Steel Storage Container Rentals:
Delivery: 3-5 Business Days
Delivered by local haulers (we'll contact you within 1 business day with your delivery ETA).
Calculated by Zip Code at Checkout
Delivery is calculated by postal code at checkout (pick-up is charged with initial payment).
2-Month Minimum (no contracts)
We bill on a true month, not a 28 day cycle (and we don't add loss waivers or other additional fees).
Neutral Color, Secure & Lockable
Storage containers are neutral in color (beige, grey, etc.), & come with a lock-box or upgraded locking system.
No Additional Fees
When we quote a "monthly" rental rate, we mean it.
Make Sure You Know Their Real Monthly Rate
Most of our competitors like to add in additional fees to your quoted rate, but with Western Container Sales the rate you see is the rate you'll pay (+ sales tax, where applicable).
Other companies add charges like:
- +14% for a loss waiver
- +5% for property fees
- +8.3%* for a 28-day "month"
*based on annualized cost of additional billing cycle
We Don't Add Additional Charges to Your Quoted Rate
In the end, you can see over 27% of additional costs to your rental rate... making a $135 quoted rate actually equal over $171/month. We believe in transparent pricing, and that there shouldn't be any surprises when you see your invoice. We also believe a "month" is a month, and not 28 days, so we'll only bill you 12 times per year (and not 13, like some of the big guys do).
Choose Size & Quantity, Give Delivery Details
First we need to know things like door direction, site contact, and that you have enough space for the truck to safely deliver the container. Delivery is calculated at checkout, based on zip code. PLEASE NOTE: We don't move containers once they're loaded (if that's what you need, you might try PODS or similar companies). Containers are painted neutral colors like beige or grey.
Rental Container is Delivered in 3-5 Business Days
Then we'll source your container from a preferred partner and notify you within one business day when to expect your container (the driver will also call your site contact when they are headed your way with the container). When you're ready for pick-up, make sure the container is empty and unobstructed and then terminate your rental by logging into your account in our customer portal.
Your Credit Card Will Be Billed Monthly (2/mo. minimum)
Payments will be billed automatically until you request pick-up. You can manage your account in our customer portal and do things like terminate your rental (please allow up to 10 business days for pick-up) and change your payment method. There are no hidden charges or long-term contracts. Just fill out the form and keep the container as long as you need it. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
We've Got a Lot of Happy Customers
"Very simple process & pricing. Representatives are quick and responsive, and there is immediate follow-up to ensure the purchase is correct and shipping is taken care of."
Thayer M. - Surry, VA
"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."
Jeremy G. - Nashville, TN
"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. :)"
Joe V. - Lake Elsinore, CA
"Very friendly customer service, no hidden fees or nonsense billing issues and quick delivery made it a great experience. If another container is needed we'll buy again from Western Container Sales."
Elitot B. - Henderson, KY
"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!"
Michael C. - Houston, TX
"Arrived on time and as described and the driver did a great job. Thanks!"
Kathy R. - Saint Joseph, MO
"...the on-line process was very simple and the containers arrived on time. The skilled driver delivered them with professionalism and expertise."
Donnie H. - Nashville, TN
"Reps were very helpful arranging delivery of storage container. Driver was also prompt and helpful with delivery."
Paul K. - Greeley, CO
"You guys are great. The process is super easy and your staff is great to deal with! Thank you!"
Bartosz S. - Lincolnwood, IL
"Delivered the box when you said you would, the driver was courteous, professional and nailed the drop. Thumbs up!"
Ken M. - Herald, CA
What to Expect in a Steel Storage Container Rental:
Quality Storage Containers
We work directly with some of the largest container providers in North America, as well as some of the best regional providers, to ensure the container you receive is a high quality steel storage container. We guarantee that the container will be leak free, with doors that seal, and floors strong enough for a small forklift to drive on without issue. The storage container will also be painted a neutral color (beige, grey, etc.) and have a lock-box, or upgraded locking system, for you to place your own lock.
Professional Container Delivery
Once you place your order, we'll be in touch within one business day to confirm the delivery ETA. We only use professional hauling partners to make your storage container delivery, and the driver will give you a call when they're en route that day. Please make sure you're ready for the truck by visiting this page to learn more about delivery. Our standard deliver timeline is 3-5 business days, but if there's a specific day you need it please feel free to contact us.
Unfortunately Fort Wayne is not a major intermodal container hub, and because of the inconsistent supply of shipping containers we do not offer containers for sale in Fort Wayne, IN. However, we are able to sell shipping containers in Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, & Columbus, OH (as well as many other markets). While we do offer deliveries to some areas near Fort Wayne out of Chicago, it is most likely that customers will need to arrange for their own trucking in order to purchase a shipping container in Fort Wayne. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Shipping Container Dimensions:
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).
PLEASE NOTE: Dimensions may vary slightly, based on manufacturer. But these numbers should be very close.
How Does Renting Storage Containers Online Work?
Watch this video to find out more about how the process works to rent conex containers online. PLEASE NOTE: Delivery/Pick-up Charged up front (calculated by zip code at checkout). Delivery rates won't populate until after you've entered your complete shipping address. Feel free to reach out with any questions, we're always happy to help.
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.
How Do Used Shipping Containers Compare to PODS?
Compare Western Container Sales 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 fiberglass, aluminum and plastic, and designed to be moved while loaded. In contrast, Western Container Sales rentals are re-purposed used shipping containers (all steel construction, with wood floors over steel cross members). Overall, steel shipping containers are a heavy duty alternative to PODS storage containers.
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. 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.
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.
Shipping Containers Direct From the Source, Through a Company You Can Trust
Since 2015, we've been proud members of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), the National Portable Storage Association (NPSA), and the Green Business Bureau (where we're a certified Platinum green business). We leverage our relationships within the Intermodal Shipping Container industry to help our customers buy quality used shipping containers, that we guarantee won't leak.
We've helped thousands and thousands of customers buy shipping containers and rent steel storage containers, and our customer satisfaction rate is over 98%. We're also accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and are proud to have an A+ rating. Whether you need to rent a conex container for a jobsite, or purchase a used shipping container for extra storage, we're always happy to help.