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Shipping Containers: Should You Hire or Buy?

August 15, 2017

A shipping container is the perfect storage solution for both short and long-term needs. But, when you’re looking at the options available, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is whether you should you hire or buy.

To help you decide, we weigh up the pros and cons of each.

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Shipping Container?

Buying a shipping container outright isn’t always financially possible. When you hire one instead, you’ll not only get access to competitive prices, you’ll also have more flexibility and won’t be hit with a big bill all at once.

You’ll still have access to a quality container that ticks all of the boxes, as it will be dust and water-resistant, safe and secure, and of course, big enough to store your personal or commercial goods, plus you’ll have access to our fully-monitored storage facility in Maddington, where you can rest assured your belongings are being kept in good hands.

However, one of the biggest perks of hiring a shipping container in Perth, rather than purchasing one outright, is that you can choose to hire it for a short or long period, with absolutely no commitments.

What are the Benefits of Buying a Shipping Container?

Buying a shipping container in Perth still comes with a lot of the benefits you can expect when hiring one, however, you’ll have a lot more freedom to do with it as you please.

Want to modify your shipping container and use it as a site office or a home extension? Go for it! Want to get on top of the trends and turn a shipping container into a trendy coffee shop or cafĂ©? Why not? There’s nothing stopping you from using your container exactly how you want to use it.

Another big benefit is that you’ll only have to deal with a one-off payment, and can end up saving money in the long-run if you’re looking for a long-term storage solution.

Which Option is Right For You?

When determining which option is right for you, make sure you think about what you need to store/what you want to do with the shipping container. Also, have a think about whether you need a permanent storage solution, or just need something for a few months. These are the main considerations you’ll need to make before making your purchase decision.

However, if you’re buying your container, also take into consideration any modification costs and any costs associated with storing it if you still want to keep it stored at a storage facility.

Why Choose U-Move Australia?

This is the easy part. When purchasing or hiring a shipping container from U-Move Australia, you can rest assured your container has been built with long-term, secure storage in mind. Our containers meet industry standards and will protect your items from the elements, dust, and any pesky rodents, like rats.

We can also deliver the container straight to your front door, ready for you to load, and can then carefully transport it back to our Maddington storage facility where it will be kept safely under lock and key until you need it again.

So, if you need a self-storage container in Perth, or a shipping container modification, talk to the team at U-Move today!