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 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 can easily be resold later. These containers have been on the high seas for thousands of days, they're certainly not perfect but they serve a great purpose. For home/business storage, a guaranteed wind and water tight container is a fantastic way to go at the lowest possible price!×
A lot of our customers compare our prices to the competition and are blown away how much cheaper we are! Most national brands charge MORE money for a simple container RENTAL than we charge for RENT TO OWN! For one, you might as well save money every month and for two, you might as well end up OWNING IT! The reason we are able to offer containers at wholesale levels is because we have very low overhead costs. The national guys have big investments in land, trucks, giant marketing campaigns and hundreds of employees. Those costs add up big time. Shipped.com is a small group of quality people and we simply pass the savings on to you.
First, you should read our buyer's guide to shipping containers and choose the best size and rating for you. Next, here on our rent to own shipping containers page you can add a container to your shopping cart, instantly pay the delivery fee and sign up for monthly billing using your credit card. Next, you will sign the Rent to Own Agreement, provide your personal details and send us a photo of yourself holding your identification in hand. We confirm your identity, address and/or business information and approve your purchase. The last step is delivery, which is typically 5 to 10 working days from the order date. Our website mostly automates the process but we have superstar support staff standing by, for any assistance you need.
In most cases there is NO CREDIT CHECK and the approval process is very easy. Our rent to own approval guidelines are based on common sense. Business customers are easily approved. Occasionally we have scammers that want a container delivered to a vacant lot that doesn't belong to them, where their credit card billing address doesn't match their delivery address and they refuse to send proper identification and their story sounds "fishy". For those types of shady people, they won't get approved. One the other hand, for all genuine people don't worry you will be approved. Please remember that we are sending you an item worth THOUSANDS of dollars on nothing more than a virtual handshake, so if we ask you a few personal questions, please be understanding and work with us. We are simply making sure you are not a "bad buyer" as mentioned previously and are instead, a genuine buyer.
If you need a container urgently (under 7 days), then you should purchase a shipping container instead of renting to own. RTO, takes more time for preparing the agreement and doing the approval process.
We've always hated those nasty terms and conditions you find hidden in most contracts. At Shipped.com our agreement is straight forward and fair for both sides. Inside you will find NO PREPAYMENT PENALTY, in fact we offer you a PRE-PAYMENT DISCOUNT if you pay early! Our Agreement covers the details of your rental period, the monthly and total cost, along with a few basic conditions you agree to, most importantly to not move the container without notifying us in advance. There is a normal late fee if you forget to pay, but we even offer a one-time no cost late fee waiver if you have an emergency situation that comes up. Overall, we think you'll agree it's a fair and easy contract to sign.
If you would like to see the RTO agreement, please choose one of the Rent to Own Containers above. Click on "View Delivery Cost". You're now inside the shopping cart where the agreement and all costs will be shown on the right side of your screen.
Once the rent to own period has ended, you are free to do whatever you like with the container, you are the owner. But before that point, you agree to not modify the container in any way. This includes painting, installing doors, windows, roller shutters, permanent shelving, air vents, whirly birds, permanent lighting fixtures, etc. If you need to make immediate modifications, you should directly purchase a shipping container.
Ask yourself if you need a beautiful container... if you do, buy new, otherwise we recommend a used unit. For most projects a used container is just fine. They are not as beautiful as new, but they work great for wind and water tight home/business storage. We've even seen customers cover used containers in vinyl siding and all sorts of other creative decorations to blend them into the side of a home.
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Our sales manager, Karl Brimmer has a lot of experience with shipping containers. He can answer all your questions and help fulfill your needs. You can reach him at 503-SHIPPED (503-744-7733) or send Karl an email, he will respond fast! Thanks for your time and business.
Shipping containers are available in many different sizes and configurations:
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 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.
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!
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.
If you need assistance before, during or after your transaction, we're here for you. Shipped.com offers 24/7 support to assist you with anything you need. We're totally committed to supporting our customers, so don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
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