Shipping containers transport goods across the world by sea. Shockingly, China produces 97% of those containers, according to iContainers. If you are running certain types of businesses, a used shipping container may benefit you. Read on about what modifications you can make to a used shipping container for your benefit.
1. Set Up a Pop-Up Shop
Start selling your products without committing to a long-term lease. Modify a container to include windows, doors, and shelves. Then, paint it to match your brand. Once it’s all set up, you can move it to wherever you want to do business. When you’re ready to move on, just pack up your shipping container and take it with you.
2. Create a Mobile Office
If you’re a consultant or run a small business, having a used container modified into a mobile office can be a great way to save on rent. Outfit the container with desks, chairs, and shelves. Then, you can add a whiteboard or corkboard to the walls for brainstorming or leaving important notes.
While creating a mobile office, you might want to consider adding ventilation, heating, air conditioning, and insulation as well. Adding these features will ensure your mobile office feels like a real office. In the colder months, the heating and insulation will keep you warm and in the warmer months, air conditioning will ensure you are comfortable when the outside temperature is unbearable.
3. Build a Portable Workshop
If you’re a carpenter, electrician, or plumber, having a used shipping container modified into a portable workshop can be a great way to save on rent and have all the tools you need in one place. Add workbenches, power outlets, and plenty of storage for your tools. You can even add a sink if you need one.
4. Start a Food Truck
With a shipping container, you can start your own food truck. Modify the container to include a kitchen with all the appliances you need. Then, add a serving window and some counter space. You’re all set to start serving up delicious food to your customers.
These are just a few ideas for businesses that can benefit from using a used shipping container. With some creativity, you can find many more ways to use a used container for your business. Give us a call today at Integrated Equipment Sales for more modification ideas and quality used shipping containers.