The home of container sales and trading for Parsons Containers

How to buy your next shipping container

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.

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.

We use 6 simple steps to complete your purchase –

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?

  • Shipping
  • Storage
  • Conversion

What size container will work best for you?

  • How much space do you have to fit the container?
  • How much internal space do you need?
  • How much head-room do you need (would a high-cube container work better)?

Are there any restrictions on your delivery location?

  • Are the access roads wide enough for the container to reach your location?
  • Do you own the land where you’re placing the container (or do you have the permission of the landowner)?
  • Is your location accessible to the public (or will access permission be required)?

New vs Used – which works best for you?

  • Is the appearance of the container important?
  • Is cost important?

Step 2 – Contact Us and tell us what you want

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.

What size container(s) do you need?

  • 20ft
  • 40ft
  • Or a non-standard length

Where do you want your container(s) delivered?

  • Usually a delivery postcode

How many containers do you need?

  • If you require more than one container please let our team know.

When do you need your container(s)?

  • If you’re working to a tight timescale, or can only accept delivery on certain dates – please let us know.

Step 3 – We provide a no-obligation quotation

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 – You confirm that you want to go ahead with the purchase

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

Step 5 – We arrange your container delivery

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

Step 6 – You enjoy your new / used container(s)

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

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