Best Shipping Containers Under $1000

Shipping Containers Under $1000

If you’re looking for best shipping containers under $1000, you’re at the right place. Read this blog to find out how you can find containers under at low prices. 

Buying shipping containers under a specific price range can be a difficult task if you’re relying on traditional sourcing methods. Sellers in your local network may not be able to match your budget expectations, especially when you need containers under $1000. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find sales offers.

That’s where we come in. We’re Container xChange, an online container marketplace with 50,000+ containers available in 2500+ locations globally. On our platform, you can find multiple container offers in your preferred location directly from vetted sellers.

Simply use the public search below to check out the sales offers for containers under $1000 in your location.

How to find standard shipping containers for sale under $1000

Finding standard shipping containers for sale under $1000 requires diligent research and exploring various sources. You can always keep an eye on container auctions and your supplier network. But this can take several days and even months – since containers for less than $1000 are very hard to come by.

A much more quicker and simple way is through a container trading platform. On the trading platforms like Container xChange, container owners list their surplus containers at various price points. You can filter your search by price or contact sellers directly to negotiate within your budget.

This way not only do you get the listings for shipping containers under $1000 within minutes, but also save hefty commissions.

Then, you can see and compare the prices, connect directly with sellers on the platform itself and even negotiate for better deals! We currently have 50+ offers for containers under $1000 on our platform.

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Get 20’ shipping containers under $1000

The 20ft container is suitable for most dry cargo and is also quite popular due to its smaller size. They’re also one of the most affordable containers in the market.

20ft standard container

You can get 20ft used containers for $800 in locations like Chicago, Illinois among other locations. We’ll tell you how you can access container prices yourself later in the blog. But if you want to check out offers for 20ft used containers in your preferred location, simply click the button below to get started.

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Get 40′ shipping containers for sale under $1000

If you’re looking for more storage space, you should choose 40ft standard containers. They offer double the capacity but you’ll only pay around 30% more for it!

40ft standard container

You can get 40ft containers under $1000 in conditions like WWT or As-is. Boxes in these conditions are often used as storage containers, While the WWT containers are perfect for portable storage, As-Is containers can be modified easily for any remodeling projects. You can get a 40ft used container for $964 in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to check out more offers for 40ft containers in 2500+ locations globally? Click the button below to check out offers in your location.

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Access real-time container prices to find shipping containers under $1000

To make sure that you buy containers at the best price, it’s important to know the current market prices of containers in this volatile industry. This way, you can find the best locations to buy containers under $1000 and strike the best deals!

To help you with this, we present to you xChange Insights. On Insights, you can access container prices in 110+ locations globally. All you have to do is select your desired location, container type and condition. You can even see price development for a week, month, or even several years. This way, you can analyze the pricing trends and identify the best time to buy or sell your equipment.

Insights graph

For example, from the graph above, you can see that the price of 20ft cargo-worthy containers in Antwerp, Belgium is less than $1000. The same container will cost you more than $1200 in Ningbo, China. It makes more sense to buy containers in Antwerp than in Ningbo. This way, you’re easily saving your money with every container deal!

With Insights, you can access this information quickly and use the container prices to negotiate the best deals. Want to know more about Insights and how it can benefit your business? 

Buy shipping containers under $1000 on Container xChange

If you’re in the business of container trading or simply want to buy containers under $1000, Container xChange is the right platform for you. Not only can you find the best prices for containers but our platform also offers an array of other benefits.

Find container sellers in 2500+ locations globally

On the trading platform, you can connect with vetted shipping container sellers in 2500+ locations globally. We conduct a background check for each member, so you can be confident that you’re dealing with reputable and trustworthy sellers. Plus, you can browse through sellers’ profiles, see their ratings and reviews and communicate directly with them through our platform.

No brokers. Deal directly with vetted sellers

Brokers in the shipping industry are known for taking huge cuts in container deals. Container brokerage fees can cost you anywhere between $100 to $500! And this range is set to increase if you require more containers.

However, on the xChange trading platform, you deal directly with vetted sellers. We don’t charge any commission on your deals so you can be sure you’re buying containers at the best prices.

Make safe and secure payments

We understand it can be risky to deal with new partners, that’s why you can make payments through the xChange wallet. This way, you can ensure that your money is safe and keep track of all your payments in one place.

We offer all these benefits on a single and safe platform. Choose between 50,000+ containers from 1500+ vetted sellers on Container xChange. Click the banner below to get your free demo today!

Shipping containers under $1000: Common FAQs

How much does a 20ft shipping container cost?

A new 20ft shipping container will cost anywhere between $1500 to $2000. A used or cargo-worthy container costs around $800 to $1200, depending on the condition and location.

Which is the cheapest shipping container?

20ft used shipping container is one of the most affordable shipping containers in the market. The average price for a cargo-worthy container ranges between $800 to $1200, depending on the location.

Which shipping containers can be bought under $1000?

You can buy 20ft used or cargo-worthy shipping containers under $1000. You can also buy 40ft containers in conditions like WWT or as-is for under $1000.

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