Experts in container rentals, sales and customization.   |   Let us help you today! 800.686.9114

Ultimate Guide for Customizing Shipping Containers for Commercial Business

Share this Insight:


Start Today

Whether you are looking for container solution to Rent, Buy or Modify, our custom container solutions will be perfect for you!

Get A Quote

Customizing shipping containers can be a great way to set your business apart from your competitors using a low-cost and attractive alternative option to timely building permits and construction. It helps your commercial business showcase its creativity and innovation, provides additional building space and fills specific needs for unique industries.

Customized shipping containers can be made for direct use or used as building materials to create new structures. Modifications may include simply installing doors and windows, but they can also be extensive enough to become fully-functionable offices, gyms and shops.

In this post, you’ll uncover what custom containers are, the process of customizing them and why you should customize shipping containers for your commercial needs.

Benefits of Customizing Shipping Containers for Your Business

From restaurants to schools to hospitals and more, commercial industries use modified containers in a variety of different ways.

When your business uses custom containers, you can give yourself 24/7 advertising that you only have to pay for once. If you customize a shipping container for your business, you can paint it to have your brand’s colors and logo, promoting your business wherever you use your container.

For example, if you run a retail store, you can place your customized container so that your logo faces the street. This gives you additional signage to spread awareness of your store, helping you get more customers.

Plus, did you know employees waste 76 hours a year looking for files in an office setting due to disorganization? In addition to wasting time, having an unorganized space reduces productivity and increases frustration in employees, who struggle to find items and get work done in cramped spaces.

Properly organizing your storage and office space boosts employee morale and saves time, increasing productivity for your business.

If you can’t organize because you don’t have enough office space, you can build more office rooms, but it’s expensive and requires long waits. Modifying a shipping container into a portable office is much faster and affordable, so you get the office space you need without the wait or expense.

Whether it’s to better organize your equipment or create the perfect construction-free breakroom, container modification is an affordable, convenient way to get exactly what you need to make your operations smoother.

Custom Office Container for a Commercial Business

Additionally, customizing a shipping container for your commercial business gives you a unique way to set yourself apart from the competition. For instance, our Tucson branch add a beautiful mural to a customized office container for the historic Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson, AZ.

How to Start Customizing Shipping Containers for Your Business

Southwest Mobile Storage’s in-house, highly experienced team of engineers, welders, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters modifies shipping containers for commercial businesses nationwide. With more than 500 years combined experience, we’ve done thousands of modifications, from custom offices to portable breweries to school training rooms.

First, provide your design and specifications, including all of the features you want in your custom container. After receiving an initial quote, you can finalize the specifications and sign off.

Our weld and quality control inspectors will examine and review your custom shipping container at every step of the process to ensure it’s built to the highest quality.

Once it’s finished, we will deliver and set up the container for you. No matter what you need, we’ll make your ideal container become a reality.

Shipping container customization isn’t a new concept, but it is one that has become more popular in the last few years. It can help advertise your business, leave a distinct impression on your customers and fill unique needs faster and more affordably than a permanent structure. Discover how you can start customizing shipping containers for your commercial business.

Get A Quote Today!