If you're a new to shipping container trading, or a commercial company expanding into the retail sector of the market, you'll find that when selling a shipping container to a retail buyer you'll need to take special considerations; as their motives and questions are very different from a commercial buyer.
Let's start by defining a retail buyer as a person that's never purchased a shipping container before and probably won't buy more than one or two to use as storage on their property, usually a farm/ranch or for storage at their company.
The sellers on ContainerAuction.com have sold over $1million worth of containers in the past 18 months and the questions and concerns of retail buyers on the website remain consistent, and you may need to be prepared to provide the following.
Selling a shipping container to a retail buyer is very different than selling to a commercial buyer such as a shipping line or logistics company. A retail buyer will have more questions, the decision process may be slower, and they'll have more specific questions. Keep in mind that this container will be sitting on their property for several years, and they will be looking at it, or moving in and out of it on a regular basis.
If you have any questions about selling containers, starting out in the container trading/retail sales industry, or you are a buyer that needs help finding the right container, feel free to contact us at ContainerAuction.com.