Even when you’re in dire need of a container hire, it is still not wise to jump into the bandwagon and let it all out, just like that. Your shipment is as important as the price that you are willing to pay for the service. Your shipment should be safe, should reach the destination on time, and should be able to satisfy your client. But how can you ensure that you are on the right track? Why not canvass prices first, and compare them to get the best deal there is?
What Do The Prices Consider?
Because there are many container hire companies out there, they are all out to get the best of the money you have. Before giving in to their sales talk, it is probably more important first to familiarize yourself with the container hire types so that you’ll know what you really need. There are 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft container hires. Basically, their main difference is their dimensions. How heavy is your shipment? How much space will it take? Will it need extra caution? Will you be requiring above ordinary security locks? These are some of the considerations that container hire companies take when giving you a quote on your shipment.
When pricing your shipment, it is also considerable to take in the extra accessories that you would like to have. Say for example, instead of the normal padlock, you want to have a high end padlock. Of course, this would cost you more. You would want a camera that would record all that’s happening in your shipment? Still, more cash. Do you want to have extra shacks inside the container hire? This is another accessory you may opt to employ, but of course, it comes with a price.
Depending on what you need, you will have to prepare your wallet. Take for example the following general prices of container hires:
- 10ft Shipping Container- $3.00- $3.80 inclusive of a high security lock and insurance rated lock
- 20ft Shipping Container- $3.90- $4.50 inclusive also of a high security lock and insurance rated lock with free 4-layer convertible shack
- 40ft Shipping Container- $5.00- 6.50 inclusive of high security lock box, its insurance rated box, 5-layer convertible shack, and a vault.
While comparing prices may seem easy when done online, you have to really scout all over the internet to get the best price. Don’t settle for the first one that you see, and make sure to communicate with them. Take for example container hire Brisbane, if you are from there, and then consider first getting quotes from nearby companies. This way, you might even be able to give them a visit and see for yourself what you’re paying for. Container hire Brisbane is actually quite an industry there, since there are quite a number of container hire companies based there. If you live there or near the area, then lucky for you! It would be a lot easier, safer and convenient for you to compare container hire prices.
James Pallot is a buyer for a family owned food importing business in Sydney. He rents a container building to use as storage all year round.