Tips on Picking the Right Shipping Container.
If you want to buy a shipping container, either to convert it to a home, a guest house, a garage, a shed and many more, it is important to make sure you get the right container. It is important to purchase the container from a reputable buyer. The points below will help you in picking the right container.
Where is the supplier of the shipping container based? Most sellers will offer you free transportation if you are based close to where they are. It can be expensive and stressful dealing with a seller based in another area.
How much is the supplier selling the container? Go through the website of different suppliers and compare the prices. Some suppliers don’t sell their containers at a fixed price, they leave room for their customers to negotiate. Also, you can opt for a second hand container as long as its in good condition. Choose a seller that is within your price range.
What kind of material has been used to make the shipping container? Some shipping containers are made using quality material as compared to others. The better the quality of the container, the more durable it will be.
There are several reputable inspectors that will help you in inspecting the container to make sure its in good condition. Ensure you choose a shipping container inspector who is qualified.
It is important to also check if the seller can be trusted and has a good reputation. Check what different buyers are saying about the seller on different platforms. Check what past clients are saying about the quality of the container and the customer service of the seller.
In addition, ask the seller to give you a list of some of the clients they have supplied the containers to in the past. Ensure you give them a call, ask the about the quality of the container they bought from the supplier, the pricing and the professionalism of the seller. The kind of response you get will help you in knowing if you should settle for the seller or look for another option.
Also, check if the supplier has a wide variety of shipping containers. Check if the supplier has the size of shipping container that you need. If you choose a seller that does not have a variety, you will be forced to go for what they have in stock.
When choosing a supplier go for one that has a license, in case anything is wrong with the container you are sure the seller will solve it. Get the license from the seller and verify its legit and current.
Go through the seller’s website and check how long the number of years they have been in this business. If you are looking for quality and efficiency go for a supplier that has been in the industry for several years.