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Migration From Crowded Cities

Migration From Crowded Cities

E & S Equipment Sales is experiencing an uptick in business selling containers to individuals purchasing land.  There is a strong migration in the works of people moving from crowded cities and suburban areas to agricultural properties and/or properties with lots of acreage, space, peace and quiet.  In some cases, individuals are staying in their same general area.  But more often than not, we are seeing people selling their suburban homes and moving hours away for a complete lifestyle change.  E & S is hearing stories of “giving up the city life for the country life” quite often.
These customers are using shipping containers to store any number of things on the land they have purchased.  Items such as equipment for land improvements and contents of the home they are leaving/selling seem to be the number 1 and 2 reasons for purchasing a shipping container.  The monthly fees from renting space at storage facilities quickly add up and moving heavy household items twice is a complaint customers have when considering storage facilities.  Owning a shipping container just makes more sense financially and logistically especially since our quality containers will provide years of accessible storage.
COVID Container Shortages & Price Increases

COVID Container Shortages & Price Increases

Although lumber and raw material pricing may be adjusting, the container industry has not benefitted from such relief. Construction materials are manufactured locally in the US, and recovery from COVID shortages have quickly been corrected in most US manufactured goods. Containers however are solely built in the Asian markets. Since the COVID shutdowns, container manufactures have slow-rolled ramping up production in efforts to control pricing.  Very similar tactic as to what OPEC will do to control the price of crude oil. Unfortunately analysts predict that the global container shortage will continue throughout 2022, and pricing adjustments to not be realized until there actual becomes a surplus of units.

Finance or Rent to Own Your E&S Container

Finance or Rent to Own Your E&S Container

E & S Equipment Sales truly wants you to be able to own your own shipping container.  We have provided 2 more viable options to get you one step closer to owning a great, functional and practical storage solution!

OPTION 1 – RENT TO OWN

You make low monthly rental payments and at the end of the term YOU own the container!   

The BENEFITS include:

There is NO CREDIT CHECK! It’s a point based approval system.

Approvals in hours!

12 – 24 – 36 – 48 Monthly payment terms.  Choose the payment you feel comfortable with!

Down payment is ONLY 2 months rent!

One-time early payoff discount available!  Which means if you have the capability to pay the container off early you can with NO PENALTY and a reduced payoff! 

OPTION 2 – BANK FINANCING

E & S Equipment has partnered with a local bank that will provide 24-month financing for shipping containers. 

The BENEFITS include:

Current interest rate under 10.0%

Personal loan term is 24 months and is an unsecured loan

Typical turnaround time from application to closing is a quick 48-72 hours

No APPLICATION! Just a Personal Financial Statement form and a credit check.

No prepayment penalty!

NO down payment, just a Low 1-time bank processing fee of $140.

And as always, E & S Equipment Sales accepts ALL major credit cards, company checks, electronic payments and cash.  We truly want to make it EASY for you to be the proud owner of a durable and long lasting storage solution!

Understanding Shipping Container Grades/Conditions

Understanding Shipping Container Grades/Conditions

There are a few cargo container industry terms to describe what the condition of a shipping container is in. E & S Equipment believes it’s very important to educate our customers on the different grades of containers.  Customers need to know what kinds of containers companies offer for sale and customers should also be clear as to what type of container to expect at time of delivery. 
New 40' Shipping Container

NEW 1-TRIP SHIPPING CONTAINERS

After manufacture overseas, containers are shipped around the world to an array of shipping lines that use containers over a leased period of time to ship cargo.  When these new containers are shipped it is cost effective for the manufacturer and the country of origin to load the containers with cargo before heading to their respective destinations.  By doing this the cargo helps pay for the shipping costs of these containers.  These brand new containers are noted as “1-Trip” Shipping Containers as they’ve made one sailing and most likely carried 1 load of cargo on its maiden voyage. 

IICL Shipping Container

IICL CONTAINERS

This grade of shipping container is a used container, in most cases 10 years old or newer and hasn’t had much use or wear and tear.  Very minimal rust is also a trait of an IICL Shipping Container.

Cargo Worthy Shipping Container

CARGO WORTHY SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Cargo worthy containers are normally within 10-15 years of age and have been actively used in the intermodal industry.  However just because they are used doesn’t mean they aren’t any good!  Cargo worthy containers must still meet US Coast Guard guidelines.  Which means they cannot have any holes or leaks, the marine grade plywood flooring must be in good condition, the container doors must open and close properly, the door seals and container vents must be in good condition and any dents in the shipping container cannot be more than 1.5″ deep.  There will be slightly more rust areas on cargo worthy containers than on IICl containers but even in this condition, it’s kept to a minimum.

As-Is Shipping Container

AS-IS CONTAINERS

If the name fits it….!  As-Is containers are containers that are no longer cargo worthy and can no longer sail on container vessels.  There can be holes, leaks, major dents and issues with floors and doors.  Storage containers that have been considered scrap containers and then repaired and repainted are still classified as As-Is Containers due to the fact they cannot be Coast Guard certified.

E & S Equipment inventories all grades of containers however the only time we provide As-Is containers to our customers is if they specifically ask for that type of container.  For 10+ years we’ve proudly provided good quality containers to our over 1700 customers and repeat customers and would never pass off an As-Is container as something of better quality.
In summary and in most cases, the old adage stands…you get what you pay for!  It’s good to be an educated consumer before making a storage container investment.
Bring Your Business To Your Customers!

Bring Your Business To Your Customers!

Customers can be SO creative! We are always amazed at the uses people and businesses find for our storage containers. Shipping containers aren’t just for storage anymore, and they’re not just used to ship cargo worldwide. Containers can house workshops, kennels and kilns, be a substitute for greenhouses, portable offices, and brick/mortar restaurants and are currently the rage for tiny container homes!

E&S Equipment Storage ContainersOne of the most innovative customers we’ve had recently was a fireworks entrepreneur. Instead of having one permanent location in which to sell fireworks, he created a mobile fireworks storefront and he brought his business TO his customers! He purchased an open side container from us and did some minor storefront modifications. It’s remarkable the ingenuity people have!

The saying goes, “think outside the box”. In the shipping container world, we say “think INSIDE the box” because it truly is what’s inside that counts!

Shipping Containers for Auto Parts Storage

Shipping Containers for Auto Parts Storage

Shipping/Storage Container Shelves
One of the industries that has found great uses for shipping containers is the Auto Sales & Parts industry.  As auto dealerships grow and/or take on other brands at their location, the need for storage space, particularly the parts department, increases. Tire shops have also found storage containers to be useful as an inexpensive and convenient way to increase their warehouse space for tire inventory.

Shipping Containers, aka Conex Boxes, offer dry and secure space to store auto and truck parts of all shapes and sizes. With doors that lock, and corten steel construction, shipping containers are practically theft proof.  At the same time these containers offer the necessary storage to keep items high and dry and safe from storms and the elements.

E & S Equipment can freshen up the look of containers w/ custom paint and even business logos. This way your outdoor storage solution compliments your existing showroom, shop and/or warehouse.

So if you’ve got valuables to store and have outgrown the four walls around your brick & mortar store or garage, consider shipping containers as an inexpensive asset to add to your growing business.