Do you find yourself tearing your hair out every time you type in ‘storage container sale’ online? Tired of being ripped off for substandard quality? We’re here to help. In this piece, find out how to get boxes from reliable partners, at great prices.

Are you tired of being let down by unreliable partners when you need containers? Is the hassle of hidden fees getting you down? Does the admin process make you want to run for the hills?

Say no more! With Container xChange, all of these worries can be a thing of the past.

We’re a neutral and transparent platform connecting container users and owners from every corner of the world. Here, you can buy, sell and lease shipping containers all in one place.

Everything is simpler once you’re a member on xChange. All of our members have been vetted and pre-approved, so they’re trustworthy and transparent.

All prices are available up-front and are completely negotiable. Sounds good, right? So why not check out our trading public search to see just how easy it is to find available boxes today?

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New or used storage containers for sale: Which should you choose?

So you’ve got some items you’d like to store. Step one: choosing between a new or used container for storage.

When it comes to organising storage boxes, you’ve really got to think about what it is you need before diving in. Unlike getting a box for shipping, the criteria isn’t quite as strict for storage.

Brand new containers can come at quite a hefty price, so you ask yourself: Do I need a shiny new box just to store my goods safely? Or, is it okay if it has a few scratches and bumps, as long as it’s sealed and locks effectively?

It makes more sense to go for a used box for storage. You can pick these up at a much lower price, and they’ll do exactly the same job as a new container.

We call a used box ‘Wind and Watertight (WWT)’ when it meets all the requirements to keep the elements out. If you’re looking for used storage containers, make sure they are WWT, otherwise, you risk your goods getting damaged.

Storage container sale: Lease or buy a box?

Here’s the next question. Which one makes more sense to you: buying or leasing a container for storage? Let’s look at when each one applies. It completely depends on how long you plan on using your boxes for storage.

If you’ll only need boxes now and then, or for short periods of time, it doesn’t make sense to buy them. However, if you’ll modify boxes and use them for years, it certainly makes more sense to own them. Here are some of the benefits of buying vs renting:

Renting a storage container Buying a storage container
No maintenance required, no modification allowed Maintenance required, modification allowed
Cheaper in the short term More cost-effective in the long-term
Convenient for short-term or sporadic use Perfect for long-term use
Not necessarily allowed to move boxes around at will, depends on owner Complete control over boxes, able to move them around at will

Now that you have all of the facts, you can decide for yourself which is better for your individual needs.

Storage container sale: Types of containers for sale on xChange

We offer a wide variety of container types on xChange. However, the most suitable containers for storage are standard dry containers. They’re simple and come in a few main sizes. Let’s look at some standard container sizes now:

20ft dry container

20ft standard container dimensions

The 20ft container is great for storing smaller quantities of goods. It’s also easy to move around due to its size and lighter load capacity.

For a new 20ft container from the US, you’re looking at around US $3,485, from India you’re looking at US $3,181, and from China you’ll have to shell out US $3,398.

For a cargo-worthy box in the US, you’re looking at US $2,273, from India, around US $2,286, and from China around US $2,374.

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40ft dry container

Standard 40ft container

A 40ft container has twice the capacity of the 20ft, and is great for storing large quantities of goods, or bulkier items like machinery and furniture.

For a brand new box from the US, you’re going to have to shell out around US $3,956, and around US $6,101 from India.

For a cargo-worthy box in the US, you’re looking at US $3,343. In India, you’ll need to spend around US $3,537, and in China, you’re looking at a current price of US $4,521.

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40ft HC dry container

40ft HC container dimensions

The 40ft HC is useful for storing large quantities of goods, as well as over-height items like as large machinery.

If you want to learn more about container types and dimensions, check out this separate blog post for more information.

For a brand new 40ft HC box, you’re looking at around US $4,749 in the US, US $5,734 in India, and US $9,997 in China.

For cargo worthy 40ft HCs, you’re looking at around US $3,775 in the US, US $4,554 in India, and US $5,795 in China currently.

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Storage container sale: Container conditions to look out for

Before you buy boxes, it’s best to make a note of what to look out for. Especially if you’re buying a used box, there are some non-negotiables. Used boxes have been around the block a few times, and have generally been damaged and repaired at least a few times. Let’s go over some of conditions to look out for below:

Storage container conditions

Door seals: Make sure that all door seals work effectively, keeping the elements out.

Locking bars: These should lock correctly, keeping your items safe and secure inside.

Flooring: Container floors should always be even, and without holes or major dents.

Rust: While minor rust is okay, large patches of rust are not. These can eventually lead to holes in the container body. Holes mean that rain, wind and snow can get inside your box.

Walls: Walls should be even, without any holes or major dents.

Want to know more about container conditions and what to look out for? Have a look at this separate blog post.

How to buy a storage container

You’ve finally decided on the container type, and you’re ready to find boxes. Great! The next big question is: where to start with buying boxes.

Incase you need a refresher: we’re a neutral and transparent marketplace for buying, selling and leasing shipping containers of all kinds, worldwide.

On Container xChange, it’s simple and easy to get the boxes you need. Once you become a member, finding the perfect box can be achieved in just a few easy steps. Check out just how simple the process is below:

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Want to learn more about buying storage containers? Have a look at this blog post for more information.

Get quality boxes for your storage needs on Container xChange

Now that you know it’s possible to find quality new, cargo-worthy and WWT boxes from reliable partners, it’s time to learn a little more about the benefits of Container xChange. So what makes us different?

We have over 10,000+ boxes available, in over 2,500+ unique locations worldwide. We work with over 1000+ reliable members, and so can you! These include some of the biggest names in the industry, like Kuehne and Nagel, Seaco Global, and Conway.

On our platform, you can do so much more than just source and buy containers. xChange helps to simplify your container logistics in a variety of important ways. For one thing, you can speak directly to any container owner, cutting the middleman out completely, and saving heaps of time.

You can also compare the prices on multiple deals simultaneously to make sure you’re happy with what you’re paying. Invoicing and container tracking can also be done easily and efficiently on the platform. At last, everything all in one place!

What’s more, we guarantee you won’t pay a cent on commissions when you buy containers. You heard right, no commission at all!

Interested in becoming a member and reaping the rewards? Click below to start your journey with Container xChange right away. 👇

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How much does a 40ft storage container cost?

For a cargo-worthy 40ft standard box in the US, you’re looking at around US $3,343. In India, you’ll need to shell out around US $3,537, and in China, you’re looking at US $4,521.

How much does a 20ft container cost?

A 20ft container’s cost varies depending on location, condition and market situation. For a new 20ft box from the US, you’re looking at about US $3,485, from India, around US $3,181, and from China, around US $3,398.

How much does a shipping container cost?

A shipping container’s cost will vary depending on which container you’re after, as well as whether it’s new or cargo-worthy, and the location. For a brand new box in the US, you’re looking at around US $3,956, and in India, an average price of US $6,101.