Posen, Orland Park, Evanston, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Lisle, Oak Forest, Golf, Glendale Heights, Markham, Wheaton, Harvey, Medinah, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Dolton, Bolingbrook, Wilmette, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Kenilworth, Schaumburg, South Holland, Whiting, Arlington Heights, Country Club Hills, Roselle, Hazel Crest, Winfield, Winnetka, Calumet City, Hammond, Techny, Homewood, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, Lockport, Thornton, Romeoville, Flossmoor, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park, Rolling Meadows, Mokena, Glencoe, Warrenville, East Chicago, Wheeling, West Chicago, Lansing, Aurora, Glenwood, Olympia Fields, Matteson, Palatine, Eola, Plainfield, Chicago Heights, Bartlett, New Lenox, Joliet, Streamwood, Munster, Deerfield, Crest Hill, Frankfort, Richton Park, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, University Park, Gary, Wayne, Park Forest, Lincolnshire, Steger, Highland, Highwood, Elgin, Fort Sheridan, Saint Charles, Merrillville, Mooseheart, Batavia, Monee, Springfield, Geneva, Griffith, Barrington, Lake Forest, North Aurora, South Elgin, Crete, Lake Zurich, Dyer, Vernon Hills, Schererville, Montgomery, Oswego, Saint John, Shorewood, Manhattan, Elwood, Lafox, Lake Bluff, Lake Station, Libertyville, Wasco, Dundee, Mundelein, Carpentersville, Great Lakes, Fox River Grove, Bristol, Beecher, Peotone, North Chicago, Channahon, Sugar Grove, Algonquin, Wauconda, Cary, Minooka, Huntley, Valparaiso, Leroy, Burlington, Lake Villa, Millbrook, Newark, Wadsworth, Fox Lake, Beverly Shores, Zion, Bourbonnais, Lowell, Coal City, Hinckley, Winthrop Harbor, Millington, Morris, Antioch, Sandwich, Braidwood, Hebron, Union, Russell, Cortland, & More

Delivery Zip Codes Include:

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Why Don't We Make You Call for a Shipping Container Quote?

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.