We aim to give the best service we can and we think our prices are pretty good too. We do things a little different to others, for example we'll supply you with a container any size you like up to 40ft, We’re up front with prices too, as we want to give you a fair deal.

How to buy your next shipping container!

We have been selling shipping containers for nearly 20 years. Our customers buy shipping containers for many different reasons, for storage across all kinds of industries, for converting into accommodation, or using as retail space and many other uses. See our container conversions page for previous conversions we have done.

Buying a shipping container couldn’t be easier, with help from our container sales team at ContainerContainer.

6 Steps to Buying Shipping Containers


Step 1 - Consider your requirements

When it comes to buying containers we recommend you consider your requirements. Below are some areas to consider.

What do you need the container for?

There are many different needs for a shipping container, whether you need a standard shipping container, specialised containers, or something more bespoke we can can manufacture container conversions consider which style of container you will need. We have sold shipping containers for lots of industries, our container uses page is full of possible uses.

What size container will work best for you?

We sell a range of shipping containers and we can help you find the right size for your needs. The most common sizes we sell are 20ft shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers.

Are there any restrictions on your delivery location?

When buying containers, we do ask if there are any restrictions at the delivery location, consider the access for the delivery vehicle, if there are any overhead cables or obstructions please let us know and we can give you advise or even organize a site visit. Additionally, consider planning laws or if you need permission from the land owner.

New vs Used - which works best for you?

Consider the location where the container will be placed. The appearance between new (‘one trip’) containers and used containers differ.

Step 2 - Contact us to let us know your requirements

There are three methods of contacting us to buy containers, fill out our online enquiry form either on the product pages or on our contact us page, call us on 0844 561 79 75 and speak with our sales team or email our team directly at

What we need to know when you are contacting us.

Which container size do you need?

We sell a range of size containers from our largest 40ft shipping containers down to our smallest 6ft containers; however, we can provide various size prices if you are unsure of your needs.

Where do you want your container delivered?

When buying a shipping container please provide us with the delivery postcode or whether you are able to collect the container, so we can include a price for delivery if needed. We have 14 depots throughout the UK and we provide the best price for delivery from the most appropriate depot.

How many containers do you need?

Even at an enquiry stage please let us know the quantity of containers you are looking to purchase. This allows us to make sure we have stocks available and allows us to source containers to fulfill orders, multiple containers can change method and price of delivery.

When do you need your container?

Time scales can be important when buying a container, we say delivery within 3/5 working days from confirmation of order. We’ll try to ensure we meet your requirements.

Step 3 - We will provide a free quotation for your enquiry

We'll get back to you with our best price and an estimated delivery date (based on your requirements), we can usually do this whilst you are on the phone, and we reply to all web enquiries asap (usually within the same working day).

Step 4 - Confirm that you want to go ahead with purchasing the shipping container

After we have provided you with our quotation, it is for you to confirm the order and pay the balance.

Step 5 - We will arrange your container delivery

After confirmation of order we will book the haulage and confirm with you the container delivery date.

Step 6 - Enjoy you new / used container

We can confirm an estimated delivery time and once the container is delivered, we hope you enjoy your container. 



20ft Used Shipping Container

20ft Used Container

20ft x 8ft x 8ft 6" used cargo worthy containers available throughout the UK for immediate sale/delivery. Sold on a next from stack basis - so colours may vary. Inspected to ensure wind and water tight prior to release.

Tunnel Containers

Manufactured from a standard container (usually 20ft or 40ft) - but with double end doors at both ends. Typically the solid end of the container is simply cut-off and a new set of double doors is welded in place.

10ft Refurbished/Used Container

10ft x 8ft x 8ft 6" Used / Refurbished containers are available throughout the UK. 10ft containers are cut down from larger 20ft Containers and re-fitted with a set of double doors and/ or end panel. Lock box and external re-spray included.

20ft New High Cube Container

20ft New High Cube

20 ft x 8ft x 9ft 6" New 'One Trip' High Cube's are available throughout the UK. 9ft 6" high as opposed to the standard 8ft 6". Useful where extra internal height is required.

20ft New Shipping Container

20ft New 'One-Trip' Container

20ft x 8ft x 8ft 6" new 'one trip' containers available throughout the UK. Generally green or blue externally. Lock box fitted on the double doors as standard. Great for secure storage, shipping or modification projects.

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