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The Ultimate Guide To Hiring & Buying Shipping Containers With 1300Sparebox

If you need additional storage for your home, office or warehouse, a shipping container is the ideal solution. The following guide will help you through the consideration phase, so you’re well placed when deciding which option to go with.

Start by asking yourself, “Do you need to hire or buy a shipping container? What are the benefits of hiring vs buying?“. You can visit our container facility at Laverton North, VIC to view a wide range of containers in-person. You can also browse our containers online:

To hire or buy a shipping container? 

There are occasions when it makes sense to purchase a container and other times where hiring will be most practical. Let’s consider the benefits of each option.

Benefits of hiring a shipping container

Ideal for short term storage and one-off events

If you need a storage container for short-term use or for one-off events like a trade show or construction project, hiring a shipping container is a great option because there is no long-term commitment. You can rent as many containers as needed for as long as they are needed.

Wide range of options to choose from

There are many types of storage containers available for hire and they are used in various industries and for various purposes. When hiring a container with us, we’ll help you choose one that meets your needs.

Cost-effective storage solutions

The cost of hiring our shipping containers starts from as little as $2.50 per day. Find the container tailored to your needs from our range. We provide new and used shipping containers, along with modified containers for hire.  

At 1300Sparebox, we are shipping container specialists. Feel free to get in touch with us today to discuss your customised container requirements.

Benefits of buying a shipping container

There are many reasons why people choose to buy a shipping container. If you want to build a modified shipping container, need long term storage solutions to complement your warehouse or need a permanent site office, there are a number of benefits to owning a shipping container.

Freedom to modify your container according to your needs

When you buy a shipping container, you have the freedom to complete various modifications of your choice, as opposed to being limited to what you could do with a rented container. You can also choose a specific container from our fleet and request any modifications that you would like.

Easy to move

Owning a shipping container can be convenient for businesses who may need to move them from site to site.

Ideal for those after long-term storage solutions

If you are a business or an individual who expects to use the container for a long term duration of time, consider buying a container rather than hiring. In as little as three years, the rental costs can surpass the purchase price. If you are renting one of our larger, 40ft containers for $200 a month, over 4 years it could cost you $9,600. The outright cost would be $8,000.

Why choose 1300SPAREBOX?

Our reputation for reliability, integrity and providing high quality shipping containers are the foundation on which our service is built. We want to earn your trust every day by providing you with the very best shipping containers and service possible at a fair price. Feel free to get in touch with us today to discuss your customised container requirements.

Large network of trusted suppliers

Our team works closely with a large base of trusted contractors, suppliers, international manufacturers, agents, freight operators, forwarders and delivery drivers. 

We want to work with you, not just for you

We believe that a great product is only as good as the people behind it. We’re not only passionate about our shipping containers – we are passionate about you and your business. 

We want to be part of your team, not just someone you hire for a job. Our team of experts are proactive and responsive and keep you in the loop throughout the entire hiring or purchase process, delivery, after-sales service and 24/7 support.

Huge range of new and used shipping containers for sale and hire

We have a large selection of shipping containers that can be used for commercial or residential applications. We stock 10ft, 20ft and 40ft (including high cube) shipping containers as well as refrigerated shipping containers. We can also customise them to meet your specific needs.

Australia-wide delivery

We offer fast delivery nationwide and can arrange delivery to anywhere in Australia.

Our Process

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Call us on 1300 772 732 or fill out this form for a quote. Our team will send a form quote, and if accepted, we will provide our hire or purchase agreement. On receipt of the completed agreement, we’ll send an invoice that includes the rental/purchase and delivery terms. Once the invoice has been paid, your container is then released for delivery.