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5 Advantages of Shipping Containers

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You’ve probably heard a lot about the advantages of shipping containers and how businesses are using them as alternatives to traditional building construction. Businesses use them for storage, mobile offices, and are using modified shipping containers to further promote and market their business brand.

Shipping container rentals not only provide extra space when needed, but can also reduce or eliminate costly construction for building additions, act as satellite offices for business locations, can be moved to different areas, and more, giving businesses a wide variety of benefits.

In this post, we’ll look at five advantages of shipping containers for businesses.

1. Shipping Containers are Affordable

Renting a shipping container, whether for storage or for a mobile office container, is an affordable option to renting additional building space and is a more efficient and timely way of accessing equipment, inventory, tools, or documents then going to a self-storage facility. This is because shipping containers can reside on your business’ property, allowing for quick retrieval by yourself or your employees.

You can also add on additional accessories to a shipping container rental, including:

  • Roll-up doors
  • Security Windows
  • Ventilation
  • HVAC
  • Desktops
  • Filing cabinets

Mobile office containers are a popular choice for many business industries, including construction, hospitality, small businesses, and telecommute organizations. These businesses are able to expand their current offices to better handle increased staff, location renovations, or to have an office environment to meet with customers.

Shipping Container with Two Roll Up Doors

2. Shipping Containers are Portable

Having to move business locations can be exciting, but also stressful. You may have years of paperwork to transfer or equipment that needs to be moved; having to move your business’ belongings is a timely effort and costly, if you need to move during the workday or work week.

And if you’re moving items into a self-storage facility, you or your employees are spending time and money going back and forth between the two locations. Shipping containers are great, again not just for storage, but as an office environment where you and your employees are still able to do business. When your new location is ready, you just move the container to the new location.

What if your new business location isn’t ready when you’ve closed your old location?

Not a problem! Because of their portability, you can still continue working or storing, without the stress of having to keep your business closed. Renting shipping containers from Southwest Mobile Storage has the added benefit of vault-like security using our dual locking system.

This prevents and deters theft from your storage container or mobile office and if you can’t store your container at your new location, you can store it at our facility.

3. Express Yourself Creatively

If your business has an upcoming event or you’re looking for ways to further promote your business brand, you’ve likely noticed the rising costs for advertising. Renting exhibition space can be costly, especially if your business is attending a multiple day event and the changing customer perspective on ads means that your business will need to find more unique ways to get your company in front of potential and current customers.

Thinking outside the box (no pun intended) in terms of using shipping containers allows business to get creative. Many businesses will use customized or modified containers to create unique projects, like:

  • Pop up shops
  • Offices
  • Locker rooms
  • Tac rooms
  • Data centers
  • Houses

Containers are applicable to virtually all industries, and new usage ideas around the globe continue to come to fruition.

4. Shipping Containers are Strong and Durable

Traditional building structures are susceptible to mother nature and thus, natural disasters. Earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fires, and more have either done incredible amounts of damage to buildings or have destroyed them straight out, causing billions of dollars of damage. Even minor disruptions – leaky pipes, accidents, structure designs – can be costly when it comes to repair.

Due to their original intended use, shipping containers are constructed to survive harsh conditions at sea and on the road.  This make containers more durable than traditional building materials, without the worry of decay, structural damage, or damage from natural disasters. In fact, many non-profit organizations used shipping containers during unprecedented disasters, such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, many hospitals and medical clinics used shipping containers to help expand ICUs and patient rooms or used them as additional testing labs.

5. A Variety of Choices to Meet Your Needs

Shipping storage containers, mobile office containers, modified containers, etc. The last advantage to using shipping containers is that your business has a variety of choices that will meet your budget needs when using one. Maybe your business needs a storage container, maybe you need a mobile office, maybe you want to be bold and do something that will attract the eye of your customers.

Shipping containers come in a variety of different sizes or can be cut down to meet the size that you need. Renting shipping containers means you can use them as long as your business needs for and when you no longer need it, you can have the container removed. Regardless of what your business project is, a shipping container rental can help you achieve successful business goals. Shipping containers provide many opportunities for upcoming business projects and work for a host of different industries.

Ready to get started? Get your quote today! Now that you know the different advantages to using shipping containers, why not see how businesses are using them to further promote their brand?

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