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To purchase or to rent a shipping container?

Conterm containers can be used in numerous ways and meet a wide variety of needs. But how do you know if you should purchase a shipping container or go for a container rental option instead? Well, it depends on your specific needs, since both options can be equally beneficial. In order for you to make an informed decision, let’s take a look at the features of each option, which you’ll have to consider before making your decision.

Rental of Shipping Containers

The first beneficial feature of renting a shipping container is “size reassessment”. Quite often, we think we need more space than what we actually do. It’s often the case with storage spaces. The rental of a container allows you to reassess your needs in terms of space and then correct them when comes the time to rent again, since the initial rental period will come to an end at a certain point. At Conterm, you’ll have a choice of three different container sizes: 10 feet, 20 feet and 40 feet.

You may also purchase your container once the initial rental period comes to an end. This is the second beneficial feature of renting Conterm containers: at any moment, you can decide to purchase the container you are renting. So, if you’re not sure about the dimensions of the container because you’re not exactly sure about your needs regarding space, you could rent a container, and then reassess your needs, to finally purchase the container that is right for you.

So, you could almost consider the rental period as being a trial period, if you’re not sure about your needs. However, if you do know what your needs are and are sure about the kind of container you need, then you should know that the long-term rental can help lower the total costs.

Purchase of Shipping Containers

As for the purchase of a Conterm container, this option is also very beneficial. The first feature of this option is that of modifications. In fact, a purchased container can be modified in any way you wish, without limit. At Conterm, we offer as many modifications as you need. Being made of non-corrosive steel, and given their robustness and their safety, Conterm containers can be transformed as to meet our clients’ needs; we can modify them as to create offices, outside stages, kiosks, pop-up restaurants and shops, multimedia booths, houses, and much more. Thus, there is no limit to the number or types of modifications we can make to your Conterm container if you are the owner of the said container.

Furthermore, given the fact that a purchased container means that it belongs to an individual or a company, that also means that it can be shipped to the location of your choosing, without having to return it to the original location at a later time. This is a very practical advantage for shipping and moving companies. Moreover, it’s important to note that, at Conterm, we offer a delivery service that allows you to receive or ship your container at the moment and the location of your choosing. We ship our containers with a “Tilt & Load” truck and our professional team will install it in a safe manner once it reaches its destination, by immobilizing and levelling it.

Finally, the purchase of a container can also allow the company buying it to amortize its cost over several years. Moreover, the container can be used or new. It belongs to the company purchasing it to decide which option is better suited for its needs. Our used containers are in a generally good condition and they are, naturally, less expensive than new containers. However, if the use you wish to make of it implies its exhibition, then our new containers will probably be a better choice for you, since their appearance is impeccable, which is not necessarily the case of used containers.

Shipping Containers in Montreal

The rental and the purchase are thus both very beneficial options. Your final choice should be based on the knowledge of your needs, the duration of use and the purpose of the shipping container. Renting is an excellent option if you’re not sure about the dimensions you’ll need, since you’ll have the opportunity to reassess and then make the necessary corrections once the rental period will have come to an end. And when you have the right container in your possession, you can purchase it at the moment of your choosing, since, at Conterm, we offer an option to buy on all rentals. But if you don’t want to purchase it, you can simply choose the long-term rental, since this option is less expensive than a short-term rental. As for the purchase option, it’s just as beneficial: it allows you to modify your container as you wish and in as many ways as you want; it allows you to ship your container to the location of your choosing; it allows you to amortize the container’s cost over several years.

If you would like some help assessing adequately your needs to make the right decision, please contact us today. Our representatives will be happy to help you and to answer all your questions.

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