If we are looking at this predicament from a standpoint of rent vs buy, it is very important to know a few things. If your business is only getting a few very large shipments over the course of the month, then it is more practical to just rent a container. On the other hand, if you are getting shipments that are very large, very often (weekly, a few times a week, etc.), then it is probably more likely that you will just buy a container space. There are, however a few things to remember if you are going to rent a container. Let’s look at some of those things to help make your decision easier.
- Permits: One of the first steps that you should take in order to obtain and place a container rental is understanding whether or not you need to get a permit for this. Some places do require a permit, while others do not. It also depends on where you will be putting the container, as a residential area may have different rules than a commercial zone.
- Fees: Learn about all of the fees beforehand. This is one of the first steps to take as it will determine the amount of money the whole project will cost you. While some containers require minimum fees, others do not, which is why it is important to talk about beforehand. This will help ensure you stay within budget.
- Inspect the Container Beforehand: Inspecting the container beforehand can really help you to avoid costs later. If you write down and make a list of all of the issues with the container beforehand, it will be hard for the company renting it to you to ask for more money due to “damage”.
- Talk to More than One Vendor: Talking to more than one vendor is crucial, in that it can really ensure you are getting the best price out there.