Whether it’s for personal or commercial use, buying a storage box to temporarily house your belongings or equipment often far outweighs the cost of rental. These metal storage containers (also referred to as shipping containers) stand to serve a variety of uses for a wide range of industries.
What Are the Advantages of Renting Over Buying?
Rent or buy? Essentially, it all depends on the nature of your business and what you’ll be using the container for. Understandably, failing to actively use your storage container when you’re renting it means that you’ll be wasting money but, at the same time, purchasing a container for temporary storage might not always be in your best interests.
Certain suppliers require you to sign up for a full-time contract as well as asking for advance notice when you wish to terminate. Others are more flexible, allowing short-term contracts or even adjusting the monthly rate to reflect market value. This, of course, can come with its own pros and cons.
Renting a storage container also gives you the versatility to choose the size of container that you require. When purchasing, you don’t always have such a wide choice and if there is an issue with the container, it is you that will be required to take care of it.
How Will A Storage Box Rental Benefit Me?
A storage container that is robust, secure, and spacious will only bring advantages to your premises. This will give you complete peace of mind in instances when a quality storage space is required. When renting a storage box, you’ll also have the benefit of adding optional extras such as shelving, lighting, electrics, ramps and flood lights that will improve onsite safety and efficiency.
Whether you’re running a small business or a large enterprise, flexible storage is often a necessity. Leasing a space from a self storage business may not only be considerably more expensive than something that’s on your own premises, but going back and forth to pick up what you need will be a drain on time and productivity – especially if the off-site storage unit has business hours that conflict with your own. Additionally, placing a storage box at your location is an environmentally-friendly solution in that once a container has fulfilled its primary role it can be used again.
A commercial storage box on your own premises can be set up to meet your needs effectively, by adding more units as your business grows, or removing them as work is completed. This type of efficiency can be very hard to achieve when you purchase the units, as you may not always know how many it is that you need at any one time.