How To Buy A Shipping Container

Here's A Sample Purchase - From Start To Finish

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1. Decide on Container Type

Bob wants to buy a shipping container. He reads through the Shipped.com Buyer's Guide and decides to buy a new 20 foot shipping container.

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2. View Pricing & Add to Cart

Minutes later Bob enters his zipcode, 90210 and gets a list of all the shipping containers available in his area. He then adds a new 20 foot container to his Shipped.com shopping cart.

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3. Automated Delivery Cost

Bob enters in his address and our shopping cart instantly calculates the correct delivery cost.

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4. Review Order

Bob reviews his order and confirms his address and personal details are correct.

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5. Make Payment

Bob loves that there are 7 different payment options including: Cash Bank Deposits, eChecks (no mailing needed, simply upload!), Domestic (USA) Wire Transfers, International Wire Transfers, Electronic Currencies (Bitcoin), Paypal and Credit Cards. Bob loves the additional 1.9% discount we give for the cash-like payment options!

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6. Shipping Notification

Bob gets notified his container has shipped and will be delivered in 2 days - on Friday!

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7. Delivery

Friday @ 11AM sharp the container arrives. Bob does an inspection and everything looks great.

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8. Total Satisfaction

100% satisfied, Bob leaves the Shipped.com Marketplace positive feedback. He also posts about his experience on our Facebook page. He also asks about being added to our Shipped.com customer reviews page.

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Get Started:

Within a few short minutes you can purchase a shipping container. Our team of experts will do the heavy lifting. It really is easy!

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A brief history of the shipping container industry.

Our goal has always been to build a transparent marketplace that streamlines and improves the entire shipping container industry. Before Shipped.com arrived, the container industry was antiquated, inefficient and down-right cumbersome for consumers! To do price comparison shopping, buyers had to manually request quotes from as many sellers as they could find. Quotes were painstakingly sent via email, fax and/or phone calls. Buyers ended up spending hours, even days just to figure what the "market price" was for containers. In addition to all the wasted time, buyers had to deal with sellers they had never done business with, potentially exposing themselves to fraud. In short, the industry had big problems along with no safety net, no way to guarantee a successful transaction. So on that note we started creating something great, a totally new and completely different buying experience. We now present to you, the Shipped.com Marketplace, where buying a container is faster, easier, more secure and less expensive than ever before. We sincerely hope that you love your experience here!

Container Sizes & Specifications

Shipping containers are available in many different sizes and configurations:

Under 20' (5', 8' 10' etc)
Rare
NEW only

20' Standard (8'6" High)
Common
NEW/CWO/WWT

20' Double Doors (8'6" High)
Less Common
NEW only

20' High Cube (9'6" High)
Less Common
NEW only

20' High Cube Double Doors (9'6" High)
Rare
NEW only

20' Open Side (8'6" High)
Rare
NEW only

40' Standard (8'6" High)
Common
NEW/CWO/WWT

40' Double Doors (8'6" High)
Less Common
NEW only

40' High Cube (9'6" High)
Common
NEW/CWO/WWT

40' High Cube Double Doors (9'6" High)
Less Common
NEW only

40' Open Side (8'6" High)
Rare
NEW only

45' High Cube (9'6" High)
Less Common
NEW/CWO/WWT

48' High Cube (9'6" High)
Rare
NEW/CWO/WWT

53' High Cube (9'6" High)
Rare
NEW/CWO/WWT



Specs

20′ container 40′ container 40′ high-cube container 45′ high-cube container
imperial metric imperial metric imperial metric imperial metric
external
dimensions
length 19′ 10 12 6.058 m 40′ 0″ 12.192 m 40′ 0″ 12.192 m 45′ 0″ 13.716 m
width 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m
height 8′ 6″ 2.591 m 8′ 6″ 2.591 m 9′ 6″ 2.896 m 9′ 6″ 2.896 m
interior
dimensions
length 18′ 8 1316 5.710 m 39′ 5 4564 12.032 m 39′ 4″ 12.000 m 44′ 4″ 13.556 m
width 7′ 8 1932 2.352 m 7′ 8 1932 2.352 m 7′ 7″ 2.311 m 7′ 8 1932 2.352 m
height 7′ 9 5764 2.385 m 7′ 9 5764 2.385 m 8′ 9″ 2.650 m 8′ 9 1516 2.698 m
door aperture width 7′ 8 ⅛″ 2.343 m 7′ 8 ⅛″ 2.343 m 7′ 6" 2.280 m 7′ 8 ⅛″ 2.343 m
height 7′ 5 ¾″ 2.280 m 7′ 5 ¾″ 2.280 m 8′ 5″ 2.560 m 8′ 5 4964 2.585 m
internal volume 1,169 ft³ 33.1 m³ 2,385 ft³ 67.5 m³ 2,660 ft³ 75.3 m³ 3,040 ft³ 86.1 m³
maximum
gross weight
67,196 lb 30,480 kg 71,650 lb 32,500 kg 71,650 lb 32,500 kg 66,139 lb 71,650 kg
empty weight 4,894 lb 2,200 kg 8,024 lb 3,640 kg 8,465 lb 3,840 kg 11,130 lb 5,050 kg
net load 62,302 lb 28,260 kg 63,625 lb 28,860 kg 63,184 lb 28,660 kg 60,520 lb 27,450 kg


  More Size & Capacity info in our Buyer's Guide here »

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Container Grades / Ratings


 New (One Trip) Containers

Nearly all new containers are manufactured in Asia and delivered by ship to ports worldwide. To defray shipping costs, they will have had cargo loaded in them for the one-trip over from Asia. Nevertheless, these are brand new, clean, dent and problem free, with the durable manufactures original paint and warranty. Shipped.com provides a 10 year warranty on all new containers we sell. One-trip containers are not only new, they are also certified to transport cargo on the high seas without an inspection for 5 years! Whenever reliability, longevity or aesthetics are important, this is your #1 choice. Click here to see more NEW shipping container photos »

 CWO (Certified/IICL/CSC Plated/Cargo Worthy) Containers

CWO containers are currently being used to transport cargo domestically or overseas. They are generally between 3-8 years of age and while there may be dents, scratches, repaired sections or cosmetic imperfections, structurally these containers are of a very high quality. A cargo worthy container can be certified by a licensed surveyor and used to continue transporting cargo. Inspection criteria is based on the condition of the doors, floor, walls, ceiling and the structural integrity. You can expect a 10% to 25% price premium vs a "WWT" container. Regardless if you plan to ship your container or not, a CWO container will guarantee that you will receive a unit that is structurally sound.

 "WWT" (Wind and Water Tight) Containers

Wind and Water Tight containers have been used to move cargo on the high seas. Most are retired after 8-12 years of service and are ready for a new owner. WWT containers are ideal for home/business storage, container homes and a multitude of other uses. You can lock yourself inside the container and not see any light coming in. There will be cosmetic imperfections, exterior rust, dents, dings, patch work and the roof bows may not be perfect. Nevertheless, the doors will properly open and close and the floor will worn but in good condition. These containers have a lot of inherent value and will likely retain 100% of their price when resold later. WWT boxes are a great choice when you want a guaranteed wind and water tight container at the lowest possible price!

 "Damaged" AS-IS Containers

AS-IS / Damaged units have major damage. These containers have missing sections of steel, advanced rust causing structural integrity problems, doors that don't fully open or close, rotten floors or other serious problems. They are typically sold for recycling the steel or specific projects. Shipped.com does NOT offer damaged containers for sale.

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