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 150-200 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.
We Also Rent Storage Containers from $139/mo.
We offer steel storage container rentals nationwide, starting at $139/mo (3/mo. minimum, month to month thereafter). Delivered in 2-5 business days, our portable storage containers include a secure lockbox.
Every Container We Sell is Guaranteed for 3 Years
Even though 99% of our customers never need their warranty, every shipping container we sell is guaranteed with our 3 year structural warranty (please note, warranty does not cover cosmetic condition).
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.
Just a few of the customers who have trusted us with their container needs:
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.
Where to Find Shipping Containers For Sale in Chicago, IL
Chicago is the biggest intermodal hub in the country that isn't on one of the coasts. With access points to the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, almost every major rail line in the United States runs through Chicago. That means used shipping containers tend to pile up here and container prices in Chicago can be as competitive as major coastal port cities.
We offer used shipping containers for sale throughout the greater Chicago area. For customers who need their container to be delivered, our trucks will provide ground level delivery within 150 miles. If you have the equipment to pickup the container, we can assist you in getting your truck loaded at one of the equipment holding yards located on the South Side of Chicago.
Click below to see prices of shipping containers for sale in the Chicago, Illinois area.
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
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How Does Buying a Shipping Container Work?
You Choose Container Specs
Using our shipping container calculator to 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.
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, as well as 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, we offer shipping containers for sale online with prices posted on our website. 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.