Container Delivery 101: What to expect during the process

If you have decided on a shipping container rental for your upcoming move or renovation, you may be wondering what exactly to expect during the delivery process of your container. In this blog post, we will guide you through the entire container delivery process, giving you a clear understanding of what to expect, and answering any questions you may have. So let’s dive in and explore the process of shipping container delivery!

RESEARCH CONTAINER COMPANY OPTIONS

Before you begin the container delivery process, you may wonder, “Is there portable storage near me?” Don’t worry; Get Simple Box has different locations with services that offer local moving, instate moving, inner-state moving.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONTAINER:

it’s essential to research and find the right shipping container for your specific needs. At Get Simple Box, we offer a range of options, including 20 foot shipping container and 40 foot shipping containers, as well as 10 foot shipping containers for smaller requirements. By searching for “shipping containers for sale near me,” you can easily locate our nearest facility and browse through our inventory to select the container that suits your needs. One thing that sets us apart from competitors is the ability to come to our location and select your own container.

PLACE YOUR ORDER:

Once you’ve identified the ideal container, it’s time to place your order. Contact our amazing team and start the process. Our customers are our highest priority, and we always strive to make the process as smooth as possible, ensuring a hassle-free experience for our customers. Before scheduling your container delivery, feel free to call or text with any questions you may have, and we can help you decide on the perfect container rental for you.

DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS:

After placing your order, our team will coordinate the delivery arrangements with you. We understand the importance of timely delivery, whether it’s for moving or storage purposes. Rest assured that we work diligently to ensure your container reaches you promptly.

SITE PREPARATION:

Before the container is delivered, make sure to prepare the site for container placement. Make sure you have sufficient space to accommodate the container, keeping in mind any local regulations or restrictions. Clear the area of any obstacles and ensure there is a suitable surface for the container to rest on, such as level ground or concrete. The weight of the contents inside the container is meant to be carried by the four corners of the container. So, it’s okay for the ground to be a little bit uneven underneath the container, but you will want to make sure that the delivery truck has a safe and solid path to access the delivery location.

CONTAINER DELIVERY:

When the day of delivery arrives, our skilled team will transport the container to your specified location. Our delivery process is efficient, and our professionals take great care in ensuring the container arrives in excellent condition. We use specialized equipment to maneuver the container into place, making the process swift and secure. A local team member will call or text to let you know that they are on their way. You don’t need to be there for the delivery as long as the area is clear and there are no cars or gates in the way, but if the driver will be driving off of asphalt or concrete, it is a requirement to meet them at the entrance to the property. 

CONTAINER INSPECTION:

Once the container is delivered, we encourage you to conduct a thorough inspection. Check for any signs of damage to the doors, roof, and walls. Our containers are built to withstand harsh conditions, but it’s always wise to document any pre-existing issues to avoid any confusion or disputes later on. Small dings, dents, and scratches are quite common, but there should never be any holes in your shipping container. If you notice any significant concerns, contact our customer support, and we will address them promptly.

UTILIZE YOUR CONTAINER:

Now that your container has been successfully delivered and inspected, it’s time to make the most of it! Whether you’re shipping your goods or utilizing it for storage, our containers offer a secure and versatile solution. You can conveniently access your belongings whenever needed, and our containers are designed to withstand the elements, ensuring the safety of your items. Be sure to make use of the tie-down loops inside the container to keep items from falling over. Also, be sure to close the doors completely and apply a padlock inside the container lock box to prevent your lock from being tampered with. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Here’s a recap of how it works:

  1. Choose your Ideal Container
    You can come to our location to pick your own container, or we can send you photos or video if that’s easier for you.

  2. Choose your Ideal Delivery Date
    We deliver containers Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am-4:00pm.

  3. Have a quick phone call with a member of our Customer Service team to confirm the placement of your container and any other special considerations.

  4. Enjoy the convenience of portable storage

 

The container delivery process doesn’t have to be daunting. With our comprehensive guide, you now have a better understanding of what to expect when buying or renting shipping containers from Get Simple Box. Remember to research and select the right container, place your order, prepare the site, and inspect the container upon delivery. We are dedicated to providing top-notch service, ensuring a seamless experience for all our valued customers. So, if you’re in need of shipping containers or portable storage, look no further. We’ve got you covered! Reach out to a Get Simple Box team member today.

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