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Storage Pods for Sale

12.12.2016 - Posted by Updated On 12.12.2016    

Storage pods, storage containers, and shipping containers may seem synonymous on the surface; but the term "storage container" can be used interchangeably with the others, while "storage pods" and "shipping containers" are very different in many aspects. All can be purchased for storing things, but depending on the use pods and containers each have pros and cons to be considered.

Let's start with the definition of a storage container. For the most part, anything from a small Tupperware box to a 45' shipping container (or larger) can be correctly labeled a storage container and purchased from the local Target or a shipping container dealer.

Storage Pods

Storage pods usually come in a few different sizes, ranging from 7' to 16' long, and are built with aluminum or fiberglass sides and a top. They're light weight, easy to move around, and very useful for short term storage. However, they are usually only rented and not offered for sale. If you need short term storage to prepare for a move, or seasonal storage, storage pods offer a good solution at a reasonable cost.

Shipping Containers

Shipping containers come in 20' increments, normally 20' and 40' long (however, there are some 10' containers, or "duo cons" on the market). Shipping containers can be purchased or rented from retailers throughout the country, and are manufactured from COR-TEN steel and have marine grade plywood flooring. Unlike Pods, shipping containers are very heavy and take some effort to be moved from place to place. If you need long term storage, or secure, heavy duty seasonal storage, shipping containers are the way to go.

The sellers on ContainerAuction.com offer shipping containers for sale throughout North America and other parts of the world. Search the site for shipping containers in your area, or fill out the shipping container request for to have a dealer contact you regarding containers in your area. If you have general questions on where to get started you may contact our office directly.



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